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The Good Shepherd Parish, Mardi Gras Fundraising committee presents a check for $6,000 to Good Samaritan Ministries. The proceeds from their annual Mardi Gras fundraiser made this donation possible. Pictured from left front row are, Cindy Raybern, Mardi Gras co-chair; Barbara Lamb-Gass, Mard…

The seventh annual “Best Bloom of the Village” contest, co-hosted by Dr. Michael D. Hill of Nashville, left, and Krislyn Neal Robinson of Belvidere, right, was a wonderful success, despite the unusually cold weather on April 7. Out of 14 entries, Joann Coutta of Decherd, center, took home th…

  I was with the youngest primary children at church last Sunday, when something happened that made me think about Civil Rights Day and the challenges this country has faced. One of the teachers was trying to help the children understand that God loves everyone, no matter who they are, and t…

            I was working on a humorous Christmas story when the news came about the massacre of 20 children in Connecticut, along with the deaths of many adults that gave their lives to protect the children in their care. My two youngest daughters are about the same ages as some of the chil…

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School welcomes the public to attend an 11:30 pm candlelight Eucharist Service on Christmas Eve in St. Andrew’s Chapel. The Rev. Drew Bunting, SAS Chaplain, will preach and officiate. For more information about St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School visit www.sasweb.org.

All day long, I’ve had this burning question in my mind. One of those questions you just cannot shake and as the day progressed, it loomed larger and larger until I had to address it. Personally, I would like to have addressed it, put a stamp on it and send it to Timbuktu. I just do not know…