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Column: Why I won’t be running for president
My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart I announce to you today I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.   I know there are those among you who believe our country ...
April 23, 2015 06:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Readers share worst advice
Subscribers to my e-newsletter were invited to share the worst advice they’d ever received. Here are some of the highlights. “When my grandmother found out that my husband and I, who both work full...
April 23, 2015 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: ‘SEC Primary’ would put Georgia on presidential map
Georgia has been more or less “off the map” when it comes to influencing the presidential nomination process in recent decades. That is, its presidential primaries have tended to take place after t...
April 23, 2015 06:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is global warming?
EDITOR: Government scientists, politicians and environmental groups claim carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is causing global warming. Global warming produces shorter winters and earlier spr...
April 23, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Peachtree Heights protecting future of Duck Pond
When he was about the same height of them, the grey and black geese that roam the Duck Pond — which  also harbors its namesake ducks — in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East neighborhood fascinated o...
April 22, 2015 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A tribute to good people doing good things
Sometimes we forget there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to car...
April 16, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Reading is a vital component in anyone’s life
Q: I’ve heard you speak about the importance of reading. For those of us who are not writers, do you think it makes any real difference in our lives if we read? A: Yes and more yes. Let me share a ...
April 16, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia Republicans join tax-hike parade of states
Gov. Nathan Deal and fellow Republicans in the General Assembly joined a virtual parade of states across the country in raising gasoline taxes for transportation infrastructure. Eight other states ...
April 16, 2015 08:36 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Near city center, soul of Sandy Springs is alive, well
As Sandy Springs continues to futz with a plan for a brand-spanking-new, super-awesome city center, the city’s soul is alive and well. The latest I have read is the city is continuing to gather pub...
April 15, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What in the world does it take to be a great leader?
Fortune magazine has announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe  I got snubbed again this year?   This makes two years in a row I have been overlooked which, ...
April 09, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How your rock can roll when your use is up
Q: I truly don’t understand a phenomenon I’ve experienced several times. You meet a person during a very dark time in their lives. They ask for friendship and mentorship. You make sacrifices to sta...
April 09, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What’s that noise?
Pick a comedy, any comedy. The situational ones on TV, that is. Virtually all of them use a laugh track, pre-recorded sounds of an audience guffawing hysterically at the lamest of jokes uttered by ...
April 09, 2015 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: A love story for the ages
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:57 pm
  • Guest column: Censored, fast-forwarded James Bond
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Guest Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:48 pm
  • Column: Ubiquitous stickers more than status symbols
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.18.15 - 09:20 am
  • Column: Real beauty queens
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.12.15 - 02:29 pm
  • Guest column: Why metro moms want more school choice
    by Sheila Caldwell, Ulanda Whitaker and Lisa Young Smith West
    Guest Columnists
    03.12.15 - 02:01 pm
  • Column: Good customer service trumps chips, soft drink
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.11.15 - 09:28 am
  • Column: Case of mistaken identity
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.05.15 - 03:01 pm
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns loss of Weinstein
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Lee M. Weinstein of Sandy Springs on his recent death. During...
    April 09, 2015 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Pace cemetery difficult to access for a reason
    The massive marble gravestone in Vinings marking the final resting place of pioneer settler Hardy Pace has been shattered into at least 17 pieces. It bears the year in which he was born — 1785 — as...
    April 08, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: UGA class of '19 will include some of state’s brightest
    If you are a high school senior hoping to attend the University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably ...
    April 02, 2015 04:48 PM | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Can there be too much of a good thing?
    Q: Do you think there is such a thing as having an overly open mind? A: Absolutely. In fact, an excessively open mind will collect much garbage. While curiosity is an attribute that will enrich you...
    April 02, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Positioning Atlanta Public Schools for a new direction
    In my experiences as a superintendent, I have come to believe that where a district puts its money speaks volumes about what it values — I value a student-centered agenda, which is why I take the b...
    April 02, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Tragic story of first head umpire lost over time
    For more than a decade, a plaque hung in the concession stand at Buckhead Baseball that read simply, “Hoyle Dye: A Friend of Boys.” It disappeared many years ago according to Ray Mock, whose father...
    April 01, 2015 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Education Reform Commission can make difference
    I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain. In January, I was named to the Education Reform Commission by Gov. Natha...
    March 26, 2015 09:01 AM | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Relishing an old country relic, ER 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...
    March 26, 2015 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center project needs greenspace, wow factor
    EDITOR: The reasonably new city of Sandy Springs needs to step up its game to attract citizens and visitors alike. With the Internet in play, retail and restaurants alone need to be one-of-a-kind a...
    March 26, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Fulton lawyers/legislators for service
    EDITOR: In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to the attorney...
    March 26, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress should approve American Energy Renaissance Act
    Editor’s note: The following letter is about U.S. Senate Bill 791 , also known as the American Energy Renaissance Act, which was read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natura...
    March 26, 2015 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Chimney, hearth traced back to pioneer family
    Judge James Power sounds like a man not to be crossed, the kind of man who could be found out West in the 1800s, keeping a watchful eye over a prosperous mining town from the saddle of his horse wi...
    March 25, 2015 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Concrete road throwback to old Atlanta
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.04.15 - 01:42 pm
  • Column: Finding purpose through service
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.26.15 - 05:16 pm
  • Column: The life and times of Pete Dickens
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    02.26.15 - 05:05 pm
  • Column: Buckhead’s black history barely visible in park
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.25.15 - 10:56 am