by Max Brantley
... tailgating. At 7 a.m. this morning, smokers were fired up and beer cans had been popped on the War Memorial golf course.
... voting. A steady stream passed expeditiously through the County Courthouse this morning when we stopped in to cast an early vote. The electronic machines appeared to work and voting officials weren't peering over shoulders (helpfully or otherwise) as occurred during the recent school board election. Our votes appeared to register correctly on the paper device. I still prefer the scanner ballots.