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Ashway: Translating all the coachspeak at SEC Media Days

The countdown begins!

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City of Sharon Springs would be a distraction

I am opposed to forming the city of Sharon Springs in south Forsyth County. There is no doubt about this in the minds of my family and the one or two other people in the county that know me.

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Removal of flag stirs reader's pride in this country

The Confederate flag was just removed with dignity from the statehouse grounds in South Carolina. This again reminded me of the diversity and love that the American people have for each other.

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Let principal parties settle Mideast conflict

Sunni, Shi'a, Kurds, Isis, Hezbollah, al-Qaida and Houthis. It's difficult to differentiate the players, but the common thread is they are all sects of the Islamic religion.

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Big kitchen table is rooted in memories

We are not “empty nesters” just yet, but with only a 17-year-old rising high school senior at home, it often feels that way.

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Teaching yet another Yankee a lesson in manners

A speaking engagement in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area landed us within a few minutes of Chickamauga, the site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles, so I insisted that we take a side trip to the historic battlefield. Since we lost the war, I have to celebrate our victorious battles.

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Ashway: Recapping baseball's wild, craft first half

Another wild and crazy first half of the baseball season!

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State should clear up stiff tax penalty

Dear Editor,

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Voters should decide what’s law of the land

Two weeks ago was one of the most terrible weeks, that is, the laws that were passed by our Supreme Court.

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‘Dog days’ of summer have some bite to them

I remember my dad referring to the long hot days of summer as the “dog days,” but until recently I thought that was just a random Southern saying.

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The preacher and his kindness go a long way

A much appreciated kindness was given to me a few months ago. Someone recognized my need for help and made a big effort to give it to me.

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Ashway: Add Carli Lloyd to the all-timers list

She’s on the list.

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Electric vehicle owner finds new tax unfair

I recently bought an all-electric vehicle. The new annual state electric vehicle tax is unfair to most EV owners.

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Teachers helped foster love of Shakespeare

It’s hard for me to believe that in 14 years I have not written a column about William Shakespeare.

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Ashway: Rohr's improbable debut was picture of '67 Red Sox

Happy 70th birthday, Billy Rohr!

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Community fortunate to have great hospital

The citizens of Forsyth County and the surrounding area are truly blessed to have such first-class, superior medical facilities as those at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

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First responders praised for their professionalism

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department, especially the deputies and firefighters involved in handling my family’s recent loss.

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Ashway: Braves' bullpen could use a miracle-worker like Zip Zabel

The Braves sure could use Zip Zabel.

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Ashway: Braves' John Hart deserves credit (and thanks)

Here’s an early vote for John Hart as Major League Baseball’s executive of the year.

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Forsyth County commission: At large or by district?

For those of us who resided in Forsyth County prior to 2010, we used to vote for commissioners on an at-large basis. That meant any registered voter in Forsyth County could vote for any commissioner no matter what district we and they lived in.

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TPP — Completing fundamental transformation of America

After every lie, every crime against the American people, every crime against the world. After opening Americas borders to terrorists, criminals and beggars. After allying with Al Qaeda and other sworn enemies of the American people. After bankrupting the U.S. government. After impoverishing the American middle class. After making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution. And after way more than we can list here.

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