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COLUMN: Paulding sheriff appeals to community about heroin abuse, help for users
Citizens of Paulding County: I am writing this letter to you in an appeal to help get the word out about a serious problem that is occurring on a far to frequent basis in not only Paulding County b...
January 30, 2015 12:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Moving forward in 2015
How do you need to move forward in 2015? Is it to lose weight? Or organizing your closets? Getting your finances in order? Getting rid of stinking thinking that have held you captive? It is time to...
January 29, 2015 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs
The state of Georgia’s Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that’s a good thing. This is just one of the lessons I have learned during my short time as a member of the board of the Dep...
January 29, 2015 10:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Tough love is sometimes the best medicine
Q: My mother-in-law is an obsession I cannot get past. I find myself blaming her for where I am because of the way she raised my husband. She has spent his whole life making him “perfect,” holding ...
January 29, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: A healthy economy for all
President [Barack] Obama calls higher taxes, more bureaucracy and Washington spending “middle-class economics.” Yet it’s those economic policies that have created a recovery that’s been particularl...
January 29, 2015 10:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Historic cemetery with a view is a mystery
Searching for the final resting place of Hardy Pace can be a detriment to your wallet and free time. On a rare warm and cloudless January afternoon, I set out to find a cemetery I had only read abo...
January 28, 2015 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The state of this column has never been stronger
My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message...
January 22, 2015 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Finding light in the midst of darkness
Q: A lot of tough things have happened in my life over many years and they’ve worn me down. I just don’t see the point anymore. I don’t know why so much darkness has descended on me. Sometimes I be...
January 22, 2015 06:35 PM | 4 4 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Is Georgia about to go to pot?
Well, I was going to write something about religious extremism this week, but was advised that might not be such a good idea. I’m not sure why the Crusades in the Middle Ages are off limits, but, h...
January 22, 2015 06:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: New E. Rivers school has several nods to past
In front of the newly redeveloped E. Rivers Elementary School campus in Buckhead stand three oak trees that have been there for as long as I can remember. Two are on Peachtree Battle Avenue, but th...
January 21, 2015 05:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Peake on mission to legalize medical marijuana in Ga.
Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia. He may succeed...
January 15, 2015 03:06 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Why some parents allow consumption of ‘garbage’
Q: Why do people buy their children video games such as Grand Theft Auto? Do they know that it’s full of cursing, violence and women being mistreated? My son thinks I am the weirdest mom for not le...
January 15, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Charlie Hebdo stood for free speech. So do we.
As 2014 drew near its close, the city of Kennesaw was deeply embroiled in an ugly fight over whether to rezone a strip center to allow for a storefront mosque. This newspaper group editorialized th...
January 15, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Well-armed citizenry could make difference
EDITOR: I’ve grown tired of hearing how two terrorists moved tactically down the street after executing nearly a dozen cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters in Paris. I would not s...
January 15, 2015 02:52 PM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Contrary to myth, most famous road is not a divide
At an elevation 1,000 feet above sea level, the city of Atlanta sits on Peachtree Ridge, which is part of the Eastern Continental Divide. Therefore, if a raindrop falls to the west of this divide, ...
January 14, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: To Cameron Yarbrough: Some advice from an old man
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: For the past 15 years, I have taken the opportunity at the beginning of the New Year to share some advice – first with your dad and his cousins and now with you, my ...
January 08, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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