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• Brett Elmore of Oldies 101.5 FM says that on Thursday he will continue a Halloween night tradition of about the past 15 years or so, by reairing "The War of the Worlds" CBS broadcast that Orson Welles' Mercury Players first broadcast on Oct. 30, 1938.  more
I want us to take a moment to reflect upon the images of December that we as a church have experienced this season, as we prepared for this night, the celebration of the coming of the Christ Child.   more
Stress seems to have been something that we are all dealing with, what with the virus and now the tornadoes. It has just about gotten the best of me at times, as it has at other national crisis moments. I noticed as much as people watched an "I Love Lucy" marathon on Nick at Night the week of 9/11 (thus leading to a mention of the show in Alan Jackson's "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning"), I have been watching classics like "The Wizard of Oz" and "Cheaper By the Dozen" on TCM to calm me down.  more
There are still a lot of smokers out there, but it is much more of an expensive habit now than it was then. Taxes on tobacco products are now much more than the product could be bought for when I was … more

(Editor's note: Rick Watson, who wrote this weekly column and served as a reporter and photographer on our staff, died suddenly early Thursday morning. That night we discovered Rick had written a final column, and had printed it out for his wife, Jilda, to look at before he emailed it to us. She has graciously passed it along to us, so that we may all have a final amusement from our friend and co-worker. )

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The scene was familiar — the tears, the applause, the crown — but it was also something new. 

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It's quiet at the cemetery today. That isn't always the case.

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I once worked for Goodloe Sutton. This is the Linden newspaper publisher who caused outrage this week with his editorial “Klan Needs to Ride Again,” proposing the use of the Ku Klux Klan to … more
These words carry with them contemplation. I have arrived at a situation and I must decide what my next move will be. I don't know what that will be, and thus I sit and think. All of us at times … more
God’s main concern is, and our main concern should be, the condition of our heart! It is more important than the condition of our body, our car, our house, our yard, our clothes, or anything else. more
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