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Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor

Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor

In June 1998, the mayor of my hometown was none other than “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland. When he first ran for mayor in 1994, his ...

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Updated: feb. 08, 2016 3:30 p.m.
Reader thanks trooper, sheriff

Reader thanks trooper, sheriff

Editor, Dec. 28, 2015, will forever be imprinted in my mind.

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Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” — “Of ...

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Updated: feb. 05, 2016 11:30 a.m.
Here is food for thought for city, business leaders

Here is food for thought for city, business leaders

Editor,

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Updated: feb. 04, 2016 9:00 a.m.


Lawmakers keep fighting the Civil War

You might have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

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Updated: feb. 03, 2016 2:00 p.m.
Conservatives helping Democrats' presidential efforts

Conservatives helping Democrats' presidential efforts

On Jan. 21, the well-known conservative magazine The National Review published a print completely aimed at destroying Donald Trump’s chances of winning the presidency.  

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Updated: feb. 02, 2016 7:00 p.m.


Here is food for thought for city, business leaders

Editor,

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Lawmakers keep fighting the Civil War

Lawmakers keep fighting the Civil War

You might have the impression that the Civil War ended sometime around 1865, after the Confederate armies stacked their weapons, the soldiers returned to their ...

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Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” — “Of ...

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Plant a tree for Arbor Day

Plant a tree for Arbor Day

In our little corner of the world, trees are an essential part of life. We may take them for granted, but if they were not ...

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Updated: feb. 02, 2016 4:30 p.m.
On being orphaned late in life

On being orphaned late in life

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan. It feels oddly like a ship that has been securely moored in ...

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Updated: feb. 02, 2016 3:30 p.m.
It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

Perry Pratt was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Valley Country Store, Perry was a friend of ...

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Updated: feb. 01, 2016 2:30 p.m.
Grumpy pol seeks to support disabled people

Grumpy pol seeks to support disabled people

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia’s 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician ...

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Updated: jan. 28, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Who wins in this fight over freedom?

Who wins in this fight over freedom?

This is a fight over “freedom” that legislators don’t really need. It’s a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

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Updated: jan. 27, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Here is why your tax bill is late

Here is why your tax bill is late

Editor, The end of the year comes with the very important duty for the Tax Commissioner’s Office to issue property tax notices to our ...

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Hollywood gets it wrong -- again

Hollywood gets it wrong -- again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

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Updated: jan. 26, 2016 4:00 p.m.
De-clutter your life for a fresh new year

De-clutter your life for a fresh new year

This is a great month for de-cluttering your life. Although any month will do, January is a fresh year.

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Updated: jan. 26, 2016 4:00 p.m.

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