Jim Dale

Retirement Cruise 2003

Jim Dale, author of “Neon Through the Pines,” is a graduate of Hogansville High School and West Georgia College, where he also did graduate work. He served during Vietnam as an Air Force historian. He served 30 years in the Department of the Army as a Senior Management Analyst, retiring in 2003.

His book takes readers on a journey of his experiences as a Southerner, how the South has changed, and how some people feel about the changes. The book is a series of edited articles from columns he wrote for his hometown newspaper, published under the titles, “Let Me Tell You a Story” and “Lines from the Lake.”