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Ronda Rich: Tink is Duckmaster for a day at the Peabody in Memphis

Since the beginning of our Southerner/Yankee union, I have kept a list of places Tink should visit to fully experience the glorious South.

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Ancestors give Hall woman a lot to talk about

Gainesville icon Lillie Mae Green will turn 98 July 17.

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Harris Blackwood: Rounding the corner to the backside of 50 years old

Back in the days when I was spinning records on the radio, a singer-songwriter named John Conlee wrote and recorded a song called “Backside of ...

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Ronda Rich: Great-great-grandsons of Civil War opponents meet

We were eating lunch as the American Queen riverboat pulled out of port, having just returned from a morning-long excursion to the Battlefield of Vicksburg.

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Harris Blackwood: Farm fresh food arriving to store shelves soon

The very best of Georgia is about to arrive at a grocery store or farmer’s market near you.

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Johnny Vardeman: Some aging local schools were closed, some rescued

Johnny Vardeman: Some aging local schools were closed, some rescued

Gainesville city schools are in building mode with a new Enota Elementary School and one off Mundy Mill Road near Oakwood plus an addition to ...

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Ronda Rich: Ugly shed houses altar where my daddy prayed regularly

Behind the little house where I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my bed ...

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Johnny Vardeman: City directory pictured town as it used to be, with full details

Old telephone directories are full of history of local communities because they contained names and addresses of residents, as well as businesses, especially those who ...

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Ronda Rich: My Yankee husband's firsthand encounter at Vicksburg

It did not turn out as I intended.

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Harris Blackwood: Every generation has 'good ole days'

I like to think that my childhood was the good old days.

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Johnny Vardeman: Old directories reveal history, revive memories

Old telephone directories provide a peek into the past as they are akin to local history books themselves.

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Ronda Rich: Is there anyone listening?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel.

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Harris Blackwood: Remember those lives lost in battle this Memorial Day

Before the radio existed, folks used to sing. The songs were about a lot of things, including wars.

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Johnny Vardeman: Jackson County plays major role in a PBS film airing Monday

Jackson County will be the star of the Public Broadcasting documentary, “War Journal — The Incredible Escape of Damon ‘Rocky’ Gause at 7 p.m. Monday ...

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Ronda Rich: A country store stocked full of memories

A country store is located in the middle of hundreds of acres of farmland embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a ...

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Johnny Vardeman: 113 years ago, another tornado took deadly toll on Gainesville

June 1 will be the 113th anniversary of the tornado that killed more than 100 people and left a swath of destruction on Gainesville’s ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Some historical trivia on roads, streets in area

One hundred years ago, Gainesville was bragging that it had almost 5 miles of paved streets. That was in 1916 when Hall County had few ...

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Ronda Rich: Acting like a stereotypical Southern police officer

Last summer, I was telling Tink about an adorable town a few hours away.

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Harris Blackwood: Some will experience a sad Mother's Day

The role of a mother is an interesting one.

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Rond Rich: Recounting lessons from Mama on Mother’s Day

There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t remember Mama. Many times when she crosses my mind, I am doing something she ...

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