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Darrell Huckaby

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HUCKABY: What I'll do if it ever warms up

I'll have plenty to do, once the weather gets warm.

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HUCKABY: Family travels set to country music

Country music brings back memories of our family travels.

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HUCKABY: Time to retire some annoying verbal habits

It is way past time to put a few worn out words and phrases to rest.

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HUCKABY: Not having a beard may grow on me

People are constantly asking me why I decided to grow a beard.

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HUCKABY: Only-half-serious 'Mayday!' call brings me unexpected response

A half-serious "mayday" call on Facebook showed me my great circle of caring friends.

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HUCKABY: Culinary tour of Athens works up an appetite

I wouldn't say I travel to Athens all that frequently, but when I crank my car, I have a hard time steering it in another direction.

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HUCKABY: Better think twice before stomping on Old Glory

You'd think someone from South Carolina would know better.

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HUCKABY: Bringing in the New Year with football and a few old friends

The holidays wore me to a frazzle. When's the last time you heard that expression?

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HUCKABY: The real Christmas gift

I never wanted to be one of those parents who tried to relive their lives through their kids.

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HUCKABY: We are losing the good fight in America

Schools are supposed to be safe havens, especially for little bitty children. ... Schools are never supposed to be where children go to die.

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HUCKABY: These are the things that mean Christmas

When Christmas has come and gone this year I will not have missed one moment of its magic.

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HUCKABY: Solving the gift-giving conundrum

We have all been on both ends of the Christmas gift conundrum.

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HUCKABY: Scouting experience builds lifetime of connections

A hundred years ago I earned my Eagle Scout Award.

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HUCKABY: Thanksgiving has been replaced by worship of sales

Black Friday; Cyber Monday: It's gotten totally out of hand.

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HUCKABY: A Porterdale winter will put a chill in your bones

I can't help but laugh at the commercials the big box department stores have been running lately, the ones encouraging everybody to "winterize" their houses.

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HUCKABY: When the road gets rough, a show tune can help you along

The revelation I am about to make is not as earth-shattering as the one John received in that dream 2,000 years ago, but it might catch a few of you off guard. I love show tunes.

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HUCKABY: Search for Soap Sally turns up rich memories

I got an unusual call a couple of weeks ago, from a reporter from the big city newspaper in Atlanta.

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Darrell Huckaby: Search for Soap Sally turns up rich memories

I got an unusual call a couple of weeks ago, from a reporter from the big city newspaper in Atlanta.

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HUCKABY: Strange folks, strange times

These are strange times we’re living in, and they get stranger every day. Being in Jacksonville on the Wednesday before the Georgia-Florida game showed me that.

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HUCKABY: Forget Big Bird, Popeye has what it takes for political success

Poor old Big Bird. He has become a talking point in the soon-to-be-over presidential campaign and the big fellow doesn't like it one bit.

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HUCKABY: Staying connected can be harder than you think

Modern technology is absolutely wonderful -- until it's not.

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HUCKABY: Car poor and running out of luck

I was painfully reminded this week of a long-standing truth that I had all but forgotten. Cars break down.

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HUCKABY: Politics and food a natural combination

I have watched a lot of politics over the years and I have observed that you shouldn't trust a man who eats too high in the hog

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HUCKABY: Of all of the treasures in Texas, one is closest to my heart

Ever since I was a small child watching shoot 'em up cowboy movies on television, Texas has been a mystical sort of place for me.

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HUCKABY: A little advice for a new member of the SEC

Ever since the news broke last winter that Missouri and Texas A&M would be joining the SEC, I have been determined to be a part of the welcoming party.

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HUCKABY: Remembering one of the great ones

Darrell Huckaby remembers a great writer, the likes of which hasn't been seen lately.

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HUCKABY: Too many bound by the chains of government entitlements

I think the ties that are binding the people in today's society are that a greater and greater percentage of Americans are now depending on the government for their livelihood.

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HUCKABY: Buick sighting brings back good old days

Huckaby laments that they don't make cars like they used to, especially the 1968 Buick with seats that recliine and an 8-track player.

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Darrell Huckaby: Saying good-bye to a friend who inspired with joy

All of us have touchstones in our lives. We have people, places and things that remind of who we are and who we are meant to be.

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HUCKABY: Even in South Rockdale the critters are running wild

Why in the world do I feel like I am living at Lion Country Safari?

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HUCKABY: Simple solutions never fly

Remember blue laws? They are laws that often, when compared to the nuances of modern day society, make people shake their heads and wonder what group of lawmakers ever thought that we needed such regulations.

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HUCKABY: A high honor to be asked to speak at homecoming

Jerry Varnado has bestowed upon me a high honor. He has invited me to deliver this Sunday morning's message at his church, Rays United Methodist, in Bishop.

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HUCKABY: Sometimes it's all in the numbers

I have a brand new favorite number and I think it will remain my favorite number for a long, long time.

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HUCKABY: When did human life come to have so little value?

Day in and day out there is a steady stream of news about people shooting and killing other people and murder has become so commonplace that we are becoming desensitized to hearing about it.

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Darrell Huckaby: I'll be glad to say 'I knew him when'

Playing baseball has never been a problem for Tyler Austin. I think he is the person Robert Redford was trying to portray in the movie "The Natural."

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Darrell Huckaby: Notes for my next career: More money, less stress

If I stay retired, I will have to find something else to do. I couldn't possibly sit around the house -- especially on days that my lovely wife Lisa is home from work.

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HUCKABY: 'Pass the Rattlesnakes' won't be the basis for my ministry

I have never been compelled to take up a serpent in order to test my faith in the Lord.

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HUCKABY: Young people are answering the call: Send Me Now

"How can one believe in him of whom he has not heard? And how can they hear unless someone preaches?" Romans 10:14. Don't you hate it when folks bother you by coming door to door to preach to you?

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HUCKABY: These are a few of my least favorite things

While I have more blessing than I could possibly count, I seem to find myself focusing on things I don't like rather than things I do.

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HUCKABY: Harold's is an institution worth saving

We already have too few authentic barbecue joints in this world and Harold's has long been one of the best.

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HUCKABY: T.K. Adams finally getting honor he deserves

I am a huge fan of Mr. T.K. Adams and his family.

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HUCKABY: Prom night ain't what it used to be

When I was in high school our proms were held in the school gymnasium. It was a big deal, but not in the same way proms are a big deal now.

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HUCKABY: PTA in Buckhead not what it was in Porterdale

PTA night was big deal back in Porterdale.

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Darrell Huckaby: Let's make a deal -- new stadium for a Super Bowl win

I love athletics and I love visiting stadiums. I've been to at least a hundred.

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Darrell Huckaby: You never know whose path you'll cross, or when

I have a hard time going anywhere that I don't run into someone from home or someone whose path I have crossed.

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YARBROUGH: Junior E. Lee thinks he has identified the next president as...

Junior says there is groundswell for a consensus candidate that will unite all of the middle-of-the-road Americans who are equally turned off by liberal weenies and right-wing whackos.

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Darrell Huckaby: Holding out for another chance at 'Jeopardy'

My tryout for 'Jeopardy' a few years ago was a disaster.

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Darrell Huckaby: Romney all wrong in his attitude toward the South

I could forgive Romney for flaunting his wealth and for telling lies about Newt. I cannot forgive him for the condescending attitude he has taken toward my fellow Southerners.

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Darrell Huckaby: Grand memories of birthdays gone by

This weekend I will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of my 10th birthday.

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PARKER: Rush muddies the waters, should apologize to student

Who'd have thought that Rush Limbaugh would become the great uniter in this divisive political season? Indeed, he has united decent people of all stripes and persuasions with his vile remarks about a Georgetown Law student.