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Community program creating contributing members of society
July 26, 2014 – 12:42 am | No Comment
Community program creating contributing members of society | Test

The Community Supports Program of the Tribble Center is one of the smaller programs in terms of the number of people served, but the outcomes are huge.

Who are we really helping?
July 26, 2014 – 12:38 am | No Comment
Who are we really helping? | Test

I have compassion for hurting people, especially children since they have little control over what happens to them.

If anybody is in La-La Land, it is you with your wild accusations
July 26, 2014 – 12:37 am | No Comment
If anybody is in La-La Land, it is you with your wild accusations | Test

Love your column as usual. Just one question. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the front-page headline on July 17 about the KKK’s “Candy Ride Recruitment Drive” in Oconee County.

Steven Bradley: Swinney still lacks trump card in spats with Spurrier
July 26, 2014 – 12:15 am | No Comment
Steven Bradley: Swinney still lacks trump card in spats with Spurrier | Test

Dabo Swinney is nothing if not a colorful guy to interview, and I can’t recall him ever shying away from publically speaking his mind on a given topic.

Preventing sexual assault in schools
July 25, 2014 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Preventing sexual assault in schools | Test

Our community should be applauded for its support and open discussion of the uncomfortable issue of domestic violence and the need to help victims become survivors.

Bible detrimental to self-esteem
July 25, 2014 – 12:35 am | One Comment
Bible detrimental to self-esteem | Test

After reading, “Faith community encouraged to combat domestic violence” with all the quotations regarding God and religion, I felt rather nauseous.

My credo is ‘Love thy neighbor’
July 25, 2014 – 12:15 am | One Comment
My credo is ‘Love thy neighbor’ | Test

Having learned from my news sources that hate groups are still quite active in our country, I was wondering if The Journal might have any statistics on groups in Oconee County.

A glimpse into our family
July 25, 2014 – 12:12 am | No Comment
A glimpse into our family | Test

As I left campus earlier this week, I saw the perfect picture of a family. Four of our boys were riding their bikes (with helmets!) while one of our toddlers pushed his riding toy (instead of riding it).

Greg Oliver: Jeter exemplifies what a pro athlete should be
July 25, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Greg Oliver: Jeter exemplifies what a pro athlete should be | Test

If there was a way to clone a professional athlete, one of the first I would suggest is New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, and not just because I’m a lifelong fan of the Bronx Bombers.

How about cheers instead of jeers for Obama?
July 24, 2014 – 12:57 am | One Comment
How about cheers instead of jeers for Obama? | Test

This is in defense of our president, Barack Obama, and a reply to the column “The Divided States of Obama,” written by Michael Gerson at the Washington Post.