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Column: I wish I had been there in Bethlehem
These words are dedicated to the memory of my friend, the late Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor Newspapers, who encouraged me to run this column each Christmas ...
December 25, 2014 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Readers reminisce about Christmas
o When my oldest son was 3 years old, we began the Christmas season by reading “The Night Before Christmas” each evening at bedtime. We started Thanksgiving weekend and within a couple of weeks he ...
December 25, 2014 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Why don’t I come here more?
After every trip to Blue Ridge, I leave with feelings of guilt. Why don’t  I land here more often? No town has a more pleasant atmosphere. No town is cozier, and no town has more “come hither” appe...
December 25, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Friendships are truly the gift that keeps on giving
Maybe it’s the fact that I have more days in the rear-view mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are alw...
December 18, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: TMI on Facebook and Christmas letters?
Q: My boss has just “unfriended” me on Facebook for no apparent reason. I haven’t posted anything offensive. In fact, I restrict his and co-workers’ access to only public posts, just to be safe. Sh...
December 18, 2014 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Finding Christmas
Glittering lights, evenings in front of a crackling fire, steam curling from a cup of hot chocolate and the distant sound of caroling ... sounds like a perfect Christmas doesn’t it? While the image...
December 18, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns loss of Kathryn Sarzen
EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Kathryn R. Sarzen of Brookhaven on her recent and very untime...
December 18, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Progress being made in state’s charter school efforts
You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools...
December 11, 2014 05:24 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Anxious and feeling stuck
Q: My dilemma is I have no clue how to move forward with my life. I’m in my mid-50s, have two beautiful children in college, been married 30 years, and at the same job for 20 years. The problem is ...
December 11, 2014 05:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: New Year’s resolutions should include finances
Instead of hauling out those familiar New Year’s resolutions about eating less and exercising more, how about focusing on something that’s also very good for you in the long run — and even sooner? ...
December 11, 2014 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: If Bora Bora doesn’t care about game, should we?
This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper. (I have no idea how the editors got in from bottle to prin...
December 04, 2014 02:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Karma knows where you live
Q: This year has been the worst of my life. My beloved mother died in January after a prolonged and painful illness with pulmonary artery hypertension. In layman’s terms, she couldn’t breathe very ...
December 04, 2014 02:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Best friend has a really bad boyfriend
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    11.06.14 - 06:01 pm
  • Column: Humor lies in wit, not bawd
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    11.06.14 - 05:52 pm
  • Column: What are you afraid of?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.30.14 - 11:53 am
  • Column: Altruism is donating to food banks
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    10.30.14 - 11:41 am
  • Column: Deal pledges to go all in on public education reform
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    10.23.14 - 12:04 am
  • Column: Walking on eggshells
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    10.23.14 - 12:03 am
  • Guest column: Reckless drivers should share cost of actions
    by Paige Havens
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    10.23.14 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Carter shares his views on education
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    10.16.14 - 02:18 pm
  • Column: Home-cooked meals
    With a farm background, there has always been that warm affection for home-cooked meals. Having grown up with simple tastes, there was nothing that could top a menu that included peas, butter beans...
    December 04, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: TV inspires great New York doughnut hunt
    In a previous column, you learned what my husband Tom and I discovered on the Crescent, Amtrak’s Atlanta-to-New York run. That was the journey. This is the destination. As I knew from living there,...
    December 02, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Carl Sanders: Great man who did great things for Ga.
    On my "to do” list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for the University of Georgia’s former c...
    November 27, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: On learning lessons at the Waffle House
    Today you’re in for a treat. Pam Toney, longtime advisor for this column, has agreed to enlighten us with her insights and advice. You can find her holding forth at a Waffle House near you. Pam is ...
    November 27, 2014 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Legacy of Gov. Sanders lives on in many ways in Ga.
    The legacy of Carl Edward Sanders, 74th governor of Georgia, 1963-67, can hardly be overestimated. He won the governor’s office in a pivotal time when this state faced the choice between going back...
    November 27, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO EDITOR: Yarbrough’s rants offensive, not funny
    EDITOR: Despite what [Dick] Yarbrough may think, there are readers who are weary of his pomposity. His column consists almost entirely of hyperbolic rants against anyone who doesn’t share his polit...
    November 27, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Junior E. Lee analyzes elections, predicts president
    I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had fini...
    November 20, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: How choices, intentions will keep wheels spinning
    Q: Since he was in high school, my 31-year-old cousin has been in and out of trouble. He also has a drinking problem, to say the least. He gets drunk every night, and even when sober during the day...
    November 20, 2014 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Time on the Chattahoochee River
    It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. The fish are biting, we still have some autu...
    November 20, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: This is one terrorist that deserves our thanks
    This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about...
    November 13, 2014 04:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: How to hold it together during the holidays
    Q: We’re still a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, but I can already feel the stress creeping up on me. Every year during the holiday season I get so overwhelmed and exhausted. I think I get “wound...
    November 13, 2014 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: All veterans part of ‘greatest generation’
    As a 10-year-old, my world and America in general was rocked on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. The news of the day related to the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. By virtue of my age, I wasn’t eligi...
    November 13, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: The inner compass
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.16.14 - 01:59 pm
  • Column: Addressing hunger in Atlanta: How all can help
    by David Hirsch
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    10.15.14 - 02:03 pm
  • Column: Still thankful
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.09.14 - 04:38 pm
  • Guest column: Freedom of speech is not politically correct
    by Field Searcy
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    10.09.14 - 04:01 pm
  • Column: Readers weigh in on toddler leashes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.02.14 - 02:25 pm