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"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." This is how Charles Dickens described the era of the French Revolution. His book was published in 1859 and referenced the events of 1789 through 1790. The book was titled “A Tale of Two Cities.” The protagonists lived in Paris and London…

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  volunteered to dig up some history for the Jaycee Playground article in this week’s paper. Man-was that a trip down memory lane! 

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In an earlier article, I wrote about being a child growing up on North College Street in Metter, but College Street did not end at the Central of Georgia Railroad track and South Broad Street West (now Highway 46). Across South Broad Street on the lots where H&S Service Station and the J…

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What do miniature horses do when it rains? They play. They run races with each other. They perform mock battles. How do I know? I know because I have been studying two of them for the last two weeks. Black Beauty, a yearling mare, and Dixie Doodle, an eight month old gray bay stallion, have …

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Part of the job of a weekly newspaper is to report to the community the proposals and actions of their elected officials. As publisher of the paper and as a citizen of this community, at times I feel compelled to comment on those proposals and actions.

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It’s that time of year again ... time for children to ponder on their level of “goodness” or “badness” as they present their wish list to the Big Man himself! 

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In the United States we declare it a legal holiday and celebrate it on the fourth Thursday of every November. The Canadians declare it a legal holiday and celebrate it on the second Monday of every October. I’m not sure but I’ll bet that some other nationalities have picked other Thanksgivin…

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I live on a beautiful piece of land which hosts two ponds. From the deck behind my house the ponds provide a magnificent view and reflect the color change in the trees showing off the fall colors. The ponds are home to large mouth bass, brim and catfish. There is a cedar stump in the middle …

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Local First. As the holiday season approaches, this should be the way we think, eat, shop and buy. By making purchases locally, eating at local restaurants and shopping close “at home” for Christmas, we are doing more than preparing for a successful holiday season ... we are investing in the…

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My Aunt June died in 2012. She was a wonderful Aunt - kind, thoughtful and sweet.

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