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PAULA I. BRYANT: Jazz Ambassadors returning to SoBo

One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., is returning to Halifax County on Wednesday, Aug. 27, so mark your calendars today.

DOUG FORD: A better mouse trap

This one definitely comes under the heading of “Why didn’t I think of that?”

PAULA I. BRYANT: Forever a young gardener

Our Master Gardening buddy, Bill McCaleb, recently shared with us a presentation concerning George Washington’s love of gardening that one of his New Mexico Master Gardener friends and volunteers, Sylvia Hacker, put together for a presentation in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.  

DOUG FORD: Thump test

Those of us living in rural areas don’t need a primer on how to determine if a watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew melon is ripe.

PAULA I. BRYANT: A delightful winner

Former Halifax County resident Kay Thanaporn, a health care consultant who now lives in Decatur, Georgia, made her family and friends very proud with a dominating performance and overwhelming win during her first appearance in Friday night’s episode of Jeopardy.

DOUG FORD: Tudor’s tutorial

Time for just a few observations on a hot, and soon to be hazy, summer morning, when news is slow, and everything else moves even slower.


By George Hayes

This is in response to the June 19 letter by Mr. Ron Miller in the News & Record, entitled “Not Much of a War.” Since then, Mr. Miller has walked back this letter “a little” in his June 26 clarification.