Attorney: Ex-APS superintendent Beverly Hall dead
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday
BLOG: The dress is... ugly
I’m going to end the great dress debate of 2015, right here, right now, with one statement that everyone can agree on: It doesn’t matter if the dress is gold and white or blue and black, we can all...
February 27, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Don’t know much about history? This test is for you
As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. history test and the College Board which administers the tests. The Gene...
February 26, 2015 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Finding purpose through service
Q: I can’t seem to find my purpose in life. How do I go about figuring that out? A: Since I explore this in my memoir, I’ll answer your question by adapting what is written in the book. Before we c...
February 26, 2015 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The life and times of Pete Dickens
Pete Dickens met me at the Mayflower Restaurant in downtown Athens for breakfast, appropriate for a local boy who has seen the Classic City expand and prosper over the years. His family farm on the...
February 26, 2015 05:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City should be more transparent in budget decisions
EDITOR: Transparent, clear fiscal responsibility in budgeting by the city of Sandy Springs is what all of us expect from our local government and a primary reason we voted to [incorporate and] sepa...
February 26, 2015 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Buckhead’s black history barely visible in park
At the corner of Pharr Road and Bagley Street rests a chapter of Atlanta history that some would just as soon stay buried. Yet as Black History Month closes this week, it is an important piece of o...
February 25, 2015 10:56 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton: What's in a name?
The most important piece of legislation in my 2015 legislative agenda is the choice for you to incorporate into a city or not. Although I fully support the movement to give south Fulton local contr...
February 23, 2015 08:16 AM | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Jekyll Island Authority holds fire on deer population
If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back. Today, I ...
February 19, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Do sticks and stones really break bones?
Q: I acknowledge I probably talk too much about other people. Usually the overall tone is negative, and if I’m honest about it, I enjoy it. It’s become a habit, and I just can’t seem to stop, espec...
February 19, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Contour Coke bottles celebrates 100 years
Many of us grew up on Coca-Cola. If you date back, you likely are an aficionado of the contour bottle, which is 100 years old this year. The contour bottle is as recognizable as a church steeple. I...
February 19, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reasons to build Keystone XL pipeline plentiful
Editor’s note: U.S. Senate Bill 1, the bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, was passed by the Senate Jan. 30 and by the House Feb. 12 but still has not been signed into law by ...
February 19, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: West Peachtree, Lake Forrest perfectly aligned
It may well be the most stupefying question related to this column I have received to date and it was followed quickly by a whammy. It was posed after lunch at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta’s Feb. 3 ...
February 18, 2015 11:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opinion: Senator's open letter to East Point on south Fulton cityhood
District 39 State Sen. and Senate Minority Whip Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, sent the following letter Feb. 2 to Mayor Jannquell Peters and East Point City Council members: I am requesting the East Poi...
February 13, 2015 03:03 PM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago – and reports say 114 million of us did – perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who afte...
February 12, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Mama and the chain gang
Q: This really isn’t a question but a request. Could you please share the wonderful story from your book about you and your mother and the prisoners? A lot of people who read your column have not h...
February 12, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Remembering Iwo Jima
Seventy years ago this year, the Allies had gained the momentum in World War II. The war was not over, but Hitler was in his bunker refusing to yield while the Japanese were poised to fight to the ...
February 12, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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