• Bryan Collins: Spring cleaning

    As this article is being written, the next day’s weather forecast is for that powerful polar vortex to once again dip down into our area, producing cold temperatures and maybe even a little frozen precipitation.

    March 7, 2014

  • Church news

    Church news and notes

    March 7, 2014

  • The Rev. G. David Henderson: Experiencing God’s fingers

    I never preach other ministers’ sermons, nor do I get them from religious books. The method I use to select my pastoral sermons and newspaper devotionals is I know the Holy Spirit is hidden in a scripture, word or words within a scripture, waiting for me to find him, to teach me his interpretations of the Scriptures.

    February 28, 2014

  • How to watch 'difficult' movies

    Last week I finally saw "Schindler's List." Yes, that "Schindler's List" - the Oscar-winning Spielberg movie that earned wide acclaim for its vivid and sensitive portrayal of the Holocaust. It came out 21 years ago, and I've been meaning to see it ever since.

    February 24, 2014

  • Chester V. Clark III: That first love

    I found it in a box of tangled cables and antiquated gadgets. Of course “antiquated” is a relative term, meaning only a few short years when it comes to electronics. It had once been the latest and greatest of the new frontier of smartphones. Just seeing it brought back the memories.

    February 14, 2014

  • Mazda3Int.jpg Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars

    Mazda must be dabbling in black magic.
    How else can you explain the fact that this relatively small Japanese company is doing what no one else in the car industry seems to have figured out? They’re building cars that get amazing gas mileage and are exhilarating to drive at the same time.

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Feb. 9

    Union forces kept up harassing tactics against Confederate forces in Virginia this week 150 years ago in the Civil War.

    February 9, 2014

  • Bryan Collins: Our friend Jesus

    Making friends is not always an easy task for everyone. Some people are outgoing and easygoing. Extroverts thrive on knowing and being liked by many other people. There are others who are more shy and reserved who are completely satisfied having fewer, closer friends.

    February 7, 2014

  • ‘Overdressed’ author rescheduled for Dalton State

    A lecture by Elizabeth Cline, the New York fashion writer and author of “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion,” has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Goodroe Auditorium at Dalton State College.

    February 6, 2014

  • This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Feb. 2

    Union Maj. Gen William Sherman began moving thousands of federal troops toward Meridian, Miss., this week 150 years ago in the Civil War, aiming to occupy and destroy the vital railroad junction there — a supply route for the Confederacy.

    February 2, 2014