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Advice for Sarah Hyden-Smith, new pastor

Advice for Sarah Hyden-Smith, new pastor

It had been nine days since the Rev. Sarah Hyden-Smith made her first appearance in the pulpit of Lennox Valley Methodist Church. Her schedule was ...

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Updated: may. 02, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Reader questions procedure for RH town center

Reader questions procedure for RH town center

Editor, The city of Richmond Hill purchased 51 acres from City Councilman Johnny Murphy, who was part owner and developer of the property, as stated ...

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Updated: apr. 29, 2016 6:00 a.m.
Children show visions of peace through art

Children show visions of peace through art

I believe that each of us has an obligation to leave this world a better place than we found it. Linden Longino is trying to ...

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Updated: apr. 28, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Remembering the boy in the coveralls

Remembering the boy in the coveralls

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

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Updated: apr. 26, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Oppose cuts to Post-9/11 GI Bill

Oppose cuts to Post-9/11 GI Bill

Editor, Last month, the House passed a bill (H.R. 3016) that included a 50 percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing provided ...

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Updated: apr. 25, 2016 8:00 p.m.
Poet laureate aims at Raymond Cooper

Poet laureate aims at Raymond Cooper

Small-town newspapers are a bit different from their counterparts in New York or Los Angeles. That’s true today, and it was true in 1998 ...

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Updated: apr. 25, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Why is ambulance invoice from Kentucky

Why is ambulance invoice from Kentucky

Editor, This is the first time that I have ever written a letter to the editor, but I received a bill Monday that concerned me ...

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Updated: apr. 22, 2016 6:30 a.m.
It's best not to know what lies ahead

It's best not to know what lies ahead

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

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Updated: apr. 18, 2016 4:00 p.m.
'Silver Tongue' Dick Bland begins assault

'Silver Tongue' Dick Bland begins assault

"Renderings with Raymond" was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his "baby." Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt ...

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Updated: apr. 18, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Why I voted 'yes' on 'campus carry'

Why I voted 'yes' on 'campus carry'

Without a doubt, this is a troubling time in America. Mass shootings have been happening with seemingly greater regularity. House Bill 859, the "campus carry ...

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Updated: apr. 15, 2016 2:30 p.m.
'Religious liberty' bill would protected ciitzens

'Religious liberty' bill would protected ciitzens

Editor, I know your newspaper approved of Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of the "religious freedom" bill, but I totally disagree with the veto. It ...

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Updated: apr. 15, 2016 5:00 a.m.
181st school district changing young lives

181st school district changing young lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...

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Updated: apr. 14, 2016 4:00 p.m.
What is worse than a cranky Yankee

What is worse than a cranky Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter that he sent to the newspaper where ...

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Updated: apr. 12, 2016 4:00 p.m.

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