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    YOUR SAY: Divisiveness or cooperative growth?

    Former Mayor C. Jack Ellis’ “A tale of two cities” could be billed as a “Choice of divisiveness or cooperative growth,” a tale of two administrations, one with unfulfilled opportunities and another with an apparent excellent start toward achieving the greatness...

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    SANDEFUR: Was ‘Granny Lee’ a great general of the Civil War?

    I want to thank Jim Costello for replying to my letter to this page in which I disparaged the greatness of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson. I wish, though, that he had done a better job of refuting my propositions instead of missing the point and presenting miniature history lessons.

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    SPENCE: The ‘what ifs’ of the Civil War and American history

    In this paper on Jan. 16, Jim Costello wrote a thoughtful opinion letter about Confederate generalship. At the risk of this, my reply, being called an “ad hominem attack,” as another writer has said in these pages, I must, nevertheless, correct something Costello wrote that isn’...

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    KING: GOP hope and change — More foreign workers and drivers licenses for illegals?

    As the GOP kabuki theatre on stopping Obama’s illegal executive order plays out in Washington, D.C., this writer must report that his prediction that some Republicans would move to expand the low-priced foreign workforce in 2015 is already coming true. They have had control of Congress for...

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    King’s legacy lives in his hopefulness

    There is so much wisdom contained in the voluminous writings, speeches and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Studying and analyzing his words, along with all that has been written about him, would require days and years of thoughtful study.

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    YOUR SAY: 'Religious Freedom’ bill misnamed and unnecessary

    Once you talk to just one of the many child victims I work with as a district attorney, you are left with one unshakable truth: There is no excuse for child abuse. Yet we have a bill in front of Georgia’s Legislature that could fundamentally change our laws and the systems we have to protect...

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    YOUR SAY: Costello disputes effectiveness of Confederate generals

    I disagree with Jim Sandefur. Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson were exceptional generals. Like the rest of us they had personality flaws. All Confederate soliders were considered traitors, but they were pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. Gen. Lee publicly stated his reasons to fight...

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    KELLEY: Dusty, the con artist mutt

    We don’t have a dog now, but years ago our son claimed a mutt named Dusty. Dusty was small and weighed less than 10 pounds soaking wet, but he never saw an animal too big to tussle if it invaded his space.

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    YOUR SAY: Other views of Sherman’s March to the Sea

    My respect for Avery Chenoweth as an historian evaporated almost completely with his letter in Viewpoints on Friday, Dec. 12, titled “Rebutting the rebuttal.” I was already contemplating my response to his first letter about Sherman’s March (Viewpoints, Dec. 7,) but before ...

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    YOUR SAY: Say no to living dangerously

    I have the privilege of belonging to a group of men called RAD-Men. RAD stands for Reaching and Discipling. I have had the opportunity to be in different churches through this group, the last one being the United Community Church in Macon. I have had the opportunity of fellowship with churches of...

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