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MAC GORDON: 'Upset Saturday' is what makes college football special

GUEST COMMENTARY: Underdogs take out unbeaten, supposedly superior teams

It’s the stuff that makes autumn Saturdays (and Fridays) so special down South.

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MAC GORDON: At Christmas, its hard to beat America's Mayberrys

OPINION: Blakely and similar small American towns capture the heart of the holidays

Communities such as Blakely are as close as it gets to real Mayberrys.

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GORDON: Washington crisis over … for now

Opinion column

Washington would be better with more lawmakers like the late Jack W. Germond of Alaska, a type of legislator who is in short supply these days.

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GORDON: 'Book of Manning' worth a watch

Opinion column

Across a three-state region, I’ve heard more praise about Mississippi football icon and humanitarian Archie Manning and his family than about anything else connected with my home state in years.

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Peanut Proud brand ready for its debut

Opinion Column

Blakely’s 5th annual Peanut Proud festival is set for Saturday, March 23, on the Courthouse Square, but you would be wrong to assume that this will be just a one-day celebration of the noble peanut plant on which Early County thrives.

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More political chicken is sure to come

Opinion column

I am often confused over what goes on in the nation’s capital, no doubt due to my constant switching of TV news channels that lean left and right.

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Vicksburg discovers itself in mighty tall company

Opinion Column

Many Southerners consider it the worst day in the region’s history: July 4, 1863.

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Sparsity fund cancellation a bad gamble

Opinion column

I have never seen a place — yes, Georgia — where the k-12 public education system takes more turns for the good and then just as broadly takes giant steps backwards.

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Health care a hot issue under Gold Dome

Opinion column

In a news disseminating career of four decades-plus, I have seen my share of hospital- and medical care-related controversies. Health-care companies’ attempts to overtake one another or, on another angle, governments trying to put more taxes on hospitals to help fund certain services come to mind.

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There's a new sheriff in town in Blakely

Opinion column

There is a new sheriff in town in Blakely and Early County, a phrase that has not been uttered in this community in almost three decades.

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