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Column: Here's a chance to make yourself at home on Mars
I have some good news and some bad news. I read in the paper recently about a proposed venture to send people to Mars. The good news is it will be a one-way trip. The bad news is that the launch is...
November 07, 2013 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Missing the point
Q: Technology has sped things up. Thanks to headline news broadcasts, Twitter and other forms of social media, our lives are being reduced to headlines and short phrases. Recently it has become com...
November 07, 2013 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Philadelphia’s best-kept secret
The Bartram Gardens, located at 54th Street and Lindberg Boulevard, have been called Philadelphia’s best-kept secret. The gardens are three miles from downtown Philadelphia in an unkempt section of...
November 07, 2013 05:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Proud to be part of the pack
When it comes to road races, Atlanta knows how to do it right. I wasn’t much of an avid runner when I moved to Atlanta from the Alabama Gulf Coast. I ran a few times a week, never more than five mi...
November 07, 2013 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: With Watson’s statue gone, why not salute Perdue?
Ring! Ring! Ring! “Hello, Gov. Deal’s office. May I help you? One moment, please. Governor, you have a call on Line One.” “I’m in a very important staff meeting. If it’s that flap-jaw from the Stat...
October 31, 2013 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Tough love and Jack Daniel's
Q: I am seeking your advice about how to deal with “friends” who simply disappear from your life. I have several people who I really care about, and I feel they care about me, but no matter what fo...
October 31, 2013 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Serious football fans know Lee Roy Jordan
Any seasoned football fan is generally familiar with the resume of Lee Roy Jordan, the Alabama All-American who became a Dallas Cowboy hero in the Tom Landry era — initially a hard-luck period that...
October 31, 2013 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Junior E. Lee analyzes reactions to govt. shutdown
I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co. located in Greater Garfield, to see what kind of reactions he was getting from the public to the recent...
October 24, 2013 05:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Your crown is paid for
Q: You seem to be so full of joy, grace and sensibility. Just exactly how did a sprightly young thing like you acquire such attributes? A: You must be a centenarian to call this 45-year-old a “spri...
October 24, 2013 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Honoring Sam Mitchell’s spirit
Life has dealt  Sam Mitchell, a former Georgia assistant coach, the worst of hands. He is in the grasp of one of the rarest of cancers. This dastardly disease cannot snuff out his indomitable spiri...
October 24, 2013 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Not winning Nobel Peace Prize has its own rewards
Bummer. I just learned that I did not win the Nobel Peace Prize again this year. This is getting old. I was so confident this time that I had my tuxedo pressed and new laces put in my Converse Chuc...
October 17, 2013 04:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Looking back and moving on
Q: I am a retired public school teacher. I retired sooner than anticipated and left my last school on coolly cordial terms with the principal. Now, after five years, I have finally found the words ...
October 17, 2013 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Grown folks gone wild
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.19.13 - 06:04 pm
  • Column: Writers and stories
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    09.19.13 - 06:00 pm
  • Column: Atrocities at work
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.12.13 - 03:59 pm
  • Column: The olden days
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    09.12.13 - 03:47 pm
  • Column: Traditional values in a modern world
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.05.13 - 05:18 pm
  • Column: Only in Praha
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    09.05.13 - 05:08 pm
  • Column: Finding enjoyment in rural North Carolina
    CASHIERS, N.C. – The facts about Cashiers include that this rustic mountain settlement is a census-designated place, an unincorporated village with a population of 157. Folks here aim to keep it th...
    October 17, 2013 03:42 PM | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Driver Services working to improve customer service
    After a friend told me she had waited three and a half hours recently to get her Georgia driver’s license renewed and then had to deal with a clerk that could have passed for a robot – and an unhel...
    October 10, 2013 03:58 PM | 1 1 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Our first year together
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of this column. What a fun and thought-provoking ride it has been, thanks to you. Whether you read the column, submit something for consideration or just give f...
    October 10, 2013 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kudos to Yarbrough’s continued fight for ethics reform
    EDITOR: Kudos to Dick Yarbrough for his writings about the cycle of money and influence that churns under the gold dome (“Ticket ban doesn’t stop need for more ethics reform,” Sept. 25). If it were...
    October 10, 2013 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Charges vs. Balfour feed bad perception of politics
    Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is our America...
    October 03, 2013 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Our sole purpose
    Q: New neighbors have just moved in down the street. They have not one, not two, but three little bike-riding boys. Not something I would usually consider a problem, but they all seem unable to dis...
    October 03, 2013 10:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Hill County BBQ
    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – One of the great features of most college campuses is that they are located in small towns. All across America, you can find a gem of a place of matriculation nestled into a scen...
    October 03, 2013 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pesticides to blame for honeybee losses
    Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Nancy Hart Battaglia’s Sept. 4 letter to the editor titled “Honeybees must be saved by banning pesticides,” read online in the Bartow Neighbor. EDITOR: ...
    October 03, 2013 05:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banning pesticides could cause more problems for honeybees
    EDITOR: Several [recent] issues of the Neighbor contained letters decrying loss of honey bees and urging legislation to ban pesticides. This is a complex subject and banning pesticides could be a d...
    October 03, 2013 05:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Ticket ban doesn’t stop need for more ethics reform
    It looks like our state legislators are about to lose one of their most cherished perks: free football tickets. Bless their hearts. This is the last year lizard-loafered lobbyists can give legislat...
    September 26, 2013 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Listening to stars and dog tales
    Q: I have been dating this lady for a couple of months, and we get along very well — except when it comes to her dog. The dog is always there in between us, and this is especially annoying when we’...
    September 26, 2013 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: John Gibson, G.I. Bill
    DOUGLAS -- Although cemeteries are often a vital resource for history, there probably are not many people who come this way to visit the grave site of John S. Gibson, a one-time member of the U.S. ...
    September 26, 2013 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: What would Mother Teresa do?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.29.13 - 02:49 pm
  • Guest column: Lightening the load
    by Dr. L. Anita Cone-Sullivan
    Guest Columnist
    08.29.13 - 02:42 pm
  • Column: Barge weighing run for governor
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    08.22.13 - 12:02 pm
  • Column: To catch a thief
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.22.13 - 11:54 am
  • Column: Hoarders and haters
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.15.13 - 11:47 am