Garrett: Jayden K. Smith, the fake internet sensation

If you accept Jayden K. Smith as your friend on Facebook, your computer will spontaneously explode. And if you don’t forward this to 10 people in the next 30...

Oden: The small birds with big attitude

This spring, a pair of Carolina wrens has claimed my backyard patio and deck as their territory. They jealousy guard each square foot of concrete and treated wood from...

Smith: It’s time to do the right thing

By Tim Smith Let me begin by saying I made a mistake in the naming of the petition that was posted online. The petition was titled Rename OHS Stadium for...

Garrett: Darned if they do, darned if they don’t

With occupancy of the White House and majority control of both chambers of Congress, you’d think being a Republican in Washington would be an easy job these days. But members...

Oden: Rural cemeteries tell sad, happy tales of past lives

One of my pastimes is exploring old rural cemeteries. Not a morbid preoccupation, this hobby is a way to open windows of history into family and community. In this...

Garrett: Too many people makes vacation a chore

Saying that Panama City Beach, Fla., is commercialized is like saying sweet tea is sweet, or that ice cream is cold. But the level of commercialism at this and other...

Garrett: The mouse came, but he couldn’t stay

In 1995’s Apollo 13 — the captivating cinematic account of NASA’s failed mission to the moon in 1970 — one controller asks another: “Is it A.M. or P.M.?” The...

Editorial: Oneida stadium should be named in Jim May’s honor

Placing Coach Jim May’s name on the football stadium at Oneida High School is an honor long overdue. Earlier this month, the school’s P.A. broadcaster, Kevin Acres, appeared before the...

Garrett: Bleacher butt is a real condition

Bleacher Butt Syndrome is real. Seriously. The Free Dictionary by Farlex, thefreedictionary.com, has an entry for it. And, if you want the technical breakdown, Bleacher Butt Syndrome is “a condition...

Oden: Lawman Bass Reeves was bigger than life or fiction

The expert historian and genealogist on the paternal side of my family is also my late father’s youngest brother. He is the source of often surprising, sometimes shocking revelations...

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