“Be quiet and bring me to the office,” the agitated bald man said to the restaurant manager at the Suwanee, Georgia Cracker Barrel. “My co-manager is locked inside the office, counting a register, sir. Is there something I can help you with?” Edward Bateman asked in a calming voice, sensing something was off. The bald man, wearing khaki shorts, a blue striped pullover, and … [Read more...] about A Real-Life Story of Crime, Compassion and Redemption
There are almost 700,000 police officers in the U.S. Almost all are committed and honorable public servants. Sometimes, a few renegades are so evil that they risk tainting the profession and the good cops do what they have to do. This is a story of some of those bad cops. On February 10, 1993, 50-year-old Henry Lamar Jeffcoat pulled his pretty black Cadillac into the garage of … [Read more...] about When There’s Evil Behind the Badge
We were on our way to Covington, Georgia, the picturesque quintessential southern town where my lovely wife was raised. The town has been the set of over 150 films and TV series. Covington has been portrayed as Hazard, Georgia (Dukes of Hazard); Sparta, Mississippi (In the Heat of the Night), Alexandria, Virginia (Remember the Titans), the town of Mystic (Vampire Dairies), and … [Read more...] about Drag Racing’s Bloody Sunday
John Henry "Doc" Holliday of Wild West fame was born just south of Atlanta, in rural Griffin, Georgia, on August 14, 1851. His father, Major Henry Burroughs Holliday, served in the Civil War, commanding the 27th Georgia Infantry. The family moved to Valdosta, Georgia, toward the end of the Civil war, in 1864, where the younger Holliday received an aristocratic education at the … [Read more...] about A Legend Larger Than Life
When European immigrants began settling in the hills and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains, they found rugged and hard-tamed lands. Cherokee peoples were the largest population, with Iroquois, Shawnee, and other tribes living off the lands. Pioneers worked hard to build lives for themselves, their kin-folk, and future generations by sowing seed, farming, logging, and … [Read more...] about Did a Pig Really Start America’s Most Famous Feud?