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Dear Editor: The evermore rancorous tone of political discourse and the current slash-and-burn tactics of campaigns for office may well clear the ground for new sprouts of hope for a change to non-partisan status of every county level elected office.

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Dear Editor:  Mike Buffington's column of Sept. 9, "Both parties should reject radicalism," I pretty much agree with the firs two sections, as well as the concluding section. I don't disagree with the general thought. I think his column is well-meant and several points he made were very good.

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Winter Annuals are a great tool used by many to extend the number of days cattle are able to graze throughout the year and cut down on the amount of hay needed. Rye, wheat, oats, and annual ryegrass are all common options that are utilized to gain some pasture efficiency.

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Dear Editor: As a life-long runner, former high school cross country coach and now, the grandfather of an elite high school distance runner, I would like to commend everyone involved in organizing and executing the race at Lamar Murphy Park last Saturday.

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The Reverend Dennis Kesler Jr. lowered the congregation, one by one, backwards into the Hudson River. They held their breath and clenched their noses with their fingers, then Kesler raised them from the water, baptized.

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Dear Editor: The traditional definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound.” The fact you can’t see, taste or smell it may help explain why it has not received as much attention as other types of pollution such as air or water pollution.

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As our state holds its breath that we won’t see another COVID-19 spike in the weeks to follow Labor Day like we saw after Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, around 75 percent of Barrow County School System students began returning to school buildings this week. And the district and county …

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Dear Editor: “Loving Our Country” (Sept. 3, by Melissa Tufts) was a very enlightening perspective from our veterans who really know and have lived that love. I always thought that when the year 2020 came around there would be a lot of play on the idea of 20/20 vision, a much sharper and seri…

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Dear Editor: For those of us who make Northeast Georgia home, the news that a local hospital in Commerce is shutting its doors should be alarming because access to healthcare is important whether you or a family member needs care.

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There are many pieces of equipment that farmers utilize to distribute either plants, fertilizers or pesticides to their fields and crops.

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Dear Editor: The issue of noise associated with Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), along with other environmental concerns, has been publicly discussed with members of this board since at least August 2019, correct? Despite this, Commissioners Tripp Strickland, Theresa Bettis, Brian Kirk, and De…

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On Thursday, August 20, Miracle Bishop, 20, Gainesville, filed a report with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office in reference to an incident that had occurred in the area of Alto/Mud Creek Road earlier that day.

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The footage of that huge explosion in Beirut earlier this month was startling and has stuck with me. It looked almost like a nuclear detonation in an urban area.

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Dear Editor: This is in response to Carey Davis, Executive Vice President of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP). The citizens of Colbert would appreciate it greatly if you would quit making statements like the ones listed below. It's insulting and infuriating.

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Dear Editor: “….in dedication to being a good steward to the community.” This line is from an article by Georgia Renewable Power executive vice president Carey Davis that appeared in the August 20th Madison County Journal.

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On Saturday, Gov. Brian Kemp penned a letter to the editor in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in which he called the newspaper a “tabloid rag” over its reporting on the coronavirus pandemic’s continued impact on Georgia.

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Christine Bradley is a certified substance-abuse counselor and compliance manager at the Genesis Center, a drug-addiction recovery center and rehabilitation clinic in Winder that opened in January and is owned and operated by her parents, Debi and Terry Bradley. The clinic at 206 East Broad …

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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: My husband and I attended a hearing at the Madison County Government complex Aug. 13. We wore our COVID-19 masks entering the building and for the 1.5 hours we were inside. We were surprised and alarmed that of the approximately ten people working in the building that we interac…

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Dear Editor: It is time for rural America to act by contacting our elected officials. My neighbors and I are deeply concerned about the actions of the new Postmaster General of the United States to dismantle and privatize the Postal Service. We feel the U.S. Mail is the lifeblood of us who l…

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Dear Editor: I would like to respond to the response that Carey Davis executive vice president for Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) made in his article in the Aug. 13 issue of The Madison County Journal. Davis wrote, "EPD determined that these railroad ties could be burned in a safe and respons…

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Pollination, or the transfer of pollen from male to female parts of the same or a different flower, is necessary to produce fruit and seed in many horticultural crops. Somewhere between 75 percent and 95 percent of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination — they need poll…