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40 years later

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It was 40 years ago, Friday, Feb. 13, 1970, that I arrived at Parris Island, South Carolina at “zero dark-thirty” a.m. I’d like to say that I was motivated to enlist by intense patriotism during a time of war, but the simple truth is less honorable.

The face of Haiti

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A few days ago, I was having lunch with a fellow pastor in another town and we were discussing the terrible situation in Haiti. He was saying that his church was going to be receiving an offering and investigating what they could do to offer assistance.

It’s my birthday

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It’s my birthday. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I share the same birthday, though not the same year of birth. My cousin John Honeycutt, four years younger than I, also shares the same birth date. On Jan. 15, I hit the big five-nine.

Teaching dogs to dance

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A few weeks ago, I was visiting with family in northeastern Tennessee. Out to dinner with my brother and his wife, we were joined by their 7-year-old granddaughter, Annie.
Annie is smart (“I’ve never made anything less than an ‘A’ in school.”), pretty, affectionate, and a chatterbox.


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It just doesn’t make any sense. But then again, a lot of things in this world don’t make sense to me.


The Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum is hosting its eighth annual Cemetery Spirit Walk Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


This week's high school football schedule saw two big intracounty matchups which were also region games. Neither one was close.


A class on Infant CPR and Choking will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. for a fee of $10.