Can’t we all just get along?

What connection do air conditioning, airlines and education have with today’s overheated political climate? Each has contributed to the lack of understanding, empathy and tolerance. And the results are increasingly devastating. Consider recent events: In Arlington, Va., five people were injured June 14 in an assassination attempt on a Republican congressional baseball team as they […]

My grandfather’s cane

I missed doing an article last week. During the last 1,065 weeks, or 21 and one-half years, of writing for this newspaper, I have missed only three weeks. One of those weeks I was out of the country in Africa. The other, I experienced last minute computer problems and the article, that I did have […]

From the passenger’s side

As you may recall, last week I began a story about The Wife and I setting out for what we thought would be a relaxing four days at the beach. First we had to get there, and that entailed a six-hour drive. I knew it would be difficult, but even I couldn’t imagine how difficult […]

Losing the Poet

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks in lyrical tones and has always been interestingly unconventional. For Poet, life has never held rules. Let me clarify. He is honorable, kind, smart, and filled with integrity, so he […]

Appreciation for gender training in our schools

I sincerely appreciate and commend the Fayette County Board of Education for training the school systems’ nurses concerning LGBT matters, and I encourage similar training for all school system administrative and teaching personnel. The LGBT community has long been ill-defined and misunderstood and it is only through further knowledge and understanding can we hope to […]

‘Hateful reporting’ on LGBTQ issue

What an embarrassment to the people who live here. People are really fighting to keep others (nurses in this case) from being educated on handling LGBTQ students. The man on the front page needs to hang his head in shame and the women who said, “This if Fayette County, not New York or San Francisco, […]

God is working in Brazil, and we get to be in on it

Two Fayetteville churches are on the front lines of seeing God do amazing things in Santa Catarina, Brazil. First Baptist Church, under Pastor Jim Thomas’s leadership, took a team of 19 in April and saw 793 come to Christ in Treze Tilias and Seara. Previously, McDonough Road Baptist Church travelled with First Baptist, but this […]

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