What Do Cardinal Newman and Hank Williams Sr. Have in Common?

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What does 19th century Catholic cleric Cardinal John Henry Newman have in common with 20th century talented-but-self-destructive-singer-songwriter Hank Williams Sr.? For one thing, both of them have songs featured on the outstanding new album by The Lower Lights entitled “A Hymn Revival: Volume 2.” I originally wrote about this vocal group consisting of 40 singers [Read More...]

The Passing of a Quiet Hero

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This morning on her Facebook page, former Christopher Closeup guest Rita Cosby announced the passing of her father Richard: “The 4th of July is a time to appreciate freedom and what it means to be an American. On this holiday, some very sad news about one of the greatest patriots I’ve ever known. It’s taken [Read More...]

A Message from Sheriff Andy Taylor and Opie on the 4th of July

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Remembering the late Andy Griffith’s TV Legacy

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The passing of actor Andy Griffith today at age 86 is a good time to remember his television legacy which impacted popular culture in such a positive way. Though I vaguely remembered watching repeats of “The Andy Griffith Show” as a kid, I came to appreciate the series much more when I rented a tape [Read More...]


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