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Local Columns

Sadly, some confusion

There are many good things about social media. It offers a good way to keep up with acquaintances, for example. It provides a pretty good platform for municipalities to use to reach residents quickly with information concerning things like utility disruptions as well. Shops and stores use it ...

History in the Hills: Wildlife of the past

In most of my professional museum roles during the years, my duties have encompassed a lot. The typical duties one might find in a museum director job, such as leading tours, managing the financials and promoting the site, are always to be expected. The part I always caught, though, and ...

Guest column/Some ways we can commemorate Sept. 11

A day we will never forget … and shouldn’t forget. It’s hard to believe it happened 20 years ago. Our school children know it only as a part of history but those of us who were glued to our television screens on that bright blue September day still remember the shock, grief and tragedy ...

Guest column/ARC helps Georgia make strategic investments

As a member state of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Georgia has effectively used federal funds to make strategic investments in projects to assist communities, support business development and job creation, and improve economic opportunities for hardworking Georgians in the Appalachian ...

Guest column/In a particular situation, just what would you do?

I made a business call. The young man who took my phone call was very willing to help me to get the information that I was looking for. But it took only a moment for me to think something might be terribly wrong. The speaker’s words were slurred, sometimes to the point that I couldn’t make ...

How priorities change when a day begins

Funny how a day can begin and its priorities change in an instant. That can happen when you walk in the bathroom. Thursday started with the rescue attempt of a cricket. Yes, a cricket. Kind of a big one. Who knows, maybe even a little on the famous side, maybe a descendant of none other ...