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Green energy nightlights

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If we’re lucky, some fond childhood memories are carried with us the rest of our lives: pieces of childhood hidden safely away in the darkness that we can, from time to time, bring forth into the light, look at, and smile. I truly believe it’s a way we all can stay young.

The punishment

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If you’re a regular reader of this column, it might seem to you that 110 Flamingo Street had been the perfect place to grow up — a place where nothing ever went wrong, no one got into trouble, and parents were always forgiving.

I told you so

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There are many anniversaries one marks in life: a wedding day, birthdays, and graduations, just to name a few. Each comes with its own special memory, perhaps a card, and pictures of the happy occasion. One usually carries these memories throughout life and looks back on them with fondness.

Moments of clarity

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Whether they recognize it or not, everyone has moments of clarity in their lives. One of the first I can remember was in Old Mrs. Crabtree’s third-grade class at Mt. Olive Elementary School.

• Bad people do bad things.

The lemon tree

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What can I say about another year gone by that hasn’t already been said? I could write about how our 401k’s have now all been turned into 201k’s. Or how every time someone in Europe sneezes, our stock market drops to yet another new yearly low.

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Opinion

There we were in the hospital waiting for the doctor to listen to the first heartbeat of the latest addition to our family.

Community

The Hogansville Charitable Trust has selected the artwork that will represent this year’s Hogansville Hummingbird Festival posters, guidebooks, and T-shirts.  The nonprofit organization sponsors th

Sports

The Starr's Mill High Schools Pantherettes dance team had a great week at UDA Camp at Auburn University earlier this summer.

Lifestyle

Jean Jones is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and is a national award winning watercolorist and Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.