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Through the course of my research regarding the resort era of Salt Springs/Lithia Springs from the mid-1880s to 1912, I've run across many interesting stories, some have proven true and some have not. I've also been introduced to a great cast of characters who made the wondrous Bowden Lithia…

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Have you ever wondered why it's called "March Madness?" It is one of a few nicknames for the NCAA College Basketball Tournament that determines a national champion for the season. The event features 63 games over the course of two weeks.

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Being a pastor has afforded me many opportunities to preach or attend funerals over the years. While these occasions provide some truly interesting stories, one common theme connecting them all is the goodness of the deceased remembered by family and friends.

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World War I began in 1914, and for most of the war the United States remained on the sidelines even with the sinking of the British ocean liner "Lusitania" in May 1915 resulting in the loss of 128 Americans. In fact, President Woodrow Wilson was re-elected in 1916 using the campaign slogan, …

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Sheriff A .S. Baggett, (Alfred Seawright) served the citizens of Douglas County from 1911 to 1932, a period of over 20 years ranking him as the sheriff who served the longest. He also holds the record for most election victories, since terms were formerly two years instead of the present number.

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If someone pays you using a three-cent piece, do not assume that it is a counterfeit coin. An authentic three-cent piece could be worth as much as 20 dollars! A circulated 20-cent piece could be worth $100 or more. Either of these would be a rare find in light of the fact that they were made…