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The next phase of Georgia Pacific-Crossett’s permanent closure of some of its Crossett lines will begin next week as demolition of two buildings gets under way.

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When I substituted for teachers at Anderson Elementary  — that’s what it will always be namde for me — I quickly started the mantra, “Hard, but not impossible.” I did this because the students have their own mantra: “But, it’s haaaaaarduh.”

How did you celebrate our nation’s birthday?  I hope you found a few minutes to reflect on what it means to be an American, and said a prayer and thanks for all those that went before us to make it possible for us to live, work, worship and speak freely.