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Stories of a world gone mad: Let’s agree to give Halloween back to the kids; that’s where it belongs
Well, we finally did it. After generations of crafty planning and manipulating, the grown-ups have stolen Halloween from the kids. And, I think it's a shame. I distinctly remember the excitement of...
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Flames volleyball team again ‘Painting the Town Pink’ with VFAC
A few days ago, I had the honor of speaking at a luncheon about two special people who have had an impact on this community for many years, the late Bobby and Nancy Taylor. During my comments, I sp...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol Hill Review: Clarifying ‘Amendment One’ for public understanding
As District 22 state representative, I have received more calls and questions about Amendment One than anything else on the ballot. It’s clear that voters are concerned about this issue and are see...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make wise choices during Block Party event
Time. If we are fortunate enough to be given the gift of life, every day each of us is given the same 24 hours, the same 1,440 minutes and the same 86,400 seconds to use as we see fit. Some use thi...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A reliable checklist for community success
If you will grant me the privilege of coming into your mind for a little while today, I would like to share some thoughts that may really hit close to home. Ever since the days when our nation move...
Oct 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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People and numbers
In today’s world, numbers seem to control everything. It seems we are often known by a number and not a name. We’re identified by our driver’s license number, by our Social Security number, or by a...
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joy Writing: In this awareness month, use what is in your hands
October seems to be the month of choice for awareness. Perhaps it’s because the weather has cooled to comfortable fundraiser event temperatures. From breast cancer to dental hygiene to domestic vio...
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keeping it Green: Greenway getting more and more attention from other communities
With the passage of time our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway is earning a reputation. While that may trigger a negative connotation in your mind, for our linear park it’s all good news. In the la...
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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InkSpots: No place for anger in a world of high grass
“Anybody can become angry; that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way ... that is not within e...
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Week in History 10-26
The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners, the Cleveland Banner, the Journal, and the Journa...
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stories of a world gone mad: Candy Corn latte: An idea whose time has come
I love candy corn, and I worry about people who don't. It's as simple as that. I don't say this about many foods, but if you don't like candy corn, there's something wrong with you. It is the perfe...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make a Difference Day is coming Saturday!
This coming Saturday marks the date when more than 3 million Americans will be volunteering in their communities on Make a Difference Day. And “The City With Spirit” is traditionally among those ci...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most scary? I’d pick ISIS over Ebola any day
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt U.S. president (1933-45) ——— This will not be the first time I have expressed my admiration for FOX News anchor/reporter She...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apple Festival leads the charge for coming events
The annual Cleveland Apple Festival was held on the Bradley County Courthouse Square over the weekend. For those who are unfamiliar with its history, the Apple Festival is a 501(c)(3) public charit...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trying to live in a vacuum can lead to so many consequences for most
Several weeks ago I was invited to speak to the senior citizens at one of our local churches. After the meeting a lady came up to me and said, "When I get my paper, your column is the first thing I...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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