Gabby’s fishing fever

Carp put up a fight, are fun to catch

The big plus about coming to Georgia is that my family members live right on the banks of a good-sized lake. I have fished this lake for years and have caught some big bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill and the fish we caught on Thanksgiving Day — big carp. I am not usually a real big carp angler, but this […]

Jimie Fay Caudill dies at 86

Jimie Fay Caudill, 86, of Whitesburg, died November 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late James and Jane Whitaker Bellis, she was the widow of Hansford Caudill. Surviving are a son, James W. Caudill of Vicco; three daughters, Deborah Watts of Mallie, and Shirley Amburgey and Vicki Eldridge, both of Whitesburg; two brothers, Jack Bellis of […]

Food City to fight pet hunger

The Food City Pet Club is gearing up for its annual Pet Hunger Drive. This year’s drive will take place through January 2 throughout the supermarket chain. During the drive, shoppers may purchase prepackaged pet food bags for $10. Once purchased, the bags can be deposited in the special collection bins located inside the store. One hundred percent of the […]

Struttin’ Time:

It’s all about our ‘principles’

No one will be happier to see the 2017 hunting season close than me. This year has been a mix of good luck, bad luck, blessings or curses. My trip to hunt Bighorn sheep never happened because my paperwork didn’t get in on time. The North Carolina hunt, for both wild turkeys and black bears, was a bust. And now […]

Internet brings cushaw recipes

Hello everyone, how was your Thanksgiving? I hope everyone had a good meal with all your favorite food. Most of all I hope you had family or friends to spend time with. Two of my daughters invited me for Thanksgiving dinner, but I declined as I wasn’t feeling good. It is the first Thanksgiving they are without their dad, so […]

Graduation Day for Johnny Cash

The Pentagon found out early that basic training at Sampson Air Base in New York would not go well in the wintertime. This new base that was opened to train new Air Force recruits was not a good training center. The rumor that was going around on base was that a person fell into a snowdrift and was never seen […]

The view from up on Raven Rock

Old-time Thanksgiving dinners were different

Oh how I love our family and the precious, special times we can get together with our Mommy. Mom had all five of us kids in six and a half years. So, you talk about close we were. When we were growing up we never were without someone to play with; sometimes we were in each other’s face more than […]

Rites held for Ricky Johnson

Ricky Dean Johnson, 55, of Little Cowan died November 19 at Nancy. A son of the late Jack and Joann Polly Johnson, he was the widower of Anita Mae “Tink” Johnson. Surviving are three brothers, Bruce Johnson, James Johnson, and Scotty Johnson, all of Little Cowan, and three sisters, Carolyn Johnson and Donna Halcomb both of Little Cowan, and Jackie […]

Jenkins Band being rebuilt

Although Jenkins schools had one of the top band programs in the eastern part of the state at one time, the program has shrunk in recent years due to the decline in enrollment and now finds itself short of instruments. But the band and music program in Jenkins Independent Schools is making a comeback under the direction of Millstone native […]