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ATHENS - Water level is three inches high and stained. Water temp in the upper 50s. Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass fishing has been slow since the front. Try A-rigs or big swim baits on main lake points or drains in 5-8 feet. Crappie are slow.


We're in a season of waiting without end. Of heading toward a finish line that is unseen. Like the world as a whole right now, baseball is in a period of uncertainty. We're just over a month away from when players would normally start reporting to Arizona and Florida for spring training, but the lockout has put all of that on pause.


John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85.

For seventeen years, I had access to a couple hundred acres one half mile from my home that served as a close by place for me to hunt, fish, shoot photos for my writing and get exercise walking on an almost daily basis.

It can be really tough to resist the urge to rush to judgment. I don't know that our ability to allow something to develop before we try and make up our minds about it really has deteriorated or if it just seems that way lately.

Setting in a tree stand last week attempting to harvest a big whitetail buck I’d seen on my trail cameras, my mind began to backtrack over my many years as an outdoorsman.

ATHENS — Water level is about two inches high and fairly clear. Water temp in the upper 50s, low 60s.

The Cardinals have placed 17 players on the 2021 All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference Team, including four first-teamers.

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville was the place to be Friday night, for the Bi-District clash between the Brownsboro Bears and Pittsburg Pirates. After a mistake filled game, the Pirates came out on top 53-0.


The Atlanta Braves won their first World Series in 26 years last week, but around mid-July that wasn't the finish anyone was expecting. Leading up to the All-Star break, they had a losing record and looked like they were headed for a sub-.500 season.

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