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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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Australia is burning and more than a billion innocent creatures are dead.

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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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Dear Editor: (This is an open letter to U.S. Representative Doug Collins.) I found a stiff cardboard flier in my mailbox last week. It promoted your campaign for reelection.

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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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“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

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When I moved back into my house in 2012, my living room was empty. I had no furniture except for a TV stand on casters and the blanket chest inherited from a long line of women in my family.

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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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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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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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Dear Editor: Details on its owners, who invited it and where it came from, are not clear. There are many stories about who is to blame. Just as many half truths about it fill the air like mosquitoes buzzing on a hot summer night. All of these are clearly outweighed by the all too often heard…

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We all turned the calendar page from 2019 to 2020 last week. 2019 was full of successes, failures and challenges. We often view the New Year as a time to “re-boot” and start the year fresh with new business, family and personal goals. New Year’s goals and resolutions fill all of us with hope…

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Several years ago, I became engrossed in a television show called “Revenge.” It was loosely based on the plot of “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

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President Trump gained some of his first real support as a politician when he stood on the Republican debate stage and went after George W. Bush and the Republican establishment for the war in Iraq. It was a cathartic moment for many, because Iraq was indeed a terrible move. Trump was right …

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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.

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The Democrats and the rest of the left side of Congress are taking aim at the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and they are not doing it quietly.

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The Hallmark Movie Channel has come under fire recently for pulling a commercial that included 2 brides kissing in a celebration of same sex marriage.

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I have inner clock vertigo today. I blinked and 20 years of the new century went by. My inner Rip Van Winkle has woken to two kids, one in high school, and gray in his hair. But I was just in college, right? What is this trick on me? What is your deal, Father Time?

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Back in mid-November, I received an e-mail from an acting teacher in Atlanta. I’d taken a few classes with her five years ago and she wanted permission to use my image in a video for her current class.

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Dear Editor: (In response to the Dec. 26 article, “RICO case alleges owners misrepresented power plants to investors.”) Had the county commissioners, along with state and federal officials, listened to their constituents' opposition in installation of this plant, we wouldn't have this and ot…

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For the past four years, my New Year’s resolution has been the same. It has nothing to do with weight, being a better person or cleaning the house more often.

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Now that the big day is over, we’ll be asking each other, “Take your tree down yet?” when just a few weeks ago we were busy adorning our homes with all the trappings of the season.

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If you thought 2019 was a year of disdainfulness and discernment in politics and media reporting, then you had better hold on to something because of what the year 2020 is about to dump upon us.

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Clint Eastwood’s latest movie initially drew rave reviews but in the end fizzled out of the gate at the box office after a sparring match took place between the film’s creators and various media outlets over its content.

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A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to portray George Bailey in Rogue Spirit’s presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

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Dear Editor: Last night, I spent my allotted four minutes before the Jackson County Commission expressing my concern for the possible installation of 5G cell towers within my subdivision, Shepard's Crossing.

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Dear Editor: As we all know, Congress has been encumbered in partisanship all fall. It’s time it does the people’s work before the end of the year. Few issues are as wide reaching as the Health Insurance Tax (HIT)—it ultimately raises healthcare costs for 142 million Americans and will under…

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In an extraordinary editorial, Christianity Today magazine, a major religious publication founded by the late Billy Graham, called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office, saying his actions in the Ukraine scandal were "profoundly immoral." The full text of the editorial follows:

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The following is my annual Christmas column, first written several years ago. It remains a favorite of mine and has probably received as much positive feedback from readers as anything I have written. I like to share it with readers each year. I trust this Christmas will be filled with bless…

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Dear Editor: The Dec. 6 issue of “Science” opens with an editorial that is especially timely given the health threat posed by the Colbert power plant. (“Science” is the journal of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.) It helps to answer a question I've heard frequently during…

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The following is my annual Christmas column, first written several years ago. It remains a favorite of mine and has probably received as much positive feedback from readers as anything I have written. I like to share it with readers each year. I trust this Christmas will be filled with bless…

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I’ve said it before. Christmas is a time for making memories and my Christmas memories fill more bags than Santa could ever load into one sleigh.

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As we arrive at this solemn moment in our history — where President Trump’s actions and valuing of his own interests over the country’s national security interests have led to his justified and necessary impeachment — it is regrettable, but not surprising, that Republicans in Congress have s…