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Finding work after 50 can be a challenge. One stumbling block is when potential employers say, “You’re overqualified for this job.” That’s a valid point for most employers. Crafting a response to this concern is crucial. The answer can mean the difference in getting hired or getting passed over. more
On Nov. 17, 1965, Sgt. Roger Stone of Parrish became Walker County’s first casualty in the Vietnam War. Stone, 22, was killed in an ambush of the 1st Cavalry Division in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley — the first major battle between American soldiers and the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam. more
When the director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau received an email 10 years ago about a total solar eclipse coming to her small Kentucky town, she thought someone was playing a practical joke. A quick … more
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. President Gerald Ford … more
A word of warning — this is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother Ricky and his family. Our niece Samantha loves animals. She’s had ferrets, frogs, hamsters, cats, and lots of dogs. Her … more
Located in southwest Georgia among the pine trees, peanut fields, magnolias and gnats is Plains, Ga., a small town with a population of nearly 700. Did I mention the gnats? I will elaborate more on those boogers later. The mention of Plains … more
This is for the parents whose social media accounts were quiet on the first day of school. I don’t know why this milestone didn’t provide a happy memory for you and your child, but I have a pretty good idea about how it made you feel. When … more
For about 15 years after losing my grandfather to a massive heart attack, my grandmother, Ruby Phillips (known to me simply as Granny), spent a lot of her time traveling the country with other senior … more
For most of my life, Thanksgiving meant one thing — lunch at my grandparents' house. As far back as I can remember, we went to Pa Paw and Granny's house. My grandparents were Jim O. "Sharky" and Ruby Phillips.Their house has always been special … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... • First, one of the great regrets now that I will have in coming back is that I will not work with Walker County E-911 Director Roger Wilson, who died on Tuesday. I saw him, I think, just once, maybe twice at … more
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