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Column: Deal pledges to go all in on public education reform
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia. This week, incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal talks about his plans f...
October 23, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Walking on eggshells
Q: It seems like people are getting offended over every little thing these days. Recently one of my favorite families came in to my practice (I’m a dentist). Being playful and affectionate, I told ...
October 23, 2014 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Reckless drivers should share cost of actions
Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injuries. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved, more people survive traumatic inju...
October 23, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Ridgeview, High Point staff for handling evacuation
EDITOR: On Oct. 9, Ridgeview Charter School [in Sandy Springs] evacuated everyone to [nearby] High Point Elementary after several students were rushed to the hospital for breathing issues. First, a...
October 23, 2014 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Exercise your right to vote
EDITOR: Paulding County has never seen such turmoil as it has this past year since the announcement of the proposed commercialization of our county airport. Like Pandora’s Box, the lid on how our c...
October 22, 2014 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COLUMN: Breast cancer early detection saves lives -- be proactive
Old photographs and precious memories. That is what I recall when I think about my mom, Barbara Burt, who I lost to breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What a great time to be ...
October 22, 2014 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Volunteers help historic cemetery come to life
No one whistles past Harmony Grove Cemetery in Buckhead. Tombstones in the historic cemetery on the southwest corner of West Paces Ferry and Chatham roads, just a half mile from Peachtree Road, dat...
October 22, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Carter shares his views on education
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic...
October 16, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The inner compass
Q: Last week you mentioned that you have an “inner compass” that never misguides you. You said you just have to “obey its directions.” You made it sound so easy. To be honest, I wonder if I even ha...
October 16, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: An open letter to my long-awaited son
Dear Joshua, Welcome to the world. Welcome to our family. I can’t wait to get to know you and spend the rest of this crazy thing called life with you. There’s so much I want to tell you and so much...
October 16, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Addressing hunger in Atlanta: How all can help
The statistics on those in need in Georgia are sobering: 18.9 percent of residents — and 28.1 percent of children — are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, ...
October 15, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Quest for perfect card leads to familiar haunt
On the eve of my wife Lori and my 14th wedding anniversary I drove past a few Hallmark stores, several drugstores, and who knows how many other card places just to get a card for my wife from Richa...
October 15, 2014 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni As...
October 09, 2014 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Still thankful
Today marks the two-year anniversary of this column. What a delight it has been to occupy this space. We’ve made an interesting journey together, haven’t we? Sometimes we plunge into soul-stirring ...
October 09, 2014 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Freedom of speech is not politically correct
Last Wednesday, 12 private citizens addressed the Atlanta Regional Commission about the adoption of a more friendly public comment policy at the monthly board meetings. For some on the board, the c...
October 09, 2014 04:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia should not be responsible for refugee children
EDITOR: Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the Aug. 6 letter by Melinda Lehrer of Decatur criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for his recent letter to President Barack Obama objecting to U.S. Ci...
October 09, 2014 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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