What a storm of memories an old tin pan can bring churning through a moment in time.

Editor’s note: A new feature will appear on The Times editorial page in the coming weeks. Syndicated columnist Ronda Rich will join a list of columnists  Rich has been writing columns for several years and is also a best-selling author whose work focuses on the lives of Southerners. Ronda Rich Bio:

Recently, I was with a group of like-aged ne’er-do-wells when one of them called “shotgun” when our getaway vehicle was a mile away, nowhere in sight.

I usually refrain from commenting on the topic de jour in the media. I’m not much of a “bandwagon” person. Let everyone else have their say and when the dust has settled, I will have mine. Otherwise, you risk being lost in the noise.

I met Johnny Isakson a decade ago. Others have known him longer and can tell you about him in the detail required for the history books, in light of his announcement that he will leave the U.S. Senate at year’s end due to his health. I’m going to tell you what I’ve seen from him, and in him,…

It is that time of year again, when summer weather begins to fade and slightly cooler weather begins to take its place. Soon, the trees will begin to paint the landscape with beautiful scenes of color and hunters will begin preparations for the upcoming season. 

There’s been a bit of drama surrounding the cancellation of a community service for Veterans Day this year, and while I agree the lack of a service is disappointing, especially as this year marked the centennial anniversary of the end of  WWI, I’m not sure I agree blame should lie with the A…

This week makes 10 straight years that I’ve written a Thanksgiving column. These pieces started out being very personal: my annual attempts to convey my gratitude for my family and my friends, for lessons learned and for those who taught them.

There it is.  The most chilling five words in the business and bureaucratic world — Didn’t you read the memo?

After years of living in a nice, three-bedroom home for our large family, Sandy and I are seriously thinking about joining the “Tiny House Movement.”

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and other ceremonies. The Fourth of July is indeed the national day of the United States.

As a sports history buff, it’s fun to research tidbits of information and, on occasion, drop them into a conversation that can often result in stares of disbelief while rattling off obscure sports facts.

For those voters who cast ballots, go home and wait to hear about the results, I applaud you. You miss the scenes after the polls close.

Last week was spring break for most school systems around the state. My two grandchildren, now living in the metro Atlanta area, wanted to come spend the week with Sandy and me. It was going to be a week of quality time with them. Unfortunately, I only had one afternoon off.

Over the past few years, I have given a lot of thought to retiring as your sheriff. I have expressed this to many of you privately.

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Occasionally, when the first choice for a speaking engagement develops vertigo, and the second choice suddenly goes mute, and the third one is hit by a bus, I am called to deliver a speech.

While I am responsible for the headline, “Argyle socked by tornado,” I have yet to – type on keyboard – enter into the fraternity of headline writers who have unwittingly turned a headline into a sexual innuendo.

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By the time you read this, it’s drawing close to Christmas. So, I’m going to give you my version of “Twelve Days of Christmas” condensed to “Ten Days of Christmas.” 

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Thanksgiving means family time. Around the Head household, the next two holidays are treasured because there’s not a lot of family time

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