You have a gem on the front page of your sports section. I don't know the guy, don't even know his background, but Tommy Gartrell is good. This guy writes with authority, intelligence and good humor on everything from football to curling. Even if I don't enjoy the particular sport he's covering on a given week, I read his column because I know I'll enjoy his take on it.
Last week's article on turkey hunting is a good example. You see those ugly things all over; standing in the road looking placidly at you as you smoke to a stop. Coughing just outside your bedroom window long before the sun comes up. Everywhere, that is, except where you are when you're hunting them. I don't hunt turkeys. I don't hunt deer. I have enough trouble hunting my reading glasses. But I enjoyed his column.
As a matter of fact, I think I enjoy his column even more since he got his cowboy hat. It does something for his writing. Makes him more macho. Covers his head.
Give him a raise.
From peaches to peanuts, Georgia has long been known for its agriculture. Poultry is also another of Georgia’s top-producing commodities, being one of the top growers nationally each year. I’m upset that much hype and unease was made about the application for rezoning in the Carlan Rd. area of Jerusalem here on the west end of Pickens County. Many points of topic were based on fear instead of rational thought and some concern over farming that would impact the area financially....
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