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I’m learning as I go

Alvin Richardson, Columnist I am currently going through one of those inevitable life cycle changes and it is quite fascinating in some respects. I’ve gone from a coach / teacher / discipline administrator and overall servant of the people to a domestic servant of extraordinary talents. For

Make CEOs earn it

  George Warren, Columnist Today I digress from my program of discussing the collective mistakes made by our country since it’s founding to discuss another problem that has been with us since the beginning—a minimum hourly wage. I suggest we need a new paradigm. There is always a

Letters: Searching for Brantleys graves

To the Editor: About 200 years ago, the Lewis Brantley family and some neighbors were attacked and massacred by Creek Indians.  Lewis Brantley’s wife and son were killed in the attack.  They were later buried on the family farm which is today part of  Hard Labor Creek

Letters: Callous indifference to change

To the Editor: Repeal Obama Care? SURE. Have your right wing politicians really thought through the consequences. They are: • 105 million sick people would be back under life time caps. These are the real “Death Panels” • 17 million kids with pre-existing conditions would have their

“The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God”

Mae Buice, Columnist Good morning and can you believe, here we are; middle of December already. Where do the days and weeks go? It’s cold this morning but overall the weekend was good. Warm church services filled with love and the Spirit. Sunday morning Butch took his

While praying for mercy, God gives us grace

T. Adrinne Terrell, Columnist Greetings from The Springs! Merry Christmas to you all! That’s right. I said it. Merry Christmas! It may not seem like a big deal to say this phrase, but we are living in a time when the world wants to stifle any profession

God sent us a savior

Margie Ward, Columnist Sunday morning’s attendance was good; missed those that were out due to jobs etc. Visitors were present pray they were blessed and encouraged by being in our worship service today. We as members are always blessed when they come. Just a reminder, if you

Bethany Fire Department taking orders for Christmas fruit

By Rachael Harper, Columnist Well, our family from Brussels arrived on Saturday evening; they were glad to be here and all of us were overjoyed to see them!!  On Sunday, all the family gathered here at our house for Sunday lunch.  You have never seen so much visiting and

Remembering Christmas past and fond traditions

By Betty Moore, Columnist The Buckhead Baptist Church had a Cantata on December 15. On Christmas Eve there will be communion. Miles and Martha Pike will be in concert Saturday, Dec. 28 at 6 a.m. at the Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel. They will be in the 11

Sweet Box

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist I am so lucky to have a good friend who is a great gardener and a wonderful writer. Connie Cottingham is the person who encouraged me to start writing myself – and, thank goodness, mentored me along the way. She has a really