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Saturday 10/25/2014
Kaye Ella Steadman: Halloween revisited
Posted: October 25, 2014

We Americans are an impatient and hasty bunch of people. Other countries criticize us as being lazy but that's just not true. As a rule we do several things at one time and that's because we're impatient and always in a hurry. Patience and endurance belongs to the previous generation I think.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Gov. Deal pledges “everything on the table” public education reform
Posted: October 21, 2014

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

Monday 10/20/2014
Lisa Heyer: Nine tips for wood fireplace safety and efficiency
Posted: October 20, 2014

Besides the annual inspection and sweep for your chimney, improve the function of your wood fireplace with responsible use. Ready for the colder months? You will be if you follow these simple guidelines to keep your wood fireplace burning brightly — and safely.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Bo Wagner: An authoritative standard
Posted: October 19, 2014

Certain hypocrisies tend to, as we Southerners say, “stick in my craw.” One of those hypocrisies is when I hear a preacher rail against smoking, drinking and doing drugs, all while he is trying to catch his breath due to the fact that he is two hundred pounds overweight due to gluttony and a sedentary lifestyle.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Joe Phillips: I’ve come halfway
Posted: October 18, 2014

This is a degrading event. I entered into this with my eyes open and will see it through. Last week I brought home a jug of buttermilk and I’m going to learn to drink the stuff and like it, or drink that half-gallon and not whine about it. Much.

Dwight Watt: What is Windows 10?
Posted: October 18, 2014

Microsoft announced the newest version of Windows will be Windows 10. While they have been doing early development on it, they called it by its project name of Threshhold.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Invest in education, with your vote
Posted: October 16, 2014

Dear editor,

Natasha Colbaugh: Parenting makes perfect
Posted: October 16, 2014

By Natasha Colbaugh

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Kaye Ella Steadman: Stoved up across The Big Pond
Posted: October 15, 2014

Readers, if you are planning a fall or contemplating a staged one for sympathy, do it in a desirable location. Maybe while visiting someone at the hospital and their room is near the E.R. with plenty of doctors present. Don't wait until you're across The Big Pond in Varna, Bulgaria.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter shares his views on education
Posted: October 14, 2014

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal’s turn.

Mike O’Neal: Mountain Cove Farms importance yesterday, today and tomorrow
Posted: October 14, 2014

The sale of Mountain Cove Farm Resort and the publicly-owned land surrounding it would be shortsighted, softheaded and irresponsible.

Dwight Watt: How do I get a G-mail account?
Posted: October 14, 2014

Gmail is the free email system offered by Google, which has been around a number of years. To get a g-mail account, go to gmail.com. The account you create here will work for any of the Google applications including Google, Gmail, BlogSpot, Google+ and others.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Bo Wagner: Maintaining Idealism
Posted: October 12, 2014

It is a bit after ten o’clock at night as I put pen to paper. My day of ministry started at 7 a.m. and is just now winding down. It actually would have ended a bit earlier, but I received a call that a child we pick up on our church bus had been hit by a vehicle and was in the hospital. That resulted in me leaving the house to go see him, thus extending my day significantly.

Friday 10/10/2014
Joe Phillips: Strike a match!
Posted: October 10, 2014

I was thinking of the Elliott boys, men actually, who co-lived in the old family home hard beside the railroad tracks in my hometown. One was a plumber, the other an electrician, but when I encountered them they were “retired,” or as one admitted just out of work.

Dwight Watt: How do I stop Windows from automatically updating?
Posted: October 10, 2014

Windows is set by default to install important updates automatically. These are usually issued once a week on Tuesday unless something critical occurs.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Bo Wagner: It may not be prayer after all
Posted: October 09, 2014

I suppose we have all had those moments when we saw something that just melted our hearts and made us smile... until we looked a little closer. I had one of those moments just this past week.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Lisa Heyer: Fall lawn care: four ways to winterize
Posted: October 08, 2014

Originally written by: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Sunday 10/05/2014
Matt Ledger: Turning the page to another story
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 3:01 pm

The years since I joined the Walker County Messenger in 2005 have provided opportunities and indelible memories that enriched my life far beyond the meager earnings of a journalist.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Bo Wagner: The blessing of scars
Posted: September 28, 2014

“To begin with, Honey, it really could have been worse...”

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Joe Phillips: Talk about the weather?
Posted: September 24, 2014

The ole saw goes that people talk about weather but do nothing about it. Well, yeah, there is no doing anything about the weather despite attempts to weaponize it.

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