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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.

Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.

Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, New York.


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Concert proves classical music still has a place

By Shelley Spillman

News Editor

Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the Handel’s “Messiah” concert and I want credit to Sue Lou Smith, Anderson County High School staff, students and the First Christian Church Chancel Choir for hosting a fantastic concert.

Members of the Lexington Philharmonic added to the experience, making it a truly unforgettable concert.


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She keeps bad boys jailed, state lets ’em go

Column as I see ’em …

By Ben Carlson

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When the keyboard is ripped away from my mouthy fingers and I’m sent home for good, I now know how I intend to spend at least a portion of my so-called golden years.


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Water main breaks raise infrastructure questions

By Shelley Spillman

Water main breaks. They’re becoming an all too common in the city. There was another one in the Alton area off Highway 151 on Sunday. Since October, we’ve had at least one water main break every month.

Judging from exasperated Facebook posts, I know the public is tiring of hearing about water main breaks as well.


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Cartoon: Sharpton's taxes


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Cosby: trial by social media

By Shelley Spillman

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The legal system standard is for alleged criminals to face a trial by judge or jury, but in this digital world it’s often a trial of public opinion via social media long before the criminal trial ever occurs.


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Measuring the political weight of unused scales and other bad ideas

By Ben Carlson

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Column as I see ’em …

Those easily angered should probably skip this column and read the one on the faith page.

From the president’s unilateral action on immigration to state fuel taxes and something so pedestrian as a set of scales, one can’t help but wonder how the people we elect get away certain things while we sit back and simply keep paying the bills.

First the scales, for which the fiscal court used $62,000 of your money to purchase but as of Friday aren’t being used.


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11-12 We Won political cartoon


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The real reason tourism here stinks

By Ben Carlson

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Column as I see ’em …

Most of you will be happy to have this election over with if for no other reason than to stop hearing Mitch and Alison berate each other a thousand times a day.

Me? I can finally stop listening to local politicians tell us what they will do to fix our tourism dilemma.


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09-24 Cartoon


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