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March 03, 2014 | By PHIL BOYUM | Columnists/Editorials


Letter fosters stereotypes that harm race relations

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March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


It really does take 'a village'

There is an old proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," which is as true today as when this saying was documented. Dr. Calvin Mackie, in his book, "A View From The Roof," writes about five gifts to give your children: the gift of love, the gift of affection and touch, the gift of discipline, the gift of integrity and the gift of purpose.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Plantation Room should be protected by Constitution

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March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


We are all part of God's plan

I happened to turn on the old TV to a movie entitled, "Bruce Almighty." Here's a young man in his 30s who seems to be the typical loser individual: less qualified folks get promoted over him; he can't keep a girlfriend; his dog doesn't know the difference between a fire hydrant and his favorite chair; nothing ever seems to work out and God obviously doesn't like him; he doesn't like God, and if he were God, the world would be so much better off.

March 03, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Makers of contemporary black history: Part 3 — Commander J.R. Holloway

The following is the third of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 4 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Sexual predators often among the least suspected

Editor's note: Father Robert "Bob" Poandl was sentenced last week to serve 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines, from Ohio to West Virginia, for sexual purposes, in 1991. Poandl served at three Catholic missions, in Claxton, Pembroke, and Glennville, as recently as 2012.

March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Local DAR set to hold Golden Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

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March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Makers of contemporary black history: Part II — The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson

The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.

March 03, 2014 | By DR. CHARLES W. BONDS | Columnists/Editorials


Local governments should make full recordings of meetings

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March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Writing our own memorials

Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.

March 03, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Gues Column: Makers of contemporary black history: Part I — Jemelleh Coes

The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.

March 03, 2014 | By DR. CHARLES W. BONDS | Columnists/Editorials


Reader endorses Stone for Congressional seat

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March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


'Skin-to-skin' important for development of babies

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March 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Are there self-fulfilling prophecies?

When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"

March 03, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


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'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

April 10, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Nation


At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

April 10, 2014 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


Abduction was act of retaliation

WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

April 10, 2014 | By ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Local


Taking care of the lesser creatures

Have you ever been shopping at ReTails? Yes, that's the way it's spelled, and it just happens to be one of the best thrift shops around.

April 10, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Preventing cervical cancer

A cancer diagnosis, no matter the type, can be sobering for any patient. Cervical cancer in particular can be frightening for women with fears that the diagnosis eliminates their chance to have children, or worse. As a gynecological oncologist, helping women understand the importance of preventative care can mitigate many of the threats associated with cervical cancer.

April 10, 2014 | By GIUSEPPE DEL PRIORE, MD, MPH | Columnists/Editorials


Marines urged to join league

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April 10, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


BA robotics program excelling

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April 10, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


A thank you to a trooper

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April 10, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Congratulations to the Lady Gators

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April 10, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Is Deal to blame for Ogeechee problems?

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April 10, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Living for the next generation

I am, by my father's admission, a Duke's mixture. "Dad, what the heck does that mean?"

April 10, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

April 10, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON and KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | Nation




Braves mop up Mets

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Masters full of anticipation, mystery

AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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