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Taylor announces January honorees

G.R. Taylor Elementary School in the White Hall School District has named its Students of the Month for January. They are first row, Lylla Gatesman, Elizabeth Gammill, Laythen Hartsfield; second row, Trey Booker, Alice Huo, Nour Nimer, Anna Akines, Harleigh Jo Bean; third row: Liam Andersen, Jase Malone, Daisy Zhu, Jailin Rice, Landon Garrick; back row, Ben Redix, Dakota Yeager; and not pictured, Bethany Roper. (Special to The Commercial)

Flimsy, shallow and a bother just to watch

If you’ve seen one movie based on a Nicholas Sparks romance, you’ve seen them all. Like the others, “The Choice” bleeds sap and treacle. And the story, even by Sparks’ standards, is so lame I wanted to punch the movie in the face, so to speak.

Red Cross urges donors to give blood

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood in February. During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood.