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Columns and Editorials

  • Spend money in February not just on valentines, but your own heart

    By Lindsey Seel

    February is a big month for hearts. We see them everywhere; on cards, made out of candy, scribbled on notebooks —all in preparation for February 14th. With so many reminders of love around, the one heart you may forget to care about is the one beating inside your chest.

  • Reduce your risk for kidney stones

    If you have ever had a kidney stone, you won’t soon forget the experience. Kidney stones can cause pain so intense some say it’s almost as bad as childbirth. It is estimated that one in ten individuals will have a kidney stone at some point in his or her life.

    Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form in the kidney when there are high levels of certain substances in the urine. Urine is made in the kidney then passes through a small tube called the ureter and into the bladder.

  • In the beginning, there came debate

    “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and Ken Ham of the Creation Museum faced off this past week to debate creationism vs. evolution. I am so tired of this debate. It is not new. It was going on when I was a kid and when my parents were kids and when their parents were kids, and probably when Noah was a kid. Enough already! This love/hate relationship that many Christians have with science baffles me.

  • Years ago in Henry County

    By Hammer Smith

    In January 1814, the attorney for the County Court of Henry County filed the following information concerning a murder that occurred in the County.

    On Jan. 15, 1814, America, a slave who was the property of Little Berry Wells of Henry County, was charged with murdering Nicholas, a slave who was the property of John Evans, a resident of Henry County. America was charged with preparing and administering a poison to Nicholas, causing his death.

  • Fooducate yourself with a new way to purchase food

    by Lindsey Seel

  • New shift in cholesterol treatment

    Cardiovascular disease will claim the lives of more than 600,000 Americans this year.

    It has long been known that high cholesterol levels are related to higher rates of vascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. For years physicians and patients have taken a reactive approach to high cholesterol and focused on “treating the numbers” to goal. Statin medications such as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) are the most potent and popular medications prescribed to treat high cholesterol.

  • All I’m asking: Just a little respect

    By Lance Minnis

     

  • Our country will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy assassination

      On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

  • Reduction of road fatalities remains in our hands

    One of the more persistent challenges facing our country is finding ways to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a traffic accident.

    In one sense, we have come a long way. Four decades ago, for example, the number of highway fatalities regularly topped 50,000 a year, but the figures for 2011 were the lowest the United States has seen since 1949, a testament to tougher laws, safer roads, more focused enforcement and better technology in the cars and trucks we drive.

  • In Jesus, there are no little people

    By Michael Duncan

    Zacchaeus was a wee little man who climbed up in a sycamore tree to see Jesus (See Luke 19). Zacchaeus’ story made me think of two of my school friends.