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A eulogy for three extraordinary wise men

I called them the Three Wise Men. They came not bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They brought service, dedication and integrity. And as with all wise men, they lived their example.

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Social media: A blessing or a plague on society

As I hopped onto an Athens Transit bus to go to class one morning, I noticed something peculiar about my fellow passengers.

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Letters to the Editor

Letters must be signed and include your full address and phone number for verification; only name and town are printed. Submissions may be edited for content and length. The deadline is 1 p.m. Monday.

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Being rescued is not an insult

Several years ago, a soldier serving in Afghanistan wrote me a fan letter. I believe, though I am not certain, that his admiration came from having read my book “My Life In the Pits.”

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Welcome to Georgia: International students from China experience Madison


Chinese foreign-exchange students experienced Madison for the first time on Saturday, July 6.

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Forgive the corny title to this column.

I’m just fired the heck up, as the host of one of my favorite podcasts (CBS Sports’ State of Combat) likes to say, about a couple of sports teams this week.

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Fireworks light up the night

Thousands packed into Bill Wood Park, the Morgan County Soccer Complex, aquatic center and surrounding areas on Wednesday, July 3 to watch the annual fireworks display.

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