Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
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I am the 10 percent: Casting a ballot in Fulton County
Running late to work this morning, I thought about skipping the polls and going right to the office. But then I remembered the story we published last week saying voter turnout was expected to be 1...
July 22, 2014 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blog: How was your voting experience?
This morning I voted in the primary runoff election at my polling place, High Point Elementary School in Sandy Springs. There was no line – two people were ahead of me but there was plenty of room ...
July 22, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
“I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it. “I’ve just found out I’m not the nation’s poet laureate. “I made a great effort. I put up a good fight. “But instead the job went to a guy name...
July 18, 2014 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gold dust woman: On the passing of a friend
I just returned from the funeral of my friend Mila Cantrell Begley. We gathered in the usual fashion, in a typical small-town funeral home. The chapel was at capacity, as Mila was loved by multitud...
July 18, 2014 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: But it said so in the papers
There’s another scandal brewing that stems from, shockingly, Washington. It seems a White House occupant had a 15-year affair with one of his neighbors. At least, that’s the tale historical documen...
July 18, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Church should be allowed to move rectory
EDITOR: As a resident in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood [in Buckhead], I support the move of six priests [and their rectory] from the Cathedral of Christ the King to the residence the chur...
July 18, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
The Battle of Peachtree Creek in south Buckhead is a bit of a misnomer. While discussing the 150th anniversary of the battle, which was July 20, 1864, a friend made the observation that the series ...
July 17, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Spending time at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Tiger Mountain Vineyards. TIGER – Just seven tenths of a mile, north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at ...
July 17, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: In polls and pests, Junior E. Lee knows his business
With the July 22 runoff election fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, to get his thoughts on...
July 10, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Living on purpose
Q: I just read your memoir and enjoyed it very much. You write about the importance of purpose in one’s life. Can you share some of your thoughts on this topic? A: Here’s what I know: Everyone is m...
July 10, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: What sort of man picks on hungry children?
District 1 U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston calls himself a “fiscal hawk” who would slash federal budgets with a machete. He especially wants to chop federal assistance programs for the elderly, the disable...
July 10, 2014 10:39 AM | 2 2 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP U.S. Senate runoff should be about more than looks
EDITOR: The key issues between [July 22] Republican [U.S. Senate] runoff candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue appear to [have] evolved into who can show they are the most conservative and look...
July 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Creeks replaced pool, served as outdoor classrooms
When I was a child, a stack of beat-up tennis shoes rested just outside of my family's back door during the summer months. The material split along the sides and the soles worn nearly through, they...
July 09, 2014 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material. Did you know there is a National Association for the Humor-Impaired? May Jimmy Carter (speaking of the humor-impa...
July 03, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Emergency room eavesdropping
Q: I’ve heard you poke fun about how country folks talk about their health problems. I live in a small town far away from Atlanta, and I cringe every time I hear such talk. How should I respond the...
July 03, 2014 12:03 AM | 3 3 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What’s on your summer bucket list?
Since January, we’d been waiting for summer. It arrived on Memorial Day weekend. And the rituals, along with a dose of pandemonium, are under way. The scent of charcoal smoke is on the breeze. Shor...
July 03, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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