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Column: Look closely to see area’s black history
The people who preceded us here did a pretty good job of scrubbing certain elements of our past away. When someone asks about the history of Buckhead, it generally starts with Henry Irby and a tave...
February 10, 2016 04:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Return of corn-fried shrimp is reason to rejoice
Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” (“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, s...
February 04, 2016 05:40 PM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Farewell, good readers
Dear Readers, After more than three lively years here, I have decided to end the column. My reasons are creative ones: I need time and space to work on other things, namely a book or two. Know that...
February 04, 2016 05:29 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Legislature should consider tax reform to boost state economy
It’s no secret that we are in perilous economic times. Unemployment is almost 10 percent when you consider those who are working odd jobs and need full-time work. The stock market is enduring wild ...
February 04, 2016 05:14 PM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Flabbergasted by council’s sidewalk vote
EDITOR: I’m flabbergasted by the Sandy Springs City Council’s [6-0 Jan. 5] vote to suspend sidewalk requirements which you reported in the Neighbor [print edition] Jan. 13. If your article is to be...
February 04, 2016 05:11 PM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: State senator seeks to support disabled community
State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, represents Georgia’s 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician. One Atlanta newspa...
January 28, 2016 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Maintaining status quo not an option in public ed
When Gov. Nathan Deal created the Educational Reform Commission last January, he asked the commission to develop bold proposals that would better prepare Georgia students for the 21st century. As c...
January 28, 2016 11:40 AM | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Of me and bikes and Bono
I’ve gotten several quips about my bike accident since it occurred in late October. I wrapped up the last of my physical therapy in late January and, though I still have miles ahead before I sleep,...
January 28, 2016 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Modern designs took root as area grew
I do not think many tears were shed when the old E. Rivers Elementary School in Buckhead met the wrecking ball three years ago. My theory is the design of the building never really caught on, despi...
January 28, 2016 11:23 AM | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The State of the Column can’t be overstated
My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has given us a nautically themed State of the State...
January 22, 2016 12:19 AM | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Action on guns long overdue, still not enough
Real presidents don’t cry. But this one did, and with good reason. Jan. 5, while announcing in the East Room of the White House the executive actions he was taking on gun safety, President Barack O...
January 22, 2016 12:09 AM | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What do you get when you cross DNC and RNC?
In this anti-establishment election cycle, it’s been rather interesting to watch as those who thumb their noses at the political powers-that-be in both parties grab, maintain, and even gain support...
January 22, 2016 12:02 AM | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: I wish I had been there in Bethlehem
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    12.23.15 - 08:43 am
  • Column: Christmas memories submitted by readers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.23.15 - 08:34 am
  • Column: A favorite Christmas memory: Ambush caroling
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Columnist
    12.23.15 - 08:26 am
  • Column: Sometimes being naughty can be nice
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    12.17.15 - 09:24 am
  • Column: THIS is the best holiday season ever
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Columnist
    12.17.15 - 09:11 am
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s State of the Union address about fear
    EDITOR: The front page of an Atlanta newspaper last week said President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union Address, “urges voters to reject politics of fear.” This comment is hilarious. For th...
    January 21, 2016 11:59 PM | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Elevation to blame for lack of east-west roads
    Buckhead traffic bothers me. It is not the traffic itself per say. I am firmly in the camp of former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, current Buckhead “mayor” and president of the Buckhead Coalition. He ...
    January 20, 2016 12:52 PM | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some thoughts on the Education Reform Commission
    Dear Georgia public schoolteachers: You have read and heard a lot of scuttlebutt about the recommendations recently sent to Gov. Nathan Deal by the Education Reform Commission. I thought you might ...
    January 14, 2016 01:56 PM | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Friends in low places
    Q: I’ve followed you for years now, and I notice how you show empathy, love and compassion for those in “low places,” especially those who might offend. How do you do this? Where do you draw the li...
    January 14, 2016 01:49 PM | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Isakson: Safe zone in Mideast
    U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, said there’s a better way of coping with the Syrian refugee crisis than bringing them to this country — an issue that’s front and center again after Gov. Natha...
    January 14, 2016 01:38 PM | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Atlanta History Center has bit of spring in her step
    My first official act of 2016 was smoothing a minor wrinkle in the universe. I became a member of the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. I know, I know. How can someone who writes a weekly column ...
    January 13, 2016 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some advice to a great grandson
    Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Welcome to 2016. This begins your 8th year with us. I think you would agree that at this point in time, life has been better than good. May it remain so. Today you a...
    January 07, 2016 03:49 PM | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Wise quotes for 2016
    As we launch into a new year, I’d like to share some quotes to add to your wisdom bank. These are reproduced as they appear in Elbert Hubbard’s “Scrap Book,” published in 1923. o The world is a loo...
    January 07, 2016 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Sooners coach Stoops leading third successful era
    Before there was official Oklahoma, there was the University of Oklahoma — classes actually began before Oklahoma gained statehood. The Sooner state has had a checkered history, its inhabitants lit...
    January 07, 2016 03:30 PM | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: New Year’s wish list is fairly straightforward
    All I want for Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings this year are parks, parks and more parks, plain and simple. This is a challenge that goes back at least 40 years. We did not have a park within w...
    January 06, 2016 12:34 PM | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A love story that defied time and circumstances
    Perhaps the most appropriate way to end this year is with a love story – the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94. Even the m...
    December 30, 2015 10:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The real to-do list
    Q: This time every year, I am frazzled, exhausted, depressed and completely stressed out. Can you give some tips on how I can better manage the holidays and the end of the year? A: Of course! Here ...
    December 30, 2015 10:41 PM | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: My trip to a monastery, part two
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.10.15 - 11:10 am
  • Column: Tower Place dominated skyline for decades
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    12.10.15 - 10:55 am
  • Column: Monastery visits bring peace, comfort
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.03.15 - 04:13 pm