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Darrell Huckaby: Advice for a long and happy life together

For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.

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THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.

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Jeff Meadors: Fiscal conservatism can be a lonely endeavor

It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.

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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Rethinking our treatment of animals

OPINION: Some modern practices as unthinkable as those in past

Some things are unnecessary. Caging beautiful creatures. Displaying them for spectacle. It’s good that these are being rethought.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Glimmers of hope for Newton's Board of Commissioners?

As the Board of Commissioners lurched to an 11:30 p.m. adjournment Tuesday, most of the audience had left. Those remaining had sat incredulous during an over two-hour executive session in the middle of the agenda.

JACK SIMPSON: The plight of immigrants

My spouse and I were watching “60 Minutes” on a recent Sunday evening. It was sad to hear of the problems faced by migrants fleeing Africa and placing themselves at the mercy of smugglers in order to reach Europe by small overcrowded boats.

DARRELL HUCKABY: What it takes to make a house a home

I was having a chat with a Porterdale police officer Sunday evening — no, I hadn’t been pulled over — and was showing her where all the businesses had been “back in the day.”

COMMENTARY: Keep politics out of interim county manager appointment

We learned recently that Tom Garrett would be resigning as county manager after a short eight months on the job in Newton County.

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CAL THOMAS: Unruly Britannia

OPINION: Prime Minister 'Question Time' refreshing

On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister — David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg — one by one appeared before an audience of voters at the Leeds Town Hall where for a half-hour voters asked them informed, pointed and detailed questions. The host, the BBC’s David Dimbleby, called for questions and occasionally followed up, but mostly voters drove the program

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JACK SIMPSON: Modern technology has its drawbacks

Our computers are great tools – don’t you agree? They allow us to skip over great distances and communicate with one another. But, criminals have taken over many innocent people’s computers. If not criminals, then those who would use the internet for personal gain.

ROB JENKINS: Progress toward what?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that I avoid referring to leftists as “liberals,” a term that suggests open-mindedness and generosity. Not to be unkind, but those are not qualities I normally associate with the left, unless you count being generous with other people’s money.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Store-bought toys can't outshine imagination

There are toys all over my living room floor — in the corners, under the desk and right smack dab in the middle of the floor, on a direct path between me and the remote control. We are talking about large, elaborate, die cut compilations of plastic in bright primary colors.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Five reminders that we should cherish life

I heard about it first on Facebook, speaking now of the horrifically tragic accident that occurred on Interstate 16 between Statesboro and Savannah Wednesday morning.

JACK SIMPSON: This criminal case sealed with a kiss

Even if the story is old and somewhat familiar, I enjoy retelling it if it contains poetic justice. A French reporter named Henry Samuel Paris told this one about a jewel thief named Pierre. I suppose you could say that Pierre was a bad guy, but at least he had compassion, something not always displayed by thieves.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Random thoughts about our strange times

What is the world coming to? I can’t imagine how things can get much stranger or people more ornery.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most

I love to travel. I love getting home even more.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Scenes to ponder from Istanbul

I am happy to report that we had a safe visit to Ephesus and Istanbul and are, or will be, by the time you read this, safely on American shores.

JACK SIMPSON: A call for action

Everyone knows police have a dangerous job and are often verbally and physically abused not only by politicians and criminals but by some members of the community. Unfortunately, in the heat of battle, some officers make mistakes in judgment and this reflects adversely upon police everywhere.