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MLK and the Bible

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this next week, I want to share with you some thoughts about his vision and his direct connection to the scriptures of The Holy Bible. I happen to believe that we cannot begin to understand the strength and conviction of his leadership toward racial equality in our country unless we see the underlying power of God’s Word in his life and work. I also happen to believe that he was profoundly correct in his use and application of scripture to the issue that burned in his soul. Read More»

Goldie's cautionary tale

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

When we first encountered the little goldfinch, she (?) was on her back on the floor of the screen porch, not moving. As usual on a really cold morning, Dave had taken a kettle of hot water out to thaw the birdbaths, and nearly stepped on a tiny bundle of feathers. He called to me to bring the tissue-lined shoe box we keep for just such emergencies.

The best way to help an injured bird is to do nothing but put it in a dark, warm place for about a half hour. Almost invariably, if it is not seriously hurt, a bird will become alert, preen its feathers, and be on its way. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Jan. 9, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Library closing this weekend (Friday - Monday) for software upgrade, Father/Daughter Dance Registration update, Fire Escape Plans, Fayette Charity Classic, and Spring CERT Class (and the Kedron bubble is going in today!).

Library CLOSED January 13 - 16 Read More»

Priceless cargo

David Epps's picture

I rode my Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle for over 10,000 miles before I ever considered allowing a passenger on the bike. It was easy to not have passengers for several reasons.

First of all, my wife had two requests when I took the Rider’s Course in August of 2010. The first was that I not ask her to ride with me. The second was that I keep my life insurance premium paid.

Secondly, I knew my limitations: a rookie rider has no business taking on passengers.

Thirdly, my bike did not have a passenger seat. Problem solved. Read More»

Please don't throw me away

Rick Ryckeley's picture

No one would think about spring cleaning on the first day of January. No one, that is, except The Wife.

After 13 wonderful years of marriage, I’ve come to expect the unexpected. But even I was surprised at where I found her that afternoon.

Still knee deep in her closet, with filled and yet-to-be filled bags around her, she looked up and smiled, “Sometimes the only way to get rid of stuff that bugs you is just to bag it up and throw it away.”

Okay, stop laughing – she wasn’t talking about me. Read More»

‘Nonpartisan’? Who are you kidding?

Cal Beverly's picture

It was not for nothing that wags once said, “Lock up your women and children and bury your gold in a safe hiding place. The Georgia General Assembly is in session.”

I often wonder how bad would it be, really, if one year the legislature just simply did not convene. How bad could it be that all those lawyers and oh-so-helpful legislators would just stay home and confine their helpfulness to their immediate family?

Oh, well, one can dream. Read More»

Justice’s identity problem

Cal Thomas's picture

Is there, or should there ever be, a point when a state is no longer penalized for its discriminatory past?

Not according to the Department of Justice, which last month rejected a South Carolina law that would have required voters show a valid photo ID before casting their ballots.

Justice says the law discriminates against minorities. The Obama administration said, “South Carolina’s law didn’t meet the burden under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlawed discriminatory practices preventing blacks from voting.” Read More»

Predictions for 2012

Scott Bradshaw's picture

Last year was characterized by news of scandal, failed government programs, negative politics, natural disasters and other unforeseeable events.

The new year promises to be equally unpredictable. Foretelling is risky for a columnist because readers have the advantage of hindsight and tend to have long memories. I knowingly take the risk of being wrong and offer the following predictions for next year:

• The Atlanta Braves will win the National League pennant and lose to the Los Angeles Angels in the World Series. Read More»

Marriage and my good life

Ronda Rich's picture

A while back, after a speaking engagement, I was signing books when a woman, somewhere in her forties, I suppose, came through the line. We exchanged courtesies then I handed her books back to her. But she didn’t walk away, despite the long line of folks waiting behind her. She looked at me expectantly then leaned a little closer. Read More»

New Year great time to setgoals for personal growth

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Someone said, “Age is a state of mind.” If age is a state of mind, then why does my back go out?

Someone else said, “You’re as young as you feel.” Some days all we feel are our aches and pains, but, hey, don’t dwell on it.

How old are you? Joel Smith suggests an “age barometer” that helps us tell how old we are by tabulating how many changes we’ve lived through. Give yourself one point for each item you remember:

• Blackjack chewing gum

• Wax, coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water

• Candy cigarettes

• Drink machines that dispensed from the top Read More»

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