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Terror too close for comfort

A little girl, about my age at the time, plays in a field as a bird chirps in a tranquil scene shown in an old, blurry, black-and-white TV ad.Then comes a countdown: 3-2-1. Next, a mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion arises.With that ad, which aired only once, on Sept. 7, 1964, America was introduced to the hard-hitting, provocative TV political-campaign ad.The Daisy Ad, as it came to be called because the little girl is picking the pedals of a daisy, is c...

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Stone Mountain News

The ladies at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church will have their fall bazaar on Saturday, beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m. There will be crafts, yard sale items, and Betty’s homemade fried apple pies. Proceeds go to finish up the picnic shelter.Larry Norman will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church.A new book ready to che...

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Hog-wild in a wacky way

I am ready to reveal the one depravation I suffered through while growing up here in the hometown. We didn’t have barbecue at my house.Now we still ate well. Mom was a great cook, starting with her pan-fried chicken for Sunday dinner. When Marion’s, a restaurant that once operated up in Glade Creek, closed in the 1990s, there went my last access to authentic, southern, pan-fried chicken like Mom made. I can’t find it anywhere now. (Want to prove me wrong? Let me k...

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Stone Mountain News

Union Baptist Church on the Traphill Road is having revival this week through Thursday at 7 p.m. Donald Ball will be the guest speaker. Pastor Steve Stolzfus invites you to worship with them.Traphill Fire Department will have a pork BBQ supper on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing at 7:30 p.m. that is very interesting.Wayne Overcash will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Pa...

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Disquiet back in the homeland

One time I headed up the mountain to the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain just for a look-around.I had no business up there, and since Harris is an English name I felt a wee bit out of place nosing around MacRae Meadows, site of the annual games. But we were looking for something to do, and the descendants of the Scots at the games do know how to put on a show.In fact, I got caught up in the spirit of the games, which are held each July. The folks there impressed m...

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Motel Madness

Early last month, I headed down to a S.C. beach. I didn’t make it that night. I got tired and decided to find a cheap motel. I found it. You have heard of “fleabags.” It was trying to get up to that status.I paid the $31 and got a key. I noticed there were only five cars there, and that included mine and the clerk’s. I put the key in the door handle and turned it. It did move, but the door didn’t. It was stuck. I put a shoulder to the door and it opene...

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Stone Mountain News

Welcome Home Missionary Baptist Church on the Traphill Road will be having an auction and hot dog supper on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Pastor Ritchie Harris invites you to support them.Dereck Barker will be bringing the message Sunday at Garden Creek Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Campers in the Stone Mountain State Park are invited to come as you are to worship in this historic church.The Dorothy Owen Fall Book Sale will be Sept. 11-17 in the lower rear level of 313B Ninth St....

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Give Captain Sisko a football

A running gag on the old “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” TV show, which aired widely in syndication from 1993-99, claimed that the future would have no baseball.By the 24th Century, according to the show, baseball will no longer played. A reason for baseball’s supposed demise never was stated on the show, but real-life sports critics back then talked about baseball being boring and losing out to football. The 1994 Major League Baseball player strike and World Series ...

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