December 5, 2018 RSS feed / Editorials

Kinder, gentler

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It’s ironic that in the days before his death, I’d been thinking a lot about George H.W. Bush. I had watched a documentary about his presidency and I was reminded that 41 wanted us to create a “kinder and gentler” nation. More...

Memories do often rush in!

Mumbles

It was back in the early 1980s when I began paying attention to how much history was being lost with each funeral in our community.  Much too often now days too many are passing and today’s generation hardly notices, much less cares what More...

The TV-watching holiday diet

One of the less merry holiday traditions for some of us is the yule ole weight gain.  With all those Hershey Kisses lying around, that one fruitcake that someone keeps pestering you to try, and the second helpings of fried turkey, hams, yams, an More...

Horse racing and fireworks at the fair

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10 YEARS AGO  Dec. 3, 2008   DECEMBER 6 marks the 15th annual Holidays on the Square. The weekend will begin Friday night with Moonlight Madness.  More...

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Letters to Santa Claus

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1918 Blakely, Ga., Dec, 7, 1918. Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a doll and a little stove and some fruit. Please bring my little brothers and sisters some thing. I have 3 little brothers and one sister at home. More...

We’ll take Christmas to go

When I was a kid my family spent every Christmas season on the road. I figured we were following the tradition started by Jesus’s mama and daddy, Mary and Joseph, who were on the road in Bethlehem when their baby boy was born.  More...

Regaining trust on money issues

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Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big-spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets. More...