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Column: College a major player in area’s economic rebound
Remember the story of “The Little Engine That Could?” That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line. ...
September 11, 2014 09:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Grow your joy
Q: I have made a conscious decision to follow your lead and look for and find the joy in my life, no matter how small. Unfortunately, I am usually quite reserved and less than spontaneous. What sug...
September 11, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Kroger a modern marvel
Recently, I went to a Kroger grand opening, which came about because of my friendship with company President Bruce Lucia.   Food has never been more important than it is today, for a number of reas...
September 11, 2014 09:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Predictions of sea level rise greatly exaggerated
EDITOR: Last month several news outlets reported Climate Central, a New York-based nonprofit comprised of scientists, climatologists and science journalists that conducts scientific research on cli...
September 11, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: It’s September and the political day grows short
Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday.” The lyr...
September 04, 2014 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The evil next door
Q: I’ve been shocked to learn that the metro Atlanta area, including the suburbs, is a hub for sex trafficking and the exploitation of children in that “trade.” I had no idea it was right here in m...
September 04, 2014 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The apple, the tree and letting it be
The phone rang on a Tuesday evening. I didn’t answer it. I always try not to. Excluding telemarketers, no one calls me at home. And I mean no one. My wife gets most of the calls. If one of my relat...
September 04, 2014 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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OTHER VOICES: Are we moving too fast to approve marijuana-derived drug?
I grew up hearing, “The road to Hades is paved with good intentions.” Never more true than in the current proposed legislation that would legalize some forms of marijuana for medical use. Few quest...
September 02, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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OTHER VOICES: Georgia needs wisdom to make right choice on medical cannabis
As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the governor’s des...
September 02, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Family’s tragedy a reminder to text less, live more
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus, and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a q...
August 28, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: 'The old black dog'
Q: I was recently hospitalized for some major surgery. When the anesthesiologist came in to visit just prior to surgery, I asked him what his death rate was. You’d have thought I’d shot the man wit...
August 28, 2014 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Look for helpers
Q: We have a neighbor couple that have attached themselves to us. We both adore and enjoy spending time with him. … Her, not so much. They have been in our town for about two years and have managed...
August 21, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Guest column: Harris case more than meets the eye
    by Allen B. Goodwin
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.31.14 - 12:03 pm
  • Column: Two billion heartbeats
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.24.14 - 10:02 am
  • Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.24.14 - 09:54 am
  • Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    07.18.14 - 02:50 pm
  • Column: Living on purpose
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.10.14 - 10:51 am
  • Column: Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
    Here’s some pure speculation for you: Barack Obama is tired of being president. Oh, sure, he likes the perks of the office. Air Force One, the big helicopter, fancy limousines, the soldier salutes,...
    August 21, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
    I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent? The book’s authors, Jennifer Adams and Johanna Chapman, run a firm called At...
    August 14, 2014 04:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Trivial pursuits
    Q: I’ve read your opinions on the potentially negative impacts of our non-stop use of smart phones, the Internet and such. I was an early tech guy and didn’t see it back then. But now I see it as y...
    August 14, 2014 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: A millenial, a boomer, then old and forgetful!
    I should never complain about commercials after a political season. Even the Geico gecko looked good to me once the election was over. But I am weary of the Cialis logo popping up on the screen, a ...
    August 14, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to Shigley on election to national post
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to Sandy Springs resident Kenneth L. Shigley, attorney with Shigley Law in Atlanta, on his recent installation a...
    August 14, 2014 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO EDITOR: Foley’s column, Lehrer’s letter off base
    EDITOR: I would like to comment on your Aug. 6 edition that had two citizens comments, one from Kennesaw [guest columnist Kevin Foley] and one from Decatur [Melinda Lehrer, who wrote a letter to th...
    August 14, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Does not want problems commercial airport will create
    EDITOR : The proposal to turn Silver Comet Field, aka the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, into a commercial airport is not one that I, nor many of my friends and Hiram neighbors wish to see com...
    August 07, 2014 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A fresh reminder of why teaching is a noble job
    Dear Georgia Public School Teachers: It is new school year but, alas, the same old impediments: An out-of-touch federal bureaucracy, ideological state legislators who choose not to send their kids ...
    August 07, 2014 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Your cheatin’ heart
    Q: Recently I needed to use my husband’s phone to make a call. He keeps it locked with a password. I asked him for his password and he wouldn’t give it to me. He got defensive when I asked him why ...
    August 07, 2014 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Nebraska billionaire behind assault on Nunn
    With a net worth today of $1 billion, Joe Ricketts, 73, the founder of TD Ameritrade, is fretting over the crumbs falling from his table. It galls Joe that some of those crumbs might be used to hel...
    August 07, 2014 11:15 AM | 7 7 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to Deal about children
    Editor: [Gov. Nathan Deal], you recently wrote a letter to President [Barack] Obama objecting to [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services]' sending 1,154 refugee children to their sponsors in Geo...
    August 07, 2014 11:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Trying to identify real outsider in U.S. Senate race
    The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office ...
    July 31, 2014 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:04 am
  • Column: Emergency room eavesdropping
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:03 am
  • Column: What’s on your summer bucket list?
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Georgian big part of Texas state history
    by Loran Smith
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:01 am
  • Column: Dealing with crazy exes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.26.14 - 04:12 pm
  • Guest column: Obama, Dems failing to learn from mistakes
    by Melvyn L. Fein
    Guest Columnist
    06.26.14 - 03:53 pm
  • Column: Listen to what Mister Rogers said
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.19.14 - 10:14 am