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A high price was paid for the land you and I live on today. Many of us are aware that Native Americas were moved off their land by the government, but the price for this land also involved a violent execution -- the details of which make an interesting tale. At one time Douglas County was pa…

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Originally airing in 1952, there was a panel game show on television called, "I've Got a Secret." Hosted by Garry Moore, a panel of four celebrities asked questions of the guest secret-holder in an attempt to deduce the person's mystery.

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No matter the events in history -- death, famine, depression, war -- if a woman wants something new to wear she can make it happen. During the Civil War southern women were up against a war strategy called the Anaconda Plan enacted by the Union. The premise of the plan was to block 3,500 mil…

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Did you get a bang out of your fourth of July celebration? One interesting statistic is that approximately 90 percent of the fireworks were purchased by non-professionals for the celebration! This has been an increasing trend over recent years. According to Fortune.com, Americans spend more …

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I just saw Mitch Sneed two weeks ago. He was in Douglasville visiting his good friend Rodney Elrod, and I never missed a chance to talk shop with my former boss at the Sentinel. It was a great visit, and Mitch told me — as he always did — that the boat was always in the water and that my fam…

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This week we are going to connect with a bit of Atlanta as well as old Campbell County history via an obituary in the "Douglas County Sentinel" from 1917 for the prominent Mrs. Holcombe -- Mrs. Henry C. Holcombe -- and to be more exact Raymouth Rama Rice Holcombe. She was the daughter of pio…

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I recently returned from a trip to Europe where I had the pleasure of visiting the historic city of Porto, Portugal. Porto is well-known for its ancient heritage, which stretches back to before the Roman Empire, its port wine (actually named after the city!), and its competitive soccer team.…