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Column: Gov. Deal’s spokesman ready to try it on his own
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the capitol with free lunch coupons...
August 27, 2015 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Drinking the Kool-Aid
Q: Everyone in my family is constantly fiddling with their phones: texting, social media and who knows what else. We get together for dinner on Sundays, and each person is looking down at the phone...
August 27, 2015 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Property tax relief
For the past two years I have worked with attorney Walter Hotz to level the playing field for homeowners and businesses when they appeal their property tax valuations. DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and ...
August 27, 2015 10:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: ‘Phooey’ to Obama’s clean power plan
EDITOR: In his Aug. 3 announcement about his clean power plan, President Barack Obama said “and thanks to this plan, there will be 90,000 fewer asthma attacks among our children each year.” This re...
August 27, 2015 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COLUMN: Property tax relief
For the past two years I have worked with Attorney Walter Hotz to level the playing field for homeowners and businesses when they appeal their property tax valuations. Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and ...
August 26, 2015 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: New addition adjusting to life inside
We named our cat Trouble for a good reason. When I was in the third-grade, my parents returned from an evening out with friends with a stray. Somehow it ended up in their car during a torrential do...
August 26, 2015 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia Tech’s Steve Norris looks back on experience
To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact. Who else do you know that attended Georgia Tech football games for some 80 years – that’...
August 21, 2015 12:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Solitude is one of life’s necessities
Q: You often say it’s important to spend time away from technology and in solitude. That sounds good, but it’s not feasible for me at this point in my life. I am very active in my community as a vo...
August 21, 2015 12:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Can we prevent future attacks?
We are still seeking answers why Chattanooga resident Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, brutally killed five servicemen July 16. They had caused no harm to him, his family or people. Rather, multitu...
August 21, 2015 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Facts, figures show different side of Buckhead
The Buckhead Guidebook stood next to the Associated Press Style Book, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus on my desk when I served as the editor of this paper. All were eq...
August 19, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
Hooray! The state of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be built in Murray County in northwes...
August 13, 2015 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small-town crime
The advice column as you know it will resume in two weeks. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this passage from my book. It proves that the crime reports in a small-town newspaper can make for might...
August 13, 2015 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Fore whom the green never calls
    by Mark Maguire
    Columnist
    07.24.15 - 12:07 pm
  • Column: Voices of the dead
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.16.15 - 04:02 pm
  • Column: A trip to Vail, Colo.
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    07.16.15 - 03:49 pm
  • Oh, The Mommy Guilt
    by Mary Cosgrove
    07.16.15 - 12:00 pm
  • Column: Gwinnett farm was in the path of progress
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    07.15.15 - 09:35 am
  • Column: Eliminate homelessness among veterans
    There’s a lot of work needed yet to find homes for homeless veterans — numbering nearly 50,000 nationwide, including almost 1,500 in Georgia as of last year. The figures are from U.S. Sen. Johnny I...
    August 13, 2015 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Small businesses heart, soul of community
    My wife Lori introduced me to The Cookie Studio years ago before they moved from Avondale Estates into the former Mellow Mushroom on Pharr Road in Buckhead. It had a social slant to its sales with ...
    August 12, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Animals behaving oddly
    This week and next we’ll take a short summer break from advice, and I’ll share some stories from my book. This one concerns the wild animal tales I heard at a legendary (and now-defunct) restaurant...
    August 06, 2015 08:52 PM | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Summer Meals Service Program needs upgrade
    EDITOR: For most of us, summer is great time of year — outdoor fun with our families, backyard cookouts, chasing lightning bugs and summer camp. However, for many Georgians, especially children, su...
    August 06, 2015 08:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sandy Springs should reevaluate land-use plan
    EDITOR: After considerable expense, citizen/staff energy and consultation, Sandy Springs developed its land-use plan in 2007. It is the tangible manifestation of the citizens’ vision for our city. ...
    August 06, 2015 08:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to attorney on national office
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate our past president, Sandy Springs resident Kenneth L. Shigley of Shigley Law LLC in Atlanta, on his election and recent i...
    August 06, 2015 08:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Developer carved his own manor out of Haynes Manor
    There is actually a Haynes manor in Buckhead’s Haynes Manor neighborhood. The difference is more than a capital letter denoting a proper name, but to be clear, Haynes manor is not Haynes Manor. You...
    August 05, 2015 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: How to be a liberal in one angry letter
    I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a “bed-wetting liberal.” No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-bottom pants and Nehru jackets that...
    July 30, 2015 10:58 AM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Chasing the munchkin
    This week I’m sharing a favorite story from my book. The excerpt describes an escapade that unfolded when I returned home to central Georgia and went riding around with Mama, my nephew Dusty and my...
    July 30, 2015 10:50 AM | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: U.S. WWII vets buried in Netherlands not forgotten
    This is about World War II. I can’t ignore the statistics that remind us how many gave their youthful lives to end Nazi tyranny. They never had an open discussion in a classroom or at a bar or at t...
    July 30, 2015 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Letters tell story of community caught in middle
    In July 1864, Sandy Springs became the second most populous community in the South almost overnight. Only New Orleans had more people, according to the Sandy Springs Historic Preservation Society. ...
    July 29, 2015 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Let’s all agree Ray Charles belongs on a pedestal
    Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot. I had hoped I could cut back on pacifying petulant poops and spend more time on my latest passion – learning to play the flugelhorn. Alas, it ...
    July 24, 2015 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Failure part of understanding, growing
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.09.15 - 03:32 pm
  • Column: Inspiration can be found in quotes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.02.15 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Five young men define a successful life
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    06.25.15 - 10:17 am
  • Column: Your history is not your destiny
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.25.15 - 10:05 am
  • Column: Wolf Peach and Early Girl
    by Mark Maguire
    Columnist
    06.25.15 - 09:54 am