Let the Fallen Rise in Memory: Sign the Petition to Rename Hurricane Field for the fallen Americus and GSW Police Officers

As Americus and the State of Georgia mourn the loss of Officers Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith, ways to commemorate their sacrifice in the name of serving and protecting their community are now being considered.   To that end, a petition on Ipetition has been set up calling on Georgia Southwestern State University, with the…

Five symptoms of a dying small town

Nothing illustrates the current divide in America better than that between small towns and large cities.  Many towns with populations under 30,000 are finding it more difficult than ever to retain, let alone attract, new residents.  These burgs dot America like distant stars in the sky and, while many are finding ways to reinvent themselves…

Hurricane Matthew: Share your stories here

If you are an evacuee from Hurricane Matthew in Florida or Georgia or riding out the storm, I am inviting you to share your accounts about the storm on this page in the comments section.  It doesn’t matter what the story is – it could be a one line tale or heroism or a three paragraph price gouging complaint. …