Reader reports close call with coyote

Dear Editor,I am writing to inform people of the danger of coyotes in Meigs county at this time. My daughter-in-law, Kelsey Friend, lives on Pomeroy P...

January 9th, 2019 |  


A pragmatic approach to resolutions

A pragmatic approach to resolutions

As I pause to look back over my accomplishments versus my resolutions in 2018, I notice a couple of things. First, the overwhelming urge to drift off ...

January 8th, 2019 |  


Filling three empty chairs

Gazing out an open sliding-glass door to my left, I can see only clear blue sky and greenish-gray river water. The Suwanee River is well out of its ba...

January 8th, 2019 |  



A Hunger for More: Seek to walk with Him

A Hunger for More: Seek to walk with Him

As 2019 dawns on us, one may be certain of two things. The first is that the future cannot be fended off no matter how hard one may try to hold on to ...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


God’s Kids Korner: The star and the astronomers

God’s Kids Korner: The star and the astronomers

Happy New Year to you all! This Sunday is a special day called Epiphany. Here is the story of Epiphany as told in Matthew 2: 1-12.How many of you have...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


Trust God works together for good

Trust God works together for good

“Your Christmas gift is based on the most horrifying story I heard you tell when I was growing up. I was in the third grade when I first heard y...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


Cross Words: See the good

Cross Words: See the good

There’s a popular quote that simply reads, “See the good.” Makes sense. The world is a messy place. Negativity runs rampant. It̵...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


Should old acquaintance be forgot?

Should old acquaintance be forgot?

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Not necessarily.A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to interview one of the l...

December 29th, 2018 |  


Search the Scriptures: Almost persuaded but not convinced

Search the Scriptures: Almost persuaded but not convinced

The apostle Paul stood on trial, accused of heresy and polluting the temple of God. Initially his ongoing legal battle had been undertaken by the Roma...

December 27th, 2018 |  


God has beat us to the punch

God has beat us to the punch

It was a calm Christmas night in the Branch house. Christmas activities went according to plan for Terry and me. I had concocted a delightful scheme.A...

December 27th, 2018 |