Author Archives: Pam Avery Printed

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.

My Son: Georgia’s Next Attorney General

  Ok. I know I’m his mama, but… …he’s got what it takes to be an excellent attorney general — ethics, experience, and a deep love for his home state. And regardless of one’s political affiliation, I imagine most folks … Continue reading

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He Was Lynched in 1947. We Honored Him in 2018.

He was lynched in 1947.  And the Harris and Troup County communities honored him in 2018. Mr. Henry (Peg) Gilbert – a very successful farmer and landowner in the Jones Crossroads community – was wrongfully accused of hiding an African-American fugitive … Continue reading

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I Told You So. Many, Many Times.

“When the volatile political bedfellows of money and religion discover the honeymoon is over, the break-up will affect all of us.” I wrote this in my column following George Bush’s, Dick Cheney’s, and Karl Rove’s victory in 2004. Well, I … Continue reading

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The Slant…

  …of the September sun, that is.   We have been blessed with absolutely beautiful here in West Georgia for the past few days, even though Irma slammed our neighbors south of us.   The angle of the sun shifted… …making … Continue reading

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Fast Cars, Loud Music

I have a confession to make. I love driving fast, listening to pop music (all of it — rap, too), and dancing — all at the same time. And I can dance while sitting in my car. Believe it. In … Continue reading

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I Don’t Trust You

“I don’t trust you.” That statement means death to a relationship — any kind of relationship. And, unfortunately, there are a lot of dead relationships now… …which is why trust building is so important if we are going to repair … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Bad — Very Bad

I’ve been bad — very bad. I haven’t posted on my blog since I wrote this  seven months ago. There are no reasons — only excuses. So I’ll spare you.   The blog post was about a ceremony for Austin Callaway — … Continue reading

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An Apology to Austin — A Commitment to Justice.

Hundreds of us raised our voices and clapped our hands in honor of Austin Callaway — lynched in Troup County, Ga., almost 77 years ago, when he was between 16 and 18 years old. We gathered in the historical Warren … Continue reading

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Insuring Justice Today Demands Recognizing Injustices in the Past.

Austin Callaway, an 18-year-old African-American male, allegedly assaulted a white woman on September 7, 1940, in Troup County, Ga. — almost 77 years ago. He was arrested and put in the city jail. That night, a mob of angry, white … Continue reading

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“Raise the Glasses, Look Back, and Smile”

(I wrote this eight years ago when I worked for Grimes Publications. So to be accurate, add that number to the ones I mention. In addition, Dad’s batteries ran out Memorial Day, 2016, I parted ways with the paper, went … Continue reading

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