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Five years and 40,000 miles

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When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew. The girls loved him, he sported a “ducktail” haircut, and he had a motorcycle. He had a reputation of being able to fight.

A new flag controversy

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A new flag controversy has captured the attention of some in the media and on social media. The new controversy is not about the Confederate flag or the rainbow flag, although those two symbols have their own proponents and detractors.

No place for hate

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In 1982, I was serving as an associate minister at a large church in western Colorado. I received an invitation to candidate for the position of pastor at a church in Alabama. I had previously served as a pastor and desired to be a pastor once again.

Getting over it

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“Do you ever get over it? Does the pain ever go away?” The question was asked recently by a person who had lost a loved one.

Friends had told her, “You’ll get over it,” or “The pain will go away,” and “This will get easier with time.” Well, yes and no.

Why CPE?

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 Last Tuesday, 20 weeks of intense involvement came to a close as I completed the first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, through the College for Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Planning to be there

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My oldest granddaughter is engaged to be married.
 
I did not grow up in a home with girls. In fact, my father was the oldest of eight children, six of them boys. My mom and dad had two kids, both boys. When I got married, my wife and I had three sons. No girls anywhere.

A sweet lady at 96

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She was lethargic and disinterested. She hadn’t eaten all day and did not even attempt to have a drink of water. Then, she went missing. We searched everywhere for her and finally found her. She was listless and barely awake. I thought she was dying. After all, she was old — really old.

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Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell announced an important milestone for a program that streamlines the licensing process for troops, veterans and dependents with previous motorcy

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Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

Northgate 45, Shaw 0 Pace Academy 34, Our Lady of Mercy 3 Starr's Mill 21, Whitewater 7 Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15 East Coweta 35, Arabia Mountain 28

Lifestyle

The 39th annual Tyrone Founders Day Festival will include a first-ever Amateur BBQ Cook-Off Contest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, 3-8 p.m. at Shamrock Park, 947 Senoia Road.