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One last word about the 25th anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games and then we will move on.  Nostalgia is not one of my strong points but having been associated with such a … more
All across the United Stated students are graduating from High School and Colleges. Do you have fond memories of the night you graduated? If you are like me, I had mixed emotions about leaving high … more
Even though it seems like summer just started, we will soon be hearing the words that strike fear in the hearts of many 7 to 17 year olds.  It's the same three words that bring on a comfortable … more
Vernon Jones talks about running for governorStrong opinions begat strong reactions. I recently begatted a strong opinion about Republican gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones and he begatted a … more

This community has seen two deaths caused by totally senseless violence in less than two weeks. In light of that, I have asked Chief Ellison and his Department to increase the level of patrolling, … more
Even though this past year been filled with hardships, despair and sadness on July 4, 2021, we could still say, “Happy Birthday USA”. You have taken care of us through 244 years. Global … more
Twenty-five years ago this week, Bill Clinton was winding up his first term as president and trying to remember if he knew someone named Monica Lewinsky.  Newt Gingrich was riding high as U.S. … more
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Lemur Press has announced a re-released Dick Yarbrough’s book “And They Call Them Games.” His book is … more
Dear Savvy Senior,How can you know when someone has sleep apnea? My husband has become such a terrible snorer that he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too. Tired TeriDear Teri,If your … more

Summer is in full blast but many of us are still in the grips of spring fever. Die-hard gardeners still drop by Frank’s to check out his new arrivals of plants, roses, and trees and we drive by … more
Webster’s Dictionary defines a hero as, “A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life.”  With Noah … more
Way, way back in the days of the Forties, once each week the Dixie showed us some of the victory days of World War II in a short film called The March of Time. We saw the battlefields, landings and … more
Dear Savvy Senior,Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see … more
by PASTOR NICK ROBERTSON, CONSUMING FIRE MINISTRIES I find it very fitting to share this message with you as we draw close to Independence Day. I met a man who gave me a true representation of … more

It is not always cool being Southern these days. We are being assailed for the sins of our ancestors. Some of it understandable, some of it out of ignorance.While there are regrettable periods … more
Answer:Sometimes you want a copy of what you are seeing on your computer screen. For instance, it does something odd or an error that is new to you and you want to make a copy for your friendly … more
At one point in my life, I had a problem of being majorly concerned about what people thought of me. I would be totally upset to be misunderstood and judged wrongly. As a grown man, I would become … more
When our school years end, we continue to hold the thoughts and mementos of this bygone time in our legacy. This is true for the class of 2021 as well as for the class of 1953. Precious memories how … more
We all love social media and what it offers us in terms of communication, entertainment, and keeping up to date with the happenings in the world. However, too much of a 'good' thing can be a bad … more

When we moved to Swainsboro in the summer of 1961, we realized we were not in Kansas anymore – borrowing a pun from the classic move “The Wizard of Oz.”We didn’t know it then, … more
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