While all other state employees were paid as expected, teachers in Georgia often received partial or no pay for their seven months of work.

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Christmas 2017 marks the 15th year of Christmas-related Looking Back columns. Here are some of my favorite tidbits from columns past as well as newly discovered facts about the most wonderful time of the year.

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Beginning in the fall of 1940, all junior high and high school sophomores were required to take physical education.

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Long before the “If it says Libby’s, Libby’s Libby’s on the label, label, label, you will like it, like it, like it, on the table, table, table” jingle, the company was feeding America.

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President Woodrow Wilson issued the first proclamation making Mother’s Day an official national holiday in 1915.

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