Stories by Jim Irish

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: Agencies are attack dogs

The solution to the menace of the IRS is not to reform the agency but to dismantle it brick by brick and replace it with a Fair Tax.
By Jim Irish

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Letter: Graham isn't conservative

Graham has so much conservative support that six Republican challengers were aligned against him.
By Jim Irish

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Letter: Decline on clear display

English historian Edward Gibbon published "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." It is unfolding in front of our eyes.
By Jim Irish

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thomson K-9 officer dismissed

A Thomson Police Department K-9 officer who was hired in June was fired Monday. Ruth Hernandez told The Chronicle on Thursday night that she notified the department of her pregnancy on Feb. 13.
By Garth Snow and Jim Irish

Monday, April 19, 2010

Letter: Obama's abortion policies are shameful

Citizens of this republic must battle the increasing moral decay in our government. Politicians such as Obama see the light only when they feel the heat.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009

QB leads Mustangs to victory in opener

Midland Valley's Tevin Nuckles made a diving tackle on Damone Pringle after a 73-yard reception on the 5-yard line to prevent a touchdown early in the second quarter. Crestwood settled for a ...
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009

Spartans use strong defense

Kevin Johnson 's 43-yard punt return put Glenn Hills at the Westside 40 in the third quarter.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009

Razorbacks win in OT

In his first game as a kicker, Cross Creek's Corey Watlington hit a 29-yard field goal in overtime for the win.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

Early mistakes deflate Irish

Wilkinson County quarterback Calvin Harris threw three touchdown passes and finished with 194 passing yards.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009

Hephzibah defense keeps region record perfect

If Hephzibah's offense stalls, the Rebels' defense steps up.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009

Spartans win on big plays

With no time left in the second quarter and the score tied at 6, Glenn Hills QB Kendrick Armstrong tossed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Lord .
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009

Razorbacks prevail

After Butler tied the score at 14 in the fourth quarter, Cross Creek junior Terrell Woods ran the ensuing kickoff back 85 yards for the winning score.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009

Mustangs manhandle Predators

Play of the game: Midland Valley quarterback Marquett Carr faked a handoff and dodged two tackles en route to a 40-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter.
By Jim Irish

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008

Mustangs advance with win

Midland Valley's Marquett Carr picked up a fumble by Stall fullback Nicholas Gadsonand returned it 32 yards to the Stall 8. Quarterback Cameron Epting scored on the next play to put the Mustangs ...
By Jim Irish

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008

Gumulya takes control to earn second pro title

After a three-hour semifinal, Sandy Gumulya prepared for another grueling match in the final.
By Jim Irish

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

Teen courts success in tennis

Coco Vandeweghe has a remarkable pedigree. Several branches of her family tree bear the fruits of athletic excellence. Although the 16-year-old is recognizable because of her famous relatives, ...
By Jim Irish

Friday, May 2, 2008

Magill, 87, refuses to slow down

Dan Magill retired as men's tennis coach at the University of Georgia after 34 years in 1988, but he still prowls the court.
By Jim Irish

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Knights' year ends in defeat

AIKEN --- Georgia Perimeter handed Aiken Tech its first home loss of the season Saturday after 14 wins. Even worse, the Jaguars stopped the Knights from advancing to the National Junior College ...
By Jim Irish

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008

Pasha steps up at crucial time

A generation ago, Nathan Pasha and Gabriel Townes likely would have been playing basketball or football. But the teenagers from Atlanta took advantage of opportunities for minorities to start ...
By Jim Irish

Monday, Feb. 18, 2008

Top-25 player moves on despite challenge

Top-seeded Harry Seaborn learned Sunday that other players are gunning for him.
By Jim Irish
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