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The Bible says, “ . . . yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts” (James 4: 2c, 3).

Since much has been written about the negotiations between the cities and county regarding Service Delivery Strategy, I feel responsible to tell the cities’ side of the story.

Donald Trump was not supposed to win the 2016 election. Didn’t everyone know that Hillary Clinton was supposed to be the first female President of the United States?

My god daughter, Imani Barns, when she was a little girl, walked with me out in the cemetery near our house, and I told her that people were buried there and their potential with them. It is the richest place in the world. There are songs here that were never sung, sermons that were never pr…

Missing from the current immigration “debate” are a few realities wealthy political pundits on Fox and MSNBC never bring up. And as a southerner raised in the Christian faith, illegal immigration also raises important moral questions that are rarely discussed.

I was surprised when the phone rang this morning. I expected it to be a friendly robot offering me a credit card I don’t want or a back brace I don’t need. What to my wondering ears should appear but Skeeter Skates, the proprietor of Skeeter Skates Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair, located…

Religion is such a huge subject. It affects you from before birth to your passing. Living in South Georgia, Lake Park, you cannot ignore the presence of religions. Like in England different forms of the same religion sit side by side, they respect one another. Too bad it does not apply to politics.

As I contemplated how to respond to the recent article about my event, “One Voice. One Message,” I was at the point of not responding at all.

When Elijah Cummings exchanged his cross for a crown a few days ago, the president of a leading university walked into a classroom of waiting students and said, “A master teacher has just resigned.” A general reviewed his troops and said, “ A gallant soldier has just fallen in battle.”

In those monster movies so popular at Halloween, it usually takes a while for the killer to be revealed, but when he is, the terror he inspired among his targets often comes to a frightening conclusion for viewers.

Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act of 1968 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law's primary focus was to regulate commerce in firearms by prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and impor…

On Sept. 22, Jason Shaw wrote an article titled “Georgia pushes to expand clean energy,” wherein he correctly described the laudable expansion of solar energy production in Georgia, that will benefit our state for years to come. Unfortunately, the article also reiterated the myth that biomas…

It’s strange living alone and then having someone come and live with you. My son’s friend, Domingo, came to Valdosta from New York about three months ago, and I’m suddenly seeing Valdosta and Lowndes County through his eyes.

Earlier this month the well-meaning Dr. Michael Noll likened our commission’s support of woody biomass energy as “shooting ourselves in both feet.” He said it was foolish to utilize wood in energy production criticizing my Valdosta colleague, Jason Shaw, who was instrumental in getting some …

The “theater of the absurd” is defined “as a form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing disjointed, repetitious, and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that lack realistic or logical development.”

In a presidency rife with scandal, Trump reached deeper into his bottomless pit of despicable behavior and ordered the withdrawal of American military forces from Syria, abandoning our allies, the Kurds.

I read with interest the comments that were made in the Dallas courtroom by the brother of the man who had been shot and killed as he sat on his couch, eating ice cream and watching television. 

We give and take advice on a daily basis. Yet seldom do you give advice to someone 200 years in advance. But when James Burns in Ireland wrote to his son, James, in America in 1796, I felt he was speaking to me today.

It seems clear that President Donald Trump is likely to be impeached by the Democrats in the House of Representatives. An impeachment requires a majority vote of those present and voting after a quorum has been established. Once the vote has been taken on the floor of the House, managers are…

I was talking with a family member the other day and somehow the conversation turned to Facebook, as well as its use and misuse.

As we celebrate Clean Energy Week, we should also celebrate the strides Georgia is making in improving the lives of Georgians through a more diversified energy portfolio and the expansion of clean and renewable energy.

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