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Reflections on the Payette Bible series

The Oct. 26 edition marked the end of a 12-part series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection that has appeared in the Forsyth County News. The journey has been an incredible one for me.

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Remembering a true legacy of light

Many people have crossed the path of my life, but only one crossed it from three different directions. Don Light, one of Nashville’s most admired powerbrokers and star makers, was meant to be part of my life. I said this repeatedly because I encountered him through friends in country music, Southern gospel and NASCAR racing.

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Ashway: Smith sending Falcons the wrong message

The Atlanta Falcons no longer play like a team trying to win.

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Transportation bond 2014: Good, bad, ugly

“Those whom look with jaundice-eye — Yellow They will see,” and though I’m not sure that’s something “Confucius-Say,” having witnessed first-hand the rampant growth and development suffered of Forsyth County over the last decade — averaging seventh-fastest Nationwide over that time — that is how I initially looked into Our latest “Transportation Bond 2014” proposal ... yet another of several put-forth since 2003 as the latest ‘n greatest “Traffic Fix-All”... and saw “Good” in that “Proposed GDOT Partnership Projects” list! 

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Aunt Vi shares family’s deep Kentucky roots

Although I was born in Kentucky, we moved from the state when I was just a baby.

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When a man finds his destiny, it’s wonderful

Sometimes a man, despite his best efforts, doesn’t find his destiny. Try as he might, down through the earnest years of his life, he chases it and can even believe he has it, only to awaken one morning and discover he doesn’t. That what he has is an illusion, a mirage that he tried to turn into reality.

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Ashway: Gurley loss has been big gain for Georgia

Let the naysayers beware.

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Thank you to helpful stranger

I don’t know what is important in today’s world as far as we exist, but there are angels among us.

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Veterans appreciate the community

On behalf of the men and women of Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, I want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the residents and visitors who attended the 2014 Cumming Country Fair & Festival for your support of our chapter and its annual raffle.

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Now it’s the CDC

From the start of the Ebola crisis, the president and the CDC assured us, promised us that we had nothing to worry about. Ebola will not reach America.

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Rules, roles in marriage take shape over time

Are there rules in your marriage? I almost added “relationship” in addition to marriage, but decided against it since the rules change when the relationship becomes a marriage.

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Rumors spread fast in the country

Carrie called the other day and I grabbed the phone just as I was coming in from the garage. I dropped my purse at the foot of the stairs and sat down on a step to talk. No conversation with Carrie is ever short. Even her voicemails run three to four minutes.

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Can Georgia Tech football learn from mistakes?

Saturday should prove quite the learning experience for Georgia Tech. At least coach Paul Johnson hopes so.

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Don’t miss schoolhouse at Cumming Fair

You know it is officially fall when the annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival opens for business, as it did Oct. 2.

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Vacation Bible School a lesson for all

Coming home one Sunday from the family dinner after church, I said, out of the blue, “I feel like we should volunteer for Vacation Bible School.”

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Bible collector responds to reader’s letter

(This is in response to the letter “Church didn’t protest English translation” that appeared in the FCN on Sept. 28. You can view that letter HERE)

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Port of Savannah expansion

The agreement with the federal government to deepen the river will be signed Oct. 8. Cost will be about $1 billion.

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There is much wealth in being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don’t know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

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Church didn’t protest English translation

Regarding the recent series of articles on the Payette Bibles, which are very interesting, some light needs to be brought upon any implication that the Catholic Church prohibited the Bible in English.

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The Children’s Rights Movement has begun

I am not sure what started the discussion, but I was in trouble — big, big trouble.

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Observations on 2014 and ’16 elections

In 2014 Republicans will increase their control of the House, and gain control of the Senate, because our country still has enough people who recognize that freedom and capitalism provide a better environment than socialism. The majority of the news media supported [President Barack] Obama during the past election, [but] I think the real political power came from what can only be described as a racial bias voting by Americans who happen to be black/brown.

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Is the BOC our county’s best interest?

As a resident of Forsyth County, I have seen the growth of our county go from near zero to 120 mph in 23 years.

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Thank you for non-violent response

In repsonse to Mr. Vince Coyner’s column dated Aug. 31.

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Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.

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My dogs are more spoiled than others

When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.

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Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

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Being in the former wives club

Marriage has got some pretty bad statistics associated with it. I read something that said the divorce rate percentages were now closer to 60/40 split instead of 50/50.

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There is no such thing as perfect

Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.

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Sometimes a little white lie can save the day

"You lied to me," Cole announced with all seriousness one day.

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