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The list of cryptocurrencies sounds like a bunch of bands I’d never want to see. There’s PancakeSwap, Flow, Axie Infinity, Chiliz, Reef, Moonriver, Ocean Protocol and many more.

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Dear Editor: I have enjoyed living in Madison County for the last five years and am seeing it grow faster than I had ever imagined. When I chose to purchase a home in Madison County, I was told that this was a rural, peaceful area with affordable housing for people living in all socio-econom…

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Harvesting fresh fruit from your home orchard can be a delicious way to add beauty, taste, and variety to your landscape and diet. The best time to plant fruit trees in Georgia is in the fall. “Growing fresh fruit can be rewarding and fun but can also provide its share of frustration,” said …

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Dear Editor: How likely is it that a disease like Covid-19 that is reported to have resulted in the deaths of greater than 4,800,000 people globally and more than 500,000 reported deaths in the USA to-date is not known by the one true God?

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I remember a man who had suffered a traumatic injury telling me that shortly after his accident he believed he was trapped in the back of a Family Dollar unable to leave. But he wasn’t at a chain store. No, he was in the ICU in deep pain and confused about where he was.

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Dear Editor: On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance to force businesses to demand proof from every customer that they have received a COVID-19 vaccination before they are allowed to enter the business. If this law goes into effect, any person who cannot or w…

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Dear Editor: In response to Zach Mitcham’s opinion in the Madison County Journal Oct. 7 (“No more arson at election time.”) Where has he been the past 10 months? Biden is being led by the Democratic left. He is not President. Inflation is on the rise, the southern border is wide open, FBI is…

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Editor’s note: Ryan Miller is a 2017 graduate and former valedictorian of Apalachee High School. He earned bachelor degrees in chemistry and history and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in December 2020 and graduated summa cum laude with a master of public administrat…

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As Mickey Gilley left the stage in Hiawassee on a recent Saturday night, he said, “Thank you for the memories.” He clearly enjoyed sharing the songs from his career. He performed many of the 17 number one hits he has had during his more than 50 years in the business. How wonderful to still b…

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Across our state, workforce shortages persist, impacting every industry and size of business. And though we have witnessed an unprecedented global pandemic, this war for talent existed long before 2020 as employers began to experience mismatched skill sets in their job candidates. Notwithsta…

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When we talk about maintaining democracy, perhaps that sounds pretty vague. But I think about it simply: can we decide on power peacefully?

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So you have a great idea for a product — something that’s bound to capture the hearts and minds (and wallets) of consumers everywhere. Or perhaps you've stumbled on a service that isn’t being offered by anyone else — one that's desperately needed. This is your opportunity! Don’t hesitate ...…

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Fire ants are the most common insect pest of home lawns. Fire ant control is a never-ending battle in the South, but there are steps you can take to keep your lawn and landscape relatively free of these troublesome pests.

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Dear Editor: First of all, I want to thank Zach Mitcham, editor, and The Madison County Journal for attending and reporting on the industrial authority meeting held Sept. 22. Most citizens are not able to attend the IDA meetings, which are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting a…

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Dear Editor: I just want to give praise and thanks to our holy, loving God for the COVID vaccine. I have family who refuse to get the shot and some say they are going to trust God to keep them safe. Bu I just want to tell them this COVID vaccine is from the Lord. He has given us a brain to u…

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Our attitude in the morning will set the tone for our day. We may start out with a great day, but there can be people we encounter who put a damper on things.

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It's been one year since the Georgia Chamber resumed safe, in-person events. After COVID riddled our very existence with uncertainty, we were forced to temporarily dispense with those gatherings to preserve the health and well-being of all Georgians. So, it was good to be out last week, trav…

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When George W. Bush stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center with a bullhorn declaring that we would get whoever attacked us, emotion ruled. And how could it not? It was a time of intense shock, sorrow and anger.

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Dear Editor: Lately, it has become apparent that some people in our county believe that success for Madison County will come in the form of more industry and the tax revenues those industries would generate.

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Today is the first day of Fall (Sept. 22). I really enjoy this time of year. We are over half way through the first nine weeks of school (day 33)! Yes, we have had some challenges; tornadoes, power outages and COVID. Our community and the Madison County Charter School System have been resili…

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Editor’s note: Ryan Miller is a 2017 graduate and former valedictorian of Apalachee High School. He earned bachelor degrees in chemistry and history and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in December 2020 and graduated summa cum laude with a master of public administrat…

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My husband and I are both storytellers. This is how we make a living and we consider ourselves blessed that people buy our words.

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Dear Editor: There is a new dance craze sweeping the south. By south I mean southern Banks county, at least. I am calling it the Joro dance.

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I read the news from a lot of sources most every day, hard as that is. The more I read about covid vaccine refusals, even from those in health care, the more flummoxed I am about the ignorant stubbornness of so many people, much of it along political lines.

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Dear Editor: Access this YouTube link — https://youtube.com/shorts/XlbcgSdCVD8?feature=share — and listen to what we heard from Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1:15 a.m. until dawn.

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Since they were first discovered in 2013, East Asian Joro spiders — which are native to China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan — have shown up in force in Northeast Georgia. In the eight years since that first siting, Joro spiders have been found in 23 Georgia counties and South Carolina. Named afte…

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Dear Editor, We recently acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the deadly attacks by terrorists on 9/11. Almost 3,000 brave and innocent Americans were killed. As of September 14, 2021, almost 664,000 Americans have been killed by COVID. That means that less than 1/2 of one percent represents…

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Mom and I sat in the Tanger Outlet Center parking lot on a recent Saturday eating a lobster roll. We went over to Banks Crossing because I read that a food truck offering lobster rolls would be at the outlet center for the Labor Day holiday. I also saw the first 50 Tanger VIP members would g…

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I’m excruciatingly tired of two things right now: covid and our political divide.

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The third wave of COVID came and went in early 2021. With the advent of highly effective vaccines, we all hoped COVID would be contained for good. Everyone wanted life to go back to normal. Much of Georgia’s populace attempted to do so, but enough people have not yet gotten a vaccine that we…

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For the second time in 2021 Madison County was hit by a tornado last month. As the remnants of tropical storm Fred moved north along the border of Alabama and Georgia from the panhandle of Florida, this put our area in the "right-front quadrant," which is normally the most active part of a t…

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First, he called me Mae; then he called me Gram. Today, he calls me Gram-Gram with such light-heartedness and Grammmmmyyyy when he wants to scold me for playing jokes on him. From the moment I looked at Nate Lewis on September 7, 2017, he has melted my heart.

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When Cade Thompson was in sixth grade he went to a TobyMac concert. Saturday night, the 19-year-old opened for Tobymac at a concert in Hiawassee, Ga. It was a full-circle moment for the teenager who grew up in church and had a dream.

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Editor’s note: Ryan Miller is a 2017 graduate and former valedictorian of Apalachee High School. He earned bachelor degrees in chemistry and history and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in December 2020 and graduated summa cum laude with a master of public administrat…

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Dear Editor: The Madison County Library would like to thank our local business partners for supporting us during this year’s Library Card Sign-Up Month campaign. The following discounts are being offered to library cardholders during the month of September: five percent off of over-the-count…

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I remember how the new millennium felt like some mountain range far way, like something that was on the horizon but would take forever to reach. Then, as it approached, there was the Y2K anxiety that was pushed on us, that impending collapse of our computer systems, which never materialized.

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Watch out! Few things strike fear into the hearts of forage producers like knowing that fall armyworms are on the march. The name “armyworm” originates from agriculture, where infestations sometimes resemble an army as they move across large agriculture fields. The same behavior can sometime…

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Dear Editor: I agree with Cydney Wells' letter of Sept. 2, 2021 (Demand honest, open redistricting). As long as the legislature is the entity to determine districts, redistricting will never, ever be fair or open. Either party will seek to benefit themselves; it's just baked in.