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Where to even begin (as tears well up in my eyes)? I have known you only since May 2019, but it has felt like forever because you reminded me so much of my mom. (She was an assistant pastor, and you were a Bible Seminary graduate of Columbia International University in South Carolina.)

If there is one thing that we can all definitively say has united us in the past few weeks, it is the battle with COVID-19 and its grip on our attention.

There’s this deep satisfaction I hear in people’s voices who either grew up here and still live here, or moved here and plan on dying here. They’re invested. They care.

Like so many people, I have a tendency, whenever I have a dull moment or two, to pull out my smartphone and tap on that Facebook or Twitter icon.

Federal, state and local leaders are working diligently to ensure public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are still several days from spring officially being here for another year, but the forecast for the few days shows some sun and to some extent some warmth.

This woman named Erin spoke at the Loganville’s special meeting last Thursday’s morning. After hearing a report from real estate consultants Haddow & Co., she asked why Loganville couldn’t develop its downtown the way Monroe has.

On Monday, Feb. 24, the House reconvened for the start of the seventh week of the session and met all five days to vote on legislation. Additionally, we had a joint House and Senate session for the annual State of the Judiciary address.

In the special Best of Walton magazine, we will announce the winners of our annual Readers’ Choice contest, in which thousands of our readers voted for their favorites in 177 different categories this year.

Two years ago, Walton County mourned the passing of former Loganville football coach and Athletic Director Tommy Stringer. I reshared the story of Coach Stringer’s passing Tuesday on our Walton Tribune Sports Facebook page because I felt some people needed to be reminded of how much of an im…

House Bill 302 is back. If you’re not familiar, it’s a state bill that would limit local government’s ability to regulate some design and layout standards for one and two family homes. It’s aimed at ginning up more home building, which has slowed in recent years. It didn’t pass last year, bu…

Although the General Assembly did not convene for any official legislative days last week, the copious amount of committee and subcommittee hearings, coupled with an intense focus on the budget, deterred any possible stagnation.

I was going to write about political polarization this week. It seemed appropriate to try to halfway explain why our country is divided, why there are two Americas living side by side. But I’ll have to save that for another week.

The current minimum wage in Georgia of $7.25, seemingly etched in stone, is downright shameful. It purchases less today than the minimum wage I earned as a college student in 1965 … $1.25 per hour.

Preparations are already underway at The Walton Tribune for Visions, our annual in-depth look at the community publishing in April. We want you to be an important part of those preparations.

On certain Fridays in the summer, there is a concert in front of the courthouse in downtown Monroe. And a rather remarkable thing happens. The city closes down Broad Street from Washington to Spring Street. Cars have to go around for just a couple of hours.

We, and by that I mean David Johnson and myself, have a habit of using this space to rail on the Georgia High School Association about various issues. Some of it is warranted and some of it isn’t.

Is there demand for 800 new apartments in downtown Loganville? It’s a fair question, and one that’s been asked, many, many times to the city’s councilmembers, mayor and city manager.

A recent story about the death of the owner of Frances, Florist, sent me back to the archives.

I felt like this was an appropriate photo to share again in light of Jake Fromm’s announcement he’s going pro.