DARRELL HUCKABY: Still searching for peace on earth, good-will to men

It’s almost Christmas, which is so special for so many reasons. My first epistle for this newspaper was on Christmas Day.

JACK SIMPSON: Crazy actions undermine our safety

The title of the song is “Crazy.” The same title could be applied to release by Democrats on the Senate Select Committee of CIA interrogation techniques. Released in the middle of a war with terrorists! Will this not backlash and endanger American lives?

LETTER: Rockdale County thanks those who helped with celebration

Rockdale County, along with the city of Conyers, recently kicked off the holidays with its Christmas in Paradise-themed annual 2014 Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration on Dec. 6.

DARRELL HUCKABY: In search of the perfect Christmas lights

So it is 2014 and I have yet another chapter to add to the story of the eternal battle between Christmas lights and yours truly — the North Georgia Piedmont’s own Clark Griswold.

LETTER: Newton government lacks transparency

Regular readers of this newspaper already have heard a great deal about the controversy surrounding Newton County’s plans to build the Bear Creek Reservoir. Some may be getting tired and confused by all the different numbers and opinions being thrown around.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Broadway still calls to those with big dreams

I was in New York for my annual Christmas weekend. It is a magical place with all of the hustle and bustle and lights and energy.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Christmas in the classroom used to be a lot more fun

I got together with some old teacher friends last week and we began waxing nostalgic about the good old days—back when teaching was more fun because we had more freedom in the classroom.

LETTER: Keeping America safe

Keeping America or any nation safe is not work for Sunday School teachers.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Elvis is dead, but this is the next best thing

Did you ever see Elvis live? I did, in the Macon Coliseum, in 1973. I haven’t been impressed by anything since.

JACK SIMPSON: Old friends talking over old times

You never know what might happen to you when going to a local restaurant to pick up a carry-out order. It recently happened to me when I encountered another old-timer in the parking lot.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Blame it all on the Tylenol tampering

You know who I’d like to get my hands on? The guy that tampered with all the Tylenol packaging. Remember that?

JEFF MEADORS: Common Core and a lesson in civics

An increasing number of U.S. states wants to boost civics education in America’s public schools.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Following the real civil war

The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Peter Pan still magical after 55 years

Memory is strange commodity and so selective in its nuances. There are incidents in my life of which I have no recollection at all, and yet other happenstances are so indelibly imprinted on my mind that I could never forget them if I lived to be a thousand years old.

JACK SIMPSON: Remembering Anzio

It seems that lately I have become a resident speaker about the Anzio campaign. It hasn’t been my choice and unlike Mrs. Clinton, I do not demand a $300,000 speaker’s fee. People with an interest in World War II history have learned of my participation in the massacre at the Anzio, Italy beachhead in January 1944. They have invited me to tell my story. When time permits, I have obliged.