“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
How buying a used car almost got me killed by an off-duty cop
Former Observer writer Tonya Jameson was putting a license plate on a car she bought near Knoxville. Then, a gun was pointed at her head.
Woman arrested after attempting to run naked among Corbin Track team
Corbin Police say a 26-year-old woman was under the influence when she attempted to run naked among the Corbin High School Track team Friday morning. Even though classes had been cancelled the track team was at the field behind the high school for practice. Corbin Police Captain Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said several …
Driver killed in crash at Wheat and Main roads in Vineland
A Minotola man was killed Sunday morning in a one-car crash at the intersection of Wheat and Main roads.
Coroner identifies man who fell from Myrtle Beach hotel
A man who fell to his death from a Myrtle Beach hotel Wednesday evening has been identified, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. She said Timothy Bartholomew of Raleigh had a "sudden medical event."
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Captain Clutch: Barrett keeps on swinging
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett proves unflappable as he leads the Buckeyes to victory in a tough environment
Two Canton women accused of trying to kill elderly woman with drug overdose
CANTON: Two Stark County women are accused of trying to murder an elderly woman through a drug overdose.
A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
So, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Great Just one question: From what? Yes, yes, Sessions is a good and decent man. He is a scrupulous lawyer who cares about his reputation. Thus, in stark contrast to Obama administration attorneys general, he strictly applied — I’d say he hyper-applied — the ethical standard that calls on a lawyer to recuse himself from a matter in which his participation as counsel would create the mere appearance of impropriety. The standard is eminently sensible because the legitimacy of our judicial system depends not only on its actually being on the up and up but on its being perceived as such. If it looks like you’re conflicted, you step aside, period. Simple, right? Well . . . Much as I admire our AG’s virtue (and…