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Joe Phillips: A project

History is full of stories in which stranded or doomed sailors wrote letters to loved ones, sealed them into bottles and dropped them into the oceans. Guinness World Records confirmed the oldest message in a bottle was 98 years old, dropped by a scientist off Scotland and found in 2012 by a fishing boat crew.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Joe Phillips: Purrfect!
Posted: April 17, 2014

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.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Justin Glaze: Healthcare signups
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:32 pm

In case you haven't noticed, the way health insurance is purchased has recently been overhauled. Whether you are a proponent of the affordable care act (Obamacare) or not, we can all agree that purchasing health insurance will be quite different from now on.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Needing to remember what Easter is all about
Posted: April 15, 2014

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

Joe Phillips: What's in a name?
Posted: April 15, 2014

I think one of the most important things parents contribute to a new child is a good name.

Monday 04/14/2014
Lisa Heyer: Rising home prices create affordability issues for homebuyers
Posted: April 14, 2014

By: Dona DeZube

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.

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