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October 06 06:19 AM
I guess I have never been all that “cool.” I was one of those young kids who didn’t dodge the draft, and even though I was married with a child on the way and past draft age, I still volunteered to serve in the military, initially in the Army and then 12 years in the National Guard.
September 29 06:18 AM
Rock bottom. For some, it’s a sudden, unexpected crash. But for me, like most, it’s a gradual fall. It could start off as a problem at work, stress from a relationship or worry about finances. As addicts, we somethings use alcohol and drugs to escape the reality of these life stressors instead of coping.
September 29 06:18 AM
When you refer to Southerners as fruitcakes and suggest a border to keep them in their place, it reflects a weird desire for sectionalism, and a long, tired grudge to keep refighting the Civil War. Look, we down here acknowledge that the South lost the war.
September 22 06:31 AM
Does this sound familiar? How in the world did I end up in this mess, and why? Are you mad at God, the sheriff, the judge and the D.A? Perhaps you are mad at everybody in general — “poor me!” For close to a year I struggled with all this and more. I tried to justify my sin and made excuses.
September 22 06:31 AM
With major hurricanes recently hitting Florida and Texas, and since some parts of Louisiana are still cleaning up after last year’s torrential rains, many property owners in the Bayou State are asking if insurance rates will go up. Will rates go up? Is the Pope Catholic? Does Grizzly Adams have a beard? Of course, we all will be paying more.
September 15 06:32 AM
We pride ourselves as Americans in our lifestyle choices. The right to freedom of choice, protecting our individual assertion of free will, and deciding just how we want to live our lives. And, yes, we have the right to excess. You can live a gluttonous life by overindulging in many personal hazards.
September 15 06:32 AM
The Independence Bowl, which was founded in 1976, has now had seven corporate sponsors: Poulan (1990-97), Sanford (1998-200), MainStay Funds (2001- 2003), Petro Sun (@006-2008), Advocare (209-2013), Duck Commander (2014) and Company World (2015 -2016).
September 15 06:32 AM
“The only way you’ll ever truly be free is through Christ Jesus.” This is what I woke up to on the morning of Sept. 25, 2011. Unfortunately, I woke up in a jail cell and not in the greatest of moods. Hearing about Jesus wasn’t on my mind. Getting out was..

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