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Column: Junior E. Lee analyzes elections, predicts president
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had fini...
November 20, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How choices, intentions will keep wheels spinning
Q: Since he was in high school, my 31-year-old cousin has been in and out of trouble. He also has a drinking problem, to say the least. He gets drunk every night, and even when sober during the day...
November 20, 2014 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Time on the Chattahoochee River
It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. The fish are biting, we still have some autu...
November 20, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The shell of the Varsity Jr. slated to come down
It’s been four years since “What’ll ya have?” rang out from behind the counter of the Varsity Jr. on Lindbergh Drive in east Buckhead. The years have not been kind to the former curbside staple. Th...
November 19, 2014 06:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: This is one terrorist that deserves our thanks
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about...
November 13, 2014 04:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How to hold it together during the holidays
Q: We’re still a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, but I can already feel the stress creeping up on me. Every year during the holiday season I get so overwhelmed and exhausted. I think I get “wound...
November 13, 2014 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: All veterans part of ‘greatest generation’
As a 10-year-old, my world and America in general was rocked on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. The news of the day related to the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. By virtue of my age, I wasn’t eligi...
November 13, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: The brave councilwoman of Brookhaven
Editor: Never thought in 100 years that I’d be writing this, but I have to applaud the courage of Brookhaven Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams for standing up to her own city government for its s...
November 12, 2014 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Junior E. Lee bullish on his post-election analysis
I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company,...
November 06, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Best friend has a really bad boyfriend
Q: My best friend is one of the brightest, warmest, most wonderful people I know. We’ve known each other since we were little and in that time we’ve seen each other through the loss of a parent, fi...
November 06, 2014 06:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Humor lies in wit, not bawd
Some people just make you laugh. Not talking about stand-up comedians, although good ones — those who don’t belong to the nasty mouth club — can provide enlivening entertainment. My spirits have be...
November 06, 2014 05:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cries for action on global warming unwarranted
EDITOR: New York Times Editor Gail Collins’ Oct. 3 article “The Walrus and The Politicians” blamed a recent 35,000 walrus pile-up in Alaska, land sinking off the coast of Louisiana and ocean water ...
November 06, 2014 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Volunteers help historic cemetery come to life
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    10.22.14 - 12:04 am
  • Column: Carter shares his views on education
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    10.16.14 - 02:18 pm
  • Column: The inner compass
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.16.14 - 01:59 pm
  • Column: Addressing hunger in Atlanta: How all can help
    by David Hirsch
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    10.15.14 - 02:03 pm
  • Column: Still thankful
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.09.14 - 04:38 pm
  • Guest column: Freedom of speech is not politically correct
    by Field Searcy
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    10.09.14 - 04:01 pm
  • Column: Hilltop church quietly links area to 19th century
    Paces Ferry United Methodist Church sits on a hill on Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, its bright red double doors standing in stark contrast to the white single-room clapboard building. With an enorm...
    November 05, 2014 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A salute to one trying to making this a better world
    A wise man once said our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception. Pagano is pres...
    October 30, 2014 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: What are you afraid of?
    Readers tell us about things that spooked them as kids or that still freak them out. Here are their terrifying — and sometimes hilarious — memories and stories, just in time for Halloween. I posed ...
    October 30, 2014 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Altruism is donating to food banks
    The holiday season is coming up, and there are some families out there who are not doing so well. A number of them would go hungry were it not for the food banks. There are seven food banks in the ...
    October 30, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Residents should study $250M infrastructure bond before vote
    EDITOR: Editor’s note: The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote on the city’s proposed $250 million infrastructure bond Dec. 1 and Atlanta’s residents can cast ballots on the issue in a voter r...
    October 30, 2014 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: True ‘ghost’ stories aren’t as scary as made-up kind
    Ghost stories are about the living rather than the deceased. They build and build and then hit the listener in a way meant to evoke the most fear. I recall one from my days as a camper at Camp Mac ...
    October 29, 2014 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Training — 36 hours on Amtrak
    What is one to do for 18 hours on a train from Atlanta to New York, and another 18 back again? It is all in the packing, which for me began months earlier when I booked round-trip passage on the Cr...
    October 29, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The Clash of Titans must end
    District Attorney Robert James has to make a difficult decision about what to do with a case that seemed so promising during the investigation, but, in court, against talented opposition, did not l...
    October 28, 2014 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Deal pledges to go all in on public education reform
    Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia. This week, incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal talks about his plans f...
    October 23, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Walking on eggshells
    Q: It seems like people are getting offended over every little thing these days. Recently one of my favorite families came in to my practice (I’m a dentist). Being playful and affectionate, I told ...
    October 23, 2014 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Reckless drivers should share cost of actions
    Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injuries. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved, more people survive traumatic inju...
    October 23, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Ridgeview, High Point staff for handling evacuation
    EDITOR: On Oct. 9, Ridgeview Charter School [in Sandy Springs] evacuated everyone to [nearby] High Point Elementary after several students were rushed to the hospital for breathing issues. First, a...
    October 23, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Readers weigh in on toddler leashes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.02.14 - 02:25 pm
  • Column: Doc Holliday lived big, bold life
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    10.02.14 - 02:16 pm
  • Column: Lone constant in Buckhead is change
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    10.01.14 - 05:56 pm