Black Friday
Column: Plaster’s Bridge last vestige of pioneer family
Imagine standing on top of the Darlington Apartments — the ones with the Atlanta’s Population Now sign out front on Peachtree Road — and looking in every direction but west and seeing the property ...
July 30, 2014 06:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Taxpayers on hook for mishandled Deal ethics probe
In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experien...
July 24, 2014 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Two billion heartbeats
Q: I’m confused. Normally you are a proponent of hope and optimism, but you recently said the “Happy” song made you want to do violent things. That doesn’t exactly sound like what you usually promo...
July 24, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
When I visit Montana, I always try to spend at least a day or two in Yellowstone National Park. I had the privilege of touring Yellowstone on a snowmobile in March and then again, a week ago, at th...
July 24, 2014 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City’s tree canopy should be protected in all districts
EDITOR: For a city which prides itself as being in the top tier of leafy American communities, shouldn’t it be concerned with trees throughout the city and not just those in areas that have experie...
July 24, 2014 09:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EPA has gone too far with carbon pollution standards
EDITOR: June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its carbon pollution standards requiring a 30 percent reduction in carbon pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. For the EPA, carbon pol...
July 24, 2014 09:39 AM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Howell made name for himself during battle
Evan P. Howell is known in the annals of Atlanta history as many things: mayor, newspaper owner and editor and state senator. Prior to all that, though, he was a Civil War hero. After fighting in V...
July 23, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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I am the 10 percent: Casting a ballot in Fulton County
Running late to work this morning, I thought about skipping the polls and going right to the office. But then I remembered the story we published last week saying voter turnout was expected to be 1...
July 22, 2014 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blog: How was your voting experience?
This morning I voted in the primary runoff election at my polling place, High Point Elementary School in Sandy Springs. There was no line – two people were ahead of me but there was plenty of room ...
July 22, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
“I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it. “I’ve just found out I’m not the nation’s poet laureate. “I made a great effort. I put up a good fight. “But instead the job went to a guy name...
July 18, 2014 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gold dust woman: On the passing of a friend
I just returned from the funeral of my friend Mila Cantrell Begley. We gathered in the usual fashion, in a typical small-town funeral home. The chapel was at capacity, as Mila was loved by multitud...
July 18, 2014 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: But it said so in the papers
There’s another scandal brewing that stems from, shockingly, Washington. It seems a White House occupant had a 15-year affair with one of his neighbors. At least, that’s the tale historical documen...
July 18, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Church should be allowed to move rectory
EDITOR: As a resident in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood [in Buckhead], I support the move of six priests [and their rectory] from the Cathedral of Christ the King to the residence the chur...
July 18, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
The Battle of Peachtree Creek in south Buckhead is a bit of a misnomer. While discussing the 150th anniversary of the battle, which was July 20, 1864, a friend made the observation that the series ...
July 17, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Spending time at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Tiger Mountain Vineyards. TIGER – Just seven tenths of a mile, north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at ...
July 17, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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