PHOTOS: Eastgate Fire Was 40 Years Ago

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A fire struck Eastgate Mall 40 years ago


'Places In Peril' Site Sold To Preservation Minded Buyers

Wayne Shearer’s Special World War II Memoir Entry: Hearing About D-Day While In Texas

Chester Martin: Memories Of D-Day, 1944


The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Madison-Morgan Conservancy announce the sale of the Foster-Thomason-Miller House in Madison, Ga. to Elizabeth and David Minnix of Atlanta. ... (click for more)

(Editor’s Note: In connection with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Wayne Shearer, 94, is running his memoir entries from June 6, 1944, and immediately afterward in this entry. The regular series ... (click for more)

I was only 9 years old at the time and schools had just let out for the summer. I do not remember any particular increase in 'war-talk' among the adult population, and if there were any of that, ... (click for more)


Memories

'Places In Peril' Site Sold To Preservation Minded Buyers

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Madison-Morgan Conservancy announce the sale of the Foster-Thomason-Miller House in Madison, Ga. to Elizabeth and David Minnix of Atlanta. On the Trust’s 2018 list of “Places in Peril,” Madison’s Masterpiece on Main was previously purchased and stabilized by the Madison-Morgan Conservancy and sold to the Minnixes through their ... (click for more)

Wayne Shearer’s Special World War II Memoir Entry: Hearing About D-Day While In Texas

(Editor’s Note: In connection with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Wayne Shearer, 94, is running his memoir entries from June 6, 1944, and immediately afterward in this entry. The regular series will pick back up beginning with late December 1943 in the next installment). On June 6, 1944, my aviation cadet pilot class was nearing the end of our 18-month training and we understood ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Votes 5-4 Against 34-Cent Property Tax Increase For The Schools

The County Commission voted 5-4 on Wednesday morning against a 34-cent property tax increase for the county schools. Opposed were Greg Martin, Randy Fairbanks, Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Sabrena Smedley. In favor were Chip Baker, Katherlyn Geter, Warren Mackey and David Sharpe. County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said the action means that none of the budget is approved ... (click for more)

Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Hixson Home Early Wednesday Afternoon

A fire heavily damaged a Hixson home early Wednesday afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 1833 Bay Hill Dr. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting heavy fire on the front door and porch area. Firefighters entered the front and back side of the home to find heavy fire downstairs and heavy smoke ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thank You, Commissioners

I want to thank the five county commissioners who voted down the ridiculous property tax increase. Your votes reflected the wishes of the electorate – and that is exactly as it should be. The voting citizen is inundated by “promises” during pre-election campaigns. By casting our vote we select the candidate that will (we hope) best represent our best interests. Yes, there are always ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hall Is (Still) Tired

About 10 years ago, Robert A. Hall, a five-time member of the Massachusetts State Legislature, wrote an essay on “Why I Am Tired.” In 2009 his story was on hundreds of others’ blogs – really made the rounds on the Internet – and thousands adored the Viet Nam veteran's candid assessment of what makes an ex-Marine grow weary. Again, this was written when he was 63. Now he’s ... (click for more)