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NEW ORLEANS – After Atlanta, my home turf, the first major city I got to know well was New Orleans, which has a variety of pronunciations and nicknames. “New Or-leans” is commonplace as is New “Or-lee-uns.” Doesn’t matter how you say it, a party image comes sauntering to the forefront of you…

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“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

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When I moved back into my house in 2012, my living room was empty. I had no furniture except for a TV stand on casters and the blanket chest inherited from a long line of women in my family.

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Several years ago, I became engrossed in a television show called “Revenge.” It was loosely based on the plot of “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

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The Democrats and the rest of the left side of Congress are taking aim at the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and they are not doing it quietly.

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For the past four years, my New Year’s resolution has been the same. It has nothing to do with weight, being a better person or cleaning the house more often.

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Now that the big day is over, we’ll be asking each other, “Take your tree down yet?” when just a few weeks ago we were busy adorning our homes with all the trappings of the season.

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If you thought 2019 was a year of disdainfulness and discernment in politics and media reporting, then you had better hold on to something because of what the year 2020 is about to dump upon us.

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Clint Eastwood’s latest movie initially drew rave reviews but in the end fizzled out of the gate at the box office after a sparring match took place between the film’s creators and various media outlets over its content.

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The following is my annual Christmas column, first written several years ago. It remains a favorite of mine and has probably received as much positive feedback from readers as anything I have written. I like to share it with readers each year. I trust this Christmas will be filled with bless…

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I’ve said it before. Christmas is a time for making memories and my Christmas memories fill more bags than Santa could ever load into one sleigh.

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As we arrive at this solemn moment in our history — where President Trump’s actions and valuing of his own interests over the country’s national security interests have led to his justified and necessary impeachment — it is regrettable, but not surprising, that Republicans in Congress have s…

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Mama was really good at money. She could get as much out of a dollar bill as a lot of people could get out of five dollars.

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In 1978, with the help of a friend at the Augusta National Golf Club, I was approved for a credential to cover the Open championship, the first tournament in history of the game of golf, which was also the first golfing major and for years the sole tournament in the sport.

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NEW YORK – You likely agree, if you have reached that station in life, that grandchildren are not overrated. While, I didn’t originate that assessment—it came from a pretty friend Suzanne Chastain—I succumb passionately to that notion.

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A school teacher can never be rich except from fulfillment of helping a kid find his or her way. Few educators vacation on the Riviera, at Pebble Beach, Costa Del Sol or Bora Bora. For most of them, a corner room at a modest hotel at Destin or Hilton Head will do. Financial reward is not cen…

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Recently, Tink and I were visiting with friends in Virginia when I asked if I could go upstairs to their library and borrow a couple of books.

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When Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, on Monday, Dec. 9, publicly released his report on his examination of the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, President Trump said it was all “far worse than anything I would have imagined.”

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A school teacher can never be rich except from fulfillment of helping a kid find his or her way.

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The town of Mayberry was so warm and comforting that even the actors who played the characters on “The Andy Griffith Show” felt their hearts tugging them to live in such a lovely, Southern town.

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As we survey the havoc that President Trump and his sycophants have wreaked on the institutions of government, we can at least be thankful that the federal judiciary has steadfastly upheld our most enduring values.

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LAGRANGE – This has always been an inviting town, laid back but not passive, down home but not without an appreciation for sophisticated ambience, accompanied by an accent on culture and the arts.

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A few years ago, I and several other million people were called despicable by Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the presidency.

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As the House Intelligence Committee conducted public hearings over the last two weeks as part of the first phase of impeachment proceedings, only the Democrats on the committee appeared interested in learning the truth about a scheme involving President Trump leveraging congressionally-appro…

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, it isn’t food that dominates my thoughts. It’s cleaning the house.

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Georgia played Texas A&M Saturday in the pouring down rain. Georgia’s defense played a great game for all four quarters. Our offense lately seems to be confused. They keep forgetting that they have four quarters, not three. We have our state rivalry left before the SEC championship game,…

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Depending on your family schedules, and when you have time to read this, your turkeys are thawing in the fridge, cooked to perfection, or perhaps already devoured.

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PIERRE, S. D. – Winter came early to the Upper Midwest this fall, but that did not cause any reluctance on the part of hunters who can’t wait to make their way here annually to enjoy an outdoor experience that brings about defining fulfillment.

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Emmett Forrest, for all of his life, would be known as one of the most beloved, most thoughtful men in Mt. Airy, N.C. He happily shared whatever he had with others.