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Tips for a healthy school year

After a summer full of activities, classrooms fill with old friends, new classmates and eager teachers, but with all the excitement of a fresh school ... Read more

Joiner’s Corner: The alma mater

I’ve been playing the piano since childhood, but it was only a few years ago that I learned the alma mater of Unadilla High School.  ... Read more


By Neil Joiner By the spring of 1964 I was already a seasoned veteran of the Unadilla Chapter of the Dooly County 4-H Club.  I ... Read more

Joiner’s Corner: Pumping iron

“Pumping Iron” By Neil Joiner/Joiner’s Corner I never dreamed I’d be able to lift 300 pounds, and certainly not of attaining such a feat as ... Read more

Dispatch’s Progress Edition publishes April 10

TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS AND ADVERTISERS: The Dispatch had planned to publish its annual Progress Edition in its March 30th issue. Due to a number of ... Read more

Ext. Agent Grant: Appreciation in a tough year for ag

In A Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold shares his sentiment that “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger ... Read more

Joiner’s Corner: The cover of a book

There’s an old saying to “Never judge a book by its cover.”  It’s sometimes hard for me to follow that sage advice, but it always ... Read more

Joiner’s Corner: A rocky field

A long while back, maybe thirty years or more, I read an article in The Macon Telegraph that has stuck with me.  I don’t know ... Read more

Our opinion: Local elections workers deserve our gratitude

It has been a crazy election season, and that’s just for the voters. Imagine how it must be for those who are responsible for keeping ... Read more

Rep. Harden’s Capitol Notes — Hurricane Michael Part 2

By Buddy Harden This is the second in a series of my Capitol Notes on Hurricane Michael, the problems that Michael created and the efforts ... Read more

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