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It’s been a rough week for conservatives, Republicans and all Americans. The torture started Sunday evening with the Academy Awards ceremony, which sounded like it was produced by the …

On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, …

I remember the summer I fell in love with history.Grandma Edna Kent’s sister, Aunt Nell (Dilmore), moved next door in 1990 right before my sophomore year at Chipley High School.Sheer proximity led …

My wife, daughter and I usually drive over to Las Vegas two or three times a year.We don't go to gamble. We go for three things - the concerts, the dinners and the pools.Concerts and most of the …

By now, most Floridians in the Panhandle probably know that the United States Supreme Court has dismissed the state’s lawsuit against Georgia for that state’s unreasonable consumption of …

Call me old fashion.Outdated. A dinosaur who somehow escaped the tar pit. And sure, I hear the comments. The game is too slow. The pitcher takes too long to deliver the ball. The batter steps …

Two of my daughters are expectant mothers, both due in May. While I’m not the kind of mother who bombards my adult children with parenting directives, I do often remind them of stories from …

At Bonifay Garden Club last week our program was themed tables decorated by several of the members. I chose to use dinner ware which had belonged to my Mother-in-law. The delicate pink, spring green …

This week began with my return to the newsroom, and I am honored to once again be serving both Holmes and Washington counties. When I left this role three years ago, I thought I was retiring from …

Well readers, the time has come. I have done all I can to assist Washington County News and Holmes County Times Advertiser and now it is time for me to step aside. I think of myself sort of …

During holiday seasons, I enjoy indulging in special food. My favorite during this time of year is the Shoofly Pie. Nothing hits the spot quite like this. Although the Gracious Mistress of …

Spotting a red bump in the corner of a pet’s eye is a concerning but not uncommon experience for many dog owners. Colloquially called “cherry eye,” this bump may be a prolapsed …

“Ready For Christmas?” Is heard earlier than normal this year.  I think that is because we are all ready for Christmas or some change in our lives that has been defined by an …

Dear Rusty: I'm looking for information about retiring and starting my Social Security very soon at age 62. I'm not sure if I want to do it because I'm not sure if I can. Can you …

Most do not realize that there exists no language in the Constitution authorizing a popular vote for the executive branch of government.  Why? Because we are a republic—not a …

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the …

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela This is the second in a two-part series Building the Brooklyn Bridge, a 6,000 foot span that connected New York …

I have learned in my life, and probably just one thing: things have a way of catching up with me. I can't get away with anything. It's not that I don't try. There were a few times …

Youth culture calls it an “epic fail.” Some believe that’s what happened in first-century Athens. The early church missionary-leader, Paul, failed miserably. In obedience to …

The apostle Paul exhorted Christians in Romans 13 to obey the government as God's "deacon," or servant, who punishes evil and upholds the good. In other words, government maintains …

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