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Opinion
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Anita Hale died.My heart stopped when I heard the news. Not in surprise mind you. She had, after all, survived two full years after the century mark. But my heart understood what my mind was trying … more
Growing up I heard a tale of two gun-toting outlaws from out west robbing the little bank on the square. Which in my mind gave way to the romanticized idea of a John Dillinger or Bonnie and Clyde … more
If I remember correctly, the first person to broach the subject of what I “wanted to be in life” was Miss Carolyn Blades in the first grade. I’m not sure if she asked it as part of … more
I did not know Dr. Headden personally, but I knew of him. From the fish tank at his office to his love for the Church, Dr. Headden was a giant among men in McKenzie. He was a dedicated husband, … more
My older brother, like he did with so many things, introduced me to football. He came in one afternoon with an old worn out leather football that looked more pumpkin shaped than the official Wilson … more
In the previous edition, I left off with Joseph Robert Baker “Bake” Dinwiddie who was the third generation Dinwiddie to live in the Caledonia community. If you recall his grandfather, … more
I invite you to come watch our Rebels play on Friday nights. It not only motivates the players and cheerleaders but it’s also a great time to say hi to people you haven’t seen in a while. … more
Over the last eight months of research, the surname Dinwiddie is one of many names that has come up numerous times. From reading about Caledonia to Ms. Cora Sedberry, the name Dinwiddie has seared … more
I grew up in the safest place in America. And it could be argued, I grew up in the safest time in the storied history of our great nation.Listen, when I was eight years old, I would walk by myself up … more
Looking down Broadway toward Cedar, Downtown McKenzie, 1967. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
Bethel English Professor Mary Holmes (center) talks with students Maribeth Smith McGuire and Bob White. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by … more
“Why is there no national holiday in August?” You had to lean in close to understand Pam when she was talking through a mouthful of French fries.Silence.I mean the whole table went quiet. … more
Since I have started this column, there are many days I think about all the people I have met and have had a role in my life. With school back in session I’ve felt very nostalgic; mostly … more
Isn’t there an old expression, “perception is nine-tenths of the law”...ok, maybe that’s “ownership”. But the idea is kinda the same.Facts are wonderful, but the … more
I don’t remember remembering the Pledge of Allegiance. Miss Carolyn Blades made us stand up, put our hand over our heart, and say it every morning of our lives in the first grade to start the … more
In Paris, Texas, it was called the Lamar Theater. It opened in 1930. It would seat 452 downstairs and the upstairs balcony area would hold over 100 more. It had only one screen of course, and the old … more
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