Before coming to The Dispatch in the mid-90s, I worked as a commercial photographer. In those days there was a lot of manufacturing in the area, and there was product photography to be done: fishing lures, toilet seats, gym sets, hams.
In his acceptance speech for the state of Illinois' Republican nomination for President in 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered his "House Divided" speech. Apart from his Gettysburg Address, it is the most famous speech of America's most poetic president.
It was daunting standing inside one of the yellow box stores and looking for a light bulb. It used to be so easy -- choose a 40, 60 or 100-watt bulb that looked like a light bulb and not like a curlicue. Not so anymore.
On the morning of my birthday this past week, I took my coffee outside and found my usual seat in a garden overlooking the street.
At home this summer, my daughter Zayley, 11, has watched for the mail truck every day with the excitement of someone waiting for her Publishers Clearinghouse check.
When hurricanes head into the Gulf, we all start to wonder when, where and how bad will landfall be. The storm updates and forecasts we keep up with have a lot to do with the legacy of Col. Joseph Duckworth.
Columbus is getting its first taste of an innovation in traffic management. They are called "roundabouts."
There are a lot of opinions concerning COVID-19; however, one thing most everyone agrees on is the immense impact it has had on the economy and business in general. Particularly speaking, movie theaters nationwide have taken a hit, closing their doors as early as March.
Years back the homestead needed foundation work. Living in the Prairie where ground-shifting is a regular occurrence, foundation work is not unusual. Since the contractors would be moving dirt around the perimeter of the house, I needed to salvage as many shrubs, flowers and plants as possible.
Seventy-five years ago, the 43rd Bombardment Squadron was part of the last combat mission of World War II. Today, the 43rd is a flying training squadron at Columbus Air Force Base.
The other day while walking along the entranceway to our fair city carrying two trash bags filled with litter, I happened upon an empty Dr. Pepper can.
At the end of every session, our office takes an inventory of the legislative changes for which we successfully advocated and the items we need to put back on the to-do list.
Earlier this week, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, said this fall "could be the worst we've ever had."
It's a balmy 76 degrees on a beautiful mid-October Saturday on a Southeastern Conference university campus. The 11 a.m. kickoff is about 20 minutes away.
Last week I received a Wall Street Journal article written by Ellen Byron from a friend. The article reported an increase in sales of calendars and personal planners, day-timers, notebooks and other means of keeping a schedule.
Columbus' Friendship Cemetery is most noted for its association with the Civil War and Memorial Day, but there is a lot more history than that to be found there.
Finally, a much-needed rain. The ground is deep with cracks, wide as a quarter. Until recently the trees were lush with leaves, the grass was healthy and flowers were blooming, nurtured by morning dew and evening rains.
In early August 1813, hostilities with the Creek Indian Nation were rapidly escalating. John Pitchlynn's residence at Plymouth Bluff was the closest Choctaw settlement to the Creeks, and in response he fortified his residence. It became known as Fort Smith.
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