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CREEDE HINSHAW: Children get more out of church than you might think

FAITH: There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the faith development of children

Certainly it is important for a congregation to help youth find and articulate faith, but such treasure often grows by slow accretion, consisting of things as ordinary as seeing adults sing hymns of faith together or bow their heads to pray.

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Bright of the Day - April 25, 2014

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JOHN WALLACE: A bad feeling over gun rights expansion

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mixing handguns and alcohol is a lethal combination

The new Georgia law that goes into effect July 1 will allow legal gun owners to carry guns into bars and churches, while minimizing the penalty for having one on a school campus. Why is a gun needed in any of those places?

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SUSIE BROWN: Brown family bids Albany farewell

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The family is taking 25 1/2 years of memories with it

Moving from Maryland to the Albany in the Deep South, the Brown family made many fast and long-lasting friendships.

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SAM HARRIS: Mike Sabot a leader that Lee County needs

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mike Sabot is a candidate for the Lee County Commission

In getting to know Mike Sabot, he has exhibited good character, kowledge and composure.

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Squawk of the Day - April 25, 2014

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BRAD MCEWEN: Musical memories create an endless tapestry

FRIDAY JAM SESSION: Everything was dark and void … then there was music

As someone for whom the love of music nearly rivals the love I have for family and friends, I can speak to the power that music has on our lives and how we each create our own musical blanket that connects and covers us.

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RANCE PETTIBONE: Racism is still strong in America

GUEST COMMENTARY: Racism only dies on an individual basis

Columnists who have never experienced racism have no business writing about it.

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T. GAMBLE: You never know when you'll need a jacket

OPINION: A mother's concern over a child being cold disregards such trivialities as the actual temperature

One constant of motherhood is an inate concern that, regardless of how hot it is, a cold front could suddenly rush in and find her child jacketless.

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Squawk of the Day - April 24, 2014

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Bright of the Day - April 24, 2014

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SOWELL: The high cost of liberalism

Trying to live in the kind of world that liberals envision has costs that will not go away just because these costs are often ignored by liberals.

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Television dogs man's best friends

While most of the memorable television characters have been male and female actors, dogs have had important roles for the past six decades.

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Bright of the Day - April 23, 2014

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Squawk of the Day - April 23, 2014

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