And right off the bat, I have to thank the large number of people who have mentioned to me how much they hated to see my article go and how much they'd miss it. That really meant a lot. Also, many people were wondering and possibly concerned about the circumstances of me quitting the print column in About Covington to Madison. As I've told them, as I'm telling you now, it was simply a decision, my decision, to no longer do it because I just didn't want to anymore. The deadlines started to loom larger; it started to feel like work. And the very last thing I wanted to do was to start "mailing it in," or going through the motions just for the sake of keeping the column going. Looking back on it, my final column did sort of have a cryptic feel to it. Call it the writer's curse--using too many words and and not enough clarity. As I mentioned in the article, I only have good things to say about Reed Allen, the editor/publisher/owner of the previously mentioned publication.
With all of that said, here's what I'll be rolling out in the near-future:
- I have recently been fortunate enough to come across a treasure trove of Covington/Newton Co. history. I'll be doing a column about looking back in time--to how Covington, GA and Newton Co. was back in good ole 1952.
- I will finally be getting the "History of the McCarts from South Carolina" out there. This is my genealogical story going back 7 generations including my great, great, great, great Grandfather, who was the one who brought my family to Newton Co. back in the mid 1800's.
- I'm getting close to another installment on the Moore's Ford Bridge killings.
- I will be interviewing J.R. Cobb, of Atlanta Rhythm Section fame, in the near future. I will hopefully have that column posted before the end of the Summer.
- And I'll also be doing so more UGA football reminiscing as well.