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Archive By Author - Jeff Whitten


As the year swiftly goes bye-bye

Observations at the end of a year, apropos of nothing much.

December 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Merry Christmas from the Pembroke Mafia

Being a reporter, I feel obligated to report the facts. So in case you didn't know it, Monday is Christmas.

December 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Wreaths laid at Warriors Walk

Army Pvt. Eduardo Cardenas didn't mind working Saturday at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart. He said it was important to be there.

December 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Mafia forecasters taking unscheduled day off

Well, butter Kirby Smart's butt and call him a biscuit. I hope he got the tag number of that orange and blue semi with the War Eagle tag.

November 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Sandwiches, steel cages, veterans and football

There's an old saying in newspapers: "Never take a bite out of somebody else's pork chop sandwich. You don't know where they got the pickles."

November 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Will Richmond Hill annex Pembroke Mafia

There are a couple of cats that are getting awfully close to being let out of the bag, so I might as well go ahead and get this over with.

November 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Brigade reflags to reflect armor mission

With an eye toward possible adversaries in Russia and China, the Army in December ordered Fort Stewart's 2nd Brigade to convert from infantry to tanks.

October 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Inmates get to run the zoo

First, howdy. Second, a word of caution.

October 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Pembroke delights in spooky night

On a Pembroke night while the moon hung bright, the stories told were of frights and spooky sights.

October 13, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


'The Cov' and more

Welcome to week seven of the Pembroke Mafia Football League's hebdomadally exercise in picking the winners of college football games.

October 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Abbreviated but not less goofy prediction column

Welcome to an abbreviated version of the Pembroke Mafia Football League picks column, an ongoing exercise in something so odd and yet so profoundly confusing that it ought to get a spray tan and run for Congress.

October 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Back where we belong, and no not the funny pages

Dear reader, we're back on the sports pages.

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


A good man needs help

I'll keep this brief. I stumbled across a gofundme page late Wednesday set up for longtime Bryan County firefighter Otis Willis, who is suffering from cancer.

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Chairman, clown, PMFL

Welcome to another installment of the Pembroke Mafia Football League meets local politics.

September 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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Articles By Author - Jeff Whitten


It takes a village to have a village

As always, I'm a day late and a dollar short when it comes to writing columns for the editorial page.

January 18, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The importance of being Ernie, and other fables

Uh-oh, it's already 2018 outside. That means it's time for the first Pembroke Mafia Football League column of the new year.

January 11, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


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