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BARRY LEVINE: Rock songs used in advertising promos

Remember when we were growing up and our parents emphatically said to us, “Why are you listening to THAT music?

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, March 16, 2014

HISTORY: Looking back at movies with green in their titles.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a look at four “green” movies.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Praying Satan out of the banking business

FAITH COLUMN: Should prayers include issues such as currency value and financial policy?

An African archbishop’s prayer for his nation’s currency value and order that Satan release his old on the central bank call to question whether issues such as money and the economy should be included in prayers.

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T. GAMBLE: Congress carves the Ten Amendments

OPINION: The Ten Commandments might look different after Congress got through with them

If God had given the Ten Commandments to Congress instead of Moses, they probably would read a whole lot different today.

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LORAN SMITH: Saltine crackers go with everything

Saltine crackers go with everything, no matter where you are.

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RONDA RICH: A suitcase full of dreams

THE DIXIE DIVA: Some great memories come in the shade of hot pink

New luggage in bright, cherry colors a reminder of some great childhood dreams.

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BARRY LEVINE: The Price is right for iconic rock singer

Funny thing about the early, early days of rock ‘n’ roll. Some of the biggest hits had highly unusual histories.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 9, 2014

HISTORY: See what was making the news this week in 1915-69.

From cabbage plants to convicts, there is always news to report.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Can love get a majority vote?

FAITH: Failing to understand others’ religious motivations leads to marginalizing

There is little wiggle room in the church any more and those who seek consensus are often portrayed as soft-headed and soft-hearted.

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T. GAMBLE: Just not cut out to be in this year

OPINION: Being on the cutting edge of fashion this year has a tough requirement

Announcing sexual preferences seems to be the in thing for 2014.

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RONDA RICH: Living in black and white

THE DIXIE DIVA: Stories of moutain religion harken to another time

Some stories, including old-time religion and and the days of moonshine toting ridge-runners, are best told in black and white.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Springtime offers opportunity to support CPIU

SHERIFF’S COLUMN: Springtime is in the air!

Spring or springtime is the season for renewal, rejuvenation, and resurrection. It is also the time of year for many people to get out and begin enjoying several months of outdoor recreation.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 2, 2014

HISTORY: Albany and Southwest Georgia felt the effects of a world at war in March 1943

Learning to live with rationing was just one adjustment Americans made during WWII.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Bake up some fun, healthy snacks

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Kids can help create healthier alternatives to goldfish and animal crackers.

Eating healthier also can be fun for children if you allow them to help create their snacks.

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MANDY FLYNN: A life well lived

FEATURES COLUMN: Though her time was too short, Meredith Stapleton lived it to the fullest

Meredith Stapleton proved a person can do some amazing things, even in a short period of time.