opinion
Column: Why I won’t be running for president
My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart I announce to you today I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.   I know there are those among you who believe our country ...
April 23, 2015 06:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Readers share worst advice
Subscribers to my e-newsletter were invited to share the worst advice they’d ever received. Here are some of the highlights. “When my grandmother found out that my husband and I, who both work full...
April 23, 2015 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: ‘SEC Primary’ would put Georgia on presidential map
Georgia has been more or less “off the map” when it comes to influencing the presidential nomination process in recent decades. That is, its presidential primaries have tended to take place after t...
April 23, 2015 06:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is global warming?
EDITOR: Government scientists, politicians and environmental groups claim carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is causing global warming. Global warming produces shorter winters and earlier spr...
April 23, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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An economic and community development update from Roswell Inc
The city of Roswell has seen rapid growth and change over the last few years. Since its inception, Roswell Inc has played a vital role in many of these changes. In the first quarter of this year al...
April 23, 2015 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Peachtree Heights protecting future of Duck Pond
When he was about the same height of them, the grey and black geese that roam the Duck Pond — which  also harbors its namesake ducks — in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East neighborhood fascinated o...
April 22, 2015 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Color Run 5K -- I survived the rainbow at Hampton's Atlanta Motor Speedway
On April 4, I participated in my first Color Run 5K held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. The No. 1 lesson I learned before it began? Make sure to keep your mouth closed and wear sunglasses — ...
April 21, 2015 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Column: The Illusionist
Every illusionist knows the value of a good distraction. Enter May the Magnificent. Say what you will about his time as DeKalb’s chief executive, the county’s interim CEO Lee May is not so quietly ...
April 20, 2015 10:18 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A tribute to good people doing good things
Sometimes we forget there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to car...
April 16, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Reading is a vital component in anyone’s life
Q: I’ve heard you speak about the importance of reading. For those of us who are not writers, do you think it makes any real difference in our lives if we read? A: Yes and more yes. Let me share a ...
April 16, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia Republicans join tax-hike parade of states
Gov. Nathan Deal and fellow Republicans in the General Assembly joined a virtual parade of states across the country in raising gasoline taxes for transportation infrastructure. Eight other states ...
April 16, 2015 08:36 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Near city center, soul of Sandy Springs is alive, well
As Sandy Springs continues to futz with a plan for a brand-spanking-new, super-awesome city center, the city’s soul is alive and well. The latest I have read is the city is continuing to gather pub...
April 15, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: A love story for the ages
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:57 pm
  • Guest column: Censored, fast-forwarded James Bond
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Guest Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:48 pm
  • Column: Lemons to lemonade – build your own stand
    We have all heard people say “turn lemons into lemonade.” Everyone has times in their life when they feel that the bottom has fallen from beneath them. No matter how bleak a situation, things can p...
    April 13, 2015 03:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: What in the world does it take to be a great leader?
    Fortune magazine has announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe  I got snubbed again this year?   This makes two years in a row I have been overlooked which, ...
    April 09, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: How your rock can roll when your use is up
    Q: I truly don’t understand a phenomenon I’ve experienced several times. You meet a person during a very dark time in their lives. They ask for friendship and mentorship. You make sacrifices to sta...
    April 09, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: What’s that noise?
    Pick a comedy, any comedy. The situational ones on TV, that is. Virtually all of them use a laugh track, pre-recorded sounds of an audience guffawing hysterically at the lamest of jokes uttered by ...
    April 09, 2015 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns loss of Weinstein
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Lee M. Weinstein of Sandy Springs on his recent death. During...
    April 09, 2015 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Pace cemetery difficult to access for a reason
    The massive marble gravestone in Vinings marking the final resting place of pioneer settler Hardy Pace has been shattered into at least 17 pieces. It bears the year in which he was born — 1785 — as...
    April 08, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: UGA class of '19 will include some of state’s brightest
    If you are a high school senior hoping to attend the University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably ...
    April 02, 2015 04:48 PM | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Can there be too much of a good thing?
    Q: Do you think there is such a thing as having an overly open mind? A: Absolutely. In fact, an excessively open mind will collect much garbage. While curiosity is an attribute that will enrich you...
    April 02, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Positioning Atlanta Public Schools for a new direction
    In my experiences as a superintendent, I have come to believe that where a district puts its money speaks volumes about what it values — I value a student-centered agenda, which is why I take the b...
    April 02, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Tragic story of first head umpire lost over time
    For more than a decade, a plaque hung in the concession stand at Buckhead Baseball that read simply, “Hoyle Dye: A Friend of Boys.” It disappeared many years ago according to Ray Mock, whose father...
    April 01, 2015 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    South Fulton delegation member gives update from the Capitol
    With Crossover Day behind us, we returned to the Gold Dome [last] week to focus on legislation that has already been passed by the Georgia Senate. To ensure that every bill is fully vetted before i...
    March 31, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Henry delegation member gives update from the Capitol
    As the legislative session moves into its final days, more bills are making their way from the House of Representatives into Senate committees and onto the Senate floor. Our focus is now on reviewi...
    March 31, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Ubiquitous stickers more than status symbols
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.18.15 - 09:20 am
  • Column: Real beauty queens
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.12.15 - 02:29 pm
  • Guest column: Why metro moms want more school choice
    by Sheila Caldwell, Ulanda Whitaker and Lisa Young Smith West
    Guest Columnists
    03.12.15 - 02:01 pm
  • Column: Good customer service trumps chips, soft drink
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.11.15 - 09:28 am
  • Column: Case of mistaken identity
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.05.15 - 03:01 pm