I woke up last Friday morning thinking, ‘If I see one more orange pumpkin, scarecrow, harvest scene, bat or anything else that screams, Fall! or Halloween!, I’m gonna scream myself!’ Therein lies the problem with the retail world. My husband and I own an antiques shop and we get into the swing of things by retail seasons, not those calendar-mandated. Somehow, Thanksgiving sort of gets lost in the shuffle from the Fall events to the Christmas shopping season. The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the few days most Havana merchants are closed for the day, and it therefore becomes very much a family- and friend-oriented day for us. [Full Story »]
The arrival of Charlie Crist in the Democratic primary underscores how things have shifted in this state. The growling and snapping from the Republican Party underscores that Crist is the one they fear.
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10 YEARS AGO
About 150 people attended the Veterans Day ceremony at the Havana Community Park. Guest speaker Col. Ernest Moore (US Army, Ret.) said Havana service men and women had never faltered. “They answered the call,” he said. “They put their lives on the line.” The East Gadsden JROTC unit presented the colors as the crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang patriotic songs. The ceremony was sponsored by the Havana Historical Society. [Full Story »]
This was sent to the Herald office by a reader/veteran and, with Veterans Day only four days away, I thought it was a very appropriate tribute. It pertains to America’s Vietnam veterans but it’s in honor of all our country’s service men and women. [Full Story »]
I really liked my State Farm homeowner’s policy and I planned to keep it forever, but doggone it they’ve raised my premiums because of hurricanes. I don’t get hurricanes up here, a few wind gusts, but no storm surge and now they’ve done it again, sink hole coverage. It’s going to cost me more. I’m miles from the nearest sinkhole. We all know insurance policies never change, their rates never increase, their coverage never changes. It’s just you, your agent and State Farm until one of you dies; the way nature intended. And yes, there are unicorns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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10 YEARS AGO
The way the route of an electric transmission line across the county was being proposed would preclude the county from having any say-so in the matter, county attorney Hal Richmond told county commissioners. Richmond was asked to give his opinion on a proposed route by Progress Energy through the middle of Greensboro. Richmond said that since the company appeared to be using an existing railroad right-of-way, Progress Energy would be exempt from the county’s approval process. [Full Story »]