National Signing Day 2013
Column: Tragic story of first head umpire lost over time
For more than a decade, a plaque hung in the concession stand at Buckhead Baseball that read simply, “Hoyle Dye: A Friend of Boys.” It disappeared many years ago according to Ray Mock, whose father...
April 01, 2015 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton delegation member gives update from the Capitol
With Crossover Day behind us, we returned to the Gold Dome [last] week to focus on legislation that has already been passed by the Georgia Senate. To ensure that every bill is fully vetted before i...
March 31, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry delegation member gives update from the Capitol
As the legislative session moves into its final days, more bills are making their way from the House of Representatives into Senate committees and onto the Senate floor. Our focus is now on reviewi...
March 31, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Education Reform Commission can make difference
I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain. In January, I was named to the Education Reform Commission by Gov. Natha...
March 26, 2015 09:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Relishing an old country relic, ER 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...
March 26, 2015 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center project needs greenspace, wow factor
EDITOR: The reasonably new city of Sandy Springs needs to step up its game to attract citizens and visitors alike. With the Internet in play, retail and restaurants alone need to be one-of-a-kind a...
March 26, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Fulton lawyers/legislators for service
EDITOR: In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to the attorney...
March 26, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress should approve American Energy Renaissance Act
Editor’s note: The following letter is about U.S. Senate Bill 791 , also known as the American Energy Renaissance Act, which was read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natura...
March 26, 2015 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Chimney, hearth traced back to pioneer family
Judge James Power sounds like a man not to be crossed, the kind of man who could be found out West in the 1800s, keeping a watchful eye over a prosperous mining town from the saddle of his horse wi...
March 25, 2015 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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OPINION: Lee May, DeKalb County Interim CEO
State legislative proposal House Bill 586, to annex property owned by the citizens of DeKalb County into the city of Atlanta, is unprecedented. The delegation to the city of Atlanta has no legal au...
March 24, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Thankful for new generation of Methodist ministers
I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn’t do if my life depended on it. Actually, what they were seeking is not a job; it is a calling. And my life here and in the ...
March 19, 2015 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A love story for the ages
A mention in this space of Eiderdown, the heavy-duty comforter which the British have used to ameliorate the dark cold of winter for centuries, brought about an introduction to Sylvia and Gene Fall...
March 19, 2015 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Censored, fast-forwarded James Bond
I might be the only father in America who hasn’t seen the movie “Frozen.” And I can state quite honestly I haven’t even heard the song “Let It Go.” I’ve heard the movie and song referenced, but thr...
March 19, 2015 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for pointing out Dorsey’s role in saving Fox
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Dick Yarbrough’s March 4 column, titled “Without Jasper Dorsey, there might be no Fox Theatre.” EDITOR: Too much good can’t be said about the r...
March 19, 2015 12:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ubiquitous stickers more than status symbols
The summer after I graduated from Christchurch School in Virginia, I had the opportunity to study French for two months in Paris. My brother and I shared a hotel room a short distance from campus. ...
March 18, 2015 09:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opinion: Prepare for future with free political office training class next week
During the 2014 legislative session, I hosted a campaign training program called Georgia Academic and Political Scholars Fellowship for college and graduate school students. I began the program to ...
March 12, 2015 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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