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If wishes could come true, this would be the Nicholas Sparks novel you’ve been asking for. “The Wish” (Grand Central Publishing), Sparks’ most recent debut, is the current capstone of a career that began 25 years ago with the 1996 publication of “The Notebook.” It’s also his most complex sto…

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DECATUR — Some of the nation’s most highly acclaimed storytellers will make their way to Athens virtually in November for the city’s annual celebration of storytelling, tall tales and readings. Now in its 15th year, the Athens Storytelling Festival goes virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic a…

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Flying across the Tennessee River made this Owl very tired. I was revived, though, once I got to the River Clay Festival in Decatur. River Clay celebrates the arts and the artists who create them. Dozens of booths displayed some of the most noteworthy artists throughout our valley and beyond.

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Jennifer Kennedy, SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary’s STEM Lab Specialist, has been selected as a state finalist for the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST awards are among the nation’s highest honors for K-12 mathematics, science…

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