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Column: Ex-UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well
Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1....
July 02, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Inspiration can be found in quotes
Q: I just wanted to write to tell you how much I love the quotations you routinely include in your columns. It seems like you cover the whole spectrum of topics and sources. Why don’t you devote on...
July 02, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Time has come for South Carolina, Confederate flag at statehouse
The Confederate battle emblem symbolizes different things to different people. To some it is a symbol of regional pride. To others — especially those from outside the South — it is a reminder of th...
July 02, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tour of Avalon showcases the best it has to offer
In my short time covering the north Fulton area, I had yet to experience Avalon. Luckily that changed very recently when I was invited on a tour of the property with the Alpharetta Convention and V...
July 01, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Five young men define a successful life
Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely bef...
June 25, 2015 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Your history is not your destiny
Q: I have been dealing with a “prickly” person at work, a person I really do like. She has tons of great qualities but a STRONG personality. So many times I have channeled you in standing up for my...
June 25, 2015 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Wolf Peach and Early Girl
Big Boy. Early Girl. Velvet Red. Snowberry. Red Star. These are just a few of the distinctive names culled from the tomato family, and each summer I am usually blessed enough to have a few of these...
June 25, 2015 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Father’s Day a time to remember a special man
It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him, especially on Father’s Day. He was a man with a limited education – he only made it through the seventh grade ...
June 18, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ethics always outweighs the payout
Q: I have a great work opportunity that would be very lucrative. The only problem is the job would involve some “shady” activities. I’m not talking about anything illegal, but I don’t feel comforta...
June 18, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ga. needs Sen. Isakson to stay where he is
When you start looking for exemplary public servants, you will find at the top of the list the honorable Johnny Isakson, United States senator from Georgia. From 1976 when he began his political ca...
June 18, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Nobel summit loss affects Nobel cause
EDITOR: Atlanta has lost the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which would have attracted thousands of people and millions of dollars to our city. The economic loss is one thing; the loss...
June 18, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Dangling participles, feds keep close watch on me
Last week, Congress passed and President [Barack] Obama signed legislation that will alter somewhat how federal law enforcement can monitor our phone calls in the future.   Given that I am a recogn...
June 11, 2015 07:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Answer Man has all the answers
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    04.30.15 - 05:31 pm
  • Column: Deal promises better days ahead
    by Don McKee
    Columnist
    04.30.15 - 05:13 pm
  • Column: Why I won’t be running for president
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    04.23.15 - 06:55 pm
  • Column: Readers share worst advice
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.23.15 - 06:47 pm
  • Column: No matter who gets caught, fill your net with love
    Q: I have a best friend who seems to have changed over the years — or else I’m the one changing. Anyway, this friend has serious cancer and seems to have become very needy in many ways. She always ...
    June 11, 2015 07:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Dealing with socialized medicine
    It has long been fashionable to cuss the government, government programs and everybody and everything in Washington from pay raises to the bureaucracy to Supreme Court decisions. Lately, I have con...
    June 11, 2015 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    I have the greatest respect for the Georgia State Patrol. Theirs is a tough job with roughly 900 troopers available to cover a state of 59,500 square miles and deal with the kind of carnage they se...
    June 05, 2015 01:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Nuggets of wisdom for everyday living
    Q: I really enjoyed the “class notes” you shared from your recent event on the subject of joy. Can you give us a few more “nuggets” from your presentation? A: Of course. Here are several odds and e...
    June 05, 2015 01:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Honoring D-Day anniversary
    This week, 71 years ago, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was beginning the countdown for the Allied invasion of Normandy. He was spending long hours with his staff as they made plans to leave the shores ...
    June 05, 2015 01:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Ga. teachers sound off on future of public education
    My recent open letter to Georgia’s public school teachers produced as much response as I have received in a long time. Teachers from one end of the state to the other have weighed in and the commen...
    May 28, 2015 03:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Sassy advice from a country woman
    Today I’m making a risky move. I’m turning this space over to my Aunt Mavis. She’s a tell-it-like-she-sees-it, politically inappropriate, country woman with a seventh-grade education. She’s been di...
    May 28, 2015 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Ga. 15 a route of possibilities
    After early morning coffee and a few miles out of Jacksonville, Fla., I have stopped for a sausage biscuit at a Flash Foods Emporium — which are as commonplace as long-leaf pines in south Georgia —...
    May 28, 2015 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Nobel Peace Laureates summit situation a mess
    I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the U.S. — or what’s left of it. Some of you wrote and asked me to reconsider my de...
    May 21, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The impediments to living joyfully
    At the request of readers, today’s column features more highlights from my recent class on the subject of joy. o Many of us are less-than-joyful because we “live in the static.” By that I mean we l...
    May 21, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Rush to judgment wrong
    Whenever a policeman has to shoot, and maybe kill, someone in the line of duty, there is an immediate and full investigation. We, the people, have a right to expect it and to know the findings of s...
    May 21, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: To Georgia’s public school teachers, thank you
    Dear public school teachers in Georgia: Congratulations on surviving another year in the classroom. As you take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a brief respite before you start the process ...
    May 14, 2015 07:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: How your rock can roll when your use is up
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.09.15 - 03:41 pm
  • Column: What’s that noise?
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    04.09.15 - 03:31 pm
  • Column: Can there be too much of a good thing?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.02.15 - 04:40 pm