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One week into the Major League Baseball season and there's a lot to digest about this year's Atlanta Braves team. Some of it will leave you with an upset tummy and ready to turn the television to NBA 'Bubble' action or your favorite reruns on Hulu. Some of it will leave you content and think…

Murphy’s Law states that “if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.” It is a scientific fact that when we leave ourselves open for trouble to happen, it will. 

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Do you treat Christianity as a spiritual buffet, going through the line of life, picking and choosing which principles you will practice, which commandments you will obey and which God-given assignments you will accept? 

Bunny was literally between a rock and a hard place. Her hiking group, the Mountain Marching Mamas, had come to a steep rock cleft on the Appalachian Trail, a challenging granite ascent that Charme, Ellen, Mary and Sylvia had traversed — but not Bunny.

It's been nearly a decade since Chipper Jones stepped into the batter's box as the Atlanta Braves third baseman at Citi Field – the home ballpark of the New York Mets and one of Chipper's homes away from home. The Hall of Fame slugger taunted the New York Mets during his career and continued…

When C.T. Vivian and John Lewis exchanged their crosses for crowns a few days ago, an astronomer beheld the night and said, “Two important lights were just extinguished.” 

Football is officially on deck, lost in the shuffle of never-a-problem hockey, always-protected-by-media basketball and always-destroyed-by-the-media baseball.

Have you noticed that society seems to be more accusatory and less tolerable of anyone or anything that attempts to hold individuals accountable to any semblance of civility? 

During my pastorate of the Family Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, I was also the director of human relations for the Toledo Board of Education. The chairman of my trustee board walked into my office one day and placed a check for $10,000 on my desk, and when I asked him what it was for, he s…

The sports world returns to a little bit of normalcy this weekend with the start of the Major League Baseball season. After all, the calendar usually belongs to baseball and the “Boys of Summer.”

If you figured the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick had to sign Joe Thuney to a long-term extension, thus keeping the talented offensive guard for the next half-dozen years, at an affordable rate and knocking down the $14.78 million cap hit in 2020, you were not alone.

As Mayor and Council have considered the issues evolving in our community, this correspondence comes in an effort to further unite and bring perspective to concerns that our citizens may be embracing. 

Today I read an article posted in the Sunday, July 12, 2020, edition of The Valdosta Daily Times under the section “Their Point of View.” The article was titled “VPD Arrests, Force Reveal Differences” by Valdosta State University Professor Tom Hochschild. 

Two weeks to the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) season and I guess it's time to do a little forecasting. At least until the coronavirus pandemic throws a second wrench into MLB's plans and forces another suspension, if not cancellation for this season.

I sat in the make-shift press box at Fenway Park on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, watching Xander Bogaerts mishandle what appeared to be any easy ground ball and it hit me. And then, a little later, the Red Sox confirmed that their ace Eduardo Rodriguez and third-baseman prospect Brian Dalb…

According to the Southern Poverty Law firm, there are no less than 1,741 public symbols, schools, parks, bridges, roads, streets and statues that have been erected to honor Confederate soldiers in the South, even though the South lost the war between the states.

Now that Major League Baseball has implemented a 60-game schedule for the 2020 season, what can we as baseball fans expect? How about expect the unexpected.

Today, July 1, 2020, I read an article from the Valdosta Daily Times regarding the Valdosta police use of force incident involving Mr. Antonio Smith. While I will not comment on the actions of the officer, I am extremely taken back by a comment from City Manager Mark Barber which the Times p…

As they say, better late than never for Major League Baseball. 

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