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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) is seeking applications for Georgia’s Pre-K Program Teachers of the Year for 2021-2022. DECAL will select a winner from a local public school system and a winner from a private child care center.

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The Region 2 coordinator of the National League of POW/MIA Families, Susie Stephens, keeps me abreast of POW/MIA issues. Last week Susie emailed me an article written for Leatherneck Magazine in March of 1945 by Capt. Frederic Anness Scott recounting his combat experience on Iwo Jima. Capt. Scott’s article, “10 Days on Iwo Jima,” will be featured at a later date on my website.

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When Hurricane Katrina and the floods and other devastation the catastrophic storm wrought hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans and coastal Louisiana, I don't remember a lot of jokes about the failing/aging infrastructure within the sliver on the river.

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I wasn't going to write a second column on the passing of Rush Limbaugh, but given the reaction from hostile and snarky individuals -- even from a few self-styled conservatives -- explaining his influence is key to understanding him and more importantly the movement for which he was such a powerful spokesman.

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When it comes to living for the Lord, we shouldn’t just be sticking our toes in the water to test it out or settle for cautiously wading in the shallow end – we ought to be diving in.

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It is accurate to admit that I have never been a fan of singer Bob Dylan or his music, which for me was too folksy and, admittedly, probably too intellectually deep for my feeble mind.

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When I was the lone grandchild of my paternal grandmother, I was her hobby – and that included teaching me some sewing skills. The old expression "a stitch in time saves nine" came from that era and simply means to fix problems when they are small to avoid larger problems in the future. Believe or not, the adage applies to the energy world too, and is on full display in Texas now. But could this happen in Georgia?

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Newton County’s controversial coroner has informed Newton County Commission Chairman Marcello Banes that she expects the county to pay for her legal defense against the county’s efforts to have her removed from office.

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The man who picked me up at an airport too many years ago to recall the date asked if I had ever heard of a guy named Rush Limbaugh. When I said I had not, he turned on the car radio and said, "Listen." After 15 minutes I was hooked.

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For almost nine months, I ran and worked the Rondarosa alone after Tink found himself locked behind closed borders in Canada, producing a new season of the Hallmark smash hit, "When Calls The Heart."

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Isaiah 40: 8 is especially appropriate for today’s wildflower. “The grass withers, the flower fadeth, but the Word of our God stands forever.” The blossom of this wildflower lasts but one day. On the other hand, the long tough root provides the nurture that causes new vines to produce beauti…

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ATHENS — Pruning in the correct manner and at the proper time can help to maintain the size and shape of your woody shrubs, improving their appearance and appealing to the artist in every gardener.

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ATLANTA — Did someone say “road trip?” With domestic travel at an all-time high and some attractions providing a “too close for comfort experience,” many are looking to explore the great outdoors this spring break. Georgia’s State Parks range from mountains to lakes, and everything in between, offering exhilarating, rejuvenating and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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ATHENS — I find it ironic that Valentine’s Day occurs in February, a time of the year when we see very few plants blooming in the landscape. In addition to cards and candy, flowers are one of the most popular gifts during this annual celebration of love. In 2018, the Society of American Florists estimated that 250 million cut roses were produced for Valentine’s Day and an estimated 35% of Americans purchased flowers.

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As humans, we make errors and mistakes. I've made plenty. I was taught early, and I have tried hard with both of my own children to impart that part of being an adult is owning up to and owning your mistakes, and errors ... particularly when those bad choices, or errors of omission or commission, harm others.

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If the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump were a play it would close after one performance. The plot is known, the outcome is certain, and the drama is contrived.

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Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeffrey E. Turner, Forest Park Mayor Angelyne Butler and Pastor John and Cheryl Wilson of Gillem Community Church have partnered for the Coats, Gloves, & Blankets Donation Drop-Off.

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It’s a chore just getting the mail out of the box, every day. It’s an armload and, if I ever make the mistake of laying it on the kitchen table and walking away from it, that’s it. I’m behind for the rest of the week.

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Soon after the bombs and torpedoes devastated Pearl Harbor and ushered the United States into WWII, infuriated American males lined up at recruiting stations to seek their revenge. 

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The Christmas season is long passed, but the wildflower for today would definitely not be appropriate to feature at that time. Though the flowers are beautiful, the negative aspects make me feature it now since it may begin to blossom in February.

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With all the societal confusion and uproar about COVID-9 and other issues that frequently accompany our schools and school personnel, today I want to offer a word of thanks for teachers, leaders, administrators and all school staffs. 

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There is of course a tendency, for an individual or political party in a position of power to want to try and hang on to that power. What may be more important to remember, as we live in a democratic republic, is that the real power is in the hands of voters and our citizenry ... if they actually make USE of that power.

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