Like life to be a well digger

An editorial column by Dusty Takle We live on a farm in a very rural area. We have satellite internet (oh, the humanity); we have dirty cars because of dirt roads; and we have a well. I’ve adjusted fairly well to rural living and often remind myself that the reward is greater than any inconveniences […]

Don’t underestimate your value

The following is an editorial column by Maria McCoy that appeared in the last print edition of The GRIP. This is going to sound harsh. I don’t intend for it sound that way but I DO hope to get through to someone. I see and hear it every day. Most of the time it’s a […]

You aren’t invisible; I see you

Editorial column written by Maria McCoy I see you. The one who takes a few minutes after parking to get out of your car because you want to avoid the crowds at the grocery store. The one who walks slowly, leaning on the cart because the pain is too much to bear. The one who […]

Embrace each of life’s “last times” – the moments that will never come again

MARIA MCCOY – COLUMNIST ::: The funny thing about “the last time” is that you rarely ever get the opportunity to know, understand and appreciate that it’s the last time. One minute, you’re buying Iron Man dolls off of a Christmas list and by the same time the following year, you are looking at a […]

Discipline your mind to destroy those thoughts not from God

DUSTY TAKLE – RELIGION COLUMNIST ::: I have moments where I worry just like you. I let my thoughts run wild. I don’t discipline them, and before I know it, I find myself awake in the middle of the night doing the exact opposite of what I tell other people to do. Anxiety fills me. Fear […]

Will wonders never cease?

DR. BOB HAYDEN ::: First, to answer my question, I hope not. They have not yet. I see “wonders” almost every day in my practice. A “wonder” for me is when someone gets well, or perhaps better, against the odds. Seeing this firsthand in a health care environment is like having a toy for which […]

Store clerk shot, critically wounded during armed robbery

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that resulted in a store clerk being shot and critically wounded. Officers of the Uniform Patrol Division were at 10:47 p.m. dispatched to the Shell gas station located on Pine Hill Road where the victim was located. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, […]

Adoptable Pet of the Week ::: Marty

What a spunky little fella this pup is. Found along with his mama in a local parking lot this tyke is looking for that perfect forever home where he’ll worm his way right into your heart.  He is an interesting combination of perhaps Min Pin, Chihuahua and terrier but it’s not known for sure. A […]

Conversation about finances is important for newlyweds

SUBMITTED BY AMY DUNHAM ::: June is a popular month for weddings. If you’re getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but couples […]

Career advice for recent graduates

GALE  SANDLER BROWN :::   Congratulations recent graduate! You worked hard and got your degree and now you want to relax. That’s OK for a little while, but you need to focus on getting the best job you can while you are fresh out of school. What are some of the things you need to do […]

If you don’t like something, change it

DUSTY TAKLE ::: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou As I approach 40 this October, this quote by Maya Angelou keeps resonating in my head. In my spirit. In all of me. There are two parts to this quote: The first […]

The VA and Obamacare: What If This Is As Good As It Gets

Robert Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC The Veterans Administration is the largest federal employer, with more employees even then the Army. The horrific and deadly scandal involving this huge bureaucracy is disturbing on a number of fronts. It has direct effect on the veterans, our heroes who have kept us safe. It has frightening implications for […]

Adoptable pet of the week

CoCo is a Chihuahua mix with a handsome chocolate & white coat. He is a neutered male that is current on all of his vaccinations. He loves to play with other dogs of his size and does not seem to mind cats. He is house trained but he would need a refresher course to be […]

Financial spring cleaning can brighten your investment picture

AMY DUNHAM, EDWARD JONES ::: The days are getting longer and warmer — a sure indication of the arrival of spring. Another sign of the season may be the urge you get to do some spring cleaning. But you might not have realized that some of the same spring-cleaning techniques that can be used on […]

Ace your interview

GALE BROWN SANDLER, GRIFFIN RESUME SERVICE ::: There are many types of questions you will get in an interview situation and you need to be prepared for them by rehearsing your answers. You can find many of the top questions you might be asked online, but let’s talk about a few common interview questions and […]