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Column: Seeing teacher outside of school a strange experience
The first time I recall running into a teacher outside of school was a jarring experience, like seeing a penguin in the middle of the Egyptian desert. In the fourth grade I transitioned from The Lo...
September 17, 2014 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Voices - Fran Millar: CEO Lee May honeymoon over
How ironic. Michele Obama comes to town and Chicago politics comes to DeKalb. For the third time in recent months, Gov. [Nathan] Deal appointee interim CEO Lee May has disappointed those of us that...
September 16, 2014 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: College a major player in area’s economic rebound
Remember the story of “The Little Engine That Could?” That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line. ...
September 11, 2014 09:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Grow your joy
Q: I have made a conscious decision to follow your lead and look for and find the joy in my life, no matter how small. Unfortunately, I am usually quite reserved and less than spontaneous. What sug...
September 11, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Kroger a modern marvel
Recently, I went to a Kroger grand opening, which came about because of my friendship with company President Bruce Lucia.   Food has never been more important than it is today, for a number of reas...
September 11, 2014 09:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fulton County should devote more focus, funding to tuberculosis
EDITOR: In its Aug. 13 edition, the Neighbor reported the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department announced a spread of tuberculosis again in Atlanta homeless shelters, including drug-resistan...
September 11, 2014 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Predictions of sea level rise greatly exaggerated
EDITOR: Last month several news outlets reported Climate Central, a New York-based nonprofit comprised of scientists, climatologists and science journalists that conducts scientific research on cli...
September 11, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: 1915 mob attack has ties to Peacock House
My great-great-aunt and uncle, Edna and Albert Thornton, were at the Buckhead home of Gov. John M. Slaton when it was attacked by an angry mob June 12, 1915. I know this because Aunt Edna talked ab...
September 10, 2014 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: It’s September and the political day grows short
Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday.” The lyr...
September 04, 2014 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The evil next door
Q: I’ve been shocked to learn that the metro Atlanta area, including the suburbs, is a hub for sex trafficking and the exploitation of children in that “trade.” I had no idea it was right here in m...
September 04, 2014 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The apple, the tree and letting it be
The phone rang on a Tuesday evening. I didn’t answer it. I always try not to. Excluding telemarketers, no one calls me at home. And I mean no one. My wife gets most of the calls. If one of my relat...
September 04, 2014 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The Hole had Trapper Keepers, ice cream cakes
“The Hole” sounds like a derogatory term. It isn’t. It’s where my family went for school supplies, groceries, medicine and books for most of our youth. The strip shopping center is still there, of ...
September 03, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Trivial pursuits
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.14.14 - 04:31 pm
  • Column: Your cheatin’ heart
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.07.14 - 11:35 am
  • Guest column: Nebraska billionaire behind assault on Nunn
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    08.07.14 - 11:15 am
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pray and vote for our survival
    Editor: In response to the letter from Ms. McDowell [Neighbor Newspapers, Aug. 27], disgusted leftist -------! If she can say “angry old white men,” and it’s OK, then I can be politically incorrect...
    September 02, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    OTHER VOICES: Are we moving too fast to approve marijuana-derived drug?
    I grew up hearing, “The road to Hades is paved with good intentions.” Never more true than in the current proposed legislation that would legalize some forms of marijuana for medical use. Few quest...
    September 02, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    OTHER VOICES: Georgia needs wisdom to make right choice on medical cannabis
    As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the governor’s des...
    September 02, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Family’s tragedy a reminder to text less, live more
    It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus, and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a q...
    August 28, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: 'The old black dog'
    Q: I was recently hospitalized for some major surgery. When the anesthesiologist came in to visit just prior to surgery, I asked him what his death rate was. You’d have thought I’d shot the man wit...
    August 28, 2014 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City’s performing arts center should be smaller than planned
    EDITOR: I serve as managing artistic director for Atlanta Theatre-to-Go, a nonprofit Sandy Springs theatre company, and have reservations about the proposed performing arts center as part of the ci...
    August 28, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Disgusted with right-wing columns
    EDITOR: I’ve lived in DeKalb County for 30-plus years. I receive your paper every week and I look through it for local news about people I know. If I want to give myself a slow burn, I read your ed...
    August 28, 2014 02:47 PM | 3 3 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Windows find their way to Washington
    What remains of the Craigie House on Piedmont Road in Midtown is propped up by a few pieces of wood. Without them the final piece of the former Daughters of the American Revolution Atlanta chapter’...
    August 27, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Look for helpers
    Q: We have a neighbor couple that have attached themselves to us. We both adore and enjoy spending time with him. … Her, not so much. They have been in our town for about two years and have managed...
    August 21, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
    Here’s some pure speculation for you: Barack Obama is tired of being president. Oh, sure, he likes the perks of the office. Air Force One, the big helicopter, fancy limousines, the soldier salutes,...
    August 21, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Performing arts center should be paid for by businesses
    EDITOR: The city of Sandy Springs wants us to debate the number of seats in the [proposed performing arts] theater [inside the planned city center] and the issue should be what should we spend $197...
    August 21, 2014 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center not why Sandy Springs incorporated
    EDITOR: When Sandy Springs citizens voted in 2005 to incorporate, comments I heard from fellow residents on why were basically the same — enhance our fire, police and EMS services; safeguard our re...
    August 21, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Grief and unexpected gifts
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.31.14 - 03:31 pm
  • Guest column: Harris case more than meets the eye
    by Allen B. Goodwin
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.31.14 - 12:03 pm
  • Column: Two billion heartbeats
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.24.14 - 10:02 am
  • Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.24.14 - 09:54 am