Faye's Word Basket

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A book of newspaper columns compiled, edited and published by Julia Faye Dockery Smith
Faye's husband writes too...
     Faye and Jim Smith moved to small town Bainbridge, Georgia in 1991.  She taught 8th grade in the middle school, and he became editor of the community's twice-a-week newspaper, The Post-Searchlight.
    Jim's Opinions covers many of those years in Bainbridge.  Jim semi retired in 1999, buying the town's book store to keep active and involved in community events.
     In 2007, his predecessor  asked Jim to write a weekly community column for the Saturday editorial page of The Post-Searchlight.  The book, Jim' Opinions, is a compilation of many of those weekly columns.
     Some are about community life in a small town, while others are biographical, and others offer some progressive political thought in a conservative community 

     James Elliston (Jim) Smith has been active in journalism and newspapers most of his life.  From high school, through college, and into his professional life, he has worked as a news reporter, photographer, editorial writer, columnist and news executive.
      While a student at Florida State University, he worked part-time for The Tallahassee Democrat as a weekend police reporter, and helped guide the campus newspaper from a twice-a-week publication to five days a week.  From there, he went to The Orlando Sentinel working first in news bureaus in Daytona Beach, Titusville, Cocoa and New Smyrna Beach, then to the home office in Orlando where he rose to assistant managing editor.
​     He also has executive managing positions with The Lakeland Ledger, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and the Longmont Daily Times Call.

                                                                     
Jim's travel blog of Italy can be found at: 
http//www.tuscanhills.blogspot.com