Local Education News
Column: Ex-UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well
Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1....
July 02, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Inspiration can be found in quotes
Q: I just wanted to write to tell you how much I love the quotations you routinely include in your columns. It seems like you cover the whole spectrum of topics and sources. Why don’t you devote on...
July 02, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Time has come for South Carolina, Confederate flag at statehouse
The Confederate battle emblem symbolizes different things to different people. To some it is a symbol of regional pride. To others — especially those from outside the South — it is a reminder of th...
July 02, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tour of Avalon showcases the best it has to offer
In my short time covering the north Fulton area, I had yet to experience Avalon. Luckily that changed very recently when I was invited on a tour of the property with the Alpharetta Convention and V...
July 01, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Vinings ‘playhouse’ served as artist's canvas
Nellie Mae Rowe’s home on Paces Ferry Road was in many ways a smaller version of Paradise Garden right in the heart of Vinings. She festooned her three-room house near the railroad tracks with home...
July 01, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Five young men define a successful life
Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely bef...
June 25, 2015 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Your history is not your destiny
Q: I have been dealing with a “prickly” person at work, a person I really do like. She has tons of great qualities but a STRONG personality. So many times I have channeled you in standing up for my...
June 25, 2015 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Wolf Peach and Early Girl
Big Boy. Early Girl. Velvet Red. Snowberry. Red Star. These are just a few of the distinctive names culled from the tomato family, and each summer I am usually blessed enough to have a few of these...
June 25, 2015 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Cathedral chose site to change history
On the front porch of a white Greek-revival mansion framed by huge two-story columns, the Cathedral of Christ the King held its first Mass in 1936. The home was on the corner of Peachtree and East ...
June 24, 2015 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Father’s Day a time to remember a special man
It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him, especially on Father’s Day. He was a man with a limited education – he only made it through the seventh grade ...
June 18, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ethics always outweighs the payout
Q: I have a great work opportunity that would be very lucrative. The only problem is the job would involve some “shady” activities. I’m not talking about anything illegal, but I don’t feel comforta...
June 18, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ga. needs Sen. Isakson to stay where he is
When you start looking for exemplary public servants, you will find at the top of the list the honorable Johnny Isakson, United States senator from Georgia. From 1976 when he began his political ca...
June 18, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Nobel summit loss affects Nobel cause
EDITOR: Atlanta has lost the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which would have attracted thousands of people and millions of dollars to our city. The economic loss is one thing; the loss...
June 18, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Pool house honors man who gave to neighborhood
The man whose name adorns the Garden Hills pool house in Buckhead didn’t live in Garden Hills but lived nearby in a condo at the Carlye and also had a home in Pine Mountain. And just about everyone...
June 17, 2015 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Dangling participles, feds keep close watch on me
Last week, Congress passed and President [Barack] Obama signed legislation that will alter somewhat how federal law enforcement can monitor our phone calls in the future.   Given that I am a recogn...
June 11, 2015 07:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: No matter who gets caught, fill your net with love
Q: I have a best friend who seems to have changed over the years — or else I’m the one changing. Anyway, this friend has serious cancer and seems to have become very needy in many ways. She always ...
June 11, 2015 07:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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