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Charles E. Richardson is a Knight Fellow at Duke University and the University of Maryland. He's taken courses in journalism and not-for-profit governance at Harvard. He has served on several civic boards and is the past state chairman for Kids Voting - Georgia and former chairman of the board for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation.

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    RICHARDSON: Children at war

    There are many studies of Ezekiel’s prophesy and ideas about the land of Magog and this bad actor named, Gog. Some say Magog is Russia, and Vladimir Putin seems to be auditioning as Gog. The fight is supposed to pit Magog against Israel. I will not add to the pile of studies here; however...

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    RICHARDSON: An accounting: Part 4

    “There’s no quit in me. God didn’t put that in me. There’s no giving up in me. It ain’t in me, it ain’t in me, no it ain’t in me.”

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    RICHARDSON: An accounting: Part III

    Some people have asked, “Where’s Richardson going with this?” speaking about my columns over the past two weeks dealing with the Promise Center and the Bibb County Board of Education.

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    RICHARDSON: An accounting: Part II

    In last week’s column, I presented the time line of the Bibb County Board of Education’s approvals leading up to its acceptance of the Promise Neighborhood initiative and in particular, the Promise Neighborhood Center, according to BOE documents. The former Ballard Hudson Middle School...

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    RICHARDSON: An accounting

    It’s sometimes funny how facts can be misconstrued. People twist history to their liking because they understand few people will remember what actually happened or take the time to research what happened.

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    RICHARDSON: The way we were

    In July 1994, during our days without water following the flood, I wrote: “As I drove through Macon the other morning, everything was all so normal. Roads, at least the ones I travel, were open and clear and, on the surface, this could be any other hot, humid July day in Middle Georgia. But...

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    RICHARDSON: Good news and bad

    There is good news and bad for black Mississippians. First the good Sen. Thad Cochran was in the battle of his political career having been forced into a runoff by Tea Party gunslinger Chris McDaniel. So what did the 76-year-old white Republican do in one of the most red states in the nation? He...

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    RICHARDSON: The only real solution

    I can hear his voice rise as he says, in a lamenting tone, “Those sorry preachers.” To protect the guilty, he will remain anonymous, but he has every right to his opinion. After all, he’s one of them and should know.

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    RICHARDSON: A son’s lament

    Every Father’s Day I get a little whimsical. I think about my dad -- the father I’ve only seen once since my third-grade year -- and wonder what might have been. I wonder what kind of advice he would have given me through my trials of life. He never realized how much I needed him to...

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    RICHARDSON: Look in the mirror

    When I was a young lad, my mother used to give me a couple of bucks, and I would take the bus across town to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. If not there, my destination was a little farther down Exhibition Boulevard to the California Museum of Science and Industry (now California Science...

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