February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Editorials

Remember when water was simple

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Even though I do it from time to time, I still have a problem paying for bottled water. I have a perfectly good faucet in my kitchen, and if I turn the right lever, I can get a cool, glass of water. I know that it’s not completely free. More...

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Internet makes experts

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I was talking to a friend awhile back and the conversation turned to pizzelles. Or pizelles. Two zs or one was only part of the chatter. The making of pizzelles was the main topic. More...

A message about a bottle

A number of years ago, someone who I know bought one of those exercise “steps.”  For those of you not familiar with this type of product, it is a plastic step used for aerobic fitness, or so I was told.  Intrigued, I asked this More...

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From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO  Feb. 21, 2007   NO suspects have been arrested in connection with 29 pit bulldogs discovered chained to trees in a wooded area in Blakely last week.  More...

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Along comes Hoot!!!


It was just a little white lie, but I wasn’t about to tell the truth when Judy looked at me and asked... “Did you know about this?”   A puppy for her birthday was totally the brain storm of Heath, Heather and Holden. More...

When robots take over for humans

Danger! Danger!  In 1977, Star Wars hit the big screen and made R2-D2 and C-3PO the world’s favorite robots. They were a vast improvement over the robot — cleverly named Robot — in the 1960s TV show Lost in Space.  More...

Congress must stop death-by-decree

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Last summer, at the first meeting of the Trump Leadership Council — an advisory group consisting of top CEOs from major companies — Donald Trump asked business leaders what their biggest problems were.  More...