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We can choose to rebel or comply

This was written on Thursday, Jan. 7, on the heels of the uproar in Washington, D.C. the previous day. Our world is not evil. There ... Read more

23 hours ago by Barry Vassar.

COLUMN — Dona nobis pacem

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, ... Read more

23 hours ago by Larry Davies.

Sympathies extended and birthdays celebrated

Our sympathy is extended to the Shores family of Cartersville. James Linwood Shores Sr., age 75, left his earthly home Wednesday, Jan. 6. May each ... Read more

23 hours ago by Annie May Miles.

A time for mourning

Even though we are still living in pandemic days, we did just hold our traditional time of celebration and fun between Christmas and New Year’s. ... Read more

23 hours ago by Staff Report.

Jesus is safe and effective to cure our sin

People around the world celebrated as we watched front line workers everywhere getting vaccinated. We celebrated because this could signal the end of the pandemic ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

Landfill Alert virtual meeting is Sunday

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will host its regular monthly meeting which will be virtual due to COVID-19 Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. ... Read more

1 week ago by Annie May Miles.

Beauty is where we find it

Have you ever thought about the many ways we use a certain word? Take the word, “love,” for instance. In the space of 24 hours,I’ve ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Goodbye to 2020

Here is an anonymous posting on social media — “Observations for 2020” 1. The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner. 2. I ... Read more

1 week ago by Larry Davies.

COLUMN — A walk in the woods

This time of the year, when the forest is a study in brown, beige and gray with a few green accents, I like to walk ... Read more

1 week ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

What’s new in the garden for 2021

I’ve looked into my crystal ball in search of clues about what 2021 will portend for gardeners, and what I see looks remarkably similar to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

COLUMN — Waking up to a New Year

I am not a morning person. My husband can go from asleep to awake in an instant, but my journey between those two states involves ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

Best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee will host its regular monthly meeting Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Participants ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

COLUMN — Experiencing clown communion on Christmas Eve

Christmas has passed. We lit our candles, opened our gifts and celebrated the birth of Jesus. Because of the threat of COVID-19, many of us ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Jesus is only a prayer away

In second Chronicles chapter 32, Hezekiah, King of Judah, watched as more than 185,000 soldiers from Assyria prepared for war against little Jerusalem, the city ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Look at the one who is ready and willing to save us

A message on social media said, “We will not walk into 2021 like we own it, we better walk cautiously into 2021, not touching anything ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Sending a message of peace from the moon

The year 1968 was difficult. The Vietnam war was raging. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Riots occurred at the Chicago Democratic ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Like Joseph, we must trust and obey

Well, it’s Christmas. Merry Christmas. I pray that this day will be blessed for you, filled with peace and hope. The Christmas story in Luke ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dale Brown.

Happy birthday to Jesus

A very special happy birthday wish is sent out to Jesus, the Savior of the world, address heaven on Friday, Dec. 25. The Cumberland County ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Take a look at the big picture

One individual we lost in 2020 was actor Sean Connery. Best known for playing superspy James Bond, Connery also won our hearts in roles as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

There’s much to be grateful for at the Cannery

As I take stock of this unique and incredibly challenging year, I recognize that our organization has much to be grateful for. Virginia Food Works’ ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Christ can overcome the Grinches you may face

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did not. The Grinch hated Christmas. The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

We need more Ruths this Christmas

In some ways this is the hardest time of the year to write a column. We have heard many of the same stories and lessons ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

A perfect plant gift for the Christmas season

Various types of plants are popular as gifts during the holiday season – poinsettias, cyclamen, orchids, and Christmas cacti all have their supporters. As many ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Christmas Eve services scheduled

Special happy anniversary wishes go out this week to Dennis and Susan Dodson of Cartersville. On Dec. 23 they will be celebrating 50 years of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Lessons on spiritual leadership

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is continued from the article by Larry Davies in the Friday, Dec. 11 edition. Thanks to my less than inspired leadership, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

COLUMN — Board game explores sayings from around the world

If you are looking for a new game to play during the holidays, you may be interested in a board game called “Wise and Otherwise.” ... Read more

1 month ago by Julia Palmer.

Nevertheless, the angels sing

I don’t know what I like best about the celebration of Christmas. There’s the lights. Have you been on Farmville’s “Battle of the Bulbs” holiday ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

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