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Joe Phillips: Purrfect!

Periodically I think of “Tina.” There was a picture of her around the house but I can't find it. I thought you might be interested.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Bo Wagner: For the love of family
Posted: April 13, 2014

Aghast, the large, muscular, talking turkey held a chicken under one arm, a duck under the other and asked, “Have you heard of the Turducken?!”

Friday 04/11/2014
Kaye Ella Steadman: A tale of two closets
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 2:38 pm

I am almost sure at one time I had a walk–in closet. I remember it being very important at the time. Now all I can do is stand at the door and peer in. Thankfully, I have long arms and am able to retrieve a set of clothes. Venturing any further requires boots, hatchet and a hard hat.

Tuesday 04/08/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Child abuse and neglect need to be Georgia’s priority
Posted: April 08, 2014

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

Wednesday 04/02/2014
Bo Wagner: You’re my hero!
Posted: April 02, 2014

His name is Matthew. He’s about 24, maybe 25 years old, and he has Down’s Syndrome. He also has a smile that lights up a room every time he walks in.

Tuesday 04/01/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Irritating liberals and conservatives in same week not easy
Posted: April 01, 2014

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in South Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.

Monday 03/31/2014
Roger Sherrill: Gun store etiquette
Posted: March 31, 2014

When is the last time you visited a gun store? I hope you had a pleasant time shopping while you were there. In a previous column, I shared some thoughts on experiences I had with rude gun store employees. This column is devoted to rude customers.

Saturday 03/29/2014
Joe Phillips: Suppertime
Posted: March 29, 2014

In the kitchens of either grandparents there was a ordinary, rough table and mismatched chairs. Chairs were“bottomed” with white oak strips brown and slick with time and use. Oil cloths covered the tables.

Friday 03/28/2014
Justin Glaze: Hepatitis A vaccine
Posted: March 28, 2014

The next vaccine on our ongoing list of childhood immunizations is the Hepatitis A vaccine. Hepatitis is a disease often associated with contaminated tattoo and IV drug needles, but some forms of hepatitis are much more easily contracted.

Tuesday 03/25/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Columnist commandos get scoop on latest developments in Crimea
Posted: March 25, 2014

Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my columnist commandos to infiltrate the White House disguised as Teleprompters and get the real scoop on the latest developments in Ukraine.

Dwight Watt: What is social engineering?
Posted: March 25, 2014

Social engineering is manipulating people to give up personal information voluntarily. It is a technique used to get in to people’s computers and networks to do damage or steal information.

Monday 03/24/2014
Lisa Heyer: Matching room color and lighting to get the effect you desire
Posted: March 24, 2014

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Saturday 03/22/2014
Norman Edwards: Controlling "yellow weeds" in pastures
Posted: March 22, 2014

Now is the time to be thinking about controlling “yellow weeds” or buttercups in pastures. They usually bloom in late April and seem to temporarily take over many of the pastures in the county.

Friday 03/21/2014
Kaye Ella Steadman: Mama Jr.
Posted: March 21, 2014

All my years growing up, Mama was always so submissive, never asking for any special favors. But after Daddy passed, the real Mama came out and she became an eighty pound, passive aggressive tyrant.

Thursday 03/20/2014
Dwight Watt: How old is the world wide web?
Posted: March 20, 2014

Tim Berners-Lee released a paper on March 12, 1989, describing how a world wide web would work. The implementation of it did not occur until December 1991.

Wednesday 03/19/2014
Joe Phillips: What's for lunch?
Posted: March 19, 2014

Meals taken during the day have many names. To most it is “lunch” short for “luncheon,” something to bridge between breakfast and dinner. Lunch to the Kansas Woman reminds her of meals during the summer wheat harvest and might refer to the full meal served at noon or the lighter one taken to the field some three hours later.

Tuesday 03/18/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Celebrating the life and legacy of a great journalist
Posted: March 18, 2014

I was at the sausage-making plant last week, better known as the Georgia General Assembly. I was there for a good cause. The state Senate was honoring Dick Pettys, one of the finest journalists to walk through the doors of the state Capitol, and I was asked to be a part of that special day.

Jeff Mullis: Where the rubber meets the road
Posted: March 18, 2014

We’re officially in legislative crunch time. With only two days left in the 2014 session, the fate of hundreds of bills will be decided before midnight on Thursday, March 20. Several bills have passed through both the Senate and the House, and are now waiting on the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Washington Post Editorial: Gun-happy Ga. lawmakers put public safety at risk
Updated: March 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

THE NATIONAL Rifle Association calls it “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation in recent state history.” That’s true, sad to say.

Wednesday 03/12/2014
Studies show vegetarian lifestyle lowers risk of many health problems
Posted: March 12, 2014

Dear editor:

Justin Glaze: MMR vaccine
Posted: March 12, 2014

The next vaccine on our list of childhood immunizations is the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. MMR vaccines are given to infants twice, once at age 12-15 months old, and again at age 4-6 years. Adults can also receive the vaccine if it wasn't available when they were younger. Most people that work in healthcare settings must receive this vaccine unless they can show documentation of having the vaccine already or having all three diseases in the past.

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