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Column: Family’s tragedy a reminder to text less, live more
It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus, and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a q...
August 28, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: 'The old black dog'
Q: I was recently hospitalized for some major surgery. When the anesthesiologist came in to visit just prior to surgery, I asked him what his death rate was. You’d have thought I’d shot the man wit...
August 28, 2014 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City’s performing arts center should be smaller than planned
EDITOR: I serve as managing artistic director for Atlanta Theatre-to-Go, a nonprofit Sandy Springs theatre company, and have reservations about the proposed performing arts center as part of the ci...
August 28, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Disgusted with right-wing columns
EDITOR: I’ve lived in DeKalb County for 30-plus years. I receive your paper every week and I look through it for local news about people I know. If I want to give myself a slow burn, I read your ed...
August 28, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Windows find their way to Washington
What remains of the Craigie House on Piedmont Road in Midtown is propped up by a few pieces of wood. Without them the final piece of the former Daughters of the American Revolution Atlanta chapter’...
August 27, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Look for helpers
Q: We have a neighbor couple that have attached themselves to us. We both adore and enjoy spending time with him. … Her, not so much. They have been in our town for about two years and have managed...
August 21, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
Here’s some pure speculation for you: Barack Obama is tired of being president. Oh, sure, he likes the perks of the office. Air Force One, the big helicopter, fancy limousines, the soldier salutes,...
August 21, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Performing arts center should be paid for by businesses
EDITOR: The city of Sandy Springs wants us to debate the number of seats in the [proposed performing arts] theater [inside the planned city center] and the issue should be what should we spend $197...
August 21, 2014 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center not why Sandy Springs incorporated
EDITOR: When Sandy Springs citizens voted in 2005 to incorporate, comments I heard from fellow residents on why were basically the same — enhance our fire, police and EMS services; safeguard our re...
August 21, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Name change reflected city's rep as commerce center
Plaster’s Bridge Road in Buckhead was changed to Piedmont Road to reflect one of the most important events in Atlanta following the Civil War. In my July 30 column I wrote about Benjamin Plaster, t...
August 20, 2014 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent? The book’s authors, Jennifer Adams and Johanna Chapman, run a firm called At...
August 14, 2014 04:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Trivial pursuits
Q: I’ve read your opinions on the potentially negative impacts of our non-stop use of smart phones, the Internet and such. I was an early tech guy and didn’t see it back then. But now I see it as y...
August 14, 2014 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: A millenial, a boomer, then old and forgetful!
I should never complain about commercials after a political season. Even the Geico gecko looked good to me once the election was over. But I am weary of the Cialis logo popping up on the screen, a ...
August 14, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to Shigley on election to national post
EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to Sandy Springs resident Kenneth L. Shigley, attorney with Shigley Law in Atlanta, on his recent installation a...
August 14, 2014 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Foley’s column, Lehrer’s letter off base
EDITOR: I would like to comment on your Aug. 6 edition that had two citizens comments, one from Kennesaw [guest columnist Kevin Foley] and one from Decatur [Melinda Lehrer, who wrote a letter to th...
August 14, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Bridge serves as link to more than Buckhead, Vinings
The one-lane steel bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River links more than Buckhead and Vinings. It replaced the ferry that was once the only way across the river in the area. It serves as a connec...
August 13, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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