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John Gibert Stories of Columbus

The Rialto Final Report

The Rialto Final Report

Final report on the Rialto – I put a show tune CD on to play and I sat in the balcony and listened to the music. I dozed then It was time to leave anyway.

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Rialto John Gilbert Report 5

Rialto John Gilbert Report 5

Rialto Report 6-13-09 I wondered how I was going to load my Peerless lamphouse into the bed of my Dodge truck from the movie trailer all by myself. I had backed the truck up to the trailer but I can’t lift the lamp up 3 feet to the truck bed. As I stood studying the problem, my gaze […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Save the Rialto 4

Save the Rialto 4

Report 6-08-09 It’s no fun getting up at 7 AM on a Saturday morning but June 6th was well worth it. Melanie and I had breakfast with several contributors.

By February 19, 2015 Read More →

Sports

Despite loss at LSU, Florida’s McElwain shows he’s a winner

Despite loss at LSU, Florida’s McElwain shows he’s a winner

Coach McElwain, is a winner, finally is back on the rise. It was almost too fast. it’s in the SEC’s best interest to have Florida back in the power mix of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and now Missouri joining traditions eastern division rivals

By October 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Gators QB Will Grier suspended for year for using banned substance

Gators QB Will Grier suspended for year for using banned substance

Florida quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for one calendar year for using a substance banned by the NCAA as his team prepares for a high-stakes visit to unbeaten LSU

By October 12, 2015 Read More →

Politics

TRUMP The Hammer and the Nail

TRUMP The Hammer and the Nail

The Hammer and the Nail. A “citizen president” is what this nation has needed for a long time. Lawyers have dominated politics, and I’m tired of it.

By October 8, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Donald Trump tax plan is supported by 7 decades of hard data

Donald Trump tax plan is supported by 7 decades of hard data

Donald Trump certainly did not disappoint his supporters. Donald Trump main tax points. It works!

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Death Toll Rises To 131 In Yemeni

Death Toll Rises To 131 In Yemeni

The death toll from Monday’s Saudi-led airstrikes that struck a wedding in Yemen’s Taiz province has risen to 131, including at least 80 women,

By September 29, 2015 Read More →

Columbus History

Columbus Ga A New Era

Columbus Ga A New Era

Columbus Ga. new era booming and more people that ever are dependent on finding everything on the Internet. People are looking for new fun things to do.

Historic Columbus Part 3

Historic Columbus Part 3

Columbus became a real wartime military town where soldiers could go and enjoy their leave without a lot of hassle. The Infantry School was near Columbus.

Historic Columbus Part 2

Historic Columbus Part 2

My Father and my older brother were both Columbus projectionists. My Father worked at the Rialto theater and my brother at the Springer.

Civil War

Civil War Columbus Part 1

Civil War Columbus Part 1

The last land battle of the Civil War was fought in Columbus. Northern troupes marched down Summerville Rd. after dark, but were engaged at the 14th St. bridge.

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Blow to the Heart of Dixie part 2

Blow to the Heart of Dixie part 2

RISE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT, that although the fall of Petersburg, and consequently Richmond, would be embarrassing, it would not be as significant as it could have been had it happened earlier in the war. During the early years of the war Richmond had been the primary location of the manufacture and repair of Confederate arms. However at this time in the war several new locations in the “Industrial South” had removed the importance of Richmond in the manufacture of arms; due to construction of factories in Augusta, Selma, Fayetteville, and other areas (Columbus being one of these.)

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Battle for the Heartland Part 3

Battle for the Heartland Part 3

The losses to the North of Nashville, Atlanta, and now Richmond, much more significance to the industrial centers located along this region which stretched from eastern Mississippi trough Alabama to central Georgia. Most of the factories that were producing arms, textiles, shoes, flour and other wartime essentials for the South were in the towns situated in this area. The Heart of Dixie, the Battle for the Heartland was coming to Columbus, GA!

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John Gilbert - Drive In

Drive In Chapter 1

Drive In Chapter 1

The drive-in was only about a mile from the house and to me the short walk was fun. We would start in the early evening as the sun was slowly sinking.

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Drive In Chapter 2

Drive In Chapter 2

The bright light from outside was in his eyes as the door opened and he saw five figures silhouetted in the doorway. He reached out to take our tickets just as four children squealed “Daddy!” I remember being chocked up as I saw my father and tears of gladness filled my eyes.

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Drive In Chapter 3

Drive In Chapter 3

Drive In – The day had been hot and the lot was still warm and the smell of warm asphalt mixed with the fragrance of popping corn and frying burgers. We placed a speaker in the car window as the pre-movie music was finishing and Ben Parsons announced that it was, “Show time!”

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Alabama Rural Ministry Accepts Large Donation

Alabama Rural Ministry Accepts Large Donation

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Iraqi Forces Advance On Ramadi

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Daylight Savings Time 2015: Official Date And Survival Tips For Fall Back

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