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Birth rate not only problem

By CHARLIE DUNAGIN,

Back in the days when daily newspapers published free obituaries, reporters  assigned to write them  sometimes jokingly complained about retired farmers. Their list of survivors tended to be long, thus requiring more time to type them into the obits, as well as increasing the possibility for error, such as misspelling a name.


Greatness born in the grind

Robert F. Smith is a billionaire hedge fund operator whom few Americans had heard of before this week. That is changing, as his surprising pledge at Sunday’s Morehouse College commencement ceremony in Atlanta is making national news and virtually guarantees he’ll be in high demand as a future graduation speaker.



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The West Marion Trojans’ 2018 season was a tale of two halves.