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Publisher’s Point: Having “20/20 Vision”
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Publisher’s Point: Having “20/20 Vision”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 1961, when I was eight years old, my vision went south quickly, and I found...
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Publisher’s Point: “Let’s Roll” Now Applies To “Crèche Craziness”
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Publisher’s Point: “Let’s Roll” Now Applies To “Crèche Craziness”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner For the past several years, the Hanukkah/Christmas edition of Athens Now often has taken time to...
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Publisher’s Point: As A Man Thinketh
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Publisher’s Point: As A Man Thinketh

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 2002, Brian Banks was 16 years old and laser-focused on going to college at USC...
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Publisher’s Point: Gobsmackin’ Gratitude
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Publisher’s Point: Gobsmackin’ Gratitude

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The word “gobsmack” is one of my favorites. Its etymology is a touch uncertain, but it...
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Publisher’s Point: Wrongful Wordsmithery
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Publisher’s Point: Wrongful Wordsmithery

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner My husband, Steve, has a saying for which I am truly thankful, even when it irritates...
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Publisher’s Point: “Slaughter In Syria,” Or “Wag The Dog?”
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Publisher’s Point: “Slaughter In Syria,” Or “Wag The Dog?”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 1997, an Oscar-nominated movie was produced that went on to become one of “the granddaddies...
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Publisher’s Point: The Ballerina Who Boggles My Mind
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Publisher’s Point: The Ballerina Who Boggles My Mind

By: Ali ElizabethTurner The tagline for Athens Now has always been “information and inspiration,” and we strive to present a...
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The Last Gasp Of The Gray Lady
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The Last Gasp Of The Gray Lady

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I grew up in the Cold War, and one of the things about which American journalists...
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Publisher’s Point: Redemptive Repentance
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Publisher’s Point: Redemptive Repentance

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Last week, Governor Kay Ivey did something that I can only describe as classy; she repented...
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Publisher’s Point: The Dutch Girl
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Publisher’s Point: The Dutch Girl

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Audrey Hepburn is one of those actresses about whom it has always been easy to say,...
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My Own Private Bicentennial
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My Own Private Bicentennial

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It seems like we have been celebrating bicentennials here in our great state of Alabama for...
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Publisher’s Point: Don’t Rain On The Parade
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Publisher’s Point: Don’t Rain On The Parade

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Typically I don’t like to write about events before they happen—in this day of continual media...
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Publisher’s Point: Celebrating The Legacy Of Judge James E. Horton, Jr.
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Publisher’s Point: Celebrating The Legacy Of Judge James E. Horton, Jr.

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On June 22, it will have been 86 years since born-and-bred Limestone County resident and Circuit...
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Blackbird Ed And The Apple Pie
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Blackbird Ed And The Apple Pie

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On Wednesday, June 5 I had the privilege of being in the same room with a...
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Publisher’s Point: Breakthrough Is An Apt Title

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner People who know me well know that I love movies -- the craft, the filming, screenplays,...
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Publisher’s Point: Alabama “Makes Aliyah”
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Publisher’s Point: Alabama “Makes Aliyah”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Last year, Athens Now had the privilege of writing about the 75th anniversary of some state...
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Publisher’s Point: Notre Dame And The “Eloquent Silence”
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Publisher’s Point: Notre Dame And The “Eloquent Silence”

By: Ali ElizabethTurnerer It was nearly 12 years ago to the day that I got to see Notre Dame Cathedral,...
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Publisher’s Point: “Unplanned” Is Unstoppable
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Publisher’s Point: “Unplanned” Is Unstoppable

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner There have been a few times in my life where I have made myself go to...
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Publisher’s Point – Ilhan’s Illness
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Publisher’s Point – Ilhan’s Illness

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner No matter where one lands on the political spectrum, it is inarguable that the current Congressional...
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Publisher’s Point: Marauding The MAGAs
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Publisher’s Point: Marauding The MAGAs

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner For the past year, our country has experienced a strange and disturbing phenomenon, and that is...
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