Mt. Zion announces program

Story submitted Mt. Zion AME Church, in Cherry Lake, is sponsoring a “Women in History” program on Sunday, March 24, beginning at 11 a.m. Mt. Zion is inviting everyone to come out and help them have a wonderful time praising and thanking God for his many blessings down through the many years of service to humanity. Mt. Zion thanks you in advance for your prayers and warm wishes. The church is located at 407 NE Mt. Zion Church Ave., in Cherry Lake.

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No more time change for Florida?

Ashley Hunter: Greene Publishing, Inc. “Whereas, the State of Florida is known as the ‘Sunshine State’, [and] as the ‘Sunshine State’, Florida should be kept sunny year round,” so reads House Bill 1013 (The Sunshine Protection Act), a bill that passed through both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate with a majority of support from both senators and representatives (in the House, 103 voted yea, 11 voted nay, with six not voting. In the Senate, 33 voted yea and two voted nay, with three, not voting). HB…

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National Security: Winning the Peace

I’m currently reading Ron Chernow’s thousand page tome on Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow is an excellent biographer. Years ago, I read his work on Alexander Hamilton. I’m in the last third of the Grant book when he is president dealing with the Reconstruction period in the South, and it reminds me of post-war challenges which many have dubbed “winning the peace.” In some respects, it is more difficult than the war itself. Think about our nation’s history. The American Revolution lasted for about seven years and resulted in a negotiated…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Back The Blue

The first thing a person does when he or she is in danger, and needs assistance, is dial 911. A law enforcement officer will show up at your door, or wherever your location is, within minutes no matter what your emergency is – from robbery, domestic abuse, or even the simple matters. However, for the last several years, it seems that hatred and disrespect steered towards law enforcement officers, has grown tremendously. It seems as though a large majority of people now only see law enforcement as synonymous with mistreatment…

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