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From Where Does Such Violence Come

By Shiela K. Haynes It is hard to watch the news these last few weeks. School shootings are the most horrific thing imaginable. As a parent and grandparent, my greatest fear was always that my child might be afraid, and I might not be there to protect and comfort them. The idea that someone would...

Autumn Wind - The Villanuevas
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Another Miracle moment at Autumn Wind

May 10 was a day to remember for Willie and Mary Villanueva. The Winnsboro couple had their 66th wedding anniversary in February, but were unable to celebrate it due to COVID-19. The senior living community where they live, Autumn Wind, stepped up and made sure the couple had a wonderful celebration to make up for...

Tabs in London
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Almost Like Coming Home Again

By Nancy N. Roy One of the more amazing opportunities of my life was when I was just a young girl of 8-years old, or so, and I lived in England with my family. My Dad was in the Air Force and was stationed near a huge airbase just a 45-minute train ride from downtown...

We’re Moving!
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We’re Moving!

Yep, it’s true, we are moving The Winnsboro News from its home of more than 40 years to a more modern and comfortable location. The current building is simply an unsustainable space that really does not fit our more streamlined and efficient model. Back when the 12-ton Goss Community Press was still running, when manual...

Edible Frog
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Frogs, Oh My!

By Mandy Manners OK, so you got some frog legs. And whether you bought them or caught them, here is how to prepare and enjoy them. And, by the way, this Frog Legs Recipe is simply the best, and I can tell you that because it comes from a chef that works in an elite...

20220526 Reese Lindley
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Most Athletic, Reese Lindley

By Shiela K. Haynes Reese Lindley and Crayton Klika were selected as Most Athletic by their peers. Lindley is a three-year varsity player for the Lady Raiders basketball team. Klika is a multi-sport standout with two years of varsity experience each in football, basketball, and baseball. Reese Lindley Lindley built a strong athletic resume in...

20220526 Crayton Klika
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Most Athletic, Crayton Klika

By Shiela K. Haynes Reese Lindley and Crayton Klika were selected as Most Athletic by their peers. Lindley is a three-year varsity player for the Lady Raiders basketball team. Klika is a multi-sport standout with two years of varsity experience each in football, basketball, and baseball. Crayton Klika Klika is a natural athlete who has...

20220526 Friends and Neighbors
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Friends and Neighbors

By Enola Gay Mathews Two Graduates Among 1600 at Allen High School I take pride in being the grandparent of a Class of 2022 high school graduate. In this case, two graduates. I have twin grandsons, Dorian and Dante Zapata, who received their diplomas on the night of May 20, 2022 at Eagle Stadium in...

Who What When Where and How
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Compromise, Good or Bad?

By Chuck Roy Last week’s Op-Ed column received many responses. Not surprising, considering the topic. And, about as expected, they were almost equally distributed between supportive, adversarial, and “are you crazy or just plane [sic] stupid?” Actually, there was only one of the latter, I just included it so that the author would not feel...