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Holiday is for catching up

Holiday is for catching up

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren’t planned. They’re born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

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Updated: nov. 25, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Moms may be afraid to take breaks

Moms may be afraid to take breaks

Moms want everything and nothing at all. We want to be everywhere at once and also nowhere to be found. We want to impress everyone, handle every chore imaginable and spend every waking second bonding with our children. We also want to totally escape from life. Failure to accomplish this leads to immense guilt and, occasionally, foul moods.

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Updated: nov. 25, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Let the orientation begin

Let the orientation begin

Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, and other area elected officials will contribute periodic columns during the upcoming legislative sessions. This is a report about orientation that he went through last week.

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Updated: nov. 20, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Analyzing elections, predicting next president

Analyzing elections, predicting next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week, scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill, when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed up Junior when I told him.

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Updated: nov. 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Joy of pinto beans, cornbread

Joy of pinto beans, cornbread

One afternoon, I had a hankering, a primal-like craving, for a supper of pinto beans and cornbread with a tall glass of cold, rich buttermilk thrown in for good measure and extra filling.

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Updated: nov. 18, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Good parents often need siblings

Good parents often need siblings

Typically, I use this weekly column to address parenting issues, reflect on challenges faced by (fairly) new moms and provide what I hope are amusing anecdotes that stem from daily life encounters with a toddler. This Sunday, though, I’m going to explore a topic that’s more indirectly related to — but still very much a part of — child-rearing.

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Updated: nov. 18, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Show support for 3rd ID at listening session

Show support for 3rd ID at listening session

Residents of Bryan County have the opportunity Monday to show our support for a continued strong presence of the Marne Division in Bryan and surrounding counties.

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This terrorist deserves our gratitude

This terrorist deserves our gratitude

This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago, but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he’s proud of it.

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Updated: nov. 12, 2014 4:00 p.m.
VA working to improve services

VA working to improve services

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you — our veterans — and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you have earned. It is our privilege to serve you, and I have made clear that as we move forward as a department, we will judge the success of all our efforts against a single metric — the outcomes we provide for veterans.

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Updated: nov. 12, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Support leads to success

Support leads to success

Over the years, I’ve crossed paths with many who were extremely successful as well as some who were such miserable failures that, as Mama liked to say, they “ain’t worth the breath they draw.”

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Updated: nov. 11, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Parents don't have to always be late

Parents don't have to always be late

I recently saw a meme posted to a social-media site that said something along the lines of “Having children: Your way of showing the world you no longer intend to be on time — ever.”

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Updated: nov. 11, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Americans must work for greater good

Americans must work for greater good

Editor, “Greater Good” is a point or ideology that has been defined, perceived and twisted. So what does this mean? I wonder if it’s even fair to apply this concept because, at the end of the day, the definition is construed. Man is still making that determination.

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Updated: nov. 06, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Junior E. Lee bullish on election analysis

Junior E. Lee bullish on election analysis

I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, in Greater Garfield, Georgia, home of Round-or-Square Polls, whose motto is “You supply the dough and we will cook the results.”

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Updated: nov. 05, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Georgia on lookout for ebola

Georgia on lookout for ebola

In 1976 in the rainforest, a virus was transmitted to people from wild animals, and it spread through the population via human-to-human contact.

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Choose your way to make a difference

Choose your way to make a difference

This month, more than 500 local volunteers have made a positive difference for our local waterways by participating in the Statewide Rivers Alive waterway cleanups in Georgia. Over 50 locations in Liberty County have been cleaned up so far by these amazing helpers, who ranged in ages from 2 (yes, they had a little help from their parents) to 80. Several more groups have cleanups scheduled in the next three weeks. Rivers Alive is a statewide effort to preserve and protect our waterways in Georgia. Rivers Alive events also are part of the international efforts of The Ocean Conservancy.

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Updated: nov. 04, 2014 7:30 p.m.

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