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My three brothers, The Sister, and me spent seven magical years growing up at 110 Flamingo Street. During that time, both Mom and Dad dispensed a lot of advice, hoping some of it would eventually sink into our hard heads.

You'll never go wrong...

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Got an urgent phone call from The Boy yesterday. The serious tone in his voice immediately captured my attention. So much so that the ribbing I was going to give him about Little One kissing a duck while feeding them out at Twin Lakes that very morning would obviously have to wait.

Light up the Night

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Last Monday it happened, and it was one of the biggest things I’d ever seen in the night sky – except of course when Bubba Hanks let us catapult him off the top of Cliff Condos. It was a Double Dog Dare, and he was the only one brave enough to actually go through with it.

Sticks and Stones

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On the first day of school, most kids worry about something. Some worry about their clothes, others the way their hair looks. Still others worry if they’ll be unlucky enough to get that one teacher that nobody wants to get.

We have to talk

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Want to really get your kids’ attention this summer? Walk up to them and say, “We have to talk.” Add a “young man” or “young lady” before or after that phrase and watch them cringe with fear.

I need help

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For those long time readers of this column, me needing help should come as no surprise. After all, it’s well documented in the stories over the last twelve and a half years, and I’ll be the first to admit it.

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Opinion

This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the

Community

Midwest Food Bank (MFB), brought food and supplies to be processed at the Eaton’s Cooper Lighting warehouse to provide volunteer opportunities for employees at their home base May 11.

Sports

Starr’s Mill High School has won the Georgia Athletic Directors Association’s top award for the best all-around sports program in its state classification.

Lifestyle

On Saturday, June 6, the Southern Conservation Trust and Southside Cycling Club will be hosting the 3rd Annual National Trails Day event at The Ridge Nature Area.