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One of the great discussions concerning Father’s Day is food. Most holidays have such a predicament. A discussion, well, might be putting it mildly. A spirited ‘til-the-cows-come-home exchange might suffice. When Myra Beth rang up my in-laws, they mentioned barbeque.

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Blackpool, England’s Jethro Tull released its fifth album, “Thick As A Brick” in March 1972; June of that same year in the United States. The album opened the door to the progressive rock world that I have enjoyed ever since.

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Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of the two-part series featuring University of West Georgia President Dr. Brendan Kelly.

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It was my first Falcons game at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Dad hollered so loud after a touchdown — their first one in a spell — that he spit out his partial. That thing twirled clear over 10 rows in a stunning, slow-motion sequence.

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Last weekend, I attended a gathering in Delano, Tennessee, at a state camp site called Gee Creek with fellow heritage members of the Unaka District’s Boy Scout Troop 118. Our troop mascot is the “Hogsnake,” a rattlesnake with the head of wart hog.

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Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series featuring the University of West Georgia President Brendan Kelly. Part two will appear next week.

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When Randall Redding, owner of the Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, called me in 2018 to his office, I was not sure what he wanted to discuss. I found out that he was the most Christian individual I had known in my life. At that time, my fiancé had passed away and Randall took his time to spe…

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From my picture window seats with a view of the world around me, which happen to be most every place I am, I have the privilege of observing what to me is a remarkable thing about human nature.

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One stick of margarine, melted.

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If you’ve ever traveled from west Georgia to Panama City Beach, you’ve driven on Highway 431. When the highway cuts through Seale, Alabama, the view seems unremarkable. A few boiled peanut stands, cow fields on the sides, and a Dollar General on the corner. It looks a lot like any other ordi…

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Blame it on the Barney Gray Motel.

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While locals enjoyed games on the lawn and food from the Mad Greek food truck on the patio of Trillium Vineyard on Friday, local vintners talked shop, laughed and shared tips at the Georgia Wine Producers Wine Tasting.

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When my daughter Sommer graduated from college, she gave me a Rand McNally atlas. She was moving to London, planned to travel the world and wanted me to see the places she would go. COVID-19 interrupted her travel binge, but 68 passport stamps later, she’s back in the air.

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When driving around town, has anyone ever wondered who is responsible for developing the buildings that collectively make up the city? As one makes their way around Carrollton, just think Ra-Lin.

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Columbine High. Thoughts and prayers. Virginia Tech. Thoughts and prayers. Sandy Hook. Thoughts and prayers. Marjorie Stoneman. Thoughts and prayers.

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For families with newborns, college may seem like a distant dream. But, saving regularly over time is key when building a college savings. That’s why the state of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan is reaching out to new parents early to encourage financial planning so the dream of college can …

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Thanks to a specialty plate redesign, local residents might see a familiar building on the car in front of them. The Department of Community Affairs Historic Preservation Division has a newly designed plate featuring the building that now houses Brook’s Boutique on Head Street in Tallapoosa.

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On occasion I have been asked about a little blue bird that we often see in the summertime. This striking-colored beauty is the indigo bunting, less than 6-inches long, and blue all over. In fact, if the sunlight hits it just right it can look like it is colored black.

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The Southern Conservation Trust, a Georgia-based land conservation organization working to protect vital habitats and natural resources, announced last week that they have officially protected the former Bear Creek Golf Course, a 390-acre property in Douglas County.

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He’ll gently descend the steps of his modest brick home around 7:20 a.m. or so at the corner of Claire Drive and Central High Road, a packed lunch in hand.

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Kyle Williamson, right, CEO of SyncGlobal Telecom — Crossbeam, was the guest speaker for the May meeting of the Bowdon Kiwanis Club. He spoke of the company’s and Carroll EMC’s plans to increase broadband internet coverage in the west Georgia area, including rural areas of Carroll County. He…

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At our camping spot on the Tallapoosa River a good ways up from Wedowee at Foster’s Bridge between Buckhannon Creek and Foster’s Cove, every day is like a holiday, especially this time of the year when the water is at full pool after the winter lowering, and the weather is pretty near porch-…

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Nothing remains on that part of the banks of the Chattooga, except the lush, green grass and dilapidated parking lot, it’s faded grey color reminding one of memories long since passed. Memories of close friends, lavish proms, rousing sporting events, AP English and Government classes, and te…

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I am less inclined to have anything but a desire for music that gets my attention, is entertaining, and is otherwise interesting. Jack White has never let me down in these areas, and this remains true with “Fear of the Dawn,” the first of two announced releases by him this year.

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Bremen Rotary Club was proud to present the Laws of Life winners from Bremen High School this year. The ninth grade winner was Kambrie Morton, whose essay was titled “Life is better when you have something to live by” and spoke about her mother’s struggles with her health. The 10th grade win…

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Green balloons floated up to the sky, taking with them the stresses and worries of the staff, clients and friends at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health at Haralson last week. As the balloons drifted away, those gathered called to each other, “Let it go! Let it go!”

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Ginny Nickoloff was born and raised in southern California, Orange County, and enjoyed her young life in the Los Angeles area not too far from Disneyland and the home of Mickey Mouse.

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In Trickum Valley (that’s between Ranburne and Heflin, Ala.), they called her “Ever.” Or maybe it was “Elver.” Whatever, it was short for Evelyn. Evelyn Angeline Marlow Fordham. I just called her Momma.

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I was worn slap out, having weaved through the indomitable web of vehicles that make up I-20, 75/85, and downtown Atlanta. I passed by the Fox Theatre and hung a left onto Ponce and headed east, a setting sun at my back. I was on my way to Clarkston and Merhaba Shawarma.

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It’s my birthday weekend.

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Anyone visiting the downtown Villa Rica area lately might have noticed that key businesses in the city were temporarily shut down, homes were taped off with yellow barricade tape, police officers and chiefs were out and about, and cameras were swarming all around. It is conceivable that neig…

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Researchers from the University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Department of Food Science and Technology are looking for new ways to tackle food safety by expanding their global network to increase the safety of the global food supply in the U.S. and abroad.

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Diesel is a 3-year-old Pit mix who is super sweet, very friendly with people and extremely affectionate. Diesel has handsome face with adorable golden eyes that look at you with all the love in the world. Even though Diesel is no longer a puppy, he still has lots of energy. Diesel would bene…

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Beneath my parents’ backyard pines, in a truck cab that flickered with rays of sunlight and shadows, I learned to drive. Three acres or thereabouts to run wild. It was red, 5-speed 1981 Ford Courier. Took a bit of maneuvering on my end, the provoked growl of a gearbox not uncommon. Once I le…

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Bremen Rotary Club, along with partners Perpetual Motion Bicycle Shop, First United Methodist Church of Bremen, The Pilot Club, Bremen Police Department, Bremen Fire Department and Haralson County Sheriff’s Department, hosted its first annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo for children 12 and under on…

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My first memory of seeing “Shoot Out the Lights,” Richard and Linda Thompson’s 1982 swan song as a duo, was in Rolling Stone magazine. It was listed in its 1987 cover story of the Best Albums of the Last 20 Years. The cover depicts guitarist/singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, rubbing his he…

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The REACH Georgia Scholarship program promises students the support they need to graduate from high school and achieve postsecondary success. This year there are three recipients who each will receive $10,000 scholarships to attend a Georgia college or university as a reward for successfully…