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It’s been 25 years or so since I first stayed at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Proclaimed as the South’s Grand Hotel, I have since stayed a couple of dozen times, at least.

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From the moment that George Elliott stopped in for a bite at the Dawsonville Pool Room in the mid-1970s and told the joint’s owner, Gordon Pirkle, that the Elliott family was going to take a run at NASCAR, Pirkle was fully on board.

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It will likely take years to unpack the final days of the Trump presidency and understand the full weight of the Jan. 6 insurgency on the U.S. Capitol that sought to thwart our democratic process. But if we don’t take the necessary steps to do so, the risk of a future successful coup will be…

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Forget Superman or Aquaman. There are people in the world with a real-life superpower, those who basically don’t forget anything. It’s called “Hyperthymesia,” which is a condition that leads people to remember an abnormally large number of their life experiences in vivid detail. Only about 6…

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As an Extension agent, I see a lot of insects. People leave jars of them on my desk, send me photos, call me out to their gardens to identify them and give control recommendations.

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To halfway understand Gordon Pirkle — no one will ever fully understand any mountain man — you must first look at the rocky, dusty, thirsty ground that helped raised him.

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The worst kept secret the last 10 years and a fortnight or two was the un-retreating rumor that The Varsity in Athens would be closing, but nobody knew exactly when the curtain would fall.

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At the time, I was in way over my head. Pleasingly, though, I was oblivious to that so I just kept sputtering along, doing the best I could. And it was working.

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In a statement to the Barrow County Board of Education last week, Kenny Lumpkin — who the board ultimately selected over six other candidates to fill the vacant District 1 seat — said providing the children of the community a quality education should be “politics-free.”

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If you have never heard of skeletonization before and think that a red squiggly line should show up underneath it, you are not alone.

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Not all men make good fathers from the get go. Some have to learn it. For some, it takes a long time. For others, they never figure it out.

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My friend once proclaimed to me that she saw containers of ladybugs for sale at The Home Depot.

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June 6 will be the 77th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, when the Allies came ashore at Normandy in 1944. This was the beginning of the end of Nazi dominance of Europe and thwarted Adolph Hitler’s aim to dominate the world.

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When I look at the low COVID vaccination rates, I’m reminded that most of this area doesn’t feel like I do. I was so relieved to get those two shots in the arm and to see my family members who are eligible get the shots, too.

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There is no shortage of competition, but three Republican members of Congress from Georgia in particular — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rep. Andrew Clyde and the 10th District’s own Rep. Jody Hice — have to be in the  running for the not-so-illustrious title of “Worst Congressman in America.”

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My cousin, Lynn, and I sat side-by-side every week in Sunday School, in the choir where less than a dozen people sang, and on the second bench on the left side for preaching.

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In 1957, Mama and Daddy gathered up their simple belongings, those which they had carefully acquired through the diligent saving of nickels, and moved to the little brick house they had built.

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Twenty-five years later, I do not remember a ton about first grade other than making friends and playing on the playground at Saxon Heights Elementary School in Dublin. But one particular moment involving my teacher, Corinne Kaboli, really stands out to me.

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Thank goodness that my parents believed — and firmly practiced — the old-fashion philosophy of “Children should be seen and not heard.”

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Our highly emotional partisan politics shouldn’t make us illogical in dealing with global matters. And an exit from Afghanistan, which President Biden has promised by Sept. 11, 2021, is long overdue. It’s a move toward logical decision-making, not emotion-driven choices.

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If you’re of my generation, then nearly half of your life is divided between one-foot-in and one-foot-out of the internet age. Maybe others don’t feel this, but I still have some version of shell shock about the complete alteration of information flow.

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Georgia is the peach state, and so naturally most folks assume that growing peaches is easy here. And fresh-picked peaches still warm from the sun is one of the most delicious things that you will ever put into your mouth. Who wouldn’t want a couple of trees laden with that drip-down-your-ch…

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision to yank this year’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta — in response to the newly-passed election laws that Georgia Republicans rammed through during this year’s state legislative session — can be debated by reasonable minds. And it’s not a…