From George Washington to George Wallace to the Astrodon johnstoni dinosaurs that roamed the wilds off Contee Road — no doubt killing time before the new Panera and Harris Teeter open in Laurel — it seems that Laurel has hosted virtually every species.
I got to thinking about this when I heard the news of the recent death of James Brady, the press secretary to President Ronald Reagan. Both men were shot in 1981 by would-be assassin John Hinckley.
Over the past 30 years, my recollections of well-known people who have left their footprints in Laurel are, for the most part, clear, with a few blurry, abstract lines thrown in to signify the relentless march of...
The Covelli Family Limited Partnership of Orlando owns and manages about 60 Panera Bread locations in Central Florida. Panera is one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant chains.