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Publisher’s Point: Thieving A Threshold?
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Publisher’s Point: Thieving A Threshold?

The subtitle of Athens Now is Information And Inspiration, and much of what we do is to illustrate what an...
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Publisher’s Point: Mrs. Garritsen Goes To Washington
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Publisher’s Point: Mrs. Garritsen Goes To Washington

Every once in awhile we as Americans are given the blessing of hearing someone eloquently stand for Constitutional righteousness, and...
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Publisher’s Point: Why We Need To Fight For The Romeike Family
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Publisher’s Point: Why We Need To Fight For The Romeike Family

We have Tennessee neighbors who are in trouble, and it’s not because they have done anything wrong. It is because...
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A Day In The Life – Publisher’s Point
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A Day In The Life – Publisher’s Point

“I heard the news today, oh boy…” sang John Lennon a lifetime ago when the Beatles released “A Day In...
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Publisher’s Point: “It Could Never Happen Here”
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Publisher’s Point: “It Could Never Happen Here”

In March, after the Sandy Hook shootings, and before the Boston Marathon bombings, I had the privilege of attending a...
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Publisher’s Point: The Strength Of One’s Story
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Publisher’s Point: The Strength Of One’s Story

On Wednesday, April 3rd, right in the middle of what sometimes are the “Perils of Publication Week,” I was blessed...
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The Politics Of Protocol
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The Politics Of Protocol

I just had the privilege of being invited to a media event at the recent National Religious Broadcaster’s conference held...
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Publisher’s Point: “Disarming Citizens Should They Become Unruly”
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Publisher’s Point: “Disarming Citizens Should They Become Unruly”

There is no doubt that 2nd Amendment emotions are a hot button in our country today. To some, it seems...
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Publisher’s Point: Mildred Ploss On Getting And Giving A Second Chance
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Publisher’s Point: Mildred Ploss On Getting And Giving A Second Chance

Mildred Ploss graduated in December, 2012 from Athens State University with a B.S. in behavioral science, and her minor was...
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Publisher’s Point: The Elegant Bravery Of Senator Jeff Sessions
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Publisher’s Point: The Elegant Bravery Of Senator Jeff Sessions

American people of every political persuasion routinely complain, and quite often rightly so, of the shenanigans that go on in...
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Publisher’s Point: The Loss Of A Letter Writer
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Publisher’s Point: The Loss Of A Letter Writer

The “point of the Point” for this edition of Athens Now, is to celebrate the life of a dear friend...
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Publisher’s Point: The Legacy Of A Librarian
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Publisher’s Point: The Legacy Of A Librarian

I will never forget the day I met Jean Huber, who, for nearly 13 years worked at the Athens Public...
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Publisher’s Point: God’s Newest Angels
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Publisher’s Point: God’s Newest Angels

I can only hope that this poem, inspired by the Christmas classic, “The Night Before Christmas,” and written by a...
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Publisher’s Point: Gratitude Versus The Grinch – Publisher’s Point
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Publisher’s Point: Gratitude Versus The Grinch – Publisher’s Point

The Grinch, as always, is once again prowling about Whoville, ummm, Athens, ummm, America, trying to steal Christmas. Now, for...
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Publisher’s Point: “And Many Shall Be Offended”
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Publisher’s Point: “And Many Shall Be Offended”

We have just completed an election cycle that was unusually acrimonious and brutal. The State of Alabama went for Romney,...
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Publisher’s Point: Teresa Todd, The Sweetest Of Competitors
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Publisher’s Point: Teresa Todd, The Sweetest Of Competitors

Whenever Teresa Todd and I are in the same room, I describe her to whoever is listening as being “the...
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Publisher’s Point: The Courage Of A 14 Year Old Girl
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Publisher’s Point: The Courage Of A 14 Year Old Girl

How in the world does one begin to fathom what would motivate a Taliban gunman to shoot a 14 year...
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Publisher’s Point: The Awesomeness of Athens, Alabama
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Publisher’s Point: The Awesomeness of Athens, Alabama

I have often stated that I am one of the most blessed women on the planet. My sins have been...
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The Need For Heeding The Call – Publisher’s Point
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The Need For Heeding The Call – Publisher’s Point

To say we live in perilous times is a ridiculous understatement, and the news of the past two weeks has...
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Publisher’s Point: 2016, A Most Important Film
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Publisher’s Point: 2016, A Most Important Film

It’s not often that I go to see a movie on the big screen twice, but I have been greatly...
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