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Ronda Rich: The epitaph for my tombstone may read "That's all she wrote"

When he asked, I answered. Then I laughed.

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Harris Blackwood: Forecasting the weather all around the world

Weather may be the most universal topic among humans. When I call friends in other parts of the country, I often ask about the weather.

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Ronda Rich: Looking forward to liberations of advanced age

As the years of Mama’s life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing ...

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Harris Blackwood: The Eagles must soar in song without Glenn Frey

In the summer of 1972, radio was still dominated by AM.

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Johnny Vardeman: Gainesville square traffic problems date to early days

Gainesville’s public square has been the center of activity since the town’s founding. It’s had its ups and downs with traffic, ranging ...

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Ronda Rich: A holler of desperation in Kentucky hills

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion and deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

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Ronda Rich: If life were fair, I’d have vest full of colored beads

It happened, I suppose, when I was in the fourth grade. That is my first strong recollection of the unfairness of life.

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Johnny Vardeman: Old Post Office still standing today in downtown Gainesville

Johnny Vardeman: Old Post Office still standing today in downtown Gainesville

There’s a lot of history in this old photograph submitted by John S. Rogers of Gainesville.

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Ronda Rich: Investing in people in the hospital waiting room is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and dreading the bad ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Wet weather, ‘dry’ new year greeted 1916

Thousands of Georgians New Year’s Eve and beyond toasted 2016 with a flute of champagne or snorts of other liquid spirits.

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Ronda Rich: I'll be there if the good Lord's willin'

As the old year spits and sputters to an end and the new one waits in the wings, straining with enthusiasm to burst forth with ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Coal miners put a chill on Christmas in strike of 1919

This warm Christmas season isn’t conducive to fires in the fireplace or bumping up the thermostat to keep the house comfortable.

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Harris Blackwood: If you fall off the New Year's resolution wagon, get back on

This week, many of us will take a sip from the fountain of eternal optimism. This is the week we will resolve to do something ...

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Ronda Rich: Celebrating Christmas on the Mississippi

So it was several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi.

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Johnny Vardeman: White County had state’s first female jurors

It would be three full decades after women earned the right to vote before they could serve on juries in Georgia.

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Blackwood: South Africa more than a mission to Jane Lawson; it's home

Jane Lawson will be home for Christmas.

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Johnny Vardeman: When Christmas came downtown back in the day in Gainesville

Gainesville’s downtown square is alive and alighted for Christmas, rekindling memories for those who grew up here or whose children did in the 1950s ...

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Harris Blackwood: Good sales clerks know the right fit

My mama’s first job was as a sales clerk at the largest store, Gallant-Belk, in downtown Monroe, Ga.

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