Darrell Huckaby

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DARRELL HUCKABY: Muscle car inquiry revs up memories

The man wanted to know about muscle cars, but he was asking the wrong person. I have never been a car guy. During the age of the muscle car my daddy was driving an 8-year-old Buick and I was riding my thumb — or my feet — and all I knew about cars and engines was that I didn’t know anything about either.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time to get to work to make our community safe

I’m not sure where I live anymore. When I moved to Conyers, 33 years ago, I teased my lovely bride, Lisa, that we were moving to “the country,” from the thriving metropolis of Covington.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Final Frontier full of adventure

What a magnificent week I have spent, away from cell phones and the Internet — for the most part — and away from the noise of Fox News and CNN and the SEC Network.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Traveling in memory with an unforgettable friend

Raleigh Sims was one of those people who would have been featured in Reader’s Digest, back in the day, because he was certainly an unforgettable character.

HUCKABY: Will America stand up and fight?

America has lost her way. So says my friend Kevin “Chappy” Hynes, and I agree with him wholeheartedly.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Will America stand up and fight?

America has lost her way. So says my friend Kevin “Chappy” Hynes, and I agree with him wholeheartedly.

DARRELL HUCKABY: The lost arts of conversation and courtesy

Last fall I had the opportunity to hear the great T. Graham Brown at the Athens Classic Center, thanks to the generosity of an old friend who had front row seats. I have always enjoyed T. Graham Brown, even back when he was known as Tony and was playing with Dirk in Athens hotel lounges.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Hot enough for homemake ice cream

Hot enough for you? Yeah, me, too. And it is the heat as well as the humidity. This has been one of those weeks where I would gladly kneel down and kiss the ring of the guy who invented air conditioning, even if he did move Southerners off the front porch and do away with a lot of the storytelling for which the region has long been noted.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Memories and the sweet, sweet spirit of Salem

Some of us count time by the annual gatherings, speaking now of Salem Camp Meeting, which has been taking place annually near the spring on Salem Road in Newton County since 1826, except for two years during the recent unpleasantness between the North and South.

DARRELL HUCKABY: How did we Baby Boomers survive childhood?

As I spent about 10 minutes figuring our how to safely load Henley into his state-of-the-art car safety seat something dawned on me. I wondered how any of my generation ever survived childhood without the proper safety equipment.

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