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Thanksgiving is a time of families coming together, a time of eating turkey and a bountiful meal, a time for football games, a time of travel, a time off from work and school. But break down the word “Thanksgiving,” and, essentially, it is a time for giving thanks.Thanks for our health, than…

Last year, Gov. Brian Kemp stopped short of a statewide mask requirement to help stave off COVID-19 surges across Georgia, especially among the most vulnerable. 

A mosquito pool in nearby Lowndes County recently tested positive for EEE, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District – the district that includes Tift County.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own town to register.

On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and we join the Georgia Department of Driver Service in reminding motorists about the state’s “Share the Road” Campaign.

Thursday, May 7, marks the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer, held the first Thursday of May.

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