October 21, 2014

Reader Submission: My Visit to Prospect Church

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--Written by Autumn Lannen On September 9, 2012, I went to Prospect Church in Heard County with my new family. Everyone had this "southern hospitality" about them. Even though I kept to myself, I could feel the loving atmosphere that surrounded the church. I didn't speak to many people. I just sat back and observed everyone around me. I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Memorial Day, Tradition and Meaning

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before … [Read more...]

“Hey Coach” – A View from a Recreation Coach

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If you are anywhere around a sporting event for any length of time you will eventually hear the words, “Hey Coach.” Most of the time it is a young adolescent voice that speaks theses words but have you ever though about what the word “Coach” really means? Football 2011: August ushers in a new recreation season of football. Coaches get a new roster each … [Read more...]

Dawgs and Gators….Oh My!

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In my youth, I grew up watching the Georgia Bulldogs. Yes, I am plenty old enough to remember the dramatic over-the-top leaps into the end-zone of Herschel Walker and the famous “Run Lindsay Run” broadcast of Munson. Many Dawg fans refer to that time period as “the glory days” of Georgia football. Ahhhh yes…. Vince Dooley and the 1980 National … [Read more...]

How My Life Got Turned Upside Down With 3 Words – ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

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Acute myeloid leukemia(AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia, is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. AML is the most common acute leukemia affecting adults, and its incidence … [Read more...]

Hunting Report: Sighting Your Rifle

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(Written by: Brandon Witcher, Courtesy of the WARCRY August, 2011) With the start of firearm season arriving soon, many hunters are itching to climb in their stands and spot that trophy buck on the horizon. The only problem is that once you fire your rifle, you may see that you have missed. You have missed a once in a lifetime to take down that monster … [Read more...]

Rolling in the Deep

Aviva

You may be familiar with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, but do you know how it’s caused? It’s a psychological disorder. The reasoning behind it differs from person to person, but most develop it because they are afraid of becoming overweight. Anorexia is 95% found in white females and 0.5 to 3.7% of women will have it sometime in their life. You … [Read more...]

I Awoke this Morning Remembering: Memories of Us

April and Trannon

(Written by: April Elizabeth Goble for Trannon Goble) I remember the first time I saw you. It was at the Sound Shop in Walnut Square Mall. I was with your cousin, she went to talk to you..I barely looked up. You reminded me of a vampire..and I LOVED that! I still remember that black leather jacket. I even remember the wonderful smell it had, of course … [Read more...]

Sticks and Stones

Jessica K

(Written by: Shelly Hester) I am the mother of an Autistic daughter, Jessica. She was diagnosed when she was four years old. I knew she was different than her older sister and she had some eccentricities but I knew nothing about Autism. When she started Pre-K, her teacher picked up on certain signs that something was different with her. They had her … [Read more...]

Prisons Are Too Soft

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(Written by: Brett Smith of The Warcry) America: land of the free, and home of the brave. According to The New York Times, The United States has less than five percent of the world’s population. However, it has almost a quarter of the world’s prison population. Why is this the case? Well, the reason is because our prisons are too soft. People break … [Read more...]