Exhilaration of whitewater rafting on the Nile

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My impression of the Nile used to be a gentle, meandering river. All that changed Feb. 14, when I had the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on what many consider to be the longest river in the world. Yes, parts of the River Nile are flat and placid, but then there are the other parts—rapids […]

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OPINION: Escaping Donald Trump nearly impossible

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I recently spent 10 days out of the country in central Africa and while I was looking forward to the trip for the cultural experiences, outdoor adventure and simply getting away from the routine, I anticipated another benefit—escaping the bombardment of reports about President Donald Trump. I have become weary trying to stay up with […]

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Do you wanna be in pictures?

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Opportunities abound but experts say training is the key For those with a longing to be part of the movie industry, there’s probably never been a better time to do so and still live right here in DeKalb County. Opportunities to be involved in filmmaking in big and small ways have been growing over the […]

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Technician calculates how to make a perfect fit

Understanding the technical aspects of measuring a hand is one of the keys to making a good fit, according to Paul Summons.

He may be a bowler’s best friend. Paul Summons understands the intricacies and mechanics of what helps bowlers to meet their marks. Summons is a technical ball fitter and driller, which means he determines where the holes go on a new bowling ball to custom fit to a bowler’s hand. Summons is with Striking Results […]

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Africa’s Victoria Falls is awe inspiring

A staircase at Victoria Falls gives visitors a birds-eye view of the cascading water. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Majestic. Magnificent. Awesome. These words come close to aptly describing Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Located on southern Africa’s Zambezi River, the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the single-drop falls is a staggering 355 feet high.  The falls was named for England’s Queen Victoria after explorer and missionary David Livingstone came upon […]

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New crop of veggie lovers sprouting thanks to school garden

Collards, kale, Swiss chard are among the winter vegetables growing in the garden at Stoneview Elementary School. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

  Eight-year-old Jackie Lozoya used to hate cabbage. Now she likes it. Dadrianna White, 10, wasn’t a fan of cauliflower, but put it on her plate today and she’ll gobble it up. Jamir Grady, 9, recently gave two thumbs up to a blueberry/collard smoothie that he tasted for the first time. Lozoya, White and Grady […]

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through service and commemorations

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through service and commemorations - Photo by Carla Parker

Had Martin Luther King Jr. not been assassinated on the balcony of a Memphis hotel in 1968, he could be celebrating his 88th birthday this year. He would, no doubt, marvel at many of the achievements and changes that have occurred in the United States, but he likely would be dismayed that so many injustices […]

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Music an organic part of life in Cuba