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WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK?

By David Peel People who have been to my office often comment on the photography that I have done in my travels to every inhabited continent. I have been doing mission trips to various countries for years, and also have traveled strictly for pleasure and learning. I am always struck by the reactions because they […]

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Fire Up And Have A Little Washing

By Otis Griffin    A little over three score or so Momma heated her wash water in the big old black pot out in the middle of the back yard.  Daddy positioned some brick bats around the base of the pot to keep the fire ashes under the pot and not flying around.   When I […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Consider ’96 Trojan Football for Hall of Fame

Dear Editor, I am submitting this recommendation for the 1996 Millington Central High Football Team to be nominated to the MCHS Athletic HOF. On November 8, 1996, our football team made MCHS history by winning its first ever playoff game in defeating Central High School 28-6.  That advanced us to the second round, where we […]

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If It Don’t Kill ya’ Maybe…

By Otis Griffin Can you remember when there was a time country Doctors made house calls?  How many folks can garner up a tale or two about being on their ‘so-called’ death bed and the brilliant physicians came flying to the rescue.  Take a slow trip down memory lane and visualize the black, faded leather […]

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U.S. Supreme Court changing

By David Peel Whatever your opinion on President Donald Trump, it is clear that he will be changing the face of the U.S. Supreme Court for generations to come. Justice Neil Gorsuch was recently sworn in and became the 113th person to serve on the highest U.S. court. He replaces Justice Scalia who died earlier […]

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Southern Raisin’: A Long Time Coming

By Otis Griffin Growing up in our wonderful South was graduated in several stages.  I can remember when I was so proud as Santy brought me a three legged tricycle.  I wheeled inside the house until I got brave and ventured outside like Lewis and Clark on a sightseeing trip.  The wooden front porch presented […]

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The Best Question Ever

By David Peel If you are like me, you hate to wait in line.  It seems that if you pray for patience, God will put people in front of you at Walmart who will test your patience. You know the ones. The ones who check out a buggy and a half full of groceries and […]

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Dy-No-MAX!

By Otis Griffin If you have been on God’s Green Earth for three or four scores, you will relate.  I have some big truck driving friends and when they parachute out of the cab and the air brakes sounds like a hurricane flattening a smokehouse, you’d better watch out.  The next enunciation coming is: “You […]

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If You Are Pulled Over By Police…

By David Peel (If at night, turn on your dome light) then roll down the windows and put your hands on the steering wheel while waiting for instructions. This may seem artificially docile but it assures the police officer that you are no threat to him or her.  With most SUVs having tinted windows in […]

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You Were Taught Better, So Why Did You Do It?

By Otis Griffin As the years stack up on you, from time to time you need to visit the local medicine man for a little assistance.  I’m not real sure when every healer became a specialist and presently can only offer some relief on certain parts of your anatomy.  (That’s city slang for yo’ wore […]

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