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Remember true meaning of Easter

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.


Work on infrastructure now

As anyone who gets behind the wheel knows, driving around the Coastal Empire can be an exercise in frustration, but there’s always a bright side. In our case, it’s this: Traffic here is still a cakewalk compared to what our fellow motorists in Atlanta have to deal with on a daily basis.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 3:04 p.m.


Independent commission's role questionable

Congress appointed an independent commission to travel the United States and hold meetings with active and retired soldiers and their spouses. The commission is designed to see what is important to our military and their families — even though there already is a proposed budget that outlines the cuts that will affect our military families.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.


Small talk by way of deep thought

MOULTRIE — Today at the breakfast club, not a mention was made of the Ukrainian crisis, the missing Malaysian airliner or Obamacare — nary a word. It was all about small talk. Small talk, but by way of deep thought.

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 9:30 p.m.


Item's story is important

For years, I blamed it on those royal-blue suede high-heel pumps. The ones with the ridiculously tall, spiked heel and absurdly pointed toe. I was 22 when I bought them, 36 when I donated them to the Salvation Army.

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 4:00 p.m.


Hats off to single parents

I don’t believe in illness. OK, perhaps I should rephrase that — I don’t believe in a minor illness’ ability to keep me down. Unless I’m dragging a limb, hospitalized or totally unable to keep food down at all, I refuse to disrupt my ultra-busy daily routine to do silly things like “rest” or “recuperate.”

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Updated: apr. 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.


Spring book sale a success

Editor, The annual Spring Book and Yard Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library on Saturday, April 5, was a resounding success. Although FOL offers books for sale every day in the library, the spring and fall sales are special events that raise the majority of the funds the group contributes to meet the library’s needs. 

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Updated: apr. 14, 2014 10:30 p.m.


There's a lot to be said for peace and quiet

Some of my favorite memories involve time being quiet.  

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Updated: apr. 14, 2014 9:00 p.m.


Hats off to rec coach Tyler Gunderson

Editor, I saw small-town family values and teamwork by rec coach Tyler Gunderson and the Richmond Hill Wildcats basketball team that made them come to life in Richmond Hill. This team won the league for the season.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 7:30 p.m.


Fighting child abuse, neglect should be priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about, and you probably would just as soon not read about. But it is there, and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.


Lawmakers want guns in more places

In the Georgia Legislature, even a relatively simple bill can turn into one of the most important pieces of legislation that is considered.

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Updated: apr. 09, 2014 3:00 p.m.


Swarm of gnat nation has arrived

The swarm of gnat nation has arrived

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Updated: apr. 09, 2014 1:00 p.m.


Beards are making a comeback

I have something I haven’t had since I was in my early 20s. In fact, one of my favorite pictures taken in 1980 with my sister exposes it very well.  

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Updated: apr. 08, 2014 4:00 p.m.


No point fighting desire to help others

They all come with some kind of a price and all with a certain amount of disappointment, but still, Rodney keeps trying.

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Updated: apr. 08, 2014 4:00 p.m.


Don't be at kid's beck and call

Call me an old-timer, but moms and dads just did things differently when I was a child. The overall approach to parenting seems to have changed so much. My parents fostered independence in my siblings and me. They wanted us to learn early on that we needed to be able to speak and do things for ourselves, and the sooner we understood that, the better off we’d be.

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Updated: apr. 08, 2014 2:00 p.m.

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