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Column: Needing to remember what Easter is all about
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus. I wish I could have witnessed the events of a week that changed the world forever. I wish I could have accompanied Jesus into the city as he rode ...
April 17, 2014 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The perfect problem
This column is dedicated to Cole Raffield, respiratory therapist at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Q: I attended your class on joyful living last year. You were talking about how to approach a p...
April 17, 2014 12:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small farms disappearing
We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means the small farmer will soon be extinct.  As the little farms disappear, the big farms get bigger. Georgia, like many states these days, h...
April 17, 2014 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Child abuse, neglect need to be Georgia’s priority
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just ...
April 09, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Despise nothing
Q: I have a friend who is disabled that I’ve known for about a year. I like helping her out by driving her places she couldn’t get to otherwise, but her negativity is turning me off! It seems like ...
April 09, 2014 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Children can’t properly judge traffic conditions
Driving can be a game of cat and mouse. A driver is the cat in the car, and the mouse is a child on a bike. A cat will often toy with a mouse before killing it. Drivers can’t afford to toy with the...
April 09, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Earth has had warming, cooling cycles
EDITOR: Climate change has drawn a recent flurry of comments in the Neighbor. Throw this in the mix. Glaciologists say that for the past million years, Earth has experienced cooling and warming cyc...
April 09, 2014 03:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Vexing liberals, conservatives in same week not easy
Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in south Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach o...
April 03, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gone to the dogs
This week, Lauretta Hannon turns her column over to her readers. Below are reader-submitted answers to a question posed in last week’s column. Q: There are people I know who give the family dog dis...
April 03, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up without health insurance
Most young adults enjoy a euphoric sense of invincibility, as I was reminded while riding the chairlift in Big Sky, Mont., a couple of weeks ago. Looming above me were the steep gray flanks of 11,0...
April 03, 2014 02:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conservatives in denial about global warming
Editor: In his March 12 guest column, Melvyn L. Fein said liberals are in denial about global warming and other things. Actually, it is conservatives who are in denial over global warming and worse...
April 03, 2014 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Commandos get scoop on latest in Crimea
Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my colu...
March 27, 2014 03:03 PM | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Live your truth
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.27.14 - 01:55 pm
  • Column: Felix the cat is in for a treat
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    02.27.14 - 01:27 pm
  • Column: Guilty as charged
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.20.14 - 02:13 pm
  • Guest column: Storm warning: Time to bury all power lines
    by Robert Meredith
    Guest Columnist
    02.20.14 - 01:10 pm
  • Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    02.14.14 - 01:36 pm
  • Column: Turn the page
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.14.14 - 01:25 pm
  • Column: Talk, talk, talk
    Q: I have a friend of 30 years. She’s compassionate and giving and, in a tight situation, would do anything for you, as I would her. However, through the years, whenever we (a group of our friends)...
    March 27, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Alex Wood hits the big time
    Baseball is peculiarly different from other professional sports in that everybody spends time in the minor leagues. If you are good enough in football and basketball, you can leave the campus and p...
    March 27, 2014 02:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A response to Fein’s guest column
    Editor: In the March 12 issue of the Neighbor, you published a column by professor Fein from Kennesaw State concerning climate change. The article was a fact-anemic denunciation of “liberals” who b...
    March 27, 2014 02:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Celebrating life, legacy of a great journalist
    I was at the sausage-making plant last week, better known as the Georgia General Assembly. I was there for a good cause. The state Senate was honoring Dick Pettys, one of the finest journalists to ...
    March 20, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The wild child grief
    Q: After you have lost someone — in my case a parent who has died — how do you move on without feeling like you are betraying them? What’s the window for grieving? I was reading Joan Didion’s book,...
    March 20, 2014 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Boycott Russia or put Putin on Obamacare
    Along with the rest of the world, I’ve been watching as Vladimir Putin strong-arms his way into Ukraine. The rabid Russian president continues to adopt a “Who me?” attitude while global leaders kee...
    March 20, 2014 10:06 AM | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Legislature solving another nonexistent problem
    The scene: Interstate 16 near Dublin. WAAANGH! REEP! REEP! REEP! “Driver! Pull your car over immediately!” “Officer, have I done something wrong?” “Sir, I clocked you in the left lane going 87 mile...
    March 13, 2014 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Arm your fears
    Q: One of your themes seems to be facing one’s fears. Please explain. A: I’ll use an excerpt adapted from my memoir. This comes from a section titled “Put Your Fist into Fear.” I dried my tears and...
    March 13, 2014 11:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Liberals’ climate-change denial hides sins
    Since this past autumn, my colleague Ken White and I have been doing a podcast called “Honestly Speaking: Red Meets Blue.” At roughly two-week intervals, we choose a topic and debate it. About a mo...
    March 13, 2014 11:18 AM | 8 8 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Tippins working to improve Common Core standards
    As predicted in this space a few weeks ago, there is compromise legislation pending in the General Assembly regarding the Common Core curriculum, the controversial program which seeks to establish ...
    March 06, 2014 11:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Off the prescribed path
    Q: A friend has asked for assistance in campaigning for a political position. Generally speaking, my political views are wildly variant from the party he is running under, and I don’t normally disc...
    March 06, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Weather or not, here the names come
    A rose is a rose by any other name, the bard said, but at the same time, there is something to be said about the connotation of certain names, isn’t there? I really got to thinking on this after Th...
    March 06, 2014 11:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: A cat tale
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.06.14 - 12:38 pm
  • Column: Something to talk about
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.30.14 - 01:57 pm
  • Column: What the dying know
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.23.14 - 11:32 am