Antonio Brown, 23, was recently indicted for the brutal stabbing and killing of 77-year-old Ellen Bowles last December inside a gated community in Northside Atlanta. He faces a host of felony charges in connection with that horrific event.

A few days ago, a business friend of mine in Switzerland commented to me about a recently released (and very detailed) article making its rounds on how our own U.S. Government is alleged to have purposely and strategically taken out the Nord Stream pipelines (Which were constructed for Russi…

Many of us believe the Lord can’t use us to reach others —some of us out of fear of not being the best speakers or being afraid of not knowing the correct thing to say. However, I believe we can always share our personal testimony with others. As followers of Christ, we should be prepared to…

Please read this slowly. Read it alone. Read it with someone. Read it not just once. Read it several times. Then read again. These are not my words. These are the words of the famed astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan.

One of the marks that reveals a person’s genuine faith in Christ is how they treat others. There are friends and loved ones in my church, and in my life, that brighten my day when I see them. As I’m writing this very article, I’m laughing just thinking of one sister in Christ who brings joy …

This February  marks the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s catastrophic defeat on the Eastern Front, deep in the interior of Mother Russia at the City of Stalingrad (now Volgograd). Most historians  consider the Battle of Stalingrad the turning point of World War II in Europe.   From all va…

An audience of  100 people rose to their feet in the University of Georgia’s Cellar Theater Jan. 15 and offered the most thunderous applause they could muster for the life of Blackshear native, Bobbie O’Quinn.

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On September 13, 2019, we got a call while at St. Simons that our grandson, Zachary Earl Wansley, had collapsed and died during a training run while preparing for the Atlanta Marathon.  Zack was the epitome of a scholar-athlete.  In high school, he had been president of the student body, cap…

The year was 1785. Thirteen states composed the Confederation Congress. Thomas Jefferson was appointed the U.S. Minister to France and John Adams, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.  George Washington was puttering around on his estate at Mount Vernon after having dispatched the migh…

Described as a Georgia groundbreaker and visionary, Dr. Glenn W. Burton had a profound impact on the state, the nation and the world. His scientific research produced hybrid forage grasses for the southern cattle industry. Still later, strains expanded the commercial and recreational turf in…

It’s that time of the year. Christmas. The season of holiday decorations and children’s anticipation. The season of twinkling lights and snowball fights – well at least on TV – not so much in the warm, sunny south – but I digress. It’s the season of parties galore and multiple trips to the s…

This week, we will publish our Christmas section featuring special Christmas memories. As I have read through some of the items that have been submitted, it reminds me of my own.

One of the givens in occupying this space weekly is that when I talk about politics, which I do on occasion, anything I opine will be construed negatively by one side or the other. It is difficult for some to comprehend that I might be in the middle of the political road, unlike many (or mos…

This is kind of a bummer way to start your day but it is worth reflection: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

An antique table sat in the darkened corner deep within the attic of an old, decrepit home until one day it was discovered by someone who had an eye for natural beauty and a craftsman’s hand.  As the master carpenter brought the table into the light, he noticed the deep scars of neglect as w…

Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord in Deuteronomy 32:35. Brian Kemp is too nice a guy to say something like that publicly, plus he has been a bit too busy recently to be poking around in Deuteronomy. So, I will say it for him. Vengeance is his.

Steaming mug shaking slightly in an already over-caffeinated hand, unfiltered Lucky Strike dancing to word tunes as he talked, the second publisher for whom I ever worked once told me that since I neither drank coffee nor smoked cigarettes I needed to get out of newspapers as I obviously had…

War is brutal. The attacks from the enemy come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. In physical battles, each side prepares strategies, gathers manpower and weapons, and readily plays both offense and defense when needed. Various weapons cause different levels of destruction, but every strike po…

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack®, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team (Braves), If they don’t win, it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out, At the old ball game.

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