While many courts were stalled during the coronavirus shutdown, the Haralson County courts were able to continue some business, thanks in large part to a video conferencing system purchased jointly by the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office and Commission.

If, like me, you are of a certain age that when you asked an adult or even a teacher how to spell a word, the response was “Look it up in the dictionary.” I never understood that, because I’d have to know how to spell the word to look it up.

Birds are a great asset to the human race. Not only are they interesting to watch and study, but they relieve us each year by catching millions of bothersome insects. However, there is one bird that many of us are familiar with that, during the nesting season, can be quite bothersome. That b…

Bremen City Schools will postpone setting a budget at its June meeting and instead adopt a spending resolution for the month July, the first month of fiscal year 2021.

After a closed session at a special meeting on Tuesday, Haralson County commissioners announced that a county employee had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Though mostly empty of cars on Friday, the parking lot at Haralson County High School was ringed by teachers and administrators, holding signs of encouragement and congratulations. They waited patiently in the sun while speakers set up in front of the school blasted country music.

A perhaps less obvious, but very serious impact of the coronavirus outbreak, is a potential increase in human trafficking, and in particular child sex trafficking. In March, as the pandemic forced school and business closures, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a stark warning ab…

On this Memorial Day, as I write this article, I am reminded of many things, one of which is my family. Please bear with me.

Facebook has a post detailing how Southerns say goodbye. It’s a multi-step process. I confess to being an avid fan of the Southern way of saying goodbye. We call them rituals and it’s an important part of our culture. Upholding rituals bind us together and give us a sense of community whethe…

My immersion in music by the Grateful Dead first occurred the summer of my high school graduation. At that point, they were on a comeback trail, having released a hit single in “Touch of Grey” from their 1987 album “In The Dark.” The band had never been overlooked by its die-hard fans, or “D…

The Haralson County Development Authority on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with Comcast, to discuss a request by the company for a $200,000 incentive while it upgrades it’s network in Tallapoosa and parts of Waco.

An article entitled “Haralson County BOE schedules first budget hearing” in the May 7 issue of The Gateway-Beacon incorrectly listed the day of meal service for the system. That service will be on Tuesdays each week beginning on May 19.