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Ben Shurett

Ben Shurett
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  • Ben Shurett has been publisher of The Sand Mountain Reporter since 2006. His column appears in the printed edition of The Reporter each Saturday.
Friday 08/29/2014
Ben Shurett: Today’s column is last before my retirement
Posted: August 29, 2014 - 4:11 pm

If my math is correct, I’ve written about 1,400 columns in my career. Today’s writing, I expect, may well be my last. Retirement is here.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Ben Shurett: Not just a good life; he lived the good life
Posted: August 22, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Editor’s note: The majority of this column originally ran in the June 16, 2007 edition of the Sand Mountain Reporter. It has been edited slightly.

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Friday 08/15/2014
Ben Shurett: iPhones have gone past Dick Tracy’s imagination
Posted: August 15, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Last. I was the last of my buddies to get a cell phone. My first one came in 1995, back when they were called “car phones.”

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Friday 08/08/2014
Ben Shurett: Community festivals are well worth the investment
Posted: August 08, 2014 - 4:45 pm

If you have been a regular reader of the Sand Mountain Reporter in general and of this column specifically, you already know I support the idea of downtown festivals and special events.

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Friday 08/01/2014
Ben Shurett: Ring is worth a lot more than the $50
Posted: August 01, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Editor’s note: This column originally ran Saturday, May 28, 2005.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Ben Shurett: Another season of high hopes for UA and AU
Posted: July 25, 2014 - 5:04 pm

It’s been a long, long time since fans of Alabama and Auburn University football teams have both looked forward to their respective football seasons with such excitement.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Ben Shurett: 2007 column on Nick Saban’s worth spot on
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Editor’s note: Portions of this incredibly insightful column ran on Jan. 5, 2007.

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Friday 07/11/2014
Ben Shurett: Saturday morning TV has seen many changes
Posted: July 11, 2014 - 4:25 pm

As our grandson Jay Shurett approaches the milestone of being “two and a half years old,” we love watching him enjoy his favorite television show – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Ben Shurett: Sand Mountain is tops for friendly, inclusive folks
Posted: July 03, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Many people have been so kind in their emails, telephone calls and personal visits since my Mary and I announced our pending plans for retirement.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Ben Shurett: The folly of taking things for granted
Posted: June 27, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Every once in a while, it’s good to step back and take time to appreciate the good things in our lives. You and I should do that more often.

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