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While traveling across our state, I am proud to highlight how Georgia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Thanks to our strong, conservative policies, the Peach State economy continues to grow and thrive — despite a pandemic.

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In keeping with the tributes to Father’s Day, I wanted to add a tribute to my father, P.N. “Bo” Briscoe Jr., a Monroe native and businessman for many years.

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Several Republicans want to follow Jody Hice to Congress, and I don't think we're done filling out the ballot.

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Since 2002, the United Nations World Happiness Report has detailed the world’s happiest countries based on several factors: gross domestic product per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make your own life choices, generosity of the general population and perceptions …

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My eighth grade class left the gallows at home, which is more than you can say for the riots that happened on Jan. 6 outside the Capitol, during the disruption of a joint session of Congress.

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Social media has seemingly become Americans’ preferred mode of communication. The problem I see is when people spend countless hours on Facebook, Instagram and other online platforms propagating information that is misleading and erroneous. Sometimes folks’ rhetoric rises to a dangerous leve…

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Our nation has an epidemic of gun violence, whether in mass shootings like we see all too often on the national news, or in stories like the one we reported over the weekend about what’s likely a murder-suicide in Monroe.

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I’ve found there are always going to be people who come in and out of our lives. The ones who leave lasting impressions on me, however, often change my perceptions. And, they do it with kindness.

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Who are the local super heroes who saved normal in the face of the new normal? We are going to tell you in Visions 2021.

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I remember an older lady from my youth. We’ll call her Mrs. Ballyhoo. She and her husband were fairly well off, and didn’t seem to have a worry in the world.

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My fellow Tribune foodies and I wondered why there aren’t more barbecue eateries in Monroe — the kind where the meat is fresh and slow cooked daily in a smoker giving it that traditional Southern flair one expects from genuine barbecue.

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If you’re an Animal Planet fan like me and enjoy seeing man’s best friend perform athletic feats, then I’ll see you at the Dock Dogs diving competition in Monroe this weekend.

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One of the things I was looking forward to doing as a bona fide “cool uncle” was sharing my bountiful collection of pop culture with the tiny tots my siblings would produce for my amusement.

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Since Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, a common refrain has been the desire to see politics taken out of sports. Sorry, but that ship has sailed.

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I wrote an article which appeared in The Tribune on Oct. 24, 2020, in which I dealt with the goals of Democratic Party, including their support of the killing of innocent babies in their mother’s womb.

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I love being a grandmother and adore my grandbaby. And I really appreciate getting all of the enjoyment from watching her toddler antics without having to be the bad guy when she misbehaves.