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Passing Parade: Al Lawson: Who are we?

Nelson A. Pryor, Guest Columnist Are you terrified at the moral apathy, the death of the heart, which is happening in our country? Could you be upset at people who refuse to get involved, by not reporting life or death crime to authorities, like in the Kitty Genovese murder on March 13, 1964? You know the New York City victim who loudly pleaded, for all to hear, for her life, as she was being raped and murdered.      Kate’s Law Well, constituents of your Congressional District #5, are shocked…

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Netflix series on teen suicide starts controversial debate

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. 13 Reasons Why – which hit NetFlix back in March – draws its plot from author Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel of the same name. The show focuses on the death of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who leaves behind 13 audio cassette tapes for her classmates and peers, explaining why she decided to kill herself.  These tapes list the names of the people and their actions, that have driven her to her final fate.  She intends for the tapes to be passed from person…

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July is blueberry month

Diann Douglas: University of Florida Extension/IFAS Madison County Blueberries are abundant during the summer; in our area we see them as early as June, although July is the official National Blueberry Month. We have a number of local u-picks, so now is the time to gather a bucket or two. And, if you prefer shopping in air conditioning, you can find good prices in the grocery stores. Enjoy fresh blueberries in your meals this summer and preserve some for use throughout the fall and winter. Blueberries are packed full of…

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From the sunny side… Happy Independence Day

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. I consider myself very fortunate to have great friends around the country and the world. Because of that, I’m often near one of my friends whenever I have the opportunity to travel. Once, while traveling through the New England states, I had the chance to spend a few days with a good friend in Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth is a beautiful town with a rich history, going back to colonial times and before. It is also an entry point for many soldiers returning to the US…

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