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About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.

Lumped all into one

Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse or crazier, they somehow seem to do just that, especially with our politicians and elected officials. With the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland where five journalists were killed, many … Continue reading

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Reflections of freedom

July 4th gives us a time to reflect on our freedoms. They certainly aren’t what they used to be and we seen them eroding away on an almost daily basis. Our country today is certainly not what our forefathers envisioned. … Continue reading

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Recognizing our dads

Your whole life changes once you no longer have your Father. No matter how long it’s been since he went to his heavenly home, there are days when it is almost unbearable and oh what you would give just to … Continue reading

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A little transparency goes a long way

Gone are the days when I could walk into any official or department head’s office, sit down and ask whatever questions I needed to ask and get answers with no ifs, ands or buts. I’ve always been trusted to be … Continue reading

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Community loses champion

The people’s representative. That’s what I always thought about Robert Ray when he served as a state representative. He cared about the people and he tried to do all that he could for his district. I would call him a … Continue reading

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Sales taxes vs. property taxes

There is so much misinformation going around about T-SPLOST and E-SPLOST. Some of it is almost laughable, if it weren’t such a serious subject. People these days just spout off about everything without knowing the facts. Then someone else jumps … Continue reading

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Mothers and daughters

When I think of my blessings, I count my mother twice. I’m fortunate to still have my mom, as well as my step-mom living. Sadly, not everyone can make that statement. Mothers and daughters don’t always have an easy time … Continue reading

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