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Passing Parade: What? They didn’t tell you?

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist There are a lot of things we aren’t being let in on. Nothing has changed! The game’s been rigged, the club’s been formed, and, we’re not in it! Choosing sides On February 6, 1931, the New York Times, 22, ran a major article on Russian Exiles, many facts and letters showing the exiles’ actual treatment then, as well as a commentary on Soviet “soft-heartedness.” Concerning the USSR’s “political prisoners,” an interesting thing happened. Nothing! The article died on the vine. Little or no impact. An…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Go kneel by the grave of a soldier

More than 200 NFL players sat or knelt, this past weekend, during the playing of the National Anthem. Some teams stayed in the locker room and didn’t even come out on the field, to show their respect for our country. All of this started last year when Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem, in “protest of police treatment of minorities.”  (However, it is funny that one of the current big headline stories, continually, is that of Kaepernick’s continued unemployment status.) Many of the players have said they knelt…

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Make food safety a priority

September is National Food Safety Month, a campaign of the Partnership for Food Safety Education with the goal of teaching consumers about safe food handling.  It’s hard to convince people their daily food handling practices may be putting their family at risk for food borne illness.  There are many different bacteria responsible for food-borne illnesses, and they are all invisible to the human eye, and you can’t taste or smell them either.  Most people dismiss food illness as a 24-hour bug, and it often goes unreported.    According to national…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: We all survived

Emerald Greene Parsons Last week, Hurricane Irma brought wrath and destruction everywhere she went; some places got it worse than others.  Madison County fared pretty well in comparison to other parts of the state of Florida. As a county, we saw downed power lines, downed trees, a few trees on houses, and a lot of debris left lying in our yards.  But we saw no major injuries, no major flooding, and no deaths.  For all of that, we should be thankful! We should be forever grateful for all the “behind…

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