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Guest column: Assessing whether home care is right solution
As the [March 18 Neighbor article on the] recent launch of home care charity Perimeter North Villages underscores, many seniors want to stay in their homes — and can. Often, seniors and their famil...
May 06, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: ‘What’s in a name?’ captures spirit of first mayor
At the absolute apex of the fight for a city of Sandy Springs, I got a call from Eva Galambos. As you can tell from my tagline at the end of this column, for a time I served as the news editor of t...
May 06, 2015 01:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Answer Man has all the answers
What time is it, boys and girls? It’s time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol’ mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours.  While we can’t guarantee total and comp...
April 30, 2015 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Father was a liberator, but not without his ghosts
You know the men of my dad’s World War II generation. They cleaned their ears out with a car key. Fixed dropped mufflers with a coat hanger. Trusted Evan Williams when they developed a chest cold o...
April 30, 2015 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Deal promises better days ahead
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would authorize the state to take over failing schools if voters approve an enabling constitutional amendment in the 2016 general election. It gives vot...
April 30, 2015 05:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns losses
EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Frank E. Specht of Sandy Springs on his recent death. Specht’...
April 30, 2015 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Letters bring light to family life in 1800s
The letter from my great-, great-, great-grandfather to a Mrs. H.P. Lefebvre of Baltimore about his daughter Leila coming to her school is so vague it’s comical. The correspondence, which included ...
April 29, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Why I won’t be running for president
My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart I announce to you today I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.   I know there are those among you who believe our country ...
April 23, 2015 06:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Readers share worst advice
Subscribers to my e-newsletter were invited to share the worst advice they’d ever received. Here are some of the highlights. “When my grandmother found out that my husband and I, who both work full...
April 23, 2015 06:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: ‘SEC Primary’ would put Georgia on presidential map
Georgia has been more or less “off the map” when it comes to influencing the presidential nomination process in recent decades. That is, its presidential primaries have tended to take place after t...
April 23, 2015 06:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is global warming?
EDITOR: Government scientists, politicians and environmental groups claim carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is causing global warming. Global warming produces shorter winters and earlier spr...
April 23, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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An economic and community development update from Roswell Inc
The city of Roswell has seen rapid growth and change over the last few years. Since its inception, Roswell Inc has played a vital role in many of these changes. In the first quarter of this year al...
April 23, 2015 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Peachtree Heights protecting future of Duck Pond
When he was about the same height of them, the grey and black geese that roam the Duck Pond — which  also harbors its namesake ducks — in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East neighborhood fascinated o...
April 22, 2015 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Color Run 5K -- I survived the rainbow at Hampton's Atlanta Motor Speedway
On April 4, I participated in my first Color Run 5K held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. The No. 1 lesson I learned before it began? Make sure to keep your mouth closed and wear sunglasses — ...
April 21, 2015 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Column: The Illusionist
Every illusionist knows the value of a good distraction. Enter May the Magnificent. Say what you will about his time as DeKalb’s chief executive, the county’s interim CEO Lee May is not so quietly ...
April 20, 2015 10:18 AM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A tribute to good people doing good things
Sometimes we forget there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to car...
April 16, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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