ATLANTA (AP) — When she was behind bars in Georgia, Nia Thomas would use toothpaste to stick handwritten flyers to the wall and spread the word about community bail funds that could pay inmates' bonds, no strings attached.

Most Catholics have stopped worrying about saving souls

As a rule, evangelists from Texas don't go shopping for bourbon before a speech. But that's what Marcel Le-Jeune and some friends did when the Catholic Missionary Disciples leader spoke at a Franciscan University conference last summer in Steubenville, Ohio. Things turned serious while chatting with a saleswoman when he asked how she was doing, and she bluntly replied, 'I wish I wasn't on this earth.'


• Clinton Public Library sponsors Storytime each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the library for 4- and 5-year-old children. Pictured after Storytime were Sara Shepherd, daughter of Dr. Jon and Janelle Shepherd; Librarian/storyteller Nancy Sawyer; Randi Carpenter, daughter of Randy and Penny Carpenter; Kenny Lee, son of Mike and Patty Lee; Javen Henson, daughter of Steve and Janna Henson; Levon Lumpkin, son of Mark and Melisa Lumpkin; and Kaden Stratton, son of Jay and Kelli Stratton. Several books are read at each session where Ms. Sawyer encourages lots of involvement from the children.

Woman’s personality overshadows friend

DEAR HARRIETTE: I sometimes feel like I’m a background character in my friend’s life. She is outgoing, and I am reserved. It seems that people naturally gravitate toward her energy, leaving me feeling like I’m playing a secondary role or even becoming an invisible character in the scene.

Judge Engoron’s retribution for Trump

Donald Trump has just a few weeks to find a way to pay, or guarantee that he will pay, the $355 million fine that a New York judge imposed on him in the lawsuit brought by the state’s Democratic Attorney General Letitia James. The suit was the culmination of James’ campaign to bring financial ruin on the former president, and it might succeed; unless it is reduced on appeal, the actual amount Trump will owe, including interest, could top $450 million.

Sister doesn’t happen to like brother’s fiancee

DEAR HARRIETTE: My 32-year-old brother is finally getting married, but I don’t like his bride. I know that his life isn’t mine, so I should mind my business. However, I care about my brother and don’t want to see his life get messed up because of his bride-to-be.

There’s nothing ‘normal’ about 2024

Does anybody really believe the United States is going to have a 'normal' presidential election in 2024, with Joe Biden and Donald Trump as the nominees and a peaceful resolution? Or will chaos and disorder take the nation to the brink, as MAGA supporters appear to wish?