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Just like former managing editor Bradley Roberts taught me how to write news stories, former sports editor Cody Dowler taught me how to write football gamers. And just like Bradley left the Times-Journal to follow another career, Cody has left the TJ to work in the production department for …

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Ladies, starting at age 40, you should get a mammogram every year until the age of 55. After that, you should make it a point to get a mammogram every two years, unless your physician tells you otherwise.

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If you are looking for something to do for the remainder of your Saturday, head down to the county fair.

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I had some concerns about a potential contamination within the DeKalb—Jackson Water Supply District brought to my attention this week, so I did a little digging. I got in touch with Donna Bolton, who is currently the interim manager, and she was a tremendous help.

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If you are looking for something enjoyable for the whole family to do this fall, look no further than the Down of the Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Rainsville.

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I left for vacation last Thursday and my first day back at the office was Wednesday. I had a wonderful time while I was gone, but I am glad to be getting back in the swing of things.

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As the editor, I get to hear a lot of different opinions from a lot of different people.

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One of my favorite things to eat is ice cream. I don’t have a favorite flavor because I love all kinds. The temperature is not a factor for me either when it comes to the classic dessert. I enjoy ice cream in the dead of winter and in the scorching hot summer. Every day is a good day to eat …

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There is a story on the front page today about the opening day of the DeKalb County Farmers Market at the VFW Fairgrounds. The market opens Tuesday afternoon at 3 and market manager Grady Dalton said he is expecting at least 10 to 12 local growers to show up. I had the pleasure of meeting Gr…

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Last week I had the opportunity to speak to a group of students at Northeast Alabama Community College for career day. I was supposed to tell the students all about journalism and what to expect if they decided to follow that career path. I started by talking about the state of journalism to…

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During the publication of this edition I will be in Manchester, New Hampshire graduating with a Master of Arts in English from Southern New Hampshire University as a student member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.

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My sister, Nicole, is 14 months older than I am. Although I’m 26 years old, I still look up to her with the same admiration I did when we were growing up. We were not allowed to fight when we lived under Mom and Dad’s roof, so we genuinely got along, unlike most sisters that close in age. Wh…

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Some of you may know that I struggle with seasonal depression. The struggle is worse in the winter months, but that’s OK because each winter brings me a new opportunity to stand up to and try to conquer my depression. I did well this past winter in spite of the sudden loss of my dog, Murphy,…

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On the behalf of the Times-Journal, I would like to wish Mrs. Betty Jo Whitaker a happy belated birthday. Betty Jo turned 82 Wednesday and celebrated her special day with her family.

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I made my first big-girl purchase back in December when I got my Toyota 4 Runner. I love my car, but the payments are killing me. Since I have a new bill added to the stack of monthly payments, I have been trying to cut back wherever I can.

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One of my favorite things about living in the state of Alabama is our southernism, particularly the quirky sayings that are attributed to our unique customs. I know, bless my heart.

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As many of you read in her column Thursday, Staff Writer Hannah Raughton will be leaving the T-J to go work for a local attorney. Hannah was with us for exactly one year, and I’d like to thank her for her contribution to the many editions that were published during that time.

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There are not a lot of human babies in my family at the moment, but there are a lot of fur babies, and we treat them just as good as we would treat the humans.

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There are not a lot of human babies in my family at the moment, but there are a lot of fur babies, and we treat them just as good as we would treat the humans.

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Something about this time of year has a way of reminding me of what all I have to be thankful for. I am and always have been thankful for my mom and dad, and lately, I have been feeling especially blessed to have such wonderful parents.

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The holidays are here. The kids are out of school, educators are catching a quick break, and many of us will at least get a few days away from the office in the coming weeks. While we spend time preparing for the biggest holiday of the year, let’s take a second to think about those who do no…

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Well, we made it through the election here at the Times-Journal, and now I want to share a story with you all. The story I’m about to tell you is the reason why I have so much trust and faith in the elected officials who represent us in Montgomery.

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I missed last week’s Football Friday festivities here at the TJ because I was on vacation, but I’m back now and I’ll be here for the rest of the season, which I’m so excited about.

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I have to hand it to Bradley, he is a patient man. The majority of the employees here at the Times-Journal are females. If you combine advertising and editorial, we have three males in the office during the day. Derek Jackson is in advertising, Cody Dowler is the sports editor and then there…

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I learned my lesson about sleeping in class like I’ve learned most life lessons— the hard way.

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When some people first wake up in the morning, they have to reach over to their nightstand to get their glasses so they can clearly see the world they have woken up in.

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BIRMINGHAM - The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation recently awarded more than $57,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2018-2019 academic year. These included 39 AGEF funded scholarships, 18 Piggyback Scholarsh…

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When I was about 12 years old, my granny bought me a subscription to National Geographic magazine. I remember the first one I received in the mail was the July 2002 edition. Inside the magazine’s distinguishable yellow border was the issue’s cover photo of a bald eagle. The feature story, Ma…

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It is easy to become complacent when you do the same things day in and day out. Just this week I realized how comfortable I am at work, at home and even in my church.

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As some of you know, I was promoted to art director here at the TJ a few months ago, so I have been spending a lot of time behind my desk lately.

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I’ll be honest, the initial reason I agreed to represent the Times-Journal in Leadership DeKalb was because I thought it would look good on a resume. Now I realize that I have taken so much more away from this program that just a bullet point on my next resume.

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When I was young, my dad started taking flight lessons, so coming to the Isbell Field Airport became a family event.

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When I was young, my dad started taking flight lessons, so coming to the Isbell Field Airport became a family event.

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Sometimes I look around the newsroom and I think about all the people that have passed through the Times-Journal over the years. I like to think of them as the ghosts of the newsroom greats. I know some of them and others I have only heard stories about, but we all have something in common n…

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Sometimes I look around the newsroom and I think about all the people that have passed through the Times-Journal over the years. I like to think of them as the ghosts of the newsroom greats. I know some of them and others I have only heard stories about, but we all have something in common n…

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I think everyone, at some point in their life, needs to experience what it’s like to have a good, loving pet. I got the best pet I will ever have when I was 9 years old— a dachshund named Slinky. I remember the day I picked him out. I had to hold every single puppy in the litter, but somethi…

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I think everyone, at some point in their life, needs to experience what it’s like to have a good, loving pet. I got the best pet I will ever have when I was 9 years old— a dachshund named Slinky. I remember the day I picked him out. I had to hold every single puppy in the litter, but somethi…

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I think it is safe to say that everyone here in the newsroom has an appreciation for words. We all know that the English language can be tricky, even for its native speakers, so sometimes it’s best to embrace its ambiguity.

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Sometimes, the simple things are the best things. For instance, I can’t remember the last time the trees in our area were this beautiful.

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Now that Halloween is over, and since Thanksgiving is unfortunately overridden with the anticipation of Christmas, it’s time for us to start planning for the holidays.

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My sister, Nicole, and I were talking the other day about how our mom used to hold us and read to us when we were little.

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As some of you may know, my favorite sport is basketball. I played the sport for 13 years and never grew tired of it.

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As you all know, October is breast cancer awareness month. During the month of October, all things pink start popping up everywhere in honor or memory of those who have battled or continue to battle breast cancer.