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Column: Education Reform Commission can make difference
I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain. In January, I was named to the Education Reform Commission by Gov. Natha...
March 26, 2015 09:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Relishing an old country relic, ER 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...
March 26, 2015 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center project needs greenspace, wow factor
EDITOR: The reasonably new city of Sandy Springs needs to step up its game to attract citizens and visitors alike. With the Internet in play, retail and restaurants alone need to be one-of-a-kind a...
March 26, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Fulton lawyers/legislators for service
EDITOR: In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to the attorney...
March 26, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress should approve American Energy Renaissance Act
Editor’s note: The following letter is about U.S. Senate Bill 791 , also known as the American Energy Renaissance Act, which was read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natura...
March 26, 2015 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Chimney, hearth traced back to pioneer family
Judge James Power sounds like a man not to be crossed, the kind of man who could be found out West in the 1800s, keeping a watchful eye over a prosperous mining town from the saddle of his horse wi...
March 25, 2015 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Thankful for new generation of Methodist ministers
I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn’t do if my life depended on it. Actually, what they were seeking is not a job; it is a calling. And my life here and in the ...
March 19, 2015 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A love story for the ages
A mention in this space of Eiderdown, the heavy-duty comforter which the British have used to ameliorate the dark cold of winter for centuries, brought about an introduction to Sylvia and Gene Fall...
March 19, 2015 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Censored, fast-forwarded James Bond
I might be the only father in America who hasn’t seen the movie “Frozen.” And I can state quite honestly I haven’t even heard the song “Let It Go.” I’ve heard the movie and song referenced, but thr...
March 19, 2015 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for pointing out Dorsey’s role in saving Fox
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Dick Yarbrough’s March 4 column, titled “Without Jasper Dorsey, there might be no Fox Theatre.” EDITOR: Too much good can’t be said about the r...
March 19, 2015 12:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ubiquitous stickers more than status symbols
The summer after I graduated from Christchurch School in Virginia, I had the opportunity to study French for two months in Paris. My brother and I shared a hotel room a short distance from campus. ...
March 18, 2015 09:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Lee analyzes Legislature’s refusal to lower age limits
It is with regret I tell you our intrepid public servants in the Georgia Legislature have scuttled a bill that would have lowered the age of eligibility to serve as a member of the House of Represe...
March 12, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Buckhead’s black history barely visible in park
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.25.15 - 10:56 am
  • Column: Do sticks and stones really break bones?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.19.15 - 11:21 am
  • Column: West Peachtree, Lake Forrest perfectly aligned
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.18.15 - 11:00 am
  • Column: Mama and the chain gang
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.12.15 - 11:00 am
  • Column: Remembering Iwo Jima
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    02.12.15 - 10:50 am
  • Column: Real beauty queens
    Q: I’ve been reading your column for several years now, and I really like your take on beauty, especially as it pertains to women and our society. Can you please talk about this? A: Probably the be...
    March 12, 2015 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Why metro moms want more school choice
    Like every other parent, we have three primary concerns: that our children are safe, that they are healthy and that they are well-educated. Most of our time and energy every day is directed to thos...
    March 12, 2015 02:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Good customer service trumps chips, soft drink
    If you had asked her she would have denied it, but I am fairly certain the only reason our mother sent us to The Lovett School when we were kids was so she could fill up her car at the Gulf gas sta...
    March 11, 2015 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 32 32 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 | 33 33 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 | 38 38 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 | 29 29 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 | 30 30 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 | 37 37 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 | 44 44 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 | 46 46 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 | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Brer Rabbit greeted Lenox shoppers for nearly 20 yrs.
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.11.15 - 12:27 pm
  • Column: Three components worthy of attention
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.05.15 - 01:57 pm
  • Column: Vinings ski resort skewed concept of ‘snow’
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.04.15 - 12:04 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