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6LJK_ribbon.cutting.JPG THE BRIDGE TO EVERYWHERE by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
THE BRIDGE TO EVERYWHERE  It was a big thing.  It is still a big thing.  The thing is the bridge at Ball's Ferry.  Way back some seventy years ago, the skeptics said that it was a bridge to nowhere.  There were no highways leading to either side of the 1,683 foot long bridge.  None of this matter...
H7KY_IMG_2479.JPG LATE COTTON by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
I took these photographs in the late afternoon of January 18, 2010 on the Montford farm on Claxton Dairy Road.  The harvesting of the cotton has been delayed for several months due to unusually frequent and heavy rains.    
ERIK WALDEN by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Three cities, three teams, three jersey numbers.   That's the tally of Erik Walden's two years in the NFL.   @Adam Sparks.sparks@dnj.com , blueraiders.com, NFL         The former MTSU standout defensive end/linebacker just finished his second NFL season with the Miami Dolphins.The nomadic Walden ...
LIMERICK by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
    There once was a town called Limerick. Dreamers hoped it would prosper and quick. Electric cars and lights, Factories within all sights. But soon the money died and so did Limerick.   Okay, after that hapless attempt at limericking, here is the story of the brief life of Limerick, Georgia. To...
EARL WILLIAMS by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Never Asleep at the Wheel Earl Williams could drive a car in his sleep if he had to. But the deal was that he wouldn't fall asleep for one hundred consecutive hours as he drove around the city of Dublin. It was all part of a publicity stunt, or advertising gimmick, to raise funds for Earl's habit...
CH30_IMG_2091.JPG A COLD WINTER'S SKY by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
I took these pictures of cirrus clouds over Dublin on Christmas Eve morning 2009.  
1909: THIS AND THAT by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
 As the year 1909 came to an end, Dublin and Laurens County were on the apex of a tsunami.  The county and her capital were among the ten largest in the state in population.  Times were good, although within another decade, the unfettered growth would come to a screeching halt.   Though cotton ac...
THE NIGHT THEY LIT THE TANNENBAUM by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
 If you think that Americans invented the Christmas tree, you would be wrong.  That honor goes to the Germans, who began decorating their native trees way back in the 15th Century.  Americans can, however,  take pride in that we took the German tannenbaum to a new level.  We put lights on them.  ...
JOGL_Quintez_20Smith_20__20head.jpg QUINTEZ SMITH by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Shaw University cornerback Quintez Smith, the CIAA's Defensive Player of the Year, was named First Team All-America by both the American Football Coaches Association and Daktronics, Inc. Wednesday. The senior out of Dublin, Georgia is the first Shaw player named to the AFCA's All-America squad.  ...
Frostie Rootbeer The Stairs will be built! by hurib910
Dec 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Another rainy, cold day in Dublin. Got out and ran errands. Just driving around town in the rain, alot of ponding on roads and yards. The ground is so saturated with rain from previous weather events that I did not even go and see what our 'underground pool' in the back part of the house looks li...
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