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Column: Legislators shooting to beat plowshares into pistols
Son of a gun. District 11 State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again. Georgia’s version of Wyatt Earp was the chief gunslinger in getting a bill passed in 2014 that was intended to let us l...
February 12, 2016 12:08 AM | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Chuckie Schumer: America’s disease-fighting phony
Latin America’s Zika virus is the latest undocumented immigrant to hit our shores, but have no fear. Self-appointed Zika Warrior Prince Charles Schumer has declared that he is here to stop it. The ...
February 12, 2016 12:03 AM | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The lessons of Iowa
Who will win the Republican and Democratic nominations is still anyone’s guess, but the Iowa caucus voters defined three themes that are likely to roll through the rest of this year’s campaign: ali...
February 11, 2016 11:45 PM | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Look closely to see area’s black history
The people who preceded us here did a pretty good job of scrubbing certain elements of our past away. When someone asks about the history of Buckhead, it generally starts with Henry Irby and a tave...
February 10, 2016 04:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Religious freedom under the Gold Dome
The past few legislative sessions have been fueled with debate, controversy and headlines regarding religious freedom measures. In June 2014, the nation turned a watchful eye as the Supreme Court w...
February 10, 2016 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Effort to recall commissioners should be on ballot
EDITOR: To the citizens of Paulding County, this letter is to address the “issues” of the Silver Comet Field. Herb Haynes, founder of the group “Let Paulding Fly,” says that he would like to “recal...
February 09, 2016 09:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Return of corn-fried shrimp is reason to rejoice
Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” (“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, s...
February 04, 2016 05:40 PM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Farewell, good readers
Dear Readers, After more than three lively years here, I have decided to end the column. My reasons are creative ones: I need time and space to work on other things, namely a book or two. Know that...
February 04, 2016 05:29 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Legislature should consider tax reform to boost state economy
It’s no secret that we are in perilous economic times. Unemployment is almost 10 percent when you consider those who are working odd jobs and need full-time work. The stock market is enduring wild ...
February 04, 2016 05:14 PM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Flabbergasted by council’s sidewalk vote
EDITOR: I’m flabbergasted by the Sandy Springs City Council’s [6-0 Jan. 5] vote to suspend sidewalk requirements which you reported in the Neighbor [print edition] Jan. 13. If your article is to be...
February 04, 2016 05:11 PM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support the right to keep and bear arms
EDITOR: On Jan. 20, the Douglas Neighbor had a column by a Mr. Bill Press, a letter in support of the effort to limit our right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed in the Second Amendment in the Co...
February 01, 2016 05:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Henry County delegate: state budget process lengthy, necessary
Every year, the Georgia General Assembly has only one constitutional duty – to pass a balanced budget. Budget hearings allow us to do just that and guarantee that every penny of the budget we pass ...
February 01, 2016 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Friends in low places
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.14.16 - 01:49 pm
  • Column: Isakson: Safe zone in Mideast
    by Don McKee
    Columnist
    01.14.16 - 01:38 pm
  • Column: Some advice to a great grandson
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    01.07.16 - 03:49 pm
  • Column: Wise quotes for 2016
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.07.16 - 03:44 pm
  • Column: The real to-do list
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.30.15 - 10:41 pm
  • North Fulton time capsule: A look back at our archives from September 1984
    The more things change, the more they stay the same. This cliché statement is overused for a reason: it’s true. Take our Roswell/Alpharetta Neighbor Newspaper archive from Sept. 26, 1985, the week ...
    February 01, 2016 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    North Fulton time capsule: A look back at our archives from March 1971
    This year marks the 45th anniversary of the North Fulton Neighbor Newspapers’ first edition. We’re fortunate to have archives going back that far in yearly bound volumes, so I decided to dust off t...
    January 28, 2016 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: State senator seeks to support disabled community
    State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, represents Georgia’s 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician. One Atlanta newspa...
    January 28, 2016 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Maintaining status quo not an option in public ed
    When Gov. Nathan Deal created the Educational Reform Commission last January, he asked the commission to develop bold proposals that would better prepare Georgia students for the 21st century. As c...
    January 28, 2016 11:40 AM | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Of me and bikes and Bono
    I’ve gotten several quips about my bike accident since it occurred in late October. I wrapped up the last of my physical therapy in late January and, though I still have miles ahead before I sleep,...
    January 28, 2016 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Modern designs took root as area grew
    I do not think many tears were shed when the old E. Rivers Elementary School in Buckhead met the wrecking ball three years ago. My theory is the design of the building never really caught on, despi...
    January 28, 2016 11:23 AM | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Beating the annexation dead horse
    “Beating a dead horse” is an expression meaning to continue to address a decided issue, as if more attention will change it for the better. For the third consecutive legislative session, a bill whi...
    January 25, 2016 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The State of the Column can’t be overstated
    My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has given us a nautically themed State of the State...
    January 22, 2016 12:19 AM | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Action on guns long overdue, still not enough
    Real presidents don’t cry. But this one did, and with good reason. Jan. 5, while announcing in the East Room of the White House the executive actions he was taking on gun safety, President Barack O...
    January 22, 2016 12:09 AM | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: What do you get when you cross DNC and RNC?
    In this anti-establishment election cycle, it’s been rather interesting to watch as those who thumb their noses at the political powers-that-be in both parties grab, maintain, and even gain support...
    January 22, 2016 12:02 AM | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s State of the Union address about fear
    EDITOR: The front page of an Atlanta newspaper last week said President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union Address, “urges voters to reject politics of fear.” This comment is hilarious. For th...
    January 21, 2016 11:59 PM | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Elevation to blame for lack of east-west roads
    Buckhead traffic bothers me. It is not the traffic itself per say. I am firmly in the camp of former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, current Buckhead “mayor” and president of the Buckhead Coalition. He ...
    January 20, 2016 12:52 PM | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: I wish I had been there in Bethlehem
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    12.23.15 - 08:43 am
  • Column: Christmas memories submitted by readers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.23.15 - 08:34 am
  • Column: A favorite Christmas memory: Ambush caroling
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Columnist
    12.23.15 - 08:26 am
  • Cobb water authority considers removing Paulding rep from governing board
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.21.15 - 01:51 pm
  • Column: Sometimes being naughty can be nice
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    12.17.15 - 09:24 am