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Jack Simpson

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SIMPSON: Tough questions in wake of suspect's capture

Thumbs up to the Boston area law enforcement team and the people for doing what can only be described as "one-hell-of-a-fine job" in solving the Boston Marathon bombing case.

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Jack Simpson: New role for a Sears 'kit' house

Sears catalog houses were popular between 1908 and 1940.

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Jack Simpson: Memories of small-town life linger on

When you think about it, there is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town.

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Jack Simpson: Hoover's No. 3 man has left us

He's gone, and I shall join the ranks of family and friends who will miss him.

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Jack Simpson: Follow your dream -- with your eyes wide open

I think it was in the 1980s. Mike was beginning a new career in law enforcement and asked if an old veteran like me had any words of wisdom I could pass on.

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Jack Simpson: New medal should be put in its proper rank

What an old combat soldier like me objects to is that this new medal ranks above the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

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Jack Simpson: Have respect for our elders

Elders have lived through infancy, childhood, adolescence and under Obamacare are in their final stage, obsolescence.

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Jack Simpson: Quit smoking before you learn the hard way

Observers are wondering if President Obama is fighting his battle with tobacco and trying to quit.

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Jack Simpson: A lot has happened in 35 years in Rockdale

A lot has changed in 35 years.

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Jack Simpson: Women in combat will take some getting used to

Let me begin by saying I'm glad Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently announced combat jobs will now be open to women.

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Jack Simpson: Even tough times were the 'good ol' days'

In the Great Depression many stood in poverty, but in our own way we rose and endured in the face of calamity.

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Jack Simpson: Glad my snake-hunting days are over

I'm not the slightest interested in trying to make big bucks hunting pythons.

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Jack Simpson: Eating out can be a risky business

I have come to the conclusion that senior citizens eat out a good bit.

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Jack Simpson: Best wishes, Secretary Clinton

A wise man once said, "politics is a dirtier job than cleaning toilets."

Special gift brings back memories

This special gift brings back many memories.

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Jack Simpson: What are the answers to Newtown?

No question about it. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history is on the minds of everyone.

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Jack Simpson: If it's too good to be true, don't fall for it

The time was approximately 7:52 p.m. when we got a call from Kingston, Jamaica.

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Jack Simpson: The meaning of words

Many kind words were spoken to veterans on Veterans' Day. Among them were "thanks for your service."

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Jack Simpson: There's gold at the end of the rainbow -- if you work for it

How many young people do you know who have college degrees and have no jobs?

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Jack Simpson: Special memories of Veterans Day

Another Veterans Day has come and gone. As a combat veteran of World War II, I am thankful I was lucky enough to be around for the celebration.

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Jack Simpson: Post election, we must unite and address issues

A new day is dawning. We have some relief from all of those political flyers, calls during the dinner hour, television ads and campaign promises.

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Jack Simpson: Laws aren't enough to stop people from texting and driving

While driving down Ga. Highway 20 the other day, we noticed as we stopped at each traffic light, a young lady in the adjacent car was texting.

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Jack Simpson: Put aside 'binders' and get down to issues

If you don't wish to discuss the record, you talk about binders.

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Jack Simpson: Voting a straight ticket

When at the polls, voters should remember to give party loyalty when it has been earned.

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Jack Simpson: Jim's story could become ours

His name is Jim. It is a friendly alias, but for purposes of this column will have to do.

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Jack Simpson: Buying a used car requires some faith

Due to the economy and higher prices, many people have had to seek cheaper transportation.

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Jack Simpson: If you want change, vote for it

You say you want change. Well, go to the polls and cast your vote.

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Jack Simpson: A poetic change of pace

Are you tired of all this political outrage -- charges and counter charges?

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Jack Simpson: Recounting the pleasures of a Southern oasis

After so many years of being southernized, we can no longer brag about being damned Yankees -- and maybe we no longer care for the title!

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SIMPSON: Sheriffs face challenges

Sheriffs face challenges during austere times.

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Jack Simpson: Obama grants 'amnesty' for political purposes

If the government grants a pardon to a special group of people for political reasons, you can call it Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if you want to, but chances are it is amnesty.

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Jack Simpson: An ode to cornbread and buttermilk

Many people out there have good things to say about cornbread and buttermilk.

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Jack Simpson: Armchair fun at the Olympics

London has done well with Olympics 2012, which brings back memories of the Atlanta Games.

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Jack Simpson: Head for the belfry

I've collected a few remarks others have found amusing and maybe even helpful in daily living.

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Jack Simpson: It's time to address our extreme weather

Pick up your morning newspaper. Tune in to your favorite television news station. Chances are that among major stories about the economy, jobs, and the Presidential campaign will be information about tornadoes, forest fires, floods and drought.

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Jack Simpson: Closet cleaning

When I began this horrible chore, I found things in my closets I had forgotten I had.

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Jack Simpson: Swindlers and scammers reach out to touch someone

If you own a phone or a computer, and most of us do, you can expect someone to try to swindle you.

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Jack Simpson: Brave lady unites people everywhere

Aimee Copeland is one brave lady.

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Jack Simpson: Wild animals made good pets in the Depression

Back during the Great Depression, times were tough. We couldn't afford new clothes, let alone a fancy pet.

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Jack Simpson: Memorial Day a time for prayer, reflection

For all of us veterans and families who gathered at the American Legion, Memorial Day was a day for prayer, salutes to the flag and speeches about honoring our fellow soldiers who paid the ultimate price to keep us free.

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Jack Simpson: Overuse of antibiotics may threaten future well-being

The antibiotics we depend upon are reportedly losing their effectiveness and we may share the blame.

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Jack Simpson: Drones have changed modern warfare

Warfare evolves with time, and with changes in technique and weapons.

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Jack Simpson: What motivates candidates to run for president?

Which presidential candidate has the magic touch?

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Jack Simpson: Country music awards...in name only?

Country music is a far cry from what it once was.

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Jack Simpson: Physicial therapy brings improvement in spite of myself

My shattered knee gets a workout on a stationary bike, a treadmill, weight machines, steps, lifts, as well as stretches and bends.

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Jack Simpson: America can't afford to bargain away our defense

Obama seems more interested in social welfare than national security.

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Jack Simpson: We still have a chance to 'win big' in the land of opportunity

Win or lose, playing the lottery is our choice.

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Jack Simpson: Pollen count has us under attack

Despite the high pollen counts, we carry on.

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SIMPSON: One by sea, one by land, one cause

Unusual events that happen in life occasionally trigger new unexpected responses.

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Jack Simpson: Ruminations on threat of Iran

The world's eyes are on developments in Iran.