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As my children, Mattie, seven, and Makenzie, four, grow older I am amazed at how fast they are growing. Makenzie will turn five August 27 and I recently joked with her that she could not turn five because I needed her to stay four. She replied, without skipping a beat, that she had to turn f…

This past Saturday afternoon Carrie and I had the pleasure of attending the annual Dancing with the Southern Stars event at Waycross Middle School. The annual event is a fundraiser to support The Magnolia House Shelter for the Abused and Hospice Satilla. 

Over the past month, I have had a few opportunities to reflect. One of the things foremost in my mind has been legacy. One of the ways Webster’s Dictionary defines legacy is, “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.”

These past few weeks I have had the privilege to meet several people around Pierce County and I look forward to meeting many more over the coming days. 

The first time Obamacare supporters had their day in court, the law largely survived. Could another lawsuit to overturn the law prove more successful? And would that be a good thing, at this point?

“It’s the end of an era,” I thought as I peeked in Robert’s bare office last Monday.

It’s been 12 years since I graduated from high school, and nearly as many since I’ve attended a Pierce County graduation  — until this year. Working at The Times gave me reason to be on the field, capturing memories that will last a lifetime for the now-graduated class of 2019.

Students across Georgia are on the verge of their coveted summer break. For most of them, that means wrapping up their studies, perhaps taking final exams, and then waiting to see what their year-end grades will be.

One of the most important questions to ask about any government program is: What’s the point? That might sound easy enough to answer in most cases, but the specifics of a law can make all the difference.

The caller on the other end of the phone line was near exacerbation. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people he put in office to represent him, and his quest for answers was met time and again with roadblocks.

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter ... Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here ... Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo) ... Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right...

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