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Have I mentioned lately that I really hate social media? I fear it makes people simultaneously mean-spirited and thin-skinned, not to mention the risk of allowing the misinformed to spread faulty information.

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While admittedly I am not a fan of Georgia football — my team’s dreams of an undefeated season ended Saturday night in College Station, Texas, of all places — I was stunned to read the Bulldogs haven’t led the AP poll in the regular season since 1982.

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K-9 officers wear a halo and a badge. The K-9s that earned their angel wings in 2020 were honored Saturday at the 13th Annual We Ride to Provide National K-9 Memorial, at the Porterdale Memorial Gymnasium.

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A record number of area residents stood for an hour and prayed in downtown Monroe this time last year to show their support for the sanctity of human life. It's time to do it again.

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The intense current political mischief in Washington, D.C., for a proposed infrastructure bill and to raise the debt ceiling is frighteningly disgusting and perilous.

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It is certainly disappointing that none of the challengers to the incumbents in the Monroe elections made it to the forums sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce this week.

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We are going to tell you all about what local bands are doing to keep Friday Night Lights bright this season in our annual Halftime Showcase magazine, which will publish in this Wednesday’s edition of The Walton Tribune.

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The city’s long-overdue reckoning with Moore’s Ford got me curious about the site, both of the lynching and the jail where the awful affair started in July 1946.

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My co-worker, Stephen Milligan, penned a sweet feature story last week about a hand-made wedding dress that was worn for four separate weddings by four different brides.

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It seems to me our dogs and cats sensed the anxiety we pet parents felt during last year’s pandemic lockdown, and they continue to absorb that uneasy energy as we humans deal with one manmade crisis after another.

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Walton County has engaged the services of a lobbyist to try and get at least its share, and maybe more, of the federal infrastructure dollars pouring from Washington.

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I alternate between the facepalm — that motion you make when something you hear is so maddening, so frustrating, that you can’t do anything but rest your forehead in the palm of your hand — and stifle screams.

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The great columnists often went to the mailbox to answer readers' questions – and so will I.

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Monroe attorney Paul Rosenthal writes county commissioners to express his opposition to the county purchasing the East Church Street location for building the new jail complex.

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One of my favorite movies growing up was “The Wizard of Oz” with Judy Garland as Dorothy. Aside from the music and the story, I was intrigued that Dorothy’s ruby slippers could transport her back home. Home, where her family waited. Her desire to return home propelled her to brave dangers al…