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Dr. Melvin Pender is bona fide hero, y'all

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

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Updated: feb. 23, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Senate amends budget to give raises to LEOs

Senate amends budget to give raises to LEOs

It was a very busy and productive week at the state capitol as we are nearing the halfway mark this legislative session. We deliberated legislation ...

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Administration is stirring hate

Administration is stirring hate

With his executive order to build that southern-border barrier, President Donald Trump simply was keeping his campaign promise, placating his millions of anti-Latino bigot followers ...

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Updated: feb. 18, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Perdue already knows how to drain swamps

Perdue already knows how to drain swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

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Updated: feb. 18, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Judge Gorsuch is the anti-Trump

Judge Gorsuch is the anti-Trump

If President Donald Trump is a budding authoritarian, as his critics allege, one of the safeguards is Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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Updated: feb. 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.
State Senate honors firefighters, Girl Scout cookies

State Senate honors firefighters, Girl Scout cookies

The Senate assembled this week to consider a wide range of legislation and we passed several bills that could affect our district. We also had ...

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Updated: feb. 16, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Would someone actually kill A.J.?

Would someone actually kill A.J.?

Three weeks had passed and still no one had seen or heard a peep from A.J. Fryerson. Something was amiss and the good folks ...

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Updated: feb. 16, 2017 6:30 p.m.
The revenge of the nation-state

The revenge of the nation-state

The start of the Trump administration has been a vindication of the American nation-state.

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Updated: feb. 12, 2017 11:08 a.m.
Jury duty can be a hoot when you know people

Jury duty can be a hoot when you know people

It was, of all things, a call to jury duty that reminded me powerfully of the beauty of a sweet hometown and the joy that ...

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Updated: feb. 11, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Trump has created his own chaos

Trump has created his own chaos

Let’s take the good with the bad about Donald Trump: On the positive side, he has rendered useless those clocks the news networks like ...

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Updated: feb. 11, 2017 2:30 p.m.
China would win trade war with U.S.

China would win trade war with U.S.

During his election campaign, President Donald Trump threatened to impose 35 to 45 percent tariffs on Chinese imports to force China into renegotiating its trade ...

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Updated: feb. 10, 2017 8:30 p.m.
A.J.'s absence piques newswoman's curiosity

A.J.'s absence piques newswoman's curiosity

A week had gone by since A.J. Fryerson’s letter to the editor concerning Buford Levitt’s new gas pumps was published in the ...

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Updated: feb. 10, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Advice for a journey's beginning

Advice for a journey's beginning

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson Number Three chronologically and — pardon a grandfather’s pride — a high achiever ...

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Updated: feb. 09, 2017 4:00 p.m.


Bill would allow medical marijuana for autism

Serving as a state senator is rewarding because I am engaged in the intricate legislative process that often affects and improves the lives of people ...

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A.J.'s enemy list just keeps getting longer

A.J.'s enemy list just keeps getting longer

Yes, A.J. Fryerson complained about everything, and the number of folks on his "bad list" increased by the week.

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Updated: feb. 05, 2017 3:00 p.m.

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