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There are many things we have learned from COVID-19. One is how important it is to wash our hands and to wash them frequently. Not washing our hands leads to the spread of germs. Keeping our homes … more
The scene: A grocery store aisle, one-way, 6 feet from another human being, masked and looking for any available paper products since toilet tissue seems to be as rare as a singing frog these days. … more
Sorry to disappoint you football fans, but I’m not talking about the XFL started this year. No, there’s something better—I freely admit the word “better” is used … more
Answer: Traditionally, computer users had larger systems called servers that organizations used to do most of most of their work on. These servers were also the place data was stored. The physical … more

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” — Miles Davis When school was out, feet were bare, tomatoes red and ripe, and trees were hanging with peaches, we celebrated the prime … more
Last Friday, June 26, we adjourned the Legislative Session Sine Die which ends the biennial legislative session. Sine Die is a Latin term literally meaning “No More Days”. This was the … more
In 1984 when former Vice President Walter Mondale was running for president, he said something during the campaign he wished he had not said and later tried to correct his mistake. I don’t remember the details, but I do remember ABC’s Peter … more
This column must start with a spoiler alert. I always try to select subjects to share with my hometown readers that are nostalgic and hopefully amusing. This is a time when we must be afraid and careful. Activities are cancelled and grocery shelves … more
It’s been more than a week and I’m still confused every morning when I hear my iPhone sound ESPN’s infamous tune. What notifications could the sports media conglomerate possibly be sending me when the world is void of all sports? Nonetheless, … more

Family & Consumer Sciences agent for Emanuel and Candler counties The expanding global outbreak of respiratory infections due to a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a pandemic. Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly … more
I have a special affinity for underdogs. Maybe that’s because I have been one myself. So my interest was piqued when I heard that a political novice from Baxley (pop. 4,400) by the name of Dr. Kandiss Taylor is running for the United States Senate … more
Cherokee roses bloomed profusely on the old fences at Garfield Grammar School. If that weren’t enough, brown thrasher birds were plentiful on campus. The two were Georgia’s state flower and state bird. How could a small school be so blessed? We … more
During the years I have been able to publish my columns in the Blade, I have only labeled one subject as a “Legend”. (In case you do not remember, that was Melvie Stephens.) A lasting legend is a story handed down from the past. Some are … more
Major League sports suspended play, schools and universities closed, and President Trump declared a national emergency. As if this was not enough to cause panic, … more

It’s opening week for NCAA Division I softball, and that means it’s time for my yearly column chock full of excitement, per usual! This year, however, is a little different. I didn’t think I could get more hyped … more
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be … more
These two words look like the title of a book predicting an unbelievable time. Have we really reached this futuristic-sounding year? It sounds like the score you hope to receive on your eye exam, not the numeral you must now learn to write on your … more
You can still enjoy family favorites when modifying recipes to make them more nutritious. There are three easy rules to follow. Change only one or two ingredients … more
by RONNIE JOHNSON Do you realize that we have become a nation of couch potatoes? A woman I know says her husband hasn’t been out of his Lazy Boy recliner in five years, not counting the times he had to get up to use the bathroom. She brings his … more

Don’t abandon good habits when traveling; you will pay for it later. Many of us travel over the holidays to visit friends and relatives. You may even take a … more
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