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Going to the Hippodrome (pt. one)

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Let’s talk turkey safety

It is nearly Thanksgiving; and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. It is so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared because we do not want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness. It does not matter whether...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Turkey talk

It is that time of year when talk turns to turkeys. Technically, there is only one breed of turkey with several varieties, although many people incorrectly refer to these varieties as breeds. Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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The story about the time I spent campaigning in South Carolina

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Although this is the first time I’ve ever actually been a candidate for public office, it’s not the first time I’ve gone out on the campaign trail. Since I’m writing this on election night, I thought it would be fun to tell the...

It’s unfortunate that nasty election focused on silly things instead of real issues

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I haven’t been a big fan of the nastiness of the election for U.S. President. Too much focus on silly stuff, next to no discussion of real issues. It’s the ultimate triumph of smoke and baloney over substance. Read this story and...

Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots? That’s the main crux of some reporting that’s coming out of legitimate journalistic publications here lately. The stories are based on a series of studies that are pointing to a...

All the local candidates deserve respect

Why are you running for office? “Boy, that’s a good question. I’ll have to think about that one,” is a response that I have gotten back on multiple occasions over the years interviewing candidates. At that point, I am usually thinking, “I really hope...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

Remembering the Burma Shave Signs

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Fall Invaders

Beetles, bugs and flies are some of the creatures actively seeking protected overwintering sites as days get shorter and cooler. Many produce stains or unpleasant odors if crushed. Scavengers, such as carpet beetles, can be attracted to accumulations of insects that die in attics...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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Holiday shopping on a budget

Although summer may not seem that far behind us, the holiday season will soon be here! Holidays are often an exciting time of the year. Spending time with family, enjoying time off work and celebrating with family traditions are enjoyable activities. However, the holidays also...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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