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Most of us have flashlights to illuminate the darkness in the event there is a power outage. None of us like being stuck in the darkness. I was recently reminded of how inconvenient and annoying it can be. There was a power outage in town that left me sitting in total darkness at The Millen News. The only windows in […]

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Politics is defined as “the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.” The first part of the definition is what I have always believed “politics” to be. It is the process by which countries are governed by their citizens. That means […]

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The tackler was alert. He saw it coming – a fullback carrying the football loosely at his side. A sudden turn and the tackler lunged after the ball. It popped loose and bounced up from the ground. He grabbed it and headed down the field toward the goal line as the crowd roared! It was the first touchdown of his […]

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I recall that as a child I was terrified of thunderstorms. The thunder and lightning would send me rushing to my mother’s lap where I would hide my face under her arms and cry. To calm my fears she would tell me to just think of the beautiful rainbow that would appear once the storm was over. “You can’t enjoy […]

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I was “surfing” the channels on my television in an attempt to find something worthy of watching when I noticed a live channel was showing a “Batman” movie. It has been a while since I have noticed anything relating to “Batman” on television. I passed it by, but noticing it reminded me a of “Batman” experience I had years ago. […]

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I was cleaning up and came across a box of colored crayons that my grandchildren used when they were much younger. It was obvious the crayons have seen a lot of use. Many are missing their paper covers, leaving the entire crayon exposed. And, many have points worn down to the covers on the crayons. All, however, are still usable. […]

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“If necessity is the Mother of Invention, then why have so many unnecessary things been invented?” I read this statement in a magazine, and it sent me on a quest of discovery. Just what kinds of unnecessary things have been invented? At the top of the list is the “Slug Bot”. This is an artificial intelligence gadget from the California […]

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I was in a store over the holidays getting some things, and when I got to the check-out register there was a gentleman at the counter complaining about an item that had been left out of his bag. He had returned to retrieve it and was arguing with the cashier, but not about the item that had been left out. […]

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The Christmas holidays are over, and I suspect many of us are experiencing the “ letdown” that usually comes afterward. I admit I enjoy getting ready for Christmas more than having to put everything away for another year. I don’t think I am alone. My tree looks so bare after the presents have been opened that I usually take it […]

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The announcement last week that a $12 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and a $3 million grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation have been awarded for the construction of an overpass on the Millen By-Pass is big news for Millen and Jenkins County. The award is the product of a spirit of cooperation between local, […]


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