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Honoring our healthcare heroes

on Friday, 14 May 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Education, Local News

Honoring our healthcare heroes
What is a hero? Maya Angelou famously said, “I think a hero is any person

Perry’s Oscars speech is a real winner

on Friday, 07 May 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Editorials, Features

I don’t do The Oscars. I enjoy a good movie and like to see the really good ones get the attention they deserve, but spending an evening watching the Hollywood hoity-toity get dressed to the nines and flaunt for the cameras is not my idea of time well spe

Perry’s Oscars speech is a real winner

on Thursday, 06 May 2021. Posted in Columns, Editorials

I don’t do The Oscars. I enjoy a good movie and like to see the really good ones get the attention they deserve, but spending an evening watching the Hollywood hoity-toity get dressed to the nines and flaunt for the cameras is not my idea of time well spe

Sloan Column: Beer naming is a craft in itself

on Monday, 19 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Beer naming is a craft in itself
If you’re a big fan of craft beers and have a crafty imagination to boot, then Seminar Brewery and Wholly Smokin’ Downtown have a contest that you might want to get in on.

Sloan Column: Meeting a real life American hero

on Monday, 12 April 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Meeting a real life American hero
About this time every year I blow the dust off my seldom-used checkbook and begrudgingly scrawl my signature in the bottom right corner of a promissory note. 

Moody Column: Your health means everything: Taking care of yourself in a post-pandemic world

on Monday, 05 April 2021. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions, Local News

Moody Column: Your health means everything: Taking care of yourself in a post-pandemic world
Life has changed in ways both big and small over the last year. Plans were suspended and priorities shifted as we cautiously made our way through a situation that we had never experienced, much less imagined would happen.

Sloan Column: March is American Red Cross Month

on Monday, 22 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: March is American Red Cross Month
For nearly 80 years, March has been observed as American Red Cross Month.

Sloan Column: Slainte! But go easy on the green beer

on Monday, 15 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Slainte! But go easy on the green beer
Once a religious holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become an annual day for revelry and partying. 

Sloan Column: Daylight saving time? It’s all relative, baby!

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Daylight saving time? It’s all relative, baby!
This coming Saturday night – well, technically Sunday morning - our eyes and minds will be focused on big hands and little hands.

Moody Column: COVID-19 vaccines: It’s time to roll up your sleeve

on Monday, 08 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Moody Column: COVID-19 vaccines: It’s time to roll up your sleeve
Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have become accustomed to wearing masks, social distancing, virtual schooling and remote working.

Sloan Column: Sunny skies and good eats by the creek

on Monday, 01 March 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Sunny skies and good eats by the creek
The day was gorgeous, simply gorgeous – sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s.

Sloan Column: Pork Chop becomes a local celebrity

on Monday, 22 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Pork Chop becomes a local celebrity
And so continues the story of a sweet little southern lady and her pet pig. 

Sloan Column: Little brother becomes a big brother

on Tuesday, 16 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Little brother becomes a big brother
Last week I shared with you the fact that some 25 years ago I bought my mother a pig for Valentine’s Day and she thought it was the best gift ever.

Sloan Column: The best Valentine’s Day gift ever

on Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: The best Valentine’s Day gift ever
It was the best Valentine’s Day gift ever. How do I know this? Because momma said so, that’s why. And momma, of course, is always right. 

Sloan Column: Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt?

on Monday, 01 February 2021. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sloan Column: Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt?
Remember playing pirate as a child, banding together with a crew of neighborhood kids to search for an imaginary chest filled with gold doubloons?
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