God bless the ‘people’s national anthem’
One of those chill- downthe back- of- your spine moments took place for me on Veterans Day at the Tiger Field rally.
Just after speaker Alton Fields had concluded, Rockdale Intermediate School students, under the direction of Leslie Hasselbach, started singing “God Bless America.” Full Story
So much to be thankful for in the Rock!
What a great weekend we just had. Three worthy local groups held three very successful fund-raisers.
The first annual Place of Hope Diaper Dash started Saturday morning off and had a huge crowd. (See front page and page 6C for some great photos.) Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
Check out Rockdale’s bragging points in 1912
Neighbor Grover sez he hopes they never discover life on any other planet, because sure as heck our government will start sending them money. W hat was Rockdale like in 1912, just a short 101 years ago? Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
There’s much to laugh about but to be proper, as well
A ny occasional reader of this space knows that laughing is one of my favorite things to do. Laughter is good for what ails you and can, even if only momentarily, shoo away the blues. Full Story
Teens and giving
What are some good ways to teach a 13-year-old kid about giving versus getting during the holiday season?
Phillip Dear Phillip, Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
Scammers know what to do and when to do it
Con ar t ist s are on the prowl, worldwide, seeking personal data on as many citizens as they can, using familiar generic greetings and tricking victims into responding to questions which reveal personal data of their “mark” is the goal.
Never think for a minute that scammers are lazy and dumb. Con artists are energetic and smart. They know what to do and when to do it. Full Story
Murder plea helps budget
Since we are now going into the primary campaign period, these county judge articles will be discontinued from December through the elections.
I’ll review the budget
Webudgetedtocollect$6.37 million in ad valorem taxes and have actually collected $6.56 million YTD, 3% over budget. Full Story