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Lisa Heyer: Fire safety

We have had so many home fires in our area in the last few weeks that I feel it is important to address some safety issues. It may take a couple of weeks to cover all the areas of concern, but hopefully it will help us all to know where to look to prevent home fires during this season.

  • icon Posted: December 16

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Sunday 12/07/2014
Joe Phillips: Why look back?
Posted: December 07, 2014

A woman once told me I looked best in the rear-view mirror and I never fully understood what she meant. It could have been a compliment.

Bo Wagner: 75-pound dog, 5-pound bark
Posted: December 07, 2014

I wrote about Oreo some months ago. She is the full-blooded bit bull that adopted us after having been dropped off on our country road by some low-life dirt bag. She is doing quite well now; her ribs no longer show and she stopped shaking with fear a good while back.

Friday 12/05/2014
Joe Phillips: Lean over and kiss it
Posted: December 05, 2014

I had an eye-popping visit with the experts at “Photo Spot” in Douglasville. We were hanging an exhibit of historic images of Douglas County, which had been printed and mounted by Photo Spot. They said people are moving back towards paper photographs of their keepsake pictures. Good for them!

Thursday 12/04/2014
Dwight Watt: What is HTML and HTTP?
Posted: December 04, 2014

HTML and HTTP are used with the World Wide Web and the Internet.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Lisa Heyer: Invest a tax refund in your home: $500 projects
Posted: December 03, 2014

Originally written by: Mike DeSenne

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Dick Yarbrough: If Bora-Bora doesn’t care about the game, why should we?
Posted: December 02, 2014

This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper. (I have no idea how the editors got in from bottle to print. I assumed that if editors can figure out where commas go, they ought to be able to figure out how to print a column in a bottle.)

Sunday 11/30/2014
Bo Wagner: Children and the ministry
Posted: November 30, 2014

The ministry comes complete with many joys, and also with many trials. A pastor is a man with a wonderful and vibrant life, and also a man who is vulnerable in ways that no one else can begin to fully appreciate and understand.

Saturday 11/29/2014
The original social media
Posted: November 29, 2014

This is an editorial from the Georgia Press Association that ran Sept. 14, 2014, in the Albany Herald.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Bo Wagner: Jesus loves... Batman?
Posted: November 23, 2014

His name is Zak, and he is my precious, three-year-old little buddy. He and his two sisters come running into my office on Sundays to hug me before service begins.

Friday 11/21/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Carl Sanders — a great man who did great things for Georgia
Posted: November 21, 2014

On my “To Do” list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA’s former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Dwight Watt: Can I move email addresses between providers?
Posted: November 20, 2014

Whether you are changing ISPs or just going to a free email system, the two major problems people see are how to get their address book from the old provider to their new email provider, and how to tell everyone you have changed email addresses.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Lisa Heyer: Improve credit score with these home finance tips
Posted: November 19, 2014

Originally written by: Gwen Moran

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Junior E. Lee analyzes elections and predicts our next president
Posted: November 18, 2014

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.

Sunday 11/16/2014
Bo Wagner: Some answers I want once I get to Heaven
Posted: November 16, 2014

Some verses of Scripture are at once both handy and frustrating. One that fits that description is Deuteronomy 29:29, which says “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Dick Yarbrough: This is one terrorist that deserves our thanks
Posted: November 11, 2014

This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he’s proud of it.

Joe Phillips: What do they sing?
Posted: November 11, 2014

I'd like to ask a first grade teacher what her classes sing today, if they do.

Sunday 11/09/2014
Bo Wagner: The view from the other side
Posted: November 09, 2014

No matter how much we try to avoid it, there is something in us that is much more likely to be afraid of people who are not like us than people who are like us.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Dwight Watt: What do IP addresses look like?
Posted: November 04, 2014

IP addresses are the addresses assigned to devices and machines that show where they are located on the Internet. IP is an acronym for Internet Protocol which is the set of rules used to send information through the Internet.

Monday 11/03/2014
Joe Phillips: Falling in
Posted: November 03, 2014

The idea of an interstate road trip is loathsome. I'll go to great length to avoid it.

Sunday 11/02/2014
Bo Wagner: Amish Polyester... from China?
Posted: November 02, 2014

When I went recently to preach a marriage conference up north, the church I was with took half a day and hired a wonderful tour guide. She was a sweet and funny Mennonite lady, and for several hours as we drove around following her directions she told us about all of the farms, customs and people.

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