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This was sent to me a few days back. I do not know if this story is true or not, but I can’t help but wonder if this is an accurate assessment of the mindset of many in society today. The following is reportedly an individual’s experience at a large retail store (name withheld intentionally):

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In the spring of 1991, I was gearing up to begin a new chapter in my life as I was preparing to graduate from ACHS. It’s hard to believe it has been 30 years since I took that journey that many will be taking this week. I can assure you that as I helped design the graduation issue inside the…

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Everywhere you look, businesses are seeking help. I can’t imagine anyone having the excuse, “I can’t find a job.”

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For years he and my Dad, the late Max Gardner, were good friends. They would often bounce ideas about politics off each other and you could truly see the trust and admiration between the two men when they were together. After my Dad’s death, that trust fell on me.

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Our state received rather depressing recognition last week. Georgia ranked last for getting its citizens vaccinated for COVID-19. According to a U.S. News and World report last week, approximately 1.3% of Georgians had received the vaccine. Of the roughly 10 million citizens in Georgia, only…

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Based on the news reported on the front page this week, local property owners should be overjoyed. The news of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) tax payment is welcomed news. Nearly three million dollars in new tax revenue should benefit our community tremendously.

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As the New Year begins its journey toward 2022, the money crunch occupies the minds of millions of Americans—small business owners, parents, laid-off workers, etc. Many of the people who’ve had steady income from retirement or savings have rescued not-so-fortunate relatives and friends, but …

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Most of us would agree that 2020 has been a challenging year. I also believe most of us will be happy to say good riddance to 2020.

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On Sunday my pastor said something that stuck in my mind. He said, “A Christ-less Christmas is like counterfeit money. It has no value.”

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Unfortunately The Baxley News-Banner was not allowed to broadcast/live stream last week’s football game between our Appling County Pirates and the Upson-Lee Knights, of Thomaston, played in Appling County at Jimmy Swain Stadium. As of press time, we are still awaiting word from GHSA if we’ll…

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Mama cried for a week when she moved away from the Gill Street house. She’d been happy there. Her chickens and turkeys strutted about in their pens in the back yard, clucking and scratching for juicy worms in those pens that Daddy had built for them in his spare time. The huge pecan trees no…

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Pardon me for stating the obvious, but 2020 has been a dumper of a year and I can’t wait to see it in the rearview mirror.

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My receiving news of a church brother’s desire for prayer prompted a review of the Bible’s book of Job.  As detailed in the King James Version, Job was described as a righteous man who lived in the land of Uz.  According to Job 1:1, “…and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared…

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Every single American should be interested in some of the concerns being raised by President Donald Trump and a portion of republicans about how the November 3 election was conducted across this nation and state. More and more questions are being raised daily about voting systems and the way…

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The time has finally arrived. After what seems like an eternity of squabbling between the two candidates, you now get to decide on November 3 who you would like to have as your next President of the United States. There are also a number of local and state elections that are very important d…

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Numerous citizens have approached me over the past few weeks asking me to write about the approaching commission chairman question that will be on the General Election ballot. There will be a special Non-binding Advisory Referendum on the November 3 ballot regarding the Appling County Commis…

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It is my hope that the headline says it all with regard to the Appling County High School Pirate Brigade’s performance at Friday night’s football game and Saturday’s band festival competition in Effingham County.

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What a horrible debate. Last week’s debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden was terrible. There were moments you could not even hear what the two men were saying due to a lack of decorum. President Trump seemed to be on the attack from t…

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For the past several weeks this newspaper has received letters to The People Speak that have not included a signature. Each week this newspaper publishes the following rules on our editorial page for letters to The People Speak: