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Column: A salute to one trying to making this a better world
A wise man once said our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception. Pagano is pres...
October 30, 2014 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What are you afraid of?
Readers tell us about things that spooked them as kids or that still freak them out. Here are their terrifying — and sometimes hilarious — memories and stories, just in time for Halloween. I posed ...
October 30, 2014 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Altruism is donating to food banks
The holiday season is coming up, and there are some families out there who are not doing so well. A number of them would go hungry were it not for the food banks. There are seven food banks in the ...
October 30, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: True ‘ghost’ stories aren’t as scary as made-up kind
Ghost stories are about the living rather than the deceased. They build and build and then hit the listener in a way meant to evoke the most fear. I recall one from my days as a camper at Camp Mac ...
October 29, 2014 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Deal pledges to go all in on public education reform
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia. This week, incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal talks about his plans f...
October 23, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Walking on eggshells
Q: It seems like people are getting offended over every little thing these days. Recently one of my favorite families came in to my practice (I’m a dentist). Being playful and affectionate, I told ...
October 23, 2014 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Reckless drivers should share cost of actions
Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injuries. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved, more people survive traumatic inju...
October 23, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Volunteers help historic cemetery come to life
No one whistles past Harmony Grove Cemetery in Buckhead. Tombstones in the historic cemetery on the southwest corner of West Paces Ferry and Chatham roads, just a half mile from Peachtree Road, dat...
October 22, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Carter shares his views on education
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic...
October 16, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The inner compass
Q: Last week you mentioned that you have an “inner compass” that never misguides you. You said you just have to “obey its directions.” You made it sound so easy. To be honest, I wonder if I even ha...
October 16, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: An open letter to my long-awaited son
Dear Joshua, Welcome to the world. Welcome to our family. I can’t wait to get to know you and spend the rest of this crazy thing called life with you. There’s so much I want to tell you and so much...
October 16, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Addressing hunger in Atlanta: How all can help
The statistics on those in need in Georgia are sobering: 18.9 percent of residents — and 28.1 percent of children — are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, ...
October 15, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: No explaining needed
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.25.14 - 01:31 pm
  • Column: Historic columns found a home in Buckhead
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    09.24.14 - 10:40 am
  • Column: Meet the buzzkillers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.18.14 - 03:49 pm
  • Guest column: Let’s not take literacy for granted
    by Austin Dickson
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    09.18.14 - 03:43 pm
  • Column: Grow your joy
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.11.14 - 09:28 am
  • Column: Quest for perfect card leads to familiar haunt
    On the eve of my wife Lori and my 14th wedding anniversary I drove past a few Hallmark stores, several drugstores, and who knows how many other card places just to get a card for my wife from Richa...
    October 15, 2014 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni As...
    October 09, 2014 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Still thankful
    Today marks the two-year anniversary of this column. What a delight it has been to occupy this space. We’ve made an interesting journey together, haven’t we? Sometimes we plunge into soul-stirring ...
    October 09, 2014 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Freedom of speech is not politically correct
    Last Wednesday, 12 private citizens addressed the Atlanta Regional Commission about the adoption of a more friendly public comment policy at the monthly board meetings. For some on the board, the c...
    October 09, 2014 04:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia should not be responsible for refugee children
    EDITOR: Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the Aug. 6 letter by Melinda Lehrer of Decatur criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for his recent letter to President Barack Obama objecting to U.S. Ci...
    October 09, 2014 03:56 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns death of Hendrick
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney David R. Hendrick of Atlanta on his recent and very untimely ...
    October 09, 2014 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Library’s story becomes a permanent fixture
    Buckhead pioneer Henry Irby bought the land on which the Buckhead branch library sits and much, much more — 202 acres to be precise — in 1838 for $650. The ladies of the Northside Library Associati...
    October 08, 2014 02:42 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Dooley’s players must ensure stadium carries legacy
    Last Saturday while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and at...
    October 02, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Readers weigh in on toddler leashes
    I asked for your thoughts on a parenting question, and your responses flooded my inbox. I wish I could include everyone’s feedback, but I thank each of you for participating and sharing your insigh...
    October 02, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Doc Holliday lived big, bold life
    Doc Holliday, the notorious gunslinger, gambler and dentist — not in any particular order — was born in Griffin, grew up in Valdosta and died in Glenwood Springs, Colo., from consumption at the age...
    October 02, 2014 02:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Too much taxpayer money being spent on Falcons, Braves
    EDITOR: There is much consternation about lack of wealth among the lower 99 percent of U.S. households in comparison to the upper 1 percent. Let us examine possible explanations. In Atlanta and Cob...
    October 02, 2014 02:12 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Lone constant in Buckhead is change
    Buckhead is on the cusp of another seismic shift. Since 2009, when the economy hit the skids, the development formerly known as the Streets of Buckhead has occupied a place of infamy in our daily c...
    October 01, 2014 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Kroger a modern marvel
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    09.11.14 - 09:19 am
  • Column: 1915 mob attack has ties to Peacock House
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    09.10.14 - 02:00 pm
  • Column: The evil next door
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.04.14 - 05:06 pm
  • Column: The apple, the tree and letting it be
    by Mark Maguire
    Columnist
    09.04.14 - 04:57 pm
  • Column: 'The old black dog'
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.28.14 - 02:58 pm
  • Column: Windows find their way to Washington
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    08.27.14 - 02:44 pm