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The guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts was correct, based on the evidence, but the theatrics leading up to that trial and after the jurors had made their decision were outrageous.

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If you are among those who have already received your first COVID-19 vaccine, the J&J one-shot, or awaiting only your second vaccine dose, then thank you for doing your part, and we'll see you here again, same time, same place next week.

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I remember an older lady from my youth. We’ll call her Mrs. Ballyhoo. She and her husband were fairly well off, and didn’t seem to have a worry in the world.

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The first question most people ask after mass shootings like the one last week at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in which a 19-year-old male murdered eight people before taking his own life is "how did he get the gun?" He was known to authorities. A gun he previously owned was seized because he was believed to have mental problems.

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Back in my country store days, an insurance salesman would stop by now and then. One day, he encountered one of his prospective customers. The salesman said, “Hey, I haven’t seen you lately. Like I keep saying, you really oughta buy some life insurance.” The customer responded, “I know, I just ain’t got around to it.” The salesman reached into his pocket and pulled out a small round disc, about the size of a half-dollar. Printed on it, in large black letters, was the word: TUIT. “Here ya go,” the salesman said. “Now, you’ve got a round tuit!”

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President Biden's announced intention to complete the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, exactly 20 years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, will complete a goal former President Trump wanted to meet, but did not, following advice from military leaders, who convinced him that a May 1 deadline was a bad idea.

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With all the challenges we face as a nation, I find myself often debating with others the merits of foreign assistance, aid, and U.S. foreign policy.

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There it hung, solemnly, in all its glory on my grandmother’s kitchen wall. It was something to be proud of, and each month that she paid a few dollars to the Standard Phone Company, she was, indeed, proud.

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I certainly give Major League Baseball (MLB) and Jackie Robinson credit for breaking the color barrier and slowly ending segregation within the sport.

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From the time I got a job in broadcasting, until a year ago, I had a daily routine. I would spend around ten hours a day at work, and then come home. In spring and summer, I would do yard work for an hour or two, or watch the Atlanta Braves. In the fall and winter, I would watch a little TV, collapse into bed, and repeat those steps the next day. Sound familiar?

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The 2021 session of the Georgia General Assembly is finally over, and I can honestly say that most people on both sides of the aisle are glad. It was a very contentious session, far different from the happy collegiality we knew just a few years ago.

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When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV.

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Democrats and Republicans, now virtually split 50-50 in the House and Senate, have shown for decades they are incapable of fixing the tough problems they often created in the first place

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Our friendship goes back to high school. We were roommates, straight out of college. We were bridesmaids in each other’s wedding. She knows the worst of me and, usually, finds it funny rather than off-putting.

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Whenever a Southern woman is feeling lost or has a need to busy her hands, more often than not, she will make her way to the kitchen the way a sinner will run to the altar.

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It’s that time of year! And you thought that I was referring to Tax Day, April 15th, now with the regular deadline extended to May 15th. Please know that the Newton County Tax Commissioner's Office is here to listen and assist all Newton County citizens, businesses and organizations with the…

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When certain members of the media, who opposed the Trump presidency, start hammering President Biden for his administration's failure to control the border you know the worm is turning.

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West Virginia is unique among America's 50 states. At a convention in Wheeling, Va., in 1861, delegates from Virginia's northwest counties, which were loyal to the Union, voted to break away from that state over the issue of slavery and their refusal to be part of the Confederate states.

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At some risk of over-simplification, the mass murder of eight massage parlor workers and customers in Cherokee and Fulton counties was, in fact, an act of hate

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“Our decisions, the laws we pass, carry the weight of authority; but only when it’s with the consent of the governed. And that consent is only given when the people have faith that an election was fair and fairly won. Some of you may think it is sour grapes or whining over the results of the…

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The front-page headline in Monday's Wall Street Journal said: "Biden weighs how to pay for Agenda." Who purchases something they know they can't afford, and then worries about paying for it later? Only government.

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When a politician promises to “tell the truth,” as President Biden did in his nationally televised address last Thursday, you can add that statement to familiar ones lacking the ring of sincerity. They include: “The gun isn’t loaded;” “the microphone is off;” “if you like your doctor, you ca…

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My cousin, Lynn, and I sat side by side every week in Sunday School, in the choir where less than a dozen people sang, and on the second bench on the left side for preaching.

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As this column is being written, the U.S. House is again expected to pass, along party lines, a $1.9 trillion Corona Virus Stimulus and Aid package, which will hopefully mean some economic relief and assistance in the near term for individuals and small businesses, as well as local and state…

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