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When I opened The Blade a few weeks ago, I found two pages of doggies that were available for adoption from Emanuel County Humane Society. These homeless doggies were blessed to have reached the … more
Fourteenth Century Italian writer Dante Alighieri in his “Divine Comedy” describes Hell as a place for those who have perverted “their human intellect to fraud or malice against their … more
As life changes faster than we can change, it becomes more complex. Learning new ways of managing can be our focus or get our attention. So, before we get too carried away with the complexity of … more
The old mule swishes her tail and munches on sweet oats in her stall, for it is summertime in the deep South. The days go by slowly, like thick, warm molasses and the cotton stalks are thigh high. … more

In a little more than two and a half months, we will be asked to make some serious decisions about the leadership in our government. Normally, midterm elections draw about 48 to 55 per cent of the … more
We are in an official recession and in May 2021, I wrote an article titled, “Democrats Recession Looming” after Biden and the Democrats had “enacted policies (out of control spending) that were … more
It is hard to believe it has been 26 years this week since the Centennial Olympic Games were in Atlanta. They began on July 19, 1996, and wound-up August 4th. To refer to them as Atlanta’s Games is … more
“All good things must come to an end”. Well, maybe. It all depends on your perspective. If you are 7 or 13 or 17 years old, you could say this week that summer is, for all practical purposes, … more
Dear Editor: On behalf of the 4th of July Celebration Committee for the City of Adrian, we would like to express our gratitude on a job well done. From the car show, to the vendors, to the … more

Peer pressure, we have all seen it take place at least once in our lives. It comes in many different forms, and a person can be peer pressured to do a lot of different things. The real question is, … more
Some of my favorite memories happened on the front porch. It was a family meeting place for us throughout the years. Tons of butter beans and peas were shelled there, and the ghost stories that would … more
Well, this is interesting. Donald Trump and Joe Biden have something in common besides being a couple of old white guys. According to a New York Times/Siena College poll, a little less than half of … more
Mid- summer time in Georgia is filled with scorching humid days and many annoying pests. It is also filled with delicious dishes on our dinner tables. In my growing up days, backyard gardens were … more
For some reason, I thought about Jack the other day, and Mollie and Stina. They all came together in Swainsboro on Christmas Eve, 1996. Jack was a colorful figure. He loved the outdoors. He was … more

I want to thank Ronnie Johnson for his most complimentary words in his Letter to the Editor last week. He specifically mentioned that despite my not holding a position on City Council, I still knew … more
There is a song which says, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love, that's the only thing that there is just too little of." Dionne Warwick emphasized that the world needs Love. Better yet, … more
Throughout my seventeen years of life, I have experienced multiple methods of communication. I have also noticed that as technology advances, the less we as humans know how to speak to one another. … more
There is a line in a Jack Nicholson movie that is quickly recognizable to most folks over 50. In “A Few Good Men”, Nicholson plays a Marine Corps Colonel involved in a criminal coverup. As a … more
I may be one of the few people on the planet that has not seen “Top Gun Maverick.” As of this writing the film, starring Tom Cruise and a sequel to the 1986 hit, “Top Gun,” has grossed over … more

Dear Editor, If any of you missed Robert Agress’ Letter to the Editor, please look it up online and read it. Never has a man or woman known the financing and the grants and matching funds … more
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