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Contributors/Terry Manning/Voices

It’s past time to handle these Jokers

I’m tired, aren’t you? It seems like we all are, for sure. Tired of the pandemic. Tired of the virus. Tired of humming “Happy Birthday” while we wash our hands. Tired of bottles of sanitizers and germ-killing wipes. Tired of Googling mask effectiveness. Tired of wearing masks. Tired of social distancing. Tired of not seeing… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

Why is the Deep South still so broken?

Friends and foes alike recently scolded me that I will not convince folks to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by calling them “stupid.” Certainly, this is correct. I apologize, and merely say choosing not to get vaccinated is not a smart career move. That is the best non-insulting wise counsel I can offer, in this case.… Keep Reading

Contributors/Terry Manning

Remember the days after Sept. 11

 Most people of a certain age can tell you exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001.  Like the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or the explosions of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, vivid sights and sounds enrich our memories of that day in ways that make… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health

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What to know about breakthrough COVID-19 infections As the Delta variant continues to spread, more breakthrough infections are being reported among those who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. “It’s not too unexpected that we are going to see breakthrough infections because we know that immunity doesn’t last forever,” explained Frank Esper, MD, infectious disease specialist… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

The cause of death was ‘terminal stupidity’

I thought “Death by Stupidity” was a hit Hollywood thriller by Alfred Hitchcock from the 1950’s. What do I know? Stupidity Category I. Just when you thought folks couldn’t top the lunacy of POTUS’s suggestion to drink Clorox to kill COVID-19, along comes a new idiocy – ivermectin. It cannot be true that over 88,000… Keep Reading

Longtim Battery Creek wrestling coach Nathan Day
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Battery Creek coaching legend Day dies

 By Mike McCombs  “Dad always said, ‘If you’re going to do something, be the best you can,’” Ryan Day said Sunday.  It’s unlikely anyone can argue Nathan Day didn’t live up to his own credo.  Nathan Day, the longtime and highly successful Battery Creek High School wrestling coach, died Friday, Aug. 27, after a battle… Keep Reading