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Column: Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent? The book’s authors, Jennifer Adams and Johanna Chapman, run a firm called At...
August 14, 2014 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Trivial pursuits
Q: I’ve read your opinions on the potentially negative impacts of our non-stop use of smart phones, the Internet and such. I was an early tech guy and didn’t see it back then. But now I see it as y...
August 14, 2014 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: A millenial, a boomer, then old and forgetful!
I should never complain about commercials after a political season. Even the Geico gecko looked good to me once the election was over. But I am weary of the Cialis logo popping up on the screen, a ...
August 14, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to Shigley on election to national post
EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to Sandy Springs resident Kenneth L. Shigley, attorney with Shigley Law in Atlanta, on his recent installation a...
August 14, 2014 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Foley’s column, Lehrer’s letter off base
EDITOR: I would like to comment on your Aug. 6 edition that had two citizens comments, one from Kennesaw [guest columnist Kevin Foley] and one from Decatur [Melinda Lehrer, who wrote a letter to th...
August 14, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A fresh reminder of why teaching is a noble job
Dear Georgia Public School Teachers: It is new school year but, alas, the same old impediments: An out-of-touch federal bureaucracy, ideological state legislators who choose not to send their kids ...
August 07, 2014 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Your cheatin’ heart
Q: Recently I needed to use my husband’s phone to make a call. He keeps it locked with a password. I asked him for his password and he wouldn’t give it to me. He got defensive when I asked him why ...
August 07, 2014 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Nebraska billionaire behind assault on Nunn
With a net worth today of $1 billion, Joe Ricketts, 73, the founder of TD Ameritrade, is fretting over the crumbs falling from his table. It galls Joe that some of those crumbs might be used to hel...
August 07, 2014 11:15 AM | 6 6 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to Deal about children
Editor: [Gov. Nathan Deal], you recently wrote a letter to President [Barack] Obama objecting to [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services]' sending 1,154 refugee children to their sponsors in Geo...
August 07, 2014 11:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Trying to identify real outsider in U.S. Senate race
The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office ...
July 31, 2014 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Grief and unexpected gifts
Q: My father died 11 years ago, and I wonder when I’ll stop grieving. The worst times are Christmas, his birthday and his death date. I dread these times of year and still get extremely sad and dep...
July 31, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Harris case more than meets the eye
I am quiet. But it hurts. I am without that settled feeling that usually overcomes me when I know my mouth is safely shut and my computer keyboard is asleep. I am quiet but unsettled. I need to wri...
July 31, 2014 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Georgian big part of Texas state history
    by Loran Smith
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:01 am
  • Column: Dealing with crazy exes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.26.14 - 04:12 pm
  • Guest column: Obama, Dems failing to learn from mistakes
    by Melvyn L. Fein
    Guest Columnist
    06.26.14 - 03:53 pm
  • Column: Listen to what Mister Rogers said
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.19.14 - 10:14 am
  • Column: A salute to a man who achieved his dream
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    06.12.14 - 12:28 pm
  • Column: Givers and takers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.12.14 - 12:21 pm
  • Guest column: Panel explores ways to help move up ladder
    by Brandon Beach
    Guest Columnist
    06.12.14 - 12:14 pm
  • Column: Taxpayers on hook for mishandled Deal ethics probe
    In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experien...
    July 24, 2014 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Two billion heartbeats
    Q: I’m confused. Normally you are a proponent of hope and optimism, but you recently said the “Happy” song made you want to do violent things. That doesn’t exactly sound like what you usually promo...
    July 24, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
    When I visit Montana, I always try to spend at least a day or two in Yellowstone National Park. I had the privilege of touring Yellowstone on a snowmobile in March and then again, a week ago, at th...
    July 24, 2014 09:54 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
    “I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it. “I’ve just found out I’m not the nation’s poet laureate. “I made a great effort. I put up a good fight. “But instead the job went to a guy name...
    July 18, 2014 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Gold dust woman: On the passing of a friend
    I just returned from the funeral of my friend Mila Cantrell Begley. We gathered in the usual fashion, in a typical small-town funeral home. The chapel was at capacity, as Mila was loved by multitud...
    July 18, 2014 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    There’s another scandal brewing that stems from, shockingly, Washington. It seems a White House occupant had a 15-year affair with one of his neighbors. At least, that’s the tale historical documen...
    July 18, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Spending time at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
    Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Tiger Mountain Vineyards. TIGER – Just seven tenths of a mile, north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at ...
    July 17, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: In polls and pests, Junior E. Lee knows his business
    With the July 22 runoff election fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, to get his thoughts on...
    July 10, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Living on purpose
    Q: I just read your memoir and enjoyed it very much. You write about the importance of purpose in one’s life. Can you share some of your thoughts on this topic? A: Here’s what I know: Everyone is m...
    July 10, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: What sort of man picks on hungry children?
    District 1 U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston calls himself a “fiscal hawk” who would slash federal budgets with a machete. He especially wants to chop federal assistance programs for the elderly, the disable...
    July 10, 2014 10:39 AM | 3 3 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
    The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material. Did you know there is a National Association for the Humor-Impaired? May Jimmy Carter (speaking of the humor-impa...
    July 03, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Emergency room 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...
    July 03, 2014 12:03 AM | 3 3 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Sea Island defends proposed development
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    06.05.14 - 02:55 pm
  • Column: Technology overkill
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.05.14 - 02:46 pm
  • Column: Feeling lucky?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.29.14 - 11:05 am
  • Guest column: The bigger the govt., the harder to manage
    by Melvyn L. Fein
    Guest Columnist
    05.29.14 - 10:36 am