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Dear Editor: It’s been just over two months since the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in Athens-Clarke County and since the first COVID-19 patients were admitted to our hospital at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

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The deadly virus pandemic and resulting economic troubles apparently aren't enough to deal with in 2020.

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Dear Editor: President Trump often traffics in conspiracy theories. However, even conservative media outlets are saying that his latest accusation against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is ugly, even for him. Trump has been tweeting the suggestion that Mr. Scarborough had an affair with and murd…

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The shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man jogging in a mostly white neighborhood outside of Brunswick, has become a racial flashpoint around which many are calling for justice.

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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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Several local leaders gave us their thoughts last week about what they think our community and our nation will look like in six months due to the impact of the COVID virus.

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Dr. Rob Bruce, our pastor at McEver Road United Methodist Church, challenged us to write down a list of things Jesus is teaching us during this time of pandemic. I will admit, when this thing first started, I was a bit flip and cavalier. After all, the other "pandemics" had not touched us to…

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Dear Editor: When I took over as the Jackson County Republican Party Chairman at the start of this year, I told myself that I would refrain from partisan attacks. However, over the last month or so, Pete Fuller, chairman of the Jackson County Democrat Party, has been determined to do nothing…

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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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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…