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No such thing as a bad family portrait
No such thing as a bad family portrait

If you were in the southern end of the county last weekend, and drove past a yard teeming with people in black shirts and blue jeans, don’t be alarmed.
It was not a gathering of a new cult, a simmering protest or the result of a special at the GAP. It was family portrait time.
Every couple of years, the family matriarch, my mama, puts the call out for an updated portrait of the entire family.

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Who said it gets easier after the age of two?
Who said it gets easier after the age of two?

Around a year ago at this time, I was pretty sure two was the worst age ever.
I was wrong.
It’s three.
Three has been a challenging age for my little Corbin.
I’ve enjoyed watching him grow and even more so, have enjoyed watching him be a big brother.

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Who let the gremlins in?
Who let the gremlins in?

You can imagine how much copy we process  here at The Graphic  every week including hundreds of e-mails, faxes and walk-in requests. We type, edit and write articles to complete an average of 20 - 24 pages of local news, sports and advertising each week – and sometimes almost double when we publish special editions. We work on all that copy while also  attending meetings and functions and taking photographs.

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Letters to the Editor:

It’s About People
•To those of you who read my threads often, you have heard me speak of what it was like raised on a farm in rural Greene County. No one worked on salary schedule back in the day; the person who earned the most was the owner of the land; the landlord.  There was no law to dictate how much—if any-- the landlord paid share croppers.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

COMPARING TICKETS –- We belive this photo was first published in The Graphic in 1966. Donnie Deans (left) of the Deans Community and John Astor Winstead of Nashville compare tickets from sales on the Rocky Mount Tobacco Market. Donnie and his father sold 600 pounds for an average of 65 cents per pound. Winstead sold 1800 pounds for an average of 62 cents. Both farmers said they were pleased with their sales.

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Nash County Animal Friends’ Notebook

To leash or not to leash…that is the question many dog owners ponder.  The Nash County Animal Friends volunteers recommend using a leash at all times when taking your dog off of your property.
All dog owners know how frustrating it is when your pet is off-leash and gets away from you and will not come when called.

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