Charles E. Richardson

Charles E. Richardson

Waking everyday with your head on a swivel, hoping to survive

What is this world coming to? For those of you who think I’m talking about politics, think again. That’s the last thing on my mind. Friday another tragedy hit the Middle Georgia law enforcement community. Deputy Commanderl Patrick Carothers of the U.S. Marshal Service, was shot and killed while serving a warrant on Dontrell Montese Carter at a trailer in Long County near Ludowici.

Charles E. Richardson

Turning in my license, headed to political hibernation

I come before you today to turn in my prognosticator’s license. I earned it fair and square. I’ve had this license for decades. I have successfully predicted the outcome of political races on the local, state and national scenes for most of my adult life, but, without equivocation, I have never been more wrong in my life than I was Tuesday night. It gives no solace that most others in my profession were also wrong. They should give up their licenses, too.

Charles E. Richardson

The year of our mass schizophrenia is finally rolling to an end

Christmas is coming early for me this year — and probably for you, too. The next time we talk, the 2016 election cycle will be history. My only wish and desire is that the election be clear and decisive and the final poll of the people will have been taken and a winner named. After that what more could I ask for? Plenty, but I’ll save most of those wishes for a later column.

Charles E. Richardson

What to do when the canary stops singing? Blame the canary

I wish there were a magic bullet. I wish we could fire that bullet into the heart of public education and make everything OK. Along that bullet’s trajectory, all the children would have awakened in a home with two educated parents with good jobs who would send their little bright-eyed little children off to school after a bedtime story, a good night’s rest and a full stomach after eating healthy breakfast.

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Churches show off floral arrangement skills.

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church host 6th Annual Old City Flower Festival.
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Churches show off floral arrangement skills. 0:54

Churches show off floral arrangement skills.

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Warner Robins had the answer for an improved Northside team.

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Northside's shooting made for a better rematch with Warner Robins

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Warner Robins' Nelson Phillips happy with win, but ...