Emili Russ may have sat out her entire junior season, but her work ethic, perseverance and talent level was enough to prove that she deserved to play in college.
Ron Bradley is a household name in Newton County and a legend in Georgia. Now he will be known across the country, as the former Newton High basketball coach will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. on July 11. "That's pretty neat, we're excited about it," Bradley said. "Sometimes someone in your neighborhood knows when you accomplish something, but when someone across the country recognizes what you accomplish, ...
Newton girls' soccer coach Nilesh Patel has plenty of teaching to do in his third season as the Rams coach.
Water management is an ongoing challenge in Georgia. Severe droughts occur every 40 years or so, but the increase in population and industrialization has made matters worse. Recent court rulings require that we take serious measures to save water for our neighbors who live downstream. It reminds me of a Frederic Remington painting, "Fight for the Water Hole." It depicts a small group of cowboys defending a nearly empty water hole in the desert. They ...
The church in which I grew up had a tradition of singing one particular song more often than any other. In the middle of the service, just before the pastoral prayer, we would sing "Take time to be Holy."
This year marks the 400th anniversary of King James of England authorizing the translation of the Bible commonly known as the King James Version. He commissioned six committees (42 men, no women) to come up with a common translation of the Bible that would be the standard text of the realm. Their work began in 1604 and was completed in 1611.
I am Sue's husband. I am David's father, and Dorothy's son. I am Allen Memorial's pastor and Dan's friend.
I remember a tree house that my older brother and his friends once built overlooking the creek near our elementary school.
"For Sale: one empty tomb, like new, sure to increase in value. Make offer." Yes, I know the tomb was borrowed to begin with, but I like the idea of a tomb that is not only empty, but no longer needed. I like the notion of an abandoned grave where no visits are made, no flowers laid, not out of apathy, but simply because there is no need. The one they remember is not there, ...
Christian writer, preacher and teacher Tony Campolo famously tells a wonderful story of a "preach off" in which he competed with several pastors in his predominantly African-American church.
We celebrate Palm Sunday this week to remember what seems like the pinnacle of Jesus' ministry.
A friend returned from a mission trip to Central America with a renewed sense of excitement about doing God's work. "I went down there to help other people," she said, "but I didn't expect that they would help me. I thought I had something to give, but what I got back was so much more."
As a child, I used to play a game of endurance with my friends. On the school playground, we would all hang from the bars of a "horizontal ladder" and see who could hang on the longest. Eventually, our hands would get tired, and one by one, we would drop to the ground. Last one hanging wins.
In recent weeks, much space in the Religion section has been given to the subject of whether Jesus was a conservative or a liberal, and I feel compelled to add my two humble cents.
My friend Jim Cantrell once commented that he was giving up Lent for Lent.