Mitch Clarke is director of news and content for Jacobs Media. He is a reformed print journalist, having spent nearly three decades covering local, state and national politics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @MitchAClarke
A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since.
I vividly remember that Sunday night, 50 years ago Saturday. It was well past a young boy’s bedtime. But my parents, realizing the significance of what was about to happen 250,000 miles from our living room, woke me up.
Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said Thursday he won’t be able to seek the death penalty against the four teenagers accused in the death of Deputy Nicolas Blane Dixon because the U.S. Supreme Court won’t allow it.