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Nowell Briscoe

  • The Walton Tribune
  • Nowell Briscoe is a former Monroe resident living in Atlanta. His e-mail address is nowellbriscoe@bellsouth.net.
Saturday 08/17/2019
Briscoe: Back to school, back then
Posted: August 17, 2019 - 12:00 am

Recently a neighbor stopped by to drop off some misdelivered mail and was complaining about how frustrated she was over getting her daughter ready for school this year.

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Saturday 07/20/2019
Briscoe: Remembering one of the last of the 'old guard'
Posted: July 20, 2019 - 12:00 am

The death of Charles W. Henson Jr. in March brought to mind a sobering thought: He was one of the last surviving members of what I have long referred to as Monroe’s “Old Guard.”

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Saturday 06/15/2019
Briscoe: More than the deaths, obituaries tell the stories of our lives
Posted: June 15, 2019 - 12:00 am

During a recent cocktail gathering at the house one of the guest went missing!

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Saturday 12/22/2018
Briscoe: Christmas cards offer a glimpse to our past
Posted: December 22, 2018 - 12:00 am

For decades, besides the traditions of decorating the house and tree, inviting friends over for gatherings and attending various Christmas musical events, one of the most loved traditions I have is the selecting, writing sentiments and addressing Christmas cards.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
Briscoe: Thankful for lessons in Walton County's past
Posted: November 21, 2018 - 12:00 am

Once again we come to one of the most historically important and beloved times of our year … the time when we give thanks for the many blessings we have been given during the past years.

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Briscoe: Thankful for lessons in Walton County's past
Updated: December 11, 2018 - 11:08 am

Once again we come to one of the most historically important and beloved times of our year … the time when we give thanks for the many blessings we have been given during the past years.

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Saturday 11/17/2018
Briscoe: A glance at life in Walton County in 1908 through a 110-year-old column
Posted: November 17, 2018 - 12:00 am

As we stand on the precipice leading our city and county into its 200th birthday, as with other recent columns, I wanted the November column to reflect some of our town’s very early history to share with Tribune readers.

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Briscoe: Life wasn't much better than in the walls of Monroe's Greer House
Updated: December 11, 2018 - 10:58 am

Writer’s Note: This column from several years ago has been revised with new material and is being shared with the readers again due to a happy circumstance of recent date which introduced me to the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Greer: Tom,“Cis” and Mike, which brought them to Monroe this month for a special gathering.

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Saturday 09/15/2018
Briscoe: Final memories of Walton County from W. Stokes Walker in 1873
Posted: September 15, 2018 - 12:00 am

We come now to the final installments of life in Monroe & Walton County in the year 1873 as recorded by the late Rev. W. Stokes Walker, which was passed along to his good friend, Editor Ernest Camp, in 1935.

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Saturday 08/18/2018
Briscoe: Remembering Walton County's past with Stokes Walker, Part 3
Posted: August 18, 2018 - 12:00 am

Remembering a long ago Monroe and Walton County as seen through the eyes of the late Rev. W. Stokes Walker continues in the last three columns he passed along to Editor Ernest Camp back in 1935.

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