Walker County, located in the extreme northwest corner of Georgia, was created on December 18, 1833 using land that had been part of the Cherokee Nation. By the end of its first year of existence Walker County had chalked up its first legal hanging. In 1834, Walker County was much larger than it … [Read more...]
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At the age of nineteen Alois Courtal of Normandy, France decided to seek adventure and see the world from the deck of a ship. While at sea Courtal became friends with an older man and fellow shipmate, Charles Lewis. Courtal and Lewis were direct opposites. While Courtal was thrifty, Lewis was lazy … [Read more...]
I have fond memories of Saturday night when I was in high school and college. Often they were nights filled with drives into Atlanta to see what kind of trouble of the good kind I could find. Some of my regular haunts included dinner at the original Buckhead location of Longhorn’s Steak where the … [Read more...]
Is it possible to love someone through another’s memory? To love and admire someone you never met, someone you will never be able to meet, someone who at the moment of their passing caused an incredible upheaval of grief and gouged an enormous chasm of longing for things that can never be, someone … [Read more...]