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She was Georgia’s Grand Dame. Our state’s First Lady. A prolific artist. A philanthropist and my muse. She was Betty Foy Sanders, who died on May 29th at the age of 95 after a life … more
Now as time passes us, we constantly see changes in our community, nation and the world. There are things which are happening and things which are to come upon us. You may not have time to pray. Most … more
What a day it was. Tuesday, May 24. A day that will live in infamy. While we were deciding the candidates that will face off in the November general election in Georgia, a crazed gunman walked into … more
Answer: Although your IP address is really open information (it can be hidden to a degree) cyber threat agents can use it to hack in your machine. The address ha to be available on packets as … more

On the way to our sister city Vidalia, most of us are aware of strongman Paul Anderson’s Youth Home for boys. It was founded on strong Christian values and morals, and sits proudly … more
It might be hard to believe, but we are about to be at the halfway point of 2022. Students are out of school, graduations are over, primary elections are mostly done and summer vacation time is upon … more
Thank you cannot be said enough, so here is more. When I found the poem below, I knew I must share. Why God Made Teachers by Kevin William Huff When God created teachers, he gave us special … more
On the way to our sister city Vidalia, most of us are aware of strongman Paul Anderson’s Youth home for boys, it was founded on strong criticism values. And morals, and sits proudly … more
This past month, my family and I established the Jane J. Yarbrough Endowed Nursing Scholarship in the WellStar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University. The scholarship will be awarded to … more

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Seedling Garden Club, I want to thank you and your staff for the great coverage you gave the club this past club year. Through your publishing of the events of the … more
Life is simple and sometimes it takes simple things that we use every day to fix the complexity of our lives. The answers we need for spiritual growth can be right before our eyes. So today I will … more
This is not a piece I was dying to write. It’s about death. The great equalizer. The reason I bring up the subject today is that I read a piece recently that scientists are looking seriously at … more
We all have certain memories that are associated with those “red-letter” dates and events in our lives. Some of those memories are powerful and life changing, while others are just random little … more
Dear Editor: For many years I have been an avid reader of The Forest Blade. Dick Yarbrough's Editorial Opinions have been a humorous account of almost forgotten times and informative on many past … more

How have you been feeling lately? What have you been thinking? Most of all, what have you been saying? Did you know it's not what happens to you but how you respond? Yes, you have authority over your … more
Well, here it comes again.  It’s about to get serious.  In less than two weeks, on May 24th, we will vote in the primary election to select the candidates who will be on the ballot … more
Yes, we know that we celebrate Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May, but what about the other three hundred and sixty-four days of the year? Did you not know your blessings are in your … more
It’s hard to imagine, but there are probably places in this country where people just don’t pay that much attention to pine trees. Unbelievable !  But if you were born here or … more
I think I must have been about 7 years old. I had decided that I was being treated unfairly by my mother over some rule involving homework. So, in my 7-year-old mind I reasoned that I must teach my … more

It’s hard to imagine, but there are places in this country where people just don’t pay much attention to pine trees. But if you were born here or migrated here by whatever means or … more
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