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Dear Editor: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's theme for the month is "Together, we can help #StopSuicide."

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I saw that Mainstreet News wrote a story about the new "one way" traffic pattern set up by the City of Hoschton. Now, they have installed a row of "no parking" signs down the street in front of the right-of-way in front the school. It is spoiling the environment with visual pollution. We are…

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I’ve covered a lot of meetings over the past 40+ years. Some have been a little rowdy, especially about controversial zoning issues. A few have been ugly, like the one a few years ago at the old Benton Elementary School when the public was upset at plans to consolidate the school into anothe…

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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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The Trump supporters who stormed into the U.S. Capitol last week finally did what four years of political opposition couldn't: They exposed the slimy underbelly of Trumpism in a way that is unmistakable and undeniable.

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During 2020, Hoschton focused on the needs of an aging infrastructure system as well as expansion of our existing services and staff to accommodate the growth brought about by the completion of several derelict residential subdivision developments, two new subdivision developments, a senior …

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Dear Editor: For many physicians, the joys of working in health care come from helping people. This call to help others often creates a sacred bond of trust between the physician and the patient. For better or worse, the evolution of society and technology has made a profound impact on this …

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“There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you’d been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment you’re suspended, knowing nothing and no one, not even yourself.”

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Dear Editor: Say what you want about President Trump, but one thing that must be acknowledged is that when he says he’s going to get something done, he does it. One area this has been very apparent in is the area of human trafficking, otherwise known as “modern-day slavery.”

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Dear Editor: Today the office of president is occupied by a man who uses cruel and vindictive words and actions on a daily basis. No one, it seems, is immune to his hateful and misleading comments. It is sad and disappointing to me that his behavior is so juvenile.

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Dear Editor: We moved to Braselton from Suwanee 1.5 years ago and have enjoyed reading The Braselton News. I can honestly say that many, many times I have not agreed with your political views but can respect them. At times your views have given me reason to question or try to better understa…

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Dear Editor: Thanks in large part to media manipulation of the masses, our country has become deeply divided — yet many people still believe a charismatic leader will come forward and restore a feeling of unity among the American people.

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Dear Editor: Walking up to the Jackson County Senior Center, the calm, quiet, picturesque exterior might give the impression that not much was going on inside the building either. It was a bit sad to see empty benches and an unused walking trail on such a beautiful day. Seriously, the sun wa…

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In this time of social distancing, we must all work to remain socially close to children. Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress, but reporting may be down. Children are no longer in the public…

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Dear Editor: Every 10th of a second, someone is thriving towards the next dimension of success. Thus, I believe these are the American People. These people are building constructive relationships among their relatives, friends, and colleagues. Moreover, if a conflict arises, they know how to…

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Dear Editor: The recent revamp of "The Braselton News" has resulted in an almost complete disappearance of the always thoughtful and politically non-partial editorials by Mike Buffington, which have been one of the main reasons for me to look forward to reading the paper every week. Unfortun…

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If you are a resident of the Classic City of Athens and an impassioned Bulldog fan, chances are you know all there is to know about Georgia and its championship teams along with the signature achievements of a plethora of accomplished athletes, past and present.

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After Tuesday’s primary votes in six states, it doesn’t look like Sen. Bernie Sanders’ brand of socialism remains a threat during this presidential cycle. However, since the Democrat Party’s embrace of the critical tenets of socialism... repackaged to hide the true nature of their support fo…

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The following is personal, but I don’t mind sharing it with any who might be a companion with the aging process. It has to do with heartburn. That is what I heard acid reflux called when I was down on the farm. (In fact, owning to my provincial background, I first thought it was, “acid reflex.”)