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Column: Without Jasper Dorsey, Fox Theatre may not exist
I read with interest in last week’s Northside Neighbor about the upcoming gala March 14 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Save the Fox campaign. Hard to believe it has been that long. Time...
March 05, 2015 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Case of mistaken identity
Q: In your last column you stated, “In order to realize your purpose, you must operate in the right realm.” What exactly did you mean by that? A: I was saying purpose is found in one’s true self, n...
March 05, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Yarbrough’s ‘Don’t shoot’ T-shirt column misses mark
EDITOR: Dick Yarbrough’s [Feb. 4] column on “Don’t shoot” T-shirts displays a glaring lack of contextual understanding, not to mention the unsettling level of comfort he seems to have with using “a...
March 05, 2015 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: General Assembly should approve law on cancer hospitals
Editor’s note: The following letter is about House Bill 482, which would revise the requirements for a destination cancer hospital for purposes of certificate of need. If it were passed into law, t...
March 05, 2015 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Concrete road throwback to old Atlanta
Muscogee Avenue is a road apart. It runs through the heart of Peachtree Heights, the Eretus Rivers-developed neighborhood that set the tone for the Buckhead of today. It follows a steep rise from t...
March 04, 2015 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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BLOG: The dress is... ugly
I’m going to end the great dress debate of 2015, right here, right now, with one statement that everyone can agree on: It doesn’t matter if the dress is gold and white or blue and black, we can all...
February 27, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Don’t know much about history? This test is for you
As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. history test and the College Board which administers the tests. The Gene...
February 26, 2015 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Finding purpose through service
Q: I can’t seem to find my purpose in life. How do I go about figuring that out? A: Since I explore this in my memoir, I’ll answer your question by adapting what is written in the book. Before we c...
February 26, 2015 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The life and times of Pete Dickens
Pete Dickens met me at the Mayflower Restaurant in downtown Athens for breakfast, appropriate for a local boy who has seen the Classic City expand and prosper over the years. His family farm on the...
February 26, 2015 05:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City should be more transparent in budget decisions
EDITOR: Transparent, clear fiscal responsibility in budgeting by the city of Sandy Springs is what all of us expect from our local government and a primary reason we voted to [incorporate and] sepa...
February 26, 2015 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Buckhead’s black history barely visible in park
At the corner of Pharr Road and Bagley Street rests a chapter of Atlanta history that some would just as soon stay buried. Yet as Black History Month closes this week, it is an important piece of o...
February 25, 2015 10:56 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opinion: South Fulton: What's in a name?
The most important piece of legislation in my 2015 legislative agenda is the choice for you to incorporate into a city or not. Although I fully support the movement to give south Fulton local contr...
February 23, 2015 08:16 AM | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Vinings ski resort skewed concept of ‘snow’
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.04.15 - 12:04 pm
  • COLUMN: Paulding sheriff appeals to community about heroin abuse, help for users
    by Sheriff Gary Gulledge
    Paulding County Sheriff's Office
    01.30.15 - 12:22 pm
  • Column: Moving forward in 2015
    by Tashia Huff
    Guest Columnist
    01.29.15 - 02:58 pm
  • Column: Tough love is sometimes the best medicine
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.29.15 - 10:44 am
  • Guest column: A healthy economy for all
    by Tom Price
    Guest Columnist
    01.29.15 - 10:27 am
  • Column: Historic cemetery with a view is a mystery
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Columnist
    01.28.15 - 06:06 pm
  • Column: Finding light in the midst of darkness
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.22.15 - 06:35 pm
  • Column: Jekyll Island Authority holds fire on deer population
    If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back. Today, I ...
    February 19, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Do sticks and stones really break bones?
    Q: I acknowledge I probably talk too much about other people. Usually the overall tone is negative, and if I’m honest about it, I enjoy it. It’s become a habit, and I just can’t seem to stop, espec...
    February 19, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Contour Coke bottles celebrates 100 years
    Many of us grew up on Coca-Cola. If you date back, you likely are an aficionado of the contour bottle, which is 100 years old this year. The contour bottle is as recognizable as a church steeple. I...
    February 19, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reasons to build Keystone XL pipeline plentiful
    Editor’s note: U.S. Senate Bill 1, the bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, was passed by the Senate Jan. 30 and by the House Feb. 12 but still has not been signed into law by ...
    February 19, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: West Peachtree, Lake Forrest perfectly aligned
    It may well be the most stupefying question related to this column I have received to date and it was followed quickly by a whammy. It was posed after lunch at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta’s Feb. 3 ...
    February 18, 2015 11:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Opinion: Senator's open letter to East Point on south Fulton cityhood
    District 39 State Sen. and Senate Minority Whip Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, sent the following letter Feb. 2 to Mayor Jannquell Peters and East Point City Council members: I am requesting the East Poi...
    February 13, 2015 03:03 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago – and reports say 114 million of us did – perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who afte...
    February 12, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Mama and the chain gang
    Q: This really isn’t a question but a request. Could you please share the wonderful story from your book about you and your mother and the prisoners? A lot of people who read your column have not h...
    February 12, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Remembering Iwo Jima
    Seventy years ago this year, the Allies had gained the momentum in World War II. The war was not over, but Hitler was in his bunker refusing to yield while the Japanese were poised to fight to the ...
    February 12, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to new Sandy Springs Bar Association president
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to attorney J. Marcus Edward “Marc” Howard of Pope & Howard P.C. in Atlanta on his recent installation as presid...
    February 12, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Brer Rabbit greeted Lenox shoppers for nearly 20 yrs.
    When Lenox Square mall in Buckhead opened in 1959, developer Ed Noble did not hold anything back. The design was ultra-modern — clean, white, with flying concrete buttresses and canopies sailing ov...
    February 11, 2015 12:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: ‘Don’t shoot' T-shirt aimed at wrong target
    Let’s get off the backs of law enforcement, shall we? Most of us couldn’t do their job or wouldn’t do it if we had the chance. The truth is police officers are no worse than the rest of society and...
    February 05, 2015 02:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Is Georgia about to go to pot?
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    01.22.15 - 06:27 pm
  • Column: Contrary to myth, most famous road is not a divide
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    01.14.15 - 10:25 am
  • Column: An appreciation of art
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    01.08.15 - 06:11 pm