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I have always enjoyed reading the Apalachicola Times for its well-written coverage of local events, an interest in the history of the area, fishing reports and Specials to the Times by local …

Maybe I am getting old. I remember when TV and water were free and pornography cost money. I remember when LGBT meant a lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato sandwich. My generation can actually …

I take it Ron Hart thinks he’s pretty funny. He isn’t. His commentary - when it is intelligible - is condescending, his jokes lame and his perspective divisive. What is his column doing in …

Ron Hart, the uncredentialed "guest columnist" on June 10 (See “My mid-year review”) claimed with regard to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that the riot involved "a few overzealous protesters in …

While Ron Hart is most likely sincere in his world view, [ See “Fauci needs to go, common sense needs to be invited in,” The Star and Times, June 3, 2021 ], he is just wrong and I need to take …

Now that Joe Biden and the Democrats are ensconced in Washington, the COVID pandemic is suddenly over. Red states that did not have as many Draconian laws imposed on them by their Republican leaders …

Whether Warren Spahn was on the mound or in World War II trenches, his opponents agreed that no one was tougher.Spahn’s 363 career wins are the most of any left-hander (he won 75 games after his …

If it’s the first or third Tuesday of the month, I’ve blocked that day to attend the county commission meeting. Finally, after more than a year, you can attend in person… with conditions. I was …

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the 80-year-old, lifelong Washington bureaucrat, has been wrong on COVID about as much as he has been right. Yet he projects being wrong with the same conviction as when he …

I don’t know what age exactly you have to be to realize there is a price to pay to live in the United States of America. It varies I’m sure with different folks. And some sadly, never …

When I was growing up, we had just one dog (and no cats at all), a slight, curly-haired German Schnauzer mix we called “Blondie.” The name reminded me of Chic Young’s “Blondie” comic strip, …

“Forgiveness is the fragrance of the flower that lingers on the heel that crushed it.”My plan was to attend graduate school but Uncle Sam had another plan, so I joined the Unites States of …

I don’t remember graduating from kindergarten. But I bet you we had ice cream and Miss Katie hugged each one of us. I’m not too far out on a limb here. Two of Miss Katie’s all-time favorite …

Do you and your spouse have such terrible arguments that you feel lost and depressed?Have you been in a bad place in your marriage for so long that you sometimes wish God didn’t speak so much …

This is how you elegantly end a marriage, by releasing a classy statement: “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the …

Hi Y'all, Taxes are done and sent! This is the first year that I have ever done my taxes all by myself (with my brother's input) and it wasn't the short form. It was a real growing experience. …

Gas prices and inflation shoot up, there is trouble in Iran, crime is increasing and we have commodity shortages, “economic malaise,” problems at the border and lines at the gas stations. Wow, …

I felt I must write a response to the Doyings of Virginia (See May 6 Times “Don’t scrub headstones to a glaring white”)I don't know for sure but I'm guessing the …

COVID-19 is a virus, and like a great many other viruses, the damage that it does is due to the body’s reaction to it: inflammation. The symptoms well-known to the general population – shortness …

Will Rogers died in a plane crash on August 15, 1935, near Point Barrow, Alaska. On August 16, 1935, in New York City, Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers recorded “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s …

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