• THE DECLINE OF CHRISTMAS

    Has anyone ever thought of the fact that most of our Christmas songs and traditions are only about 75 or so years old? Doesn’t it seem like this array has just always been there, always been that way? Well, it hasn’t always been so joyous and celebrated as it came to be after World War […]

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  • Weekly Word – Psalm 119:130

    By: Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc. Psalm 119:130, “The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.” (NLT)  Mark Twain wrote, “It’s not the things in the Bible I don’t understand that bother me, it’s the things I do.”  The Word will often convict the reader by identifying sin. Anyone […]

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  • Weekly Word Devotional

    By: Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc. Artist Sandra Auger Creates for the Creator. Her abstract painting of the Cross with the words, He Loves, appeared in a local magazine. When asked how she gets her inspiration, she replied, “The process begins first by praying and then spending time reading the Bible.”  Sandra explained that […]

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  • This week’s Weekly Word Devotional

    By: Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc. The book HIDING PLACE is Corrie ten Boom’s story of her family hiding Jews in their home during the Nazi reign of terror. They were captured, imprisoned, and Corrie was the only family survivor. She was faced with a choice to be bitter or better. A Christian, Corrie […]

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  • Adventurers of the Month from Towns Co. Schools

    October – Upstander   At this time we will announce the Adventurers of the month. We want to recognize students who put the PBIS expectations into action. These students have been selected for their outstanding display of upstanding. We are pleased to acknowledge your job well done. Kindergarten- Indie Ruble, Judah Usher, Brooklyn Cook, Evangelyn […]

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  • Stacey Abrams’ New Georgia Project: “Keep ICE out of our communities”

    BY D.A. KING “End detainment and deportations.” “ICE out of Gwinnett.” Stacey Abrams seems to have clarified her position on illegal immigration and enforcement. Her ‘New Georgia Project’ distributed pre-addressed, information-gathering post cards featuring the demand to “keep ICE out of our communities” at an anti-enforcement forum in Georgia’s Gwinnett County last week.       In a state […]

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  • Weekly Word

    By: Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc. A recent poll showed that worry is the number one negative emotion facing Americans. Second place is fear. I believe the two are connected. Western bandit Black Bart robbed Wells Fargo stagecoaches. From 1875-83, he committed 29 robberies, never once firing his gun. Bart used fear to keep […]

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  • NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD CONFIRMED IN GWINNETT COUNTY

    SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (October 8, 2019) – In early October, an angler reported catching a northern snakehead, an aquatic invasive species, in a pond located on private property in Gwinnett County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). This is the first time this fish species has been confirmed in Georgia waters. […]

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  • Weekly Word Sept 30th

    By: Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc. Comic book SUPER HERO movies are so popular that in 2017, six films made more than $4 Billion Dollars! The story plot consist of a hero(s), a villain, people in need of rescue. You have guessed where I’m going with this: Jesus, Satan, Sinners. Like the super hero […]

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  • Humane Society Mountain Shelter’s Pets of the Week

    Pride:  Ruff Ruff!  It’s me Pride:  A 4 year old spayed female black and tan feist.  I love all my humans so much that I will be happy to be your lap dog, I just love it!  If you have other doggies in your home, I probably am not a good fit for you or them, […]

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  • Gov Kemp Appoints Replacement Insurance Commissioner with Ties to Anti-enforcement Immigration Lobbying Group, GALEO

    By: D.A. King Last week, Georgia Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, announced his appointment of a metro-Atlanta police chief, John King, to be the replacement for the now-suspended elected Insurance Commissioner, Jim Beck. In Georgia, Insurance Commissioner is a statewide, constitutional office. Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the corporate-funded, anti-enforcement lobbyist group, GALEO, was quick to send […]

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