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As you may have heard by now, a group of young men from the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South and home to … more
Today, we would like to say Thank You to our First Responders of Emanuel County by recognizing them on October 28, National First Responder Appreciation Day. It is good we have a day of … more
My dad was the runt of the litter. Of course, his nine brothers and sisters were born over the course of several years, but he was the smallest of them all at his birth. He had a robust twin … more
Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I have thought about purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, but we hate the idea of paying expensive monthly premiums for a policy we may never use. Is there … more

I would say great minds run in pairs, but when it comes to my friend and Great American, Stewart Rodeheaver, that does him a disservice. Simply put, his mind is a couple of laps ahead of mine.For … more
Dear Editor, I talked to two detectives about an incident that happened a couple of weeks ago with a member of my family.  Now mind you, it was on what I heard.  The next day, I was back … more
by GARY TOOLE Let us look beyond the severity, the precautions, and the statistics. I believe in being careful and precautions, yet I am not a fanatic. I was never a germophobic like some. Of … more
I’m southern born and southern bred, and when I die, I will be southern dead.  This little ditty was told to me by a southern belle I met at a book signing in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and I … more
Dear Editor, This letter is to encourage those in our community who are new firearm owners/users, and others who need a refresher course on how to safely use a firearm to consider attending the … more

RING! RING! RING!“Hello. This is the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia. How may I direct your call?”“This is Sen. Kelly … more
by JEANETTE HARDEN  Many songs have been sung and prayers have been prayed about how wonderful Jesus is. He is celebrated as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. It is good to remember … more
Have you seen it? It is in our parking lots, on roadsides, in wooded areas, in parks, on sidewalks, and in our neighborhoods. It’s everywhere, so how could you miss it? I’m referring to … more
When most of us look into the mirror, don’t like what we see. We realize that we have too many imperfections. Our nose is slightly crooked, and our face will never grace the cover of Time … more

October is usually one of the most pleasant months. Hot weather is over and often, a nip of cool is in the air. Students are settled back in school. Leaves begin to show tinges of color. There are … more
These thoughts on the current upheaval in our country come courtesy of an unusual array of sources: The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy; Larry Savage, a candidate for chairman of the Cobb County … more
I wanted to share a learning moment that God allowed me to experience one day. As you may not have known, I am a motorcyclist. I enjoy the freedom I feel and truthfully, the adrenaline I get from … more
My father was known as a late bloomer. After his twin sister was born and the midwife was about to leave, Grandma let out a muffled yell. The midwife scrambled to her side and said, “Looks like … more

A favorite game often played during recess on campus of the old grammar school on Church Street was “May I?” The game started by a leader saying, “Let’s play May I. “You did not have to be … more
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