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There is no judgment from me when it comes to playing video games. We have our duties and responsibilities and then we want to escape mentally. For many, video games are the ticket into a different headspace with fun and less stress. Everybody searches for their own escapes. And video games …

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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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If you're like me, you like good, hot soup on a winter's day. It just seems to warm my whole innards right down to the bones.

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Once upon a time, there was Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. It was always a beautiful day there and neighbors were always welcomed with open arms.

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I wonder if there’s a “change-your-mind” metric gathered by Google, Facebook and other Internet companies on us. I’m sure there is, right? I think Google could probably predict my next waist size before I can. The fact that I just typed that provides analytical data, doesn’t it? OK, don’t be…

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Dear Editor: It’s Saturday, Nov. 23. It’s raining. With the lack of rain we’ve had, this should be welcome news. Unfortunately, there’s something different about this rain and it’s something we should all be concerned about. This rain is pouring over the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant i…

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Dear Editor: Georgia Renewable Power presented themselves as a good neighbor as the company got the approval to operate a biomass power plant in our county. Since beginning operation they have not been transparent or truthful with us at this point. I believe that GRP can be a good neighbor i…

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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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I’m not a fan of Black Friday, that purchasing chaos that officially launches in the wee hours Friday morning with the inevitable, subsequent headlines of crazy shoppers somewhere pushing, punching and pepper spraying their way to electronic-bargain nirvana. No, I like this Thursday instead,…

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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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Many issues are simply snoozers for most people until they’re personally affected. I see organ donation as that type of matter. It’s easy not to think about this until we’re in need or someone we love is in a desperate spot.

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Dear Editor: Instead of going to the mat to protect health and safety, Frank Ginn and John Scarborough are offering tours of the Georgia Renewable Power plant. They sound more like paid spokesmen for GRP than public servants.

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Dear Editor: Thank you for the informative article about our Madison County coroner, Coach Julie Harrison, and the services her office provides to our community. I have had to use their services several times for unusual situations and found Coach Harrison and Gerald Kemp (her deputy assista…

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Dear Editor: I need to correct something that went into the letter from Dave Ramsey, Wendy Meehan and myself that appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Journal. The error was my fault. The letter stated that the EPA stopped prohibiting the burning of railroad ties in power plants after the re…

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“Dang.” That’s about all I could muster as I watched a two-hour Frontline special on the “promise and perils of artificial intelligence (AI).”

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There really is no place like home. Home is familiarity and support among loved ones. It is the place where ideally one can totally be him or herself and be comfortable. For children who are placed in foster care, even though they have been removed from an unsafe situation, they were still r…

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November is the month of lengthening darkness, falling leaves, dank drizzles and cold blustery northeast winds. It’s the beginning of what I think of as the shadow time.

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It's time once again for that ever-so-humbling venture into the next-to-impossible: forecasting what sort of weather the coming winter will bring.

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Dear Editor: I live in District 2 on Hwy. 172, 1.5 miles north of the new Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) Biomass Plant. I drive by the plant frequently and have been watching the installation process since it began. I admit that I wasn’t overly concerned at first, but my own personal observat…

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Dear Editor: I live on Hwy. 172 about 1.5 miles from the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) Biomass Plant. I thought I would wait for the plant to be fully operational before assessing exactly what the impact on my life would be. The time to wait and see is over.

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When dawn breaks Monday morning, Nov. 11, I hope you will stop to give thanks and to honor America’s veterans of our armed forces.

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(AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following is the first of a three-part series having to do with a western swing to hunt deer, duck and pheasant; and to fly fish for brown and rainbow trout.)

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Terry Kay, the venerated and highly regarded author, was a sports reporter and columnist before he segued to a more literary lifestyle. He experienced the strict fundamentals of journalism while on the sports beat.

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My father is going through old documents and putting them into various boxes. He’s been a serious writer for decades, and he’s found forgotten poems and stories, old speeches he gave, various family documents. He wants me to sit with him and go through the papers.

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Dear Editor: We are three health and biophysical medicine scientists living in Madison County. Our lifetime of training and practice, and our concern for our fellow citizens prompts us to write this letter. The Madison County biomass power plant must not burn creosote-treated railroad cross …

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I’m behind in page production and it’s Tuesday morning, crunch time for me. I’ve procrastinated on writing a column. So, I’m going to riff as fast as I can on something that interests me simply to fill this space. Join or don’t. I’m warning you, I’m gonna’ sound heavy handed. I just know it.

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Dear Editor: I have a farm in Madison County near the “power plant.” Upon learning about the plant, I was excited that waste from timber operations and other clean wood could be used for energy recovery. Having dealt with highly acidic soil like many in the south, I was also excited that the…

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Dear Editor: I was denied a burn permit by this county to burn cardboard moving boxes because the printing on the boxes might be toxic if burned and entered into the air. People around could be impacted negatively. So I had to break them all down with my arthritic hands, load them up, transp…

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Dear Editor: I hope Mr. David Groves and Georgia Renewable Power at both the Colbert plant and the Carnesville plant will seriously consider how changing the permit for burning creosote railroad ties negatively affects public health and the perception of the lack of transparency demonstrated…

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We need electricity to live. You wouldn’t be reading this right now if we didn’t have it. I couldn’t transmit this in print or on a screen without it.

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Much like last year, 2019 featured a wet summer that saved its greatest heat for late summer and early fall.

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Dear Editor: It is past time that we who are Christians awake and come together by faith to take positive, deliberate action so that we, our families, the church and our nation may be delivered from the strife that has enveloped our land. The deliverance we need can only come from God and wi…

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Dear Editor: The Madison Area Resource Team (MART)/ Family Connection would like to thank all those who contributed or assisted in any way to help make this year’s Back to School Supply Drive and Rally a big success, including: Action, Inc., Amerigroup, Anchor Bible Church, Julie Buffalo, Ca…

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KNOXVILLE—Getting here from Athens (Georgia not Tennessee) remains an ordeal if you drive — even by connecting with Interstates 85 and 75 which take you around the mountain.

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Dear Editor: This letter is in response to an article by Margie Richards on Sept. 26. Normally, I do not read a lot of “feel-good” articles. Maybe I should start.

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For almost two years and nine months, the American people have been subjected to lies and distortions of facts from President Trump and his cronies in front of the TV cameras. To a large extent, they’ve been able to get away with that due to the reluctance, or lack of preparedness, by anchor…

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Dear Editor: The Madison County School System opened the Early Learning Center (ELC) in July 2019. This facility consists of six lottery-funded pre-kindergarten classrooms as well as two special needs preschool classrooms. The Early Learning Center is proud to be the gateway learning experie…