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Column: Evidence of the Great Depression all around us
You would never know how much Atlanta and Buckhead in particular benefited from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. That is because much of the work is either buried or goes unnoticed. ...
September 02, 2015 09:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gov. Deal’s spokesman ready to try it on his own
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the capitol with free lunch coupons...
August 27, 2015 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Drinking the Kool-Aid
Q: Everyone in my family is constantly fiddling with their phones: texting, social media and who knows what else. We get together for dinner on Sundays, and each person is looking down at the phone...
August 27, 2015 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Property tax relief
For the past two years I have worked with attorney Walter Hotz to level the playing field for homeowners and businesses when they appeal their property tax valuations. DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and ...
August 27, 2015 10:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: ‘Phooey’ to Obama’s clean power plan
EDITOR: In his Aug. 3 announcement about his clean power plan, President Barack Obama said “and thanks to this plan, there will be 90,000 fewer asthma attacks among our children each year.” This re...
August 27, 2015 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COLUMN: Property tax relief
For the past two years I have worked with Attorney Walter Hotz to level the playing field for homeowners and businesses when they appeal their property tax valuations. Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and ...
August 26, 2015 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: New addition adjusting to life inside
We named our cat Trouble for a good reason. When I was in the third-grade, my parents returned from an evening out with friends with a stray. Somehow it ended up in their car during a torrential do...
August 26, 2015 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia Tech’s Steve Norris looks back on experience
To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact. Who else do you know that attended Georgia Tech football games for some 80 years – that’...
August 21, 2015 12:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Solitude is one of life’s necessities
Q: You often say it’s important to spend time away from technology and in solitude. That sounds good, but it’s not feasible for me at this point in my life. I am very active in my community as a vo...
August 21, 2015 12:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Can we prevent future attacks?
We are still seeking answers why Chattanooga resident Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, brutally killed five servicemen July 16. They had caused no harm to him, his family or people. Rather, multitu...
August 21, 2015 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Facts, figures show different side of Buckhead
The Buckhead Guidebook stood next to the Associated Press Style Book, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus on my desk when I served as the editor of this paper. All were eq...
August 19, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
Hooray! The state of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be built in Murray County in northwes...
August 13, 2015 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small-town crime
The advice column as you know it will resume in two weeks. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this passage from my book. It proves that the crime reports in a small-town newspaper can make for might...
August 13, 2015 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Eliminate homelessness among veterans
There’s a lot of work needed yet to find homes for homeless veterans — numbering nearly 50,000 nationwide, including almost 1,500 in Georgia as of last year. The figures are from U.S. Sen. Johnny I...
August 13, 2015 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small businesses heart, soul of community
My wife Lori introduced me to The Cookie Studio years ago before they moved from Avondale Estates into the former Mellow Mushroom on Pharr Road in Buckhead. It had a social slant to its sales with ...
August 12, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Animals behaving oddly
This week and next we’ll take a short summer break from advice, and I’ll share some stories from my book. This one concerns the wild animal tales I heard at a legendary (and now-defunct) restaurant...
August 06, 2015 08:52 PM | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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