Preoccupied

By ALAN SMITH,

There are so many things that go through my mind at Christmas. Presents given and received. Places lived and visited. Family and friends that have passed through my/our lives. Weather that passes for normal here in the south.

Preoccupied

By ALAN SMITH,

  I was trying to write about living in here in 126 for the past 50 years but too much life has taken place this past week and I didn't get through with anything coherent.

Preoccupied

By ALAN SMITH,

On Sept. 28, 2012, it was alleged that a woman named Jackie, a freshman at the University of Virginia, was gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi frat house on campus.

Preoccupied

By ALAN SMITH,

 I'm quite sure that I've mentioned before that life has its own rhythm. I mean life in general and not by each individual, but that's mostly because of personalities.

Preoccupied

By ALAN SMITH,

I belong to Quitman Volunteer Fire Department. We have a membership of 30-35 most of the time.  There are so many reasons membership changes from time to time. Some leave, some transfer, some pass away, some just drop out.

Preoccupied

By ALAN SMITH,

Recent events where a second string football player in the NFL decided that he was living in an oppressed state have shed light upon things that are normally not talked about except to put a large stamp of disapproval o

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