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Reflections on Christmas

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.  I didn’t always feel that way, but it was never because of Christmas itself.  Today, any feelings of dread about this wonderful time of the year have passed, and I am finally able to embrace Christmas for what it truly is.  It only took me 40 [...]

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Christmas Presence

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet It’s Christmas time.  There will be no politics in this week’s “political” column.  Despite the wishes of “some”, I don’t recommend showing up at Christmas dinner with an agenda to be discussed. This is not the time. For Children, it’s a magical time of enchantment, dreams, and of course – presents.  For those with [...]

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What’s Wrong With Our Nativity Scenes?

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet Even Some ‘Religious’ Elements of Christmas Celebrations Stray from the Truth, Says Bible Publisher-Scholar Staff Reports If you’re in business, you likely don’t even call this the holiday season anymore – it’s “the holiday quarter.” Because for businesses, Christmas is all about making money. “In Western societies, Christmas has largely become a family and [...]

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State Transportation Board Brings Cheer To Families

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Board and senior staff join Design/Engineering firm to brighten the holidays Atlanta –The State Transportation Board (STB) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) staff once again collaborated with nationwide design and engineering firm Gresham Smith and Partners (GS&P) to help make the holidays merrier for children and their families at [...]

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CELEBRATE THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS TOYS IN CAIRO, GEORGIA

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Cairo, GA (December 2, 2013) – Historic downtown Cairo lights up southwest Georgia with the Christmas “Joys of Christmas Toys” parade, Christmas Follies variety show, Syrupmaker Band concert, Cairo High School Chorus holiday concert,  children’s photos with the Elves at the Roddenbery Memorial Library and special promotions and sales with [...]

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Looking Past Thanksgiving

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet By Glenn Mollette The first Thanksgiving was surrounded by life’s hardships. The early settlers were bombarded with extreme weather, hunger, sickness and death. Those who had survived believed the best they could do was to stop and give thanks. Too many throughout America are looking past Thanksgiving. Either we don’t want to think about [...]

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LILY PAD CENTER INC. TO HOST ITS FIRST ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS IN JULY”

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Lily Pad Center Inc. Executive Director, Cassandra Wright announced the agency will host its 1st Annual “Christmas in July” Event on July 27, 2013, from 2:00pm to 6:00 pm at the Lily Pad Center in Albany, GA.

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Don’t forget what yesterday was all about

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Christmas time is a time for giving.  People give and give, hoping to help their fellow man have a more joyous holiday season.  It’s one of the best things about this time of year.  That, however, was yesterday.  Today is the day after Christmas.  Today is the day that people seem to forget all [...]

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The Week of Christmas and Is All Well?

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet Many of us are already sick of Christmas by the time we get to this week.  We wonder if we are on the last lap of a race that we begin to think there is simply no hope of winning.  The music, that we first loved to hear around Thanksgiving, has grown tired and worn us [...]

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Christmas: A special occasion

By   /  December 9, 2009  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “special occasions”. I guess it’s because we have one coming up very soon – our annual Christmas contata. There are a lot of special occasions and special days. There’s Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, Sunday School Rally Day, the Stewardship banquet, clean-up day at the church, hotdogs and [...]

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