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Column: Taxpayers on hook for mishandled Deal ethics probe
In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experien...
July 24, 2014 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Two billion heartbeats
Q: I’m confused. Normally you are a proponent of hope and optimism, but you recently said the “Happy” song made you want to do violent things. That doesn’t exactly sound like what you usually promo...
July 24, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
When I visit Montana, I always try to spend at least a day or two in Yellowstone National Park. I had the privilege of touring Yellowstone on a snowmobile in March and then again, a week ago, at th...
July 24, 2014 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EPA has gone too far with carbon pollution standards
EDITOR: June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its carbon pollution standards requiring a 30 percent reduction in carbon pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. For the EPA, carbon pol...
July 24, 2014 09:39 AM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Howell made name for himself during battle
Evan P. Howell is known in the annals of Atlanta history as many things: mayor, newspaper owner and editor and state senator. Prior to all that, though, he was a Civil War hero. After fighting in V...
July 23, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
“I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it. “I’ve just found out I’m not the nation’s poet laureate. “I made a great effort. I put up a good fight. “But instead the job went to a guy name...
July 18, 2014 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gold dust woman: On the passing of a friend
I just returned from the funeral of my friend Mila Cantrell Begley. We gathered in the usual fashion, in a typical small-town funeral home. The chapel was at capacity, as Mila was loved by multitud...
July 18, 2014 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: But it said so in the papers
There’s another scandal brewing that stems from, shockingly, Washington. It seems a White House occupant had a 15-year affair with one of his neighbors. At least, that’s the tale historical documen...
July 18, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
The Battle of Peachtree Creek in south Buckhead is a bit of a misnomer. While discussing the 150th anniversary of the battle, which was July 20, 1864, a friend made the observation that the series ...
July 17, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Spending time at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Tiger Mountain Vineyards. TIGER – Just seven tenths of a mile, north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at ...
July 17, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: In polls and pests, Junior E. Lee knows his business
With the July 22 runoff election fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, to get his thoughts on...
July 10, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Living on purpose
Q: I just read your memoir and enjoyed it very much. You write about the importance of purpose in one’s life. Can you share some of your thoughts on this topic? A: Here’s what I know: Everyone is m...
July 10, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Listen to what Mister Rogers said
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.19.14 - 10:14 am
  • Column: A salute to a man who achieved his dream
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    06.12.14 - 12:28 pm
  • Column: Givers and takers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.12.14 - 12:21 pm
  • Guest column: What sort of man picks on hungry children?
    District 1 U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston calls himself a “fiscal hawk” who would slash federal budgets with a machete. He especially wants to chop federal assistance programs for the elderly, the disable...
    July 10, 2014 10:39 AM | 3 3 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Creeks replaced pool, served as outdoor classrooms
    When I was a child, a stack of beat-up tennis shoes rested just outside of my family's back door during the summer months. The material split along the sides and the soles worn nearly through, they...
    July 09, 2014 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
    The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material. Did you know there is a National Association for the Humor-Impaired? May Jimmy Carter (speaking of the humor-impa...
    July 03, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Emergency room eavesdropping
    Q: I’ve heard you poke fun about how country folks talk about their health problems. I live in a small town far away from Atlanta, and I cringe every time I hear such talk. How should I respond the...
    July 03, 2014 12:03 AM | 3 3 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: What’s on your summer bucket list?
    Since January, we’d been waiting for summer. It arrived on Memorial Day weekend. And the rituals, along with a dose of pandemonium, are under way. The scent of charcoal smoke is on the breeze. Shor...
    July 03, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Georgian big part of Texas state history
    There is a native Georgian buried among statesman, soldiers, judges — prominent men and women — along with Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas, and author James Michener, at the Texas State Ceme...
    July 03, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Ghost rail lines hiding in plain sight
    Trains may have been the lifeblood of Atlanta but visual signs of that legacy are few and far between. Atlanta’s early name, Terminus, referenced the end point of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. T...
    July 02, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    OUT & ABOUT: Weiner inspires on and off the page
    I started reading bestselling author Jennifer Weiner in high school, a newcomer to the “chick lit” genre. After her first book, “Good In Bed,” I was hooked. More than a decade later, I have read ev...
    July 01, 2014 10:30 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Retired general sees hope in future Iraqi generations
    In my home hangs a photograph of a rather large and deep hole on the side of an asphalt road. It is the aftermath of an IED (improvised explosive device) — or in more simple terms, a homemade bomb ...
    June 26, 2014 04:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Dealing with crazy exes
    Q: I recently started dating someone I think I have a future with. He evidently has a trail of exes — all seemingly insane and utterly obsessed with him. Two are trying to wage a social media war w...
    June 26, 2014 04:12 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Obama, Dems failing to learn from mistakes
    My father was from the old school. He insisted whatever I did, I had to get it right from the outset. If I made a mistake, however minor, he would land on me like a ton of bricks. This was evidence...
    June 26, 2014 03:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kids’ art lives on despite Youth Art Connection’s closing
    EDITOR: Youth Art Connection, a children’s art education center and gallery on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, opened its doors and turned on its spotlights in 1996. Beautiful artworks by kids from all w...
    June 26, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Guest column: Panel explores ways to help move up ladder
    by Brandon Beach
    Guest Columnist
    06.12.14 - 12:14 pm
  • Column: Sea Island defends proposed development
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    06.05.14 - 02:55 pm
  • Column: Technology overkill
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.05.14 - 02:46 pm
  • Column: Columns support important chapter of Atlanta history
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    06.04.14 - 01:18 pm