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    Pause and say a prayer today

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    Monday, Jan. 27. This is only the third time since 1992, that Jan. 27 has fallen on a Monday -- 1997 and 2003 were the others. But it was Monday, Jan. 27, 1992 that changed lives forever. It was the ...

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    Who are you rooting for?

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    The college football season ends Monday night as Auburn and Florida State square off for the national championship. It's not surprising that FSU is there; Auburn, of course, is another story, one well-documented in video of "The Prayer at Jordan-Hare" ...

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    I am an Auburn man

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    The day is finally here. Game day. Auburn vs. Alabama. The Iron Bowl. But not just any Iron Bowl. The top-ranked and undefeated Crimson Tide visiting once-beaten, #4 Auburn. While I prefer to stay above the rhetoric, hype, hoopla, trash-talking ...

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    The gift of health to myself

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    Sunday is my birthday. I've never really given myself a gift on the occasion that I can recall, but this year is different. I decided to give myself the gift of health. After my doctor's recommendation two -- or was ...

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    Proud of Poppa

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    I am getting on a commercial airliner Thursday for the first time since the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago. I am flying back to my home state of Georgia for a special reason -- my dad, the late Coach Bruce ...

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    Boo!

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    The "haunted" Yorktown Memorial Hospital continues to attract those interested in the paranormal and those with television cameras. The season finale of the SyFy show "Stranded" tonight at 9 p.m. features the hospital. I've been in the hospital myself and ...

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    Question of the day: How do we get readers involved?

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    For the last several years, the question of the day has been a staple in the Advocate. Five days a week our ranging reporters were out in the coffee shops, restaurants and other places people gather in the Crossroads asking ...

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    Question of the day: Best/worst Super Bowl commercial?

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    The big game is over and the results are in. Yes, we know Baltimore won the Super Bowl, but who won the commercials battle? The Wall Street Journal says Chrysler and Taco Bell. What do you think? What was your ...

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    Question of the day: Immigration law reform

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    An announcement is expected today in Washington outlining proposed changes in the country's immigration laws. Complete details of the changes and how they will be implemented have not yet been revealed, but border security is known to be a high ...

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    Question of the day: Legislative tasks?

    By SonnyLong in The Write Stuff

    The Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday. The Advocate has been running a series of legislative previews to spotlight what the hot topics might be. What main issue would like the legislature to tackle? We'd like to know. I'll be at the ...

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