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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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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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I had marked out several weeks on my calendar for finishing a writing project. That project remains unfinished. Instead, I spent time in front of a camera filming – mostly auditions for various roles.

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People ask me at times about the writers who most influenced me. I suppose I’d have to say that Steve Maloney, whose assignments at the University of Georgia prompted my earliest chapters of my book Alone among the Living, would be primary. Also, Virgil Adams, who later read those same chapt…

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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.”)

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It appears that the next election will feature a prominent discussion of the merits of socialism and capitalism. So, to get a head start in anticipation of significant distortions on both sides of the conversation, for the next few weeks, this column will focus on some of the pertinent facts…

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Although the details are sketchy, it appears as if the International Trade Commission has ruled against SK Innovation in its fight with LG Chem over the misappropriation of trade secrets.

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During my seminary days, the Board of Ordained Ministry of my denomination decided it would be a good idea for me to take Clinical Pastoral Education. The Powers-That-Were saw fit to place me on the pediatrics floor of a research hospital where I would serve as chaplain.

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Last week, the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee met to discuss Senate Bill 280, which would prohibit the distribution of certain plastic bags. Plastic shopping bags have become the standard in many U.S. grocery stores. As such, they have also become a major pollutant in our …

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Giving and giving back are very personal. Some of the wealthiest people in the world are often moved to write big checks while others take a “not so fast” stance.

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My mother duped me into dancing lessons when I was maybe four or five years old. She told me the lessons included what she called “acrobatics.”

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The media and elite Hollywood influencers have had a difficult time accepting the Senate’s acquittal of the president in his impeachment trial.

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For $45, my parents could pay for my school lunches for the entire year back in 1957. But who, back in 1957, had that sort of money. It was best to pay by the week. And so, on the first day of first grade, I was given the responsibility of taking in that money and handing it to my teacher.

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Will Rogers once famously said, “I am a member of no organized political party...I’m a Democrat!” The first Monday in February 2020, in Iowa, the party hilariously lived up to its well-earned reputation.

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I had my first run-in with Sam (I’ll call him Sam) when I was in the elementary school band. I played trumpet one night at a Jefferson High School football game. We played three songs, I think, but the only one I remember was Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND – When you take respite at a comfortable venue where the host is hospitable and qualifies as a fluent raconteur, there is a lift that makes your day which makes you eager for the next day but mindful that a long weekend is not long enough to spend with especial friends.

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It's been 85 years since someone convicted of a crime in Jackson County has been put to death. That was slated to change Jan. 29, with the execution of Donnie Lance, who was convicted of a double-murder in Jackson County in 1999. (See news story and online updates.)

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As Democratic presidential candidates and their allies in the media and Hollywood cry out for the blood of billionaires, as they attack capitalism as unfair and glamorize bigger government as the way to manage our multi-trillion dollar economy, I have come to a point of agreement with them..…

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DRIFTWOOD BEACH, JEKYLL ISLAND – The focal point of my most recent trip to Georgia’s arresting and seductive Golden Isles, is a stretch of beach, maybe the length of two football fields, more or less, where gnarled and weathered tree trunks and skeletal-like limbs attract visitors from dista…

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On January 30, 1985, David Graham cut out a hole in the ice of his daddy’s pond. The hole was about the circumference of a basketball goal. But the ice was thick, maybe eighteen inches, plenty strong enough for two grown men to stand on. We both dropped in a line. I can’t remember what we us…

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I'm a member of the "baby boom" generation, having recently turned 61-years-old. So it was great interest that the "Ok, boomer" phrase caught my attention.

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You likely are familiar with the term, “playing the cards you are dealt.” That is what one must do in life. If you are dealt a bad hand, you move forward, nonetheless. Make the best of it.

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I was five years old, maybe even four; I remember that we still lived in the house on Washington Street.

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(Editor's Note: The following is a column written by noted Minnesota publisher Reed Anfinson of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn. It speaks to a larger truth about how local newspapers help keep their communities informed and hold those in power accountable. Anfinson may be reac…

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About peeling back and shedding the layers and layers of our consciously and unconsciously learned behaviors and attitudes that prevent us from experiencing the richness of diversity, tolerance and acceptance, anti-racism educator and activist Jane Elliott posits that “what we learn, we can …

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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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You probably remember Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery.” Most of us had to read it in high school. Children gather stones at a village’s public gathering. It is the day for the annual lottery. Villagers discuss ending this traditional ritual. They question the need for it. Tension…

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but over the last few years, there has been a significant uptick in the number of demented men (sorry ladies, you’re not a part of this editorial), entering houses of worship and doing violence.

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The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education held its 16th seminar on the “Top 10 issues to watch” in the year. The seminars are useful if only because for most of a day people focus on education, but the issue always is money.

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I’ve got to get this off my chest. It happened during the second week of March in 1970. It happened at the then-new Macon Coliseum. The Jefferson Dragons were playing in the semi-finals of the Class B State basketball tournament. We’d had a tough game with East Laurens, a defensive struggle,…

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Dear Editor: I don't know if the economy will boom or bust during 2020, but I do know this: Since the beginning of 2017, the stock market has set new records and a feeling of optimism floats in the air.