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Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material. Did you know there is a National Association for the Humor-Impaired? May Jimmy Carter (speaking of the humor-impa...
July 03, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Emergency room 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...
July 03, 2014 12:03 AM | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What’s on your summer bucket list?
Since January, we’d been waiting for summer. It arrived on Memorial Day weekend. And the rituals, along with a dose of pandemonium, are under way. The scent of charcoal smoke is on the breeze. Shor...
July 03, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgian big part of Texas state history
There is a native Georgian buried among statesman, soldiers, judges — prominent men and women — along with Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas, and author James Michener, at the Texas State Ceme...
July 03, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Retired general sees hope in future Iraqi generations
In my home hangs a photograph of a rather large and deep hole on the side of an asphalt road. It is the aftermath of an IED (improvised explosive device) — or in more simple terms, a homemade bomb ...
June 26, 2014 04:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Dealing with crazy exes
Q: I recently started dating someone I think I have a future with. He evidently has a trail of exes — all seemingly insane and utterly obsessed with him. Two are trying to wage a social media war w...
June 26, 2014 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Obama, Dems failing to learn from mistakes
My father was from the old school. He insisted whatever I did, I had to get it right from the outset. If I made a mistake, however minor, he would land on me like a ton of bricks. This was evidence...
June 26, 2014 03:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: If heaven is out of question, any day in Athens will do
I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don’t qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens on a w...
June 19, 2014 10:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Listen to what Mister Rogers said
Q: I consider myself a Christian person, but I find myself being resentful, critical and judgmental of others and always ruminating about circumstances that went wrong. Quite honestly I think the d...
June 19, 2014 10:14 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Last trout fishing outing for the summer
HELEN – Last week was the last week for fishing the Chattahoochee River in these parts. If you just have to try your luck, you can fish year-round in this refreshing hamlet of the state, but trout ...
June 19, 2014 09:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A salute to a man who achieved his dream
Before the start of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Billy Payne, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games’ CEO, reminded everyone while much of the attention during the Games would be focused...
June 12, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Givers and takers
Q: I work in a small office. I don’t like the toilet paper. I’m serious. It’s a quilted kind, and it leaves lint balls which are not attractive to my husband. When I wear black undergarments it loo...
June 12, 2014 12:21 PM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Mama power and Cooter Brown
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.15.14 - 01:23 pm
  • Guest column: Times have changed since Reagan’s day
    by Kevin Foley
    Guest Columnist
    05.15.14 - 01:15 pm
  • Column: Nuggets of advice for day-to-day life
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.08.14 - 12:03 am
  • Column: Bless your heart
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.01.14 - 03:27 pm
  • Guest column: Panel explores ways to help move up ladder
    Some panel discussions are worthwhile; others are a good chance to catch up on your email. A recent discussion in Atlanta, called Climbing the Ladder: Obstacles to Achieving the American Dream, was...
    June 12, 2014 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Georgia resident Lester evolves into Red Sox star
    The Red Sox and their prized left-hander, Jon Lester, are in contract negotiations, causing considerable nervousness among the countless Sox fans from Connecticut to Maine and beyond the Canadian b...
    June 12, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EPA’s carbon dioxide rules unnecessary
    EDITOR: On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules requiring carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in power plants reduced by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030...
    June 12, 2014 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Publishing Foley’s column took courage
    EDITOR: I want to express my appreciation to you for publishing Kevin Foley’s piece [“Times have changed from Reagan’s day to Obama’s,” May 14]. It took courage for Foley to write and you to publis...
    June 12, 2014 12:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Sea Island defends proposed development
    I wrote recently about the concerns of environmental groups over a proposal by the owners of Sea Island to develop 7.2 acres on the south end of the island. They say the land is too fragile for the...
    June 05, 2014 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Technology overkill
    Q: Is there a polite way to deal with friends who pull out their smartphones while you are having a face-to-face conversation with them? What is wrong with people? You spend days attempting to find...
    June 05, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Kingston ahead, but poll shows GOP facing battles
    Congressman Jack Kingston has jumped into a 12-point lead over businessman David Perdue in their July 22 runoff race for the U.S. Senate, according to a poll that also portends major Democratic opp...
    June 05, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Foley jumps from Reagan to Obama
    EDITOR: In his May 14 column [“Times have changed from Reagan’s day to Obama’s”], Kevin Riley jumps from Ronald Reagan to Barak Obama as if nothing happened between. Like most liberals with no real...
    June 05, 2014 02:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Unsolicited advice for U.S. Senate candidates
    To David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Michelle Nunn: Congratulations on making it this far in your quest to become our newest U.S. senator. As you prepare for the next phase of your campaign, I though...
    May 29, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Feeling lucky?
    Q: I seem to have difficulty feeling proud of my accomplishments. Many times over in my childhood and adult life, I was admonished to “hide my light under a bushel,” so to speak, because of one or ...
    May 29, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: The bigger the govt., the harder to manage
    Years ago, President Ronald Reagan warned us that oversized government was a serious problem. The evidence he was correct keeps pouring in. The VA scandal is just the latest example of how organiza...
    May 29, 2014 10:36 AM | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    How’s this for a conflict? This past weekend I had to choose between going to New York and attending the prestigious Peabody Award ceremonies, sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass ...
    May 22, 2014 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: allergies and a secret weapon
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.24.14 - 02:20 pm
  • Column: Ralph Herring a humble and brave man
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    04.24.14 - 02:10 pm
  • Column: The perfect problem
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.17.14 - 12:06 pm
  • Column: Small farms disappearing
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    04.17.14 - 11:55 am