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Most people, the overwhelming majority of people, don’t put bumper stickers on their cars or words on their T-shirts.

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As the pandemic rages across India, I find myself worrying about a perfect stranger. Her name, where she lives, her situation in life now — of these facts I am totally ignorant.

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The Rutherford County Extension Center is excited to announce our ‘Just Grow It’ program in partnership with the Ruff’ton Roots community garden, which will be our host site for the program.

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Perhaps there are a few seniors who remember the W.C. Field’s line, “It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her...”

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On the way home this morning to write a very different column, a turtle turned it into this column instead...

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“All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” was published in 1986. I joined 7 million others in reading the book, and trusted that our daughter--then a sixth grader — had learned the life lessons discussed in the book.

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During a course in American Literature at Furman, I gained a great appreciation for our Southern poet, Sidney Lanier. That admiration was joined later by a fond regard for the London preacher and prolific writer, the Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Weatherhead. In one of Dr. Weatherhead’s sermon antholog…

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Farmers markets are opening for the season, and they need your business, so grab your shopping bags and get some hyperlocal items for you and your family.

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It seems like ancient history now, but shortly after I left the U.S. over 50 years ago, one of the hot books of the day was Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” (1970). Although not quite as futuristic as Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932) or Orwell’s 1984 (1949), it nevertheless painted a picture …

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When video first emerged of former officer Derrick Chauvin kneeling on the back of George Floyd’s neck until he died, I said both in print (See my column “On Riots And Righteousness”) and from the pulpit that it was murder, and I stand by that evaluation. A jury has now determined that to be…

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Our good friend, coach David Smith, stood in front of more than 300 mourners Friday afternoon, April 23, and scored a touchdown from fourth and long remembering coach Max Champion.

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Since today, April 24, wraps up National Volunteer Week, I wanted to take another opportunity to thank the many volunteers in Rutherford County who donate their time to making our county a better place to live, work, and play. I am especially grateful to the Cooperative Extension volunteers …

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Income inequality, poverty, hunger, unemployment — these are all issues that have been with us for a while but became worse during the pandemic. The various stimulus bills tried to help, and currently Congress is considering legislation that would make more permanent changes to addressing th…

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Some readers will recognize that I’ve slightly altered my title from the popular book The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. Kidd’s book became a NY Times bestseller and later a movie. This humble missive is likely to be less captivating than Ms. Kidd’s work of fiction, but it is based o…