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Column: Society promotes art of holiday decorations
We have all at one time or another during the holiday season driven by a house so outrageously decorated and jarring that we have nearly run into an unsuspecting mailbox or two gawking. Lawns litte...
December 17, 2014 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Progress being made in state’s charter school efforts
You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools...
December 11, 2014 05:24 PM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Anxious and feeling stuck
Q: My dilemma is I have no clue how to move forward with my life. I’m in my mid-50s, have two beautiful children in college, been married 30 years, and at the same job for 20 years. The problem is ...
December 11, 2014 05:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: New Year’s resolutions should include finances
Instead of hauling out those familiar New Year’s resolutions about eating less and exercising more, how about focusing on something that’s also very good for you in the long run — and even sooner? ...
December 11, 2014 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Toy museum celebrated golden era
The story of the Atlanta Toy Museum becomes more complete with each passing year. In October 2012 I wrote a column about the Buckhead attraction. It garnered more notes and comments than any I have...
December 10, 2014 08:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: If Bora Bora doesn’t care about game, should we?
This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper. (I have no idea how the editors got in from bottle to prin...
December 04, 2014 02:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Karma knows where you live
Q: This year has been the worst of my life. My beloved mother died in January after a prolonged and painful illness with pulmonary artery hypertension. In layman’s terms, she couldn’t breathe very ...
December 04, 2014 02:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Home-cooked meals
With a farm background, there has always been that warm affection for home-cooked meals. Having grown up with simple tastes, there was nothing that could top a menu that included peas, butter beans...
December 04, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buckhead still residential ‘address of choice’
EDITOR: If we may, please consider this [letter] a reaction to your [Nov. 26] reporting on [Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center Director Rajeev] Dhawan’s current Economic Forecast ...
December 04, 2014 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Bolton Road church may be Atlanta’s oldest
The oldest church in Atlanta is closer — and older — than I imagined, though she looks pretty good for 193. A few weeks ago I wrote about Paces Ferry United Methodist Church, which is not the oldes...
December 04, 2014 02:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Kroger Fuel Center in Brookhaven
Editor's note: the following letters all deal with the Kroger Fuel Center special land use permit proposal in Brookhaven. EDITOR: We have lived in Brookhaven for approximately 20 years. Our daughte...
December 04, 2014 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: TV inspires great New York doughnut hunt
In a previous column, you learned what my husband Tom and I discovered on the Crescent, Amtrak’s Atlanta-to-New York run. That was the journey. This is the destination. As I knew from living there,...
December 02, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Carl Sanders: Great man who did great things for Ga.
On my "to do” list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for the University of Georgia’s former c...
November 27, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: On learning lessons at the Waffle House
Today you’re in for a treat. Pam Toney, longtime advisor for this column, has agreed to enlighten us with her insights and advice. You can find her holding forth at a Waffle House near you. Pam is ...
November 27, 2014 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Legacy of Gov. Sanders lives on in many ways in Ga.
The legacy of Carl Edward Sanders, 74th governor of Georgia, 1963-67, can hardly be overestimated. He won the governor’s office in a pivotal time when this state faced the choice between going back...
November 27, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Yarbrough’s rants offensive, not funny
EDITOR: Despite what [Dick] Yarbrough may think, there are readers who are weary of his pomposity. His column consists almost entirely of hyperbolic rants against anyone who doesn’t share his polit...
November 27, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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