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Evans: What it's like to be me

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” This is a line from one of my favorite movies that came out in 2011.  It ...

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Terrell: Things to ponder

This time, it appears the Republicans finally have some real horses in the corral.

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Mattison: When Albert met Myra

Sometimes movies can imitate life and sometimes life is what inspires a movie. “When Harry met Sally” was a 1989 movie starring Billy Crystal and ...

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Evans: The Day the Helen came out

In 2007 when I was diagnosed with cancer, all of my doctors stressed that I needed to eat high fiber meals.  However, I also have ...

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Terrell: Leave the past and build on the future

As children of the 50s, my friends and I would frequently play “Army.”

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Mattison: The Duncan Diet

Let’s face it…we have a weight problem in our country. Thanks to remote controls, less hard work or exercise, we have become anchored ...

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Evans: Facing your goliath

Most of us know the story told in 1 Samuel 17 of David and Goliath.  No one had faith that the shepherd David could beat ...

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Terrell: Our Country is in trouble

I fear that our country is in trouble. It looks like we may be settling for third or fourth place, maybe worse.

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Mattison: Over the Rainbow

In 1963, three months before I graduated from high school, a baby girl was born in the District of Columbia. I never thought that almost ...

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Evans: Lessons I learned on trip to Memphis

I finally gave in and asked my boy where he’d like to go on vacation.  Without a thought, he said “I want to go ...

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Terrell: When will we be fed up with change?

I read an interesting column this week by Wayne Allyn Root who wrote the political commentary for Personal Liberty, an ultra-conservative organization.

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Mattison: Only in America

The year was 2075, one year before what would have been America’s 300th birthday. That day of celebration… never happened. Several years before, like ...

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Evans: Just Try The Blackberries

Do you have memories of things that your Mama did that scared you to death and those memories have spilled over into your adult years ...

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Terrell: Celebrating July Fourth

I think, while growing up in LaGrange during my childhood, the Fourth of July was the second most important holiday in my life.

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Mattison: Green, Green Grass of Home

Words have always fascinated me. Words that are tied together in a speech, scripture, poem or song can be encouraging. They can also be thought ...

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Mattison: Fireworks and freedom

Before long, we will fire up our grills, display our flag and celebrate Independence Day. This is a day off from work and the sun ...

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Terrell: Atlanta searching for new identity

It’s interesting to watch Atlanta’s attempt to politically try to be one of the “big boys”; i.e. New York, Dallas, San Francisco ...

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Evans: Appreciating Father’s Day

I was riding by the parking lot at Winder-Barrow High School the other afternoon and I saw a man standing outside of a truck.  There ...

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Mattison: Restoration from within

The United States Capitol Building Dome is receiving a face lift. If you have been to Washington D.C. lately or watched the news, you ...

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Becoming an orphan later in life

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan. It feels oddly like a ship that has been securely moored in ...

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Terrell: Finally admitting I’m a hoarder

I won’t ever make TLC or the big time movie lights, but I have come to accept the fact I’m a hoarder.

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Mattison: The Uncivil War

The event that may occur tomorrow is known by no man. When the Mayflower set sail to the new world, the people on board had ...

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Mattison: Let the be music

All of us probably have many favorite songs, some meaning more to us than others. Amazing Grace, written by a former slave ship captain, John ...

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Power Evans: Finding my dream house ­— and belief

Do you remember where you were or how you figured out that there was no Santa Claus?  I do very vividly. I was a Barbie ...

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Smith: Pains of socialized medicine

It has long been fashionable to cuss the government, government programs and everybody and everything in Washington from pay raises to the bureaucracy to Supreme ...

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Rich: Hollywood gets it wrong ... yet again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

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