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  We've moved! Come on over to for all the latest in opinions, thoughts, and news about politics and what's happening in the SWAC -- Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County -- areas of Virginia, as well as photos of the places we travel. ...

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Alabama blogger ordered to pay $3.5 million in defamation lawsuit
By Lynn R. Mitchell An Alabama blogger has been ordered to pay $3.5 million in settlement
after he falsely accused a campaign manager of having an affair with an
attorney general candidate that resulted in a son. Described as one of the worst cases of cyb...

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Florida may have to decide between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio
By Lynn R. Mitchell With Florida Senator Marco Rubio set to announce today that he is running for U.S. President, it is worth looking at how Republicans in Florida feel about their former Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Rubio getting into the same race. While...

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Bernie Goldberg: ‘What the media left out of the phony Rolling Stone story’
By Lynn R. Mitchell Journalist Bernie Goldberg asks some pertinent questions about the
Rolling Stone rape story directed at the University of Virginia (see What the media left out of the phony Rolling Stone story ).
This is the story that Rolling Stone ha...

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Updating BD's Big Line prediction for Sen-24
By Lynn R. Mitchell Bearing
Drift's "Big Line" predictions have not been updated since March 5,
2015, so I'm going to update Senate District 24. Interestingly, their
editorial board got it wrong. Emmett
Hanger was successful in court (by the way, there ...

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Mountains, syrup, sheep ... 2015 Highland Maple Festival begins this weekend
By Lynn R. Mitchell That's my child bonding with a sheep. It is known as Virginia's Switzerland, this rural, mountainous, southern-most location for gathering maple syrup, and it is right here in our back yard. Just 45 miles west of Staunton, picturesque Hi...

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‘Broken Together’ … finding hope and inspiration on Valentine’s Day
By Kathy Walton Lafon Guest Post   Broken Together: As I was delivering singing Valentines
yesterday, I was traveling in Augusta County and flipping through radio
stations. This song came on and as I listened, I decided I needed to
pull off on the countr...

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George W. Bush: 'Evil is read'
  By Lynn R. Mitchell   "Evil is real. There is no light grey. Murdering innocent people to move a political point of view has been, is, and always will be evil." -George W. Bush (2015) Former President George W. Bush had a heaping helping of his usual opti...

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Tim Tebow hosts 'Night to Shine' Valentine proms tonight for special needs students
  By Lynn R. Mitchell "Night to Shine." Worldwide. 15,000 volunteers. Countless smiles. Overflowing love. Tonight. Tim Tebow is an impressive young man. Besides his athletic skills on a football field, he has a heart of gold and has proven it throughout the...

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 By Lynn R. Mitchell   I have been wanting a copy of "Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia" featuring photos by Bob Brown and narrative by Bill Lohmann, both with the Richmond Times-Dispatch , so for my birthday my step-dad presented a copy wi...
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