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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.
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.
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.
I was standing in the wings at the Ryman Auditorium Thursday and found myself in awe of the ghosts there. By ghosts I mean the spirits of all the magnificent country artists who had stood right there, in the same spot I occupied, waiting for their opportunity to grace that hallowed stage for the first time — or the hundredth.
I am ecstatic to tell you that Haleigh’s Law, the medical cannabis oil bill, passed both the House and Senate and should be signed by the governor this week. Also my bill, Kelsey’s Law against cyber-bullying, is expected to be heard on the Senate floor.
We don’t need to know the political or religious views of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz to call his crashing of a crowded airliner into a mountainside an act of terrorism.
When you and I were school children, we learned the importance of preserving our history and our historical sites, buildings and objects of national significance. We knew that we could learn from such things and apply lessons to our own development.
I hate to iron. Now, you may be surprised that a sophisticated Southerner like me, raised in the Methodist Church and educated in a large Southern University, even knows which side of an iron to grab, but trust me — I do.
Sometimes I think the world has gone slap dab crazy. Every time I think I have seen and heard it all, something new comes along.
“There are three things which are real,” said John F. Kennedy, “God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension, so we must do what we can with the third.”
Peace awaits three things. Eventual Palestinian acceptance of a Jewish state. A Palestinian leader willing to sign a deal based on that premise. A modicum of regional stability that allows Israel to risk the potentially fatal withdrawals such a deal would entail.
Saturday will be Locklyn’s day for me and my family. I plan to wear blue and gold all day, and I just don’t wear gold on normal occasions. That’s nothing. In New York City they will light up the top of the Empire State Building in blue and gold!
If she decides to make a run for president, and it looks like she will, Hillary Clinton will face many questions about her emails as secretary of state.
This is an inspiring story, one of true grit, optimism, determination, and hard work. One of setting goals and meeting them, even in the face of adversity. The narrative belongs to Miss Kristen “Cricket” King, a resident of Conyers and a May 2012 graduate of The University of South Carolina, Aiken with a B.A. degree in communications.
I ran into a fellow linthead this week named Peddy Parker, from Bibb City, in Columbus. He lived near the Hertwigs who later lived near me, in Porterdale. It’s a mill village thing. You may or may not understand.
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Batten down the hatches, y’all. Tornado season is upon us.
Solutions to the problems of black America are not a secret, but they must be taught at every level. They begin by allowing parents to choose where their children go to school.
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