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History can be better than fiction

History can be better than fiction

Several weeks ago, I wrote about moonshine runner turned stock-car champion, Lloyd Seay, who was murdered in a dispute over sugar purchased to make illegal whiskey.

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Updated: dec. 16, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Government plans to control kids' destiny

Government plans to control kids' destiny

Editor, Common Core has curriculum mandates plus tests. The reason that this educational system is designed this way is so that special-interest groups can mine data from Common Core. Common Core is, in reality, a system of data classification. The tests enable our children’s data be turned over to private organizations. No one oversees these companies nor does anyone — especially the government — know how this information will be used. Actually, this information will be accessible to the federal government. Now, Big Brother will be watching our children’s progress throughout his or her school years.

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Updated: dec. 11, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Commissioners: State pushing charter schools

Commissioners: State pushing charter schools

You may recall that I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia. You may recall, also, that the amendment passed handily. So much for my vigor.

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Updated: dec. 11, 2014 4:00 p.m.


Ferguson, Long Island decisions affect us all

We at Unity in the Community have been paying attention to the current news about the young black men being killed by police.

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Updated: dec. 11, 2014 3:00 p.m.
School choice crucial to middle class

School choice crucial to middle class

In a recent speech at the National Press Club, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY, explained that improving economic opportunities for middle-class Americans is the key issue on which Democrats and Republicans should be focusing leading up to the 2016 presidential election and beyond.

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Updated: dec. 10, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Whatever it takes get vets their benefits

Whatever it takes get vets their benefits

Editor, Stop the presses and call Walter Cronkite — these stats just in:

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Parents' wisdom valuable

Parents' wisdom valuable

There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

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Updated: dec. 09, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Santa helps ensure good behavior

Santa helps ensure good behavior

This “Santa Claus is coming soon, so you better be good” thing is working out great for me so far.

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Updated: dec. 09, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Bora Bora doesn't care about the game

Bora Bora doesn't care about the game

This was written in a cave somewhere in greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper.  

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Updated: dec. 03, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Lawmaker's orientation is over

Lawmaker's orientation is over

Orientation for freshman-elect members of the 114th Congress took place in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 12-19. This is the second of two reports detailing events of that orientation.   

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Updated: dec. 03, 2014 2:00 p.m.
SPLOST projects should have been done as money came in

SPLOST projects should have been done as money came in

Editor, I read the article “Concerns arise at millage hearing” in the Nov. 30 Coastal Courier, and I also have concerns.

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Food tastes are in the genes

Food tastes are in the genes

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: dec. 02, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Cutting cooking simplifies holidays

Cutting cooking simplifies holidays

I didn’t cook Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. My husband, daughter and I went to a restaurant in Richmond Hill that offered all the traditional  holiday fare at a reasonable price. It was the first time in my life I did not eat a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving.

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Updated: dec. 02, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Cartoon symbolic of those who let Obama ruin our country

Cartoon symbolic of those who let Obama ruin our country

Editor, An editorial cartoon by R. McKee serves as a modern take on the old Hans Christian Anderson tale about the emperor who was swindled by to weavers who promise to make him a suit of clothes that is invisible to people who are stupid and incompetent. When the emperor and his cabinet members cannot see the clothes, they pretend to be able to see them for fear of being deemed unfit for their positions. In reality, the swindlers only pretended to make the suit and clothe the emperor. He isn’t wearing anything.

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Updated: nov. 27, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Carl Sanders: A great man did great things

Carl Sanders: A great man did great things

On my “to-do” list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA’s former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

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Updated: nov. 26, 2014 4:00 p.m.

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