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  • Family Tradition

    08/26/2013 2:12:38 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Out Here Magazine, Pages 22-24 ^ | Fall 2013 | Nancy Dorman-Hickson
    Family TraditionSciple's Water Mill has been all in the family for nearly 200 yearsBy Nancy Dorman-Hickson Photography by Meg McKinney The honor box says a lot about Sciple’s Water Mill in De Kalb, Miss. Attached to a stand that’s filled with the mill’s stone-ground whole-wheat flour, fish fry mix, grits, and meal, the honor box means visitors won’t leave empty-handed even if the mill is closed. “Most people are honest,” says Eddie Sciple, the mill’s operator and owner. “Usually if meal is gone, there is money or an I.O.U. in the box.” People have been coming to the mill...
  • Gingrich: I'm more Southern than Romney

    03/10/2012 10:47:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Sarah Huisenga
    ...."I have had grits before," he told a crowd at a Mobile cafe on Saturday morning, making a not-so-subtle knock on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's joking admission to an audience that he was starting to like the favorite Southern food. ....The former House Speaker contended that was evidence of a larger problem facing his rival: "I figure if you don't understand grits, there's a pretty high likelihood that you don't understand the rest of the South, either." ...."We have momentum, but we haven't won," he told a crowd at his second cafe stop of the day - Mama Lou's...
  • 2 charged in south Ga. church thefts

    03/18/2011 4:46:10 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 4 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 03/18/2011 | Unknown
    KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Kingsland police have charged two men with burglarizing three churches in two days. Edward Stanley Gilbert, 20, and Lloyd Odis Sams, 19, both of Kingsland, each face three counts of felony burglary, said Lt. Todd Tetterton, police department spokesman. When arrested, the suspects had been free on bail on charges stemming from another theft case, Tetterton said. Both remained in custody at the Camden County jail on Thursday. Gilbert and Sams are charged with stealing a variety of items including canned food, prepackaged juice drinks, hot chocolate mix, a portable clock radio and a small lock box-style...
  • Pair grits with shrimp for a taste of the South

    04/17/2009 9:51:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 481+ views
    miamiherald ^ | By CAROLE KOTKIN
    Collard greens seasoned with smoky side meat. Corn bread and black-eyed peas. Grits studded with shrimp and tender baby greens. Those are just some of the menu possibilities for a delicious Southern Sunday supper. South Florida may not seem very Southern these days, but there was a time when natives pronounced Miami ''myah-muh.'' So, just pass the sweet ice tea, y'all. Southern cooking's charm lies in its use of regional ingredients -- country ham, pecans, local shrimp, corn, root vegetables -- in uncomplicated ways. The fresh produce found at local markets in the spring makes it the perfect time to...
  • GRITS: What are grits?

    03/17/2009 6:27:36 PM PDT · by deport · 148 replies · 2,476+ views
    Grits 101 | Gritty
    What Are Grits? Nobody knows. Some folks believe grits are grown on bushes and are harvested by midgets by shaking the bushes after spreading sheets around them. Many people feel that grits are made from ground up bits of white corn. These are obviously lies spread by Communists and terrorists. Nothing as good as Grits can be made from corn. The most recent research suggests that the mysterious Manna that God rained down upon the Israelites during their time in the Sinai Desert was most likely Grits. Critics disagree, stating that there is no record of biscuits, butter, salt, and...
  • Waffles and Grits a White House Favorite, First Lady Says

    02/23/2009 5:02:20 AM PST · by paulycy · 103 replies · 2,728+ views ^ | 2/23/09 | Lee Ross
    The guests at Sunday evening's black tie White House dinner for the nation's governors feasted on servings of Chesapeake crab agnolottis, wagyu beef, Nantucket scallops and huckleberry cobbler for dessert. But thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, a bit more of the day-to-day eating habits of the new family living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave has been learned. "There are some mean waffles and grits that are made in the morning that have become a regular staple for some of us," Obama said. But she didn't reveal exactly for who that breakfast pairing has become a morning favorite. Though she was...
  • Warwick Grits Festival (Warwick, Georgia - 73 lbs of Grits in those pants)

    04/14/2008 10:57:41 AM PDT · by devane617 · 33 replies · 459+ views
    WALB-TV ^ | 04/14/2008 | Wainwright Jeffers
    April 12, 2008 Warwick--Funnel cake, barbeque and lost of grits was in order for anyone in the Warwick town square on Saturday. The town dubbed the grits capital of Georgia held the 11th annual festival this year and organizers said it was the biggest so far. "It was fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, the lord blessed us with rain and the lord blessed us with sunshine, we had an exorbitant amount that got in the grits pit", said Robbie Woolbright. Morgan Nolen and Olivia Deal participated in a festival favorite, the Quaker Grits Pit. "It was disgusting it stunk really bad," said...
  • Man eats 21 pounds of grits for title

    09/30/2007 2:58:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies · 67+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2007
    He'll never want breakfast again. Pat Bertoletti, a mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds of buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000 in the first World Grits Eating Championship at Louisiana Downs on Saturday...
  • Rare Lincoln Letter Found in Allentown

    07/26/2006 3:22:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 664 replies · 6,107+ views
    AP ^ | July 19, 2006 | AP
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - July 19, 2006 - A University of Illinois researcher had discovered a fourth copy of a rare letter Abraham Lincoln had written by to the nation's governors in 1861. The letter John Lupton found Tuesday in the Lehigh County Historical Society's holdings was one Lincoln wrote as part of an unsuccessful ratification process for a constitutional amendment Congress adopted during the term of his predecessor, President James Buchanan, that would have made slavery the law of the land. The president remembered for abolishing slavery had been willing to push the amendment as "kind of a carrot...
  • Tories enjoy 10-point lead over Grits: poll

    05/11/2006 11:21:34 AM PDT · by Clive · 17 replies · 906+ views
    Sun media ^ | 2006-05-11 | Kathleen Harris
    OTTAWA - With the first federal budget under their belt, the Conservatives are enjoying a 10-point lead over their Liberal rivals, a new poll has found. The Sun Media-SES Research survey shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Tories now have the support of 38% of Canadians, compared to 28% for the Grits. The NDP has the support of 19% of Canadians, while the Bloc Quebecois has 9% and the Green Party 6%. The national poll of 930 Canadians on May 9 revealed a five-point climb for the Conservatives in the last three months since Feb. 9. The survey of committed voters...
  • Grits must rebuild

    01/29/2006 6:38:45 AM PST · by Clive · 13 replies · 384+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-01-29 | Sheila Copps
    OTTAWA — John Manley’s announcement that he will not be a candidate to lead the federal Liberals is symptomatic of a greater malaise infecting Canada’s “natural governing party.” Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna’s return to Canada is seen as a slam-dunk for his Liberal leadership ambitions. One high-powered Grit told me he could raise $1million for McKenna in one hour. Where does that leave the party that desperately needs a real leadership race, not the make-believe farce that characterized Paul Martin’s rise to power? Is the party’s desire for power so deep that the obvious message emanating from last...
  • Etobicoke [Ontario, Canada] Liberal riding president throws support to Tory

    01/20/2006 2:20:51 PM PST · by Heatseeker · 30 replies · 662+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | ROB FERGUSON
    In a last-minute blow to high-profile Liberal candidate Michael Ignatieff, the president of the party’s riding association in Etobicoke-Lakeshore swung his support today to Conservative rival John Capobianco in Monday’s federal election. The controversial process by which Ignatieff was acclaimed the candidate over local hopefuls ruled ineligible by the party was a major factor in the decision, said Ron Chyczij, who had hoped to contest the nomination himself. "I can no longer in good conscience support the Liberal candidate in this riding," he said in a statement released this afternoon. "After the nomination fiasco, I’ve purposely waited on the sidelines...
  • Conservatives take 18-point lead, poll shows

    01/17/2006 8:20:51 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies · 767+ views
    CTV ^ | Jan. 17 2006
    he Conservative Party has an 18-point lead over the Liberals in a new poll, giving them 42 per cent support nationally and setting possibly setting the stage for a major electoral shift. The Tories have gained two points since a similar poll released Monday, while the Liberals fell three points. "These numbers would deliver a majority government," pollster Tim Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel told on Tuesday. "We've seen a transformation of the electoral landscape that's basically on par with 1993, 1984, 1968 and 1958," he said, referring to elections which generated big majorities. However, Craig Oliver, CTV's chief...
  • New [Canadian] Conservative attack ad takes aim at Layton

    01/17/2006 2:30:02 AM PST · by Heatseeker · 23 replies · 624+ views
    CTV ^ | Jan. 16 2006 | News Staff
    Updated Mon. Jan. 16 2006 11:41 PM ET With one week remaining before the election, the Conservatives have unleashed their own vicious television ad, but this time the target is Jack Layton and his New Democrat Party. The Tories have taken aim at Layton in the commercial, charging among other things that he is in favour of higher gas prices and legalizing drugs. The ad features a Jack Layton-style moustache and mouth digitally placed over the mouths of Canadians, with a male voice speaking. "I support legalized drugs," says the voice, speaking for a mother with her young child. "Who...
  • Tonight's the night for Grits

    11/28/2005 6:56:00 AM PST · by GreenLanternCorps · 7 replies · 833+ views
    The National Post (Canada) (CanWest News Service) ^ | Monday, November 28th, 2005 | Mike Blanchfield, with files from Allan Woods in Vancouver
    Government expected to fall, accused of income-trust leak OTTAWA - The battle lines are firmly drawn for what will be a bitter winter election that will mirror the nasty and short-lived 38th Parliament, which is expected to fall tonight under the weight of a non-confidence vote brought on by a united opposition. The Conservatives continued to hammer their core theme of corruption as they hurled allegations that Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's office leaked details of income-trust changes, just days after opposition leader Stephen Harper linked the Liberals to organized crime. The Liberals, meanwhile, having learned from their early mistake of...
  • Canada opposition plots to oust minority Liberals

    11/13/2005 3:17:44 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 33 replies · 866+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 13, 2005
    OTTAWA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The leaders of Canada's three opposition parties met on Sunday to decide how and when to try to bring down the 16-month-old minority Liberal government and force an election, possibly as soon as next month. Following a change in heart by the New Democratic Party, which said on Monday that it would no longer be able to support the Liberals, the heads of the three parties met in Conservative leader Stephen Harper's office in Parliament. They kept reporters away from the meeting, but were understood to be discussing whether to bring the government down before...
  • The Ten Commandments of Grits

    08/03/2005 2:00:38 PM PDT · by mafree · 88 replies · 2,083+ views
    All Things Southern ^ | 8/3/05 | Unknown
    1. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 2. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits; for this is blasphemy. 3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Grits. 4. Thou shalt only use Salt, Butter and Cheese as toppings for thy Grits. 5. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits. 6. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 7. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 8. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 9. Thou shalt not put sugar on thy Grits either. 10. Thou shalt not put sugar or syrup on...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1622) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    06/30/2005 1:31:45 AM PDT · by Miss Marple · 208 replies · 1,968+ views
    All of us | June 30, 2005 | Various news sources and Free Republic members
    We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!
  • Pass The Popcorn, Belinda Is On!

    05/24/2005 4:10:26 PM PDT · by Grig · 11 replies · 871+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | By Paul Albers
    I was amused by how many people expected me to join in the weeping and wailing over the defection of Belinda Stronach. I was so pleased with the news that I sent her a thank you note. I enjoy having time prove me right. Those who openly questioned her abilities, qualification and commitment were written off as jealous or sexist dinosaurs. Most of the media was so intent on selling the myth that she was a sharp, capable and popular conservative that they overlooked nearly all evidence to the contrary. As a leadership candidate Belinda was unimpressive. The only successes...
  • Pizza man sorry for bringing down Canada minister

    05/11/2005 9:44:30 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 37 replies · 839+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2005
    Pizza man sorry for bringing down Canada minister Wed May 11, 2005 04:55 PM ET OTTAWA (Reuters) - A pizza shop owner who forced former Canadian immigration minister Judy Sgro to resign by claiming she had offered to help him avoid deportation has admitted he lied and has apologised, Sgro said on Tuesday. Sgro quit her job in January after Harjit Singh filed an affidavit accusing her of offering to help him stay in Canada in return for pizza deliveries and assistance with her election campaign. Singh was deported to India in February. "I now admit I did not have...
  • Canada Tories (Conservative Party) Say Impossible for Liberals (Grits) to Stay

    04/22/2005 9:22:36 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 1 replies · 343+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | April 22, 2005 | Reuters
    It is impossible for Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's beleaguered minority Liberal government to carry on governing while under investigation for corruption, Conservative leader Stephen Harper said on Friday. Asked if he would agree to Martin's request to hold off bringing down the government until after an official inquiry into a spending scandal makes its report in December, Harper said: "The real question I think is, do Canadians want a corrupt party to stay in power during this inquiry, and I think it's impossible. "It's impossible for the affairs of state to be run by a government under investigation, a...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1550) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    04/18/2005 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 298 replies · 2,840+ views
    All of Us | 4/19/05 | Various News Sources & Free Republic Members
    Hello again...& Welcome to ATRW for Tues., Apr. 19!As the week continues....John Bolton's name is set to be sent to the Senate Floor for confirmation as UN Ambassador...Longtime Republican Cong. from Illinois, Henry Hyde announced his retirement at term's end.For the first time in 4 weeks, gasoline prices at the pump have dropped...a few cents.An Iraqi Maj. General and his son were assassinated late Monday returning to Baghdad from Madain.And the Cardinals met for the first day of their deliberations with no new Pope selected.We Will Not Tire, We Will Not Falter, and We Will not Fail!
  • World Grits Festival dishes out heaping helpings of family fun

    04/17/2005 9:33:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 709+ views
    The Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 04/17/05 | Deneshia Graham
    World Grits Festival dishes out heaping helpings of family fun BY DENESHIA GRAHAM ST. GEORGE--Someone by the name of George got dibs on this small, Dorchester County town before grits could. Regardless of where it got its name, the town's heart belongs to the distinctly Southern staple. The love affair has been celebrated for two decades. Day two of the World Grits Festival took place Saturday. Thousands of grits-goers from near and far, some armed with flimsy paper plates of fried food, filed past one another, each heading to a variety of events. Commencing at 7 a.m., activities included a...
  • Environmentalists Sue Bush Administration (..again)

    02/17/2005 3:41:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/05 | Matthew Daly - AP
    WASHINGTON - Environmentalists sued the Bush administration on Thursday over new rules for managing the 192 million acres of national forests. The rules issued in December give managers of the 155 national forests more discretion to approve logging and other commercial projects without lengthy environmental reviews. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claims the rules water down protection of wildlife and the environment "to the point where they are virtually meaningless." The suit filed by San Francisco-based Earthjustice on behalf of a coalition of conservation groups said the rules fail to include important environmental protection measures...
  • It's no holiday without the cheese grits

    11/27/2003 5:00:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies · 465+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 27, 2003 | COLLEEN JENKINS
    It's Thanksgiving. If your family is anything like mine, a few people are loosening their belts or unbuttoning their pants to breathe easier while eating an unnatural amount of food in one sitting. The most self-aware eaters just admit their gluttony and wear sweat pants with elastic waists to the feast. Everyone clamors to heap the prized dish, the family favorite you look forward to all year, onto already full plates. It's that special recipe passed down through generations - a creamy vegetable casserole, fluffy pumpkin bread, homemade applesauce. Or baked cheese grits. Yes, you heard that right. In my...
  • Sanford gets grits to help ease pangs from lean budget (SC's Republican Governor)

    02/13/2003 5:12:51 AM PST · by wimpycat · 8 replies · 198+ views
    GreenvilleOnline ^ | 2/13/03 | Tim Smith
    <p>COLUMBIA — If you have any spare bacon lying around the kitchen, Gov. Mark Sanford could use it at the Governor's Mansion. It would go nicely with the grits Sanford received on Wednesday from a Columbia milling company. Sanford said earlier this week he may temporarily close the mansion due to a lack of money.</p>
  • St. George ready for weekend's World Grits Festival

    04/16/2002 5:57:03 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 13 replies · 381+ views
    The Charleston Post and Courier ^ | April 16, 2002 | BO PETERSEN
    ST. GEORGE S.C. - Simmerize world peace? Granny Grits thinks so. The World Grits Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a globally touted nod to the down-home Southern staple corn dish. It's a ladling of grits breakfasts and dinners, grits wallowing, grits-eating contests, grits grinding, corn shelling and tossing, along with a carnival, music, arts and crafts and grit-ty souvenirs. Some 30,000 people are expected to attend. Nell "Granny Grits" Bennett wishes the world would. The esteemed festival organizer says there's just something peaceful about a steaming plate of homeground hominy. "If there were big ol' pots of grits...