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Longtime local resident pens book,
The Beautiful View
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From the Feb. 17, 2021 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   If you want to dive back into the history of Marion County (and a little Schley County history, too), there is a book written by a longtime local resident that you should check out. Edna Baker-Champion has penned a book that spans from the Great Depression to modern times, and how she experienced those many years in our rural area.
   The book, titled The Beautiful View, is fitting for Black History Month, as she touches on issues of race through they years, but it is also a wonderful look at the past from a general perspective and can be enjoyed by all.
   The book is described as follows on Amazon.com (where it is available for purchase for only $5.13): "A girl born in the back woods of a small town in Georgia before World War II, Edna learns what it's like to be poor and not even know it. She doesn't know she's being discriminated against. She doesn't realize there are countries ... The rest of the story