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Note: Coaches are asked to email their results to douggorman39@gmail.com. Information gathered from Maxprep.com

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The state’s Senate majority leader does not think voting will become harder for residents if changes are made to absentee voting this year by Georgia’s GOP leadership.

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Writing a column on faith in the middle of a pandemic is a bit more challenging than I imagined when I said yes to this venture. Knowing the style of my predecessor, which included funny stories that could make you laugh and cry at the same time, all with a message that could get under your …

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My great Aunt Vera was an elegant woman with auburn hair that came down to her waist. She always wore it in a soft bun tucked neatly on top of her head. Her blue eyes twinkled when she laughed, which was often, and her smile told you how much she enjoyed life.

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One of my friends preached a sermon last week using the Charlie Brown Christmas story to talk about the meaning of Christmas. I told her I would probably steal her idea, so here I am “borrowing,” with attribution to Rev. Sharon Edgar, Chaplain at Wesley Woods of Newnan.

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I have noticed that a lot of people started putting up their Christmas decorations early this year. It seems that in a year when so much has been taken away or lost, we are eager to get Christmas up and going before the Corona-Grinch snatches away our joy.

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As a preacher, I’m always in search of a good story. Congregations remember a good story. They tolerate a bad joke. They hang on to a story. They will forget the three important theological points you made, which is okay because the story will keep working on them throughout the week.

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A young friend of mine who is a missionary in Detroit sends me virtual “sticky notes” every Sunday morning.

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With the holidays coming up soon, churches in Carroll County are preparing for their Operation Christmas Child and Thanksgiving Offering events to help the homeless and families across the globe.

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We have finally arrived at the biggest weekend of the fall! At least for anyone under the age of 12.

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Two things that often divide people are politics and religion, and at this moment, our nation is about as divided in these arenas as we could possibly be. But this is nothing new to the human condition.

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October is Clergy Appreciation Month. I have a few misgivings about sharing this information. I don’t want to be seen tootin’ my own horn. But who better to tell you about pastors than someone who has an inside scoop?

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When the pandemic first started, my friend Laura Gayle sent me a small hand-painted watercolor picture with a plain white house on a small rise against a hint of a blue sky. In the left-hand corner, she wrote #stayhome. I put it in a silver frame and sat it on my desk where I can see it whil…

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I grew up in a military family, which meant that we moved every few years. Every time we moved, we had to get to know our new neighbors.

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On Sept. 21st, people of many nations gathered to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, “Peace Day” provides a globally shared day for humanity to put aside differences and contribute to building a culture of Peace. On this day,…

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The new pastor of Carrollton Presbyterian Church will be the host of an International Day of Peace event on Monday, the biggest event yet on the church’s calendar over which he has presided.

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So, you may have heard by now, but a couple of weeks ago I announced my retirement as pastor. It’s been a wonderful 25 years, as I have gotten to work with and serve some amazing people. I’ve written about 1,000 articles and preached about 2,000 sermons. This is my next-to-last article, and …

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Open Hands United Christian Ministry opened their new location Tuesday on the corner of Bledsoe Street and Newnan Road. The spacious facility will help the organization make more of a difference in the lives of west Georgia families. More such help is needed as COVID-19 puts a strain on the …

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Southern Hills, the Church at City Station, resumed its children’s programs starting last Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Words that I have used at funerals are words that come to me now. Funerals (I’ve done about 400 hundred since coming to First Baptist) are about finding ways to say goodbye. So, after announcing my retirement a couple of Sundays ago, I’m thinking a lot about those words.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Smith’s Chapel Memorial Day has been cancelled. Organizers say that the event, in which those who have passed away over the past year are remembered, will hopefully return next year. According to Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, Smith Chapel Metho…

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I write this article in anticipation of football — high school, college, and pro. I hope it happens; got my fingers crossed.

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Note: This article was originally published in 2010.