We’ve heard a lot over the years about “equity” when it comes to education. The current pandemic, and resulting school closures, are giving a lot of educational leaders the opportunity to show just how serious they are about the issue.

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“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” – C.S. Lewis

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"Since it seems we’re losing our rights to be an American anyway, they might as ban rubber gloves since shoppers are being so trashy that they are taking them off and throwing them down on the ground right at the door on their way out of the store."

In 1984 when former Vice President Walter Mondale was running for president, he said something during the campaign he wished he had not said and later tried to correct his mistake. I don’t remember the details, but I do remember ABC’s Peter Jennings discussing the matter with political pundi…

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As a child, did you ever have a really bad toothache or an excruciating earache? If so, did you want to work math problems or concentrate on a science project? Were you able to concentrate on doing your homework or reading an assigned chapter in a book? I am sure the answer was a resounding “No!"

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"If you are a runner, it will be OK to run after Friday. Just be sure to maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from other runners and walkers."

I'm not sure whether COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, China, in the U.S. qualifies as a true disaster. Putting the disease in perspective, we might look at current influenza illnesses. According to Centers for Disease Control estimates, between Oct. 1, 2019, and March 14, 2020, there hav…

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"Should we have stopped all travel in/out of the county early on in this pandemic? After all, one or more of the travelers that have left the county/state and returned with the virus is what started the cases we now have. Also, should we not stop all visitors who might come here by road from…

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"Thank you to Buck and Lisa for stopping to help me (a senior citizen) with my yard work last week. It was a true blessing to me!"

Walking my dog Dorothy a few months ago I didn’t recognize the fellow waving from the white car until he stopped to say hello. Turns out it was Ed, a casual acquaintance, whose wave I hadn’t acknowledged because I couldn’t see him through the tinted glass.

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"You may get a few dollars from the coronavirus stimulus, but it will be long gone before this is over. Trump’s lies may kill you. It did in Dougherty County."

Since Playboy recently published its final print issue, and since I’m reading a biography of publishing magnate Conde Nast on my tablet, I felt it appropriate to share my misgivings about magazines.

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"I went to Kroger Saturday at my designated spot (which took four days to get). While I was sitting in my car waiting I saw two families (two adults) exit Kroger with two small children each (both had infants in carriers). My heart cried for these innocent children who had such irresponsible…

A month ago, how many of us watched in wonder, shock or even bemusement as foreign governments ordered their people to stay home to fight something called coronavirus? How many of us thought, “Even if the virus makes it to America, that could never happen here”?

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"If you still think Trump is doing a great job and that he took care of business right away, you're still not listening to the medical experts. I don't care which news agency you listen to, but, for your own sake, listen to something other than Fox."

I have a special affinity for underdogs. Maybe that’s because I have been one myself. So my interest was piqued when I heard that a political novice from Baxley (pop. 4,400) by the name of Dr. Kandiss Taylor is running for the United States Senate seat vacated by Johnny Isakson.

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"I hope this makes everyone rethink hygiene from top to bottom. For example, there is no reason restrooms should have automatic sinks, soap and hand dryers if you have to grab the door handle to get back out. That kind of design should have been eliminated decades ago but we still have to to…

A recent report by Chris Stewart has shed new light on some of the educational problems faced by black youth. The report is titled "The Secret Shame: How America's Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity for All." Stewart is a self-described liberal and CEO…

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"In response to the person who wrote about the four things they never thought they would see, I never thought I would spend $27 to send my friend in Australia toilet paper, but after she told me they had not been able to find it for three weeks, I mailed her a pack."

I got an email from the ACLU the other day. I have absolutely no idea how I got on their mailing list, since I’ve written column after column criticizing them for their positions on everything from representing accused terrorists to their problem with religion in the public square. I do not …

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"I think it is scary how many Americans are willing to give up their rights over fear. To me, this is more scary than the virus. It’s not that I am not afraid of getting sick, I have asthma and diabetes and am very afraid of getting this virus, but I still do not want government telling me w…

In addition to the truly grave aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a first-world problem that parents all over America are facing — along with looking for a creative and non-abrasive substitute for toilet paper – is how to keep their children wholesomely occupied while schools are closed. This…

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"You don’t need to concern yourself about a single person with COVID-19. You need to behave like everybody has it."

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"Now would be a great time for you to encourage your children to keep a journal or diary. This is a major global event that future generations will study, and in the future they can tell their grandkids of the great outbreak."

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After years of Russia, Russia, Russia and a few months of Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine we now have another bunch of foreigners interfering in our presidential election. The difference is the opposition media welcomes this interference because of the damage it may do to President Trump’s re-election.

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"I’ve never been a fan of David Pennington until recently and I want to commend and applaud him for his positive comments about continuing with the daily routines in our lives, but in a careful and conscientious manner while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s very inspiring and upli…

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It has long been my policy not to weigh in on what everyone else in the media happens to be pontificating about at the time. Hence, you saw little here about the Trump impeachment trial. To add to that cacophony seemed a waste of my time — and yours.

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"The whole point of giving ordinary citizens cash is that they spend it. The more stuff people buy, the faster we get out of a recession!"

Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for socialism has resonated among many Americans, particularly young Americans. They've fallen prey to the idea of a paradise here on Earth where things are free and there's little want. But socialists never reveal what turns out to be their true agenda. Let's look …

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"What would people have thought years ago if somebody had said: 'I predict in 2020, the world will be out of toilet paper'?"

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Obituaries

Edna Ruth (Myers) Land, age 89, of Tunnel Hill, GA, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Aurora Manor Special Care Center, Aurora, Ohio. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. She loved to dance and be around family and friends. She was preceded in death b…

Evelyn Hill, age 90, of Dalton, GA, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Quinton Memorial. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Hill; son, David Hill and daughter-in-law, Donna Hill. She is survived by her son, Lake Hill of Cohutta; daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Dennis…

Garrett Rolen, age 18, of Dalton, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, George Wills; paternal grandfather, Ricky Locke; uncle, Trevin Wills and aunt, Shannon Rolen. He was a student at Coahulla Creek High School and The C…

Karen J. Driggans of Dalton passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020. Arrangements will be made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.