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CRYSTAL HARDY by scottbthompsonsr
Mar 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Carrying a Torch for Recycling   by: Heather O'Neill @ Moving Traffic, Inc. March 1, 2010 Any fan of the Olympics has had the fantasy of being a part of it. Crystal Hardy made it happen, not by training but through recycling. Hardy, 20, was chosen by Coca-Cola's Positive Living initiative to be o...
MORE REMARKABLE PEOPLE by scottbthompsonsr
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
 Years ago I told you some stories of several remarkable people.  They were Laurens Countians.  All of them lived to be more than one hundred years old.  All of them were black, and all of them had been slaves.  Here are more stories of former slaves. But, I will also tell you about some more rem...
702N_ben_smith_2.jpg BEN SMITH by scottbthompsonsr
Feb 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
    Ben Smith plays big, lifts JU Dolphins By Gene Frenette   If you haven’t made it to a Jacksonville University basketball game this season, put it on your to-do list this week because a player the likes of Ben Smith must be appreciated by being there. The senior point guard might be only 5-foo...
8EFB_IMG_3046.JPG Snow Pictures by scottbthompsonsr
Feb 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are few of the 500 photos I took during the snowfall.  It brought back memories of the 1973 fourteen-inch snowfall.  Hope you all had a blast like I did.  
AMYZ_snow_front_yard.JPG by JThom
Feb 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! I haven't seen snow like this in Laurens County in many years and it is quite a delight. Hopefully in the morning it won't all be ice! Drive careful!!! Jason  
LET IT SNOW by scottbthompsonsr
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Great Snowfall of 1973     The day was Friday, February 9, 1973 - thirty seven  years ago. It was supposed to rain - a cold rain. After all, it had rained the Friday before - an all time official record of five and one - half inches. Eight East Laurens High School classrooms had been soaked. ...
1D0V_dinkins.w.a.jpg REV. W.A. DINKINS by scottbthompsonsr
Feb 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Deliverer of Believers  William Dinkins loved the Lord from the time he was seven years old.  He loved the Lord all of his long life.  It was said that during his lifetime he delivered  more than seven thousand believers to the altar,  built or improved forty-seven churches and one school, the ...
3N38_SMITH.QUINTEZ.jpg QUINTEZ SMITH by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Dublin's Quintez Smith continues to rack up postseason honors January 26, 2:43 AM Black College Sports Examiner Gregory Smith At the rate Quintez Smith is going, he may not find enough space in Dublin, Georgia for all of his awards and postseason honors. The latest? The cornerback for Shaw Univer...
A NIGHTMARE IN WINTER by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
 Henry Burney knew the way out of town. Any way would do. The shorter the better.  Burney didn't take too long to take his badly beaten bruised body out of Dublin to meet the 48-hour vigilante-imposed deadline and avoid being beaten, stabbed, shot, hung, or a combination of any or all of the abov...
ANDY OUTLAW - A HERMIT'S TALE by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
 Andy Outlaw watched the dough boys march by.  He rarely saw the sun in the noon day sky or heard a baby's midnight cry.  Andy lived alone indoors for most of his life,  surrounded by the things that meant the most to him, without a child or a wife. And, he loved it, because Andy Outlaw was a her...
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