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Friday, December 14, 2007

Art teacher from Warrenton honored for her work

Carroll Bolton, a Warrenton native who has been teaching art in the schools down in Decatur County, Ga., down around Bainbridge, has been honored by the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, according to the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Some good, if sad, Camak pictures, and some downtown Warrenton pics, too

Blogger Radical Georgia Moderate has posted some very good pictures of old Camak and downtown Warrenton via his Flickr account. He took the pictures during a recent road trip through the area, he says on his blog.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Remembering Mrs. Newsome

Some very sad news to report: Mrs. Beth Newsome, who was my sixth grade homeroom and English teacher, has died. Her remains were found Friday in the woods near the Shoals area of Warren County, and authorities are investigating why she died. She had most recently been teaching at Thomson Middle, where she had been named Teacher of the Year.

To give you a sense of how long ago I was in Mrs. Newsome's class, remember that it was called "English" then and not "language arts." I remember she had us read The Wind in the Willows -- the original, turn-of-the-century Kenneth Grahame version, not any of the later, Disney-ed-up cartoon ripoffs. I don't think it became a favorite of any of us in the class, to be honest, but she did have each of us get up and do a monologue in front of the class as one of the characters, and some of them were quite good. I can't remember what character I was, but I remember wearing an upside down paper grocery bag with a plaid-like pattern on it as a sort of vest, or as the Brits might call it, a waistcoat. (Maybe I was Mr. Toad? I can't remember.)

I also remember her staging a men-versus-women classroom debate over some sort of gender issue in the news -- I can't recall what it was -- and I remember her allegiances lay with Georgia Tech, while most of the rest of her homeroom were Bulldog fans.

My thoughts and prayers go out to her students and her family. There are some thoughtful comments posted in the Chronicle story about her death.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Legion Field fades into history

The old Warren County High School football field -- where my mother played the clarinet in the school band and where my uncle was once center on the football team -- has played host to its last game. The Warren County Screaming Devils have relocated to the new football field to compliment the new high school building. (They won in the first round of the playoffs last weekend, The Augusta Chronicle reports.)

Legion Field -- that was its proper name, which hardly anyone ever used -- was, or is, a few hundred yards from the house where I grew up on English Drive. I remember swinging on the swingset in my backyard many an afternoon, listening to the thump-thump-thump of the beat as the band practiced at the football field.

Friday, November 9, 2007

A breeding ground for good punters

Georgia Tech punter Durant Brooks recalls riding horses as a kid on his mother's farm in Warrenton. Then the punter of all punters, Thomson's own Ray Guy, bought a horse from Durant's mom, says The Augusta Chronicle's Scott Michaux. "They wonder what's in the water around here," Guy says.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jewell post office robbed

A man with a knife robbed the postmaster of money, The Augusta Chronicle reported. (Honest disclosure: The Sheriff Peebles quoted in the story is the Warrenton Watch editor's father.)


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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Warren Co. quadruplets get to go home

We're late in posting this: John and Deborah Kalume and their newborn quadruplets got to go home to Warrenton from a hospital in Sacramento, Calif., thanks to the kindness of donors there. (Link goes to Sacramento Bee story.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quadruplets need help getting home to Warrenton -- from California

John and Deborah Kalume have four little babies -- three boys and one girl -- whom they need to bring back to Warrenton from Sacramento, the Sacramento Bee reports. The babies were born there to a surrogate mom.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mesena woman slain, husband wounded in domestic dispute

Janice Marie Hudson, 53, of West Reese Road, was killed, The McDuffie Mirror reports.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Warren Co High principal charged in sex case

He's out on bond after being indicted by a grand jury. (Link goes to Channel 12 site.)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Announcement coming of new Braves broadcast lineup

It's the end of an era, it seems. It was good while it lasted.

Monday, January 22, 2007

That John Mellencamp ad that's on TV every five seconds

The New York Times has a story on it today and Mellencamp's decision to let Chevrolet use it. He says he did it because the radio stations aren't playing music anymore by older, established artists.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Missionary from Warrenton profiled

Pamela Kitchens, head of Missions of Integrity, was the guest speaker for the Rotary Club in Atmore, Ala.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Warrenton's Burnett vows success in Roxborough

"We WILL compete this year," the coach, in his 8th year, told the Philadelphia Daily News.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Test for Technorati

We're hooking up with Technorati -- or trying to. So if you don't want to check out our Technorati profile, then just disregard this post.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

'I'm not foolish enough to believe that we can have everything'

Warren County head football coach Lee Hutto is profiled in The McDuffie Mirror.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Bye-bye, West Coast offense

No surprises here: The Falcons fired Coach Jim Mora today after finishing the season with a 7-9
record.