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Column: Proposed Sea Island project awash with controversy
The Sea Island Co. wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care? According to Pierre Howard, “If Sea Island [Co.] can...
April 24, 2014 02:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: allergies and a secret weapon
Q: My sister is allergic to fragrances and I love them. I have six dogs, so when I have an event I like to use scented candles or plug-ins to have a fresh-smelling house. My sister wants me to unpl...
April 24, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ralph Herring a humble and brave man
At 94, Paul Herring, forever a man in red and black where blue and orange colors dominate, has very few memory lapses. Events in his life 70 years ago are as clear and vivid today as they were when...
April 24, 2014 02:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be aware of air during Air Quality Awareness Week
EDITOR: On Monday, we will kick off Air Quality Awareness Week with Gov. [Nathan] Deal to educate metro Atlantans about the health effects of air pollution and celebrate the real progress being mad...
April 24, 2014 02:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Former first lady poured heart, soul into mansion
Even though her husband Carl had just been elected governor of Georgia, Betty Sanders cried on the way back to their home in Augusta after visiting her future Atlanta home. The occupant of the 1910...
April 23, 2014 04:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Needing to remember what Easter is all about
I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus. I wish I could have witnessed the events of a week that changed the world forever. I wish I could have accompanied Jesus into the city as he rode ...
April 17, 2014 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The perfect problem
This column is dedicated to Cole Raffield, respiratory therapist at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Q: I attended your class on joyful living last year. You were talking about how to approach a p...
April 17, 2014 12:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small farms disappearing
We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means the small farmer will soon be extinct.  As the little farms disappear, the big farms get bigger. Georgia, like many states these days, h...
April 17, 2014 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Real estate, population reasons churches are close
The confluence of Peachtree and East Wesley roads and Andrews Drive in Buckhead is overwhelmed with members of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and the Cathedra...
April 16, 2014 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Child abuse, neglect need to be Georgia’s priority
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don’t like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just ...
April 09, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Despise nothing
Q: I have a friend who is disabled that I’ve known for about a year. I like helping her out by driving her places she couldn’t get to otherwise, but her negativity is turning me off! It seems like ...
April 09, 2014 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Children can’t properly judge traffic conditions
Driving can be a game of cat and mouse. A driver is the cat in the car, and the mouse is a child on a bike. A cat will often toy with a mouse before killing it. Drivers can’t afford to toy with the...
April 09, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: The wild child grief
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.20.14 - 10:22 am
  • Column: Old ticket becomes insurmountable obstacle
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.19.14 - 11:02 am
  • Column: Arm your fears
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.13.14 - 11:36 am
  • Guest column: Liberals’ climate-change denial hides sins
    by Melvyn L. Fein
    Guest Columnist
    03.13.14 - 11:18 am
  • Column: Forgotten cemetery harkens back to park’s origin
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.12.14 - 03:29 pm
  • Column: Off the prescribed path
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.06.14 - 11:17 am
  • LETTER TO EDITOR: Earth has had warming, cooling cycles
    EDITOR: Climate change has drawn a recent flurry of comments in the Neighbor. Throw this in the mix. Glaciologists say that for the past million years, Earth has experienced cooling and warming cyc...
    April 09, 2014 03:19 PM | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: N. Fulton, N. Atlanta linked by more than history
    It’s hard not to be impressed with the $146 million North Atlanta High School. It’s brand spanking new, state-of-the-art and has all of the bells and whistles one would expect with the price tag. O...
    April 09, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Vexing liberals, conservatives in same week not easy
    Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in south Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach o...
    April 03, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Gone to the dogs
    This week, Lauretta Hannon turns her column over to her readers. Below are reader-submitted answers to a question posed in last week’s column. Q: There are people I know who give the family dog dis...
    April 03, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up without health insurance
    Most young adults enjoy a euphoric sense of invincibility, as I was reminded while riding the chairlift in Big Sky, Mont., a couple of weeks ago. Looming above me were the steep gray flanks of 11,0...
    April 03, 2014 02:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conservatives in denial about global warming
    Editor: In his March 12 guest column, Melvyn L. Fein said liberals are in denial about global warming and other things. Actually, it is conservatives who are in denial over global warming and worse...
    April 03, 2014 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Origins of significant names not easy to come by
    The name Atlanta is described as “strange and alien” by Richard Peters, the superintendent of the Georgia Railroad who initiated the name change from Marthasville when the city was still in its inf...
    April 02, 2014 01:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LOCAL VOICES: Jacobs touts success of legislative session
    The 2014 legislative session concluded March 20, earlier than any other legislative session in the past 18 years. I am pleased to report that every bill I was pushing this year has passed and is aw...
    April 01, 2014 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Commandos get scoop on latest in Crimea
    Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my colu...
    March 27, 2014 03:03 PM | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Talk, talk, talk
    Q: I have a friend of 30 years. She’s compassionate and giving and, in a tight situation, would do anything for you, as I would her. However, through the years, whenever we (a group of our friends)...
    March 27, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Alex Wood hits the big time
    Baseball is peculiarly different from other professional sports in that everybody spends time in the minor leagues. If you are good enough in football and basketball, you can leave the campus and p...
    March 27, 2014 02:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A response to Fein’s guest column
    Editor: In the March 12 issue of the Neighbor, you published a column by professor Fein from Kennesaw State concerning climate change. The article was a fact-anemic denunciation of “liberals” who b...
    March 27, 2014 02:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Weather or not, here the names come
    by Mark Maguire
    Columnist
    03.06.14 - 11:00 am
  • Column: Mistaken identity case left Confederate soldier dead
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.05.14 - 04:14 pm
  • Column: The DeKalb County 2014 budget, the good, the bad and the ugly
    by Elaine Boyer
    District 1 DeKalb County Commissioner
    03.05.14 - 11:12 am
  • Column: Live your truth
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.27.14 - 01:55 pm
  • Column: Felix the cat is in for a treat
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    02.27.14 - 01:27 pm
  • Column: Westminster can be traced to Washington
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.26.14 - 04:28 pm