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Columns

What is your ‘why?’

Early in my journalism career I learned that the most compelling stories illuminate a subject’s “why” — why ...

Columns

The dark side of poultry adventures

Early in my poultry adventure, I came across a TikTok tutorial warning, “Be prepared. Chickens will die no ...

Opinion

Overnight preparations make for good morning

Some people consider breakfast as the most important meal of the day. I have found that to be ...

Columns

Serving time in county jail

Monday morning, I spent a few hours in the Lowndes County jail. The experience was eye-opening and provided ...

Columns

Bachelor rooster seeking henhouse to protect

The day they warned me about has finally arrived. Young Fred is seeking a hen (or hens) with ...

Columns

Dads on duty: A poultry adventure

True to form, my little flock is expecting again. This time, Madge, a Bardrock mix, is the broody ...

Columns

The taste of our memories

My earliest memories taste like soul food. My mother, born and raised in the New Ebenezer community of ...

Columns

Thrifting – A treasure hunt, no shovel needed

A recent wave of social media influencers have inspired a resurgence and enthusiasm for thrifting — the activity ...

Columns

Connecting communities with typewriter ribbons

William Lee has been selling, repairing and restoring typewriters since 1973. He has traveled from his shop in ...

Columns

Potato Candy – An old-fashioned favorite

This recipe holds a special place in my childhood holiday memories. My mother made it for me, and ...

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