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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: