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Column: Needing to remember what Easter is all about
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus. I wish I could have witnessed the events of a week that changed the world forever. I wish I could have accompanied Jesus into the city as he rode ...
April 17, 2014 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The perfect problem
This column is dedicated to Cole Raffield, respiratory therapist at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Q: I attended your class on joyful living last year. You were talking about how to approach a p...
April 17, 2014 12:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small farms disappearing
We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means the small farmer will soon be extinct.  As the little farms disappear, the big farms get bigger. Georgia, like many states these days, h...
April 17, 2014 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Installing roundabouts on Riverside Drive at I-285 a bad idea
EDITOR: I read the story in [the April 2] paper about the proposed changes [adding roundabouts] to the Riverside Drive exits at Interstate 285. I am surprised at the comment that few concerns have ...
April 17, 2014 11:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Real estate, population reasons churches are close
The confluence of Peachtree and East Wesley roads and Andrews Drive in Buckhead is overwhelmed with members of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and the Cathedra...
April 16, 2014 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Child abuse, neglect need to be Georgia’s priority
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just ...
April 09, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Despise nothing
Q: I have a friend who is disabled that I’ve known for about a year. I like helping her out by driving her places she couldn’t get to otherwise, but her negativity is turning me off! It seems like ...
April 09, 2014 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Children can’t properly judge traffic conditions
Driving can be a game of cat and mouse. A driver is the cat in the car, and the mouse is a child on a bike. A cat will often toy with a mouse before killing it. Drivers can’t afford to toy with the...
April 09, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Earth has had warming, cooling cycles
EDITOR: Climate change has drawn a recent flurry of comments in the Neighbor. Throw this in the mix. Glaciologists say that for the past million years, Earth has experienced cooling and warming cyc...
April 09, 2014 03:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: N. Fulton, N. Atlanta linked by more than history
It’s hard not to be impressed with the $146 million North Atlanta High School. It’s brand spanking new, state-of-the-art and has all of the bells and whistles one would expect with the price tag. O...
April 09, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Vexing liberals, conservatives in same week not easy
Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in south Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach o...
April 03, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gone to the dogs
This week, Lauretta Hannon turns her column over to her readers. Below are reader-submitted answers to a question posed in last week’s column. Q: There are people I know who give the family dog dis...
April 03, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up without health insurance
Most young adults enjoy a euphoric sense of invincibility, as I was reminded while riding the chairlift in Big Sky, Mont., a couple of weeks ago. Looming above me were the steep gray flanks of 11,0...
April 03, 2014 02:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conservatives in denial about global warming
Editor: In his March 12 guest column, Melvyn L. Fein said liberals are in denial about global warming and other things. Actually, it is conservatives who are in denial over global warming and worse...
April 03, 2014 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Origins of significant names not easy to come by
The name Atlanta is described as “strange and alien” by Richard Peters, the superintendent of the Georgia Railroad who initiated the name change from Marthasville when the city was still in its inf...
April 02, 2014 01:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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LOCAL VOICES: Jacobs touts success of legislative session
The 2014 legislative session concluded March 20, earlier than any other legislative session in the past 18 years. I am pleased to report that every bill I was pushing this year has passed and is aw...
April 01, 2014 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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