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Shooting to beat plowshares into pistols

Shooting to beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again. Georgia’s version of Wyatt Earp was the chief gunslinger in getting a ...

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Updated: feb. 11, 2016 7:00 a.m.
Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor!

Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor!

In June 1998, the mayor of my hometown was none other than “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland. When he first ran for mayor in 1994, his ...

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Updated: feb. 11, 2016 7:00 a.m.


Richmond Hill YMCA seeks superheroes

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Updated: feb. 11, 2016 7:00 a.m.


State Bar of Georgia congratulates Judge Cavender

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Updated: feb. 11, 2016 7:00 a.m.
The preacher and his kindness

The preacher and his kindness

A much-appreciated kindness was given to me a few months ago. Someone recognized my need for help and made a big effort to give it ...

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Updated: feb. 09, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor

Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor

In June 1998, the mayor of my hometown was none other than “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland. When he first ran for mayor in 1994, his ...

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Updated: feb. 08, 2016 3:30 p.m.
Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” — “Of ...

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Updated: feb. 04, 2016 4:00 p.m.
On being orphaned late in life

On being orphaned late in life

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan. It feels oddly like a ship that has been securely moored in ...

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Updated: feb. 02, 2016 3:30 p.m.
It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

Perry Pratt was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Valley Country Store, Perry was a friend of ...

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Updated: feb. 01, 2016 2:30 p.m.
Grumpy pol seeks to support disabled people

Grumpy pol seeks to support disabled people

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia’s 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician ...

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Updated: jan. 28, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Despite recent cold temperatures, warm winter will hurt plants in spring

Despite recent cold temperatures, warm winter will hurt plants in spring

This is January. Blueberries are not supposed to be blossoming. Daffodils are not supposed to be growing flower buds, let alone be sprouting up out ...

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Goodbye, Ziggy Stardust

Goodbye, Ziggy Stardust

Along with millions of other people, I was shocked to hear of the passing of David Bowie last week.

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It takes a village and $1 worth of hope

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Stop the press! History-making event replaces the flamethrower

Stop the press! History-making event replaces the flamethrower

Todd Cecil, host of Revival Flames Ministries of Joplin, Missouri, was just about the biggest celebrity to make an appearance in Lennox Valley during my ...

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State of the Column: Never stronger!

State of the Column: Never stronger!

My fellow Georgians, now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has ...

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