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Column: Thinning out alternatives for Jekyll Island deer
I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks...
September 25, 2014 01:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: No explaining needed
Q: I have a dilemma. Facebook has its advantages, and I have reconnected with many long-lost friends, but one of those old high school acquaintances has turned out to be certifiably crazy-truly. Sh...
September 25, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Peyton Manning playmaker, rally leader
Everywhere football fans are passionate and committed, you discover a circumstance that makes the city and its fall Sundays unique. Green Bay Packer games resonate with visitors who go there becaus...
September 25, 2014 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Historic columns found a home in Buckhead
The grand marble columns that held Atlanta’s first modern building aloft are closer to Buckhead than one might think. I wrote about the historic columns in June at the urging of a reader but I stru...
September 24, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Trying to find positives in this world can be negative
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week’s column was to be about positive things. She said she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. “Surely, you can find some p...
September 18, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Meet the buzzkillers
Q: Your last column about how to “grow your joy” was excellent. Can you cover some things that actually prevent one from experiencing great joy? A: As I said last week, this topic is so vast that I...
September 18, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Let’s not take literacy for granted
The ability to read is akin to breathing. If you breathe easily, you don’t think about it. But if you struggle with breathing — with asthma, allergies or sensitivity to summer smog — you have a pro...
September 18, 2014 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Yarbrough: get over Carter’s 1970 campaign
Editor: In the Aug. 13 edition, Dick Yarbrough wrote a great column on the Southern accent. I think the Georgia Legislature should pass a law that would ban any business from trying to help people ...
September 18, 2014 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Seeing teacher outside of school a strange experience
The first time I recall running into a teacher outside of school was a jarring experience, like seeing a penguin in the middle of the Egyptian desert. In the fourth grade I transitioned from The Lo...
September 17, 2014 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: College a major player in area’s economic rebound
Remember the story of “The Little Engine That Could?” That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line. ...
September 11, 2014 09:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Grow your joy
Q: I have made a conscious decision to follow your lead and look for and find the joy in my life, no matter how small. Unfortunately, I am usually quite reserved and less than spontaneous. What sug...
September 11, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Kroger a modern marvel
Recently, I went to a Kroger grand opening, which came about because of my friendship with company President Bruce Lucia.   Food has never been more important than it is today, for a number of reas...
September 11, 2014 09:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Trivial pursuits
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.14.14 - 04:31 pm
  • Column: Your cheatin’ heart
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.07.14 - 11:35 am
  • Guest column: Nebraska billionaire behind assault on Nunn
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    08.07.14 - 11:15 am
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fulton County should devote more focus, funding to tuberculosis
    EDITOR: In its Aug. 13 edition, the Neighbor reported the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department announced a spread of tuberculosis again in Atlanta homeless shelters, including drug-resistan...
    September 11, 2014 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Predictions of sea level rise greatly exaggerated
    EDITOR: Last month several news outlets reported Climate Central, a New York-based nonprofit comprised of scientists, climatologists and science journalists that conducts scientific research on cli...
    September 11, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: 1915 mob attack has ties to Peacock House
    My great-great-aunt and uncle, Edna and Albert Thornton, were at the Buckhead home of Gov. John M. Slaton when it was attacked by an angry mob June 12, 1915. I know this because Aunt Edna talked ab...
    September 10, 2014 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: It’s September and the political day grows short
    Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday.” The lyr...
    September 04, 2014 05:16 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The evil next door
    Q: I’ve been shocked to learn that the metro Atlanta area, including the suburbs, is a hub for sex trafficking and the exploitation of children in that “trade.” I had no idea it was right here in m...
    September 04, 2014 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The apple, the tree and letting it be
    The phone rang on a Tuesday evening. I didn’t answer it. I always try not to. Excluding telemarketers, no one calls me at home. And I mean no one. My wife gets most of the calls. If one of my relat...
    September 04, 2014 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The Hole had Trapper Keepers, ice cream cakes
    “The Hole” sounds like a derogatory term. It isn’t. It’s where my family went for school supplies, groceries, medicine and books for most of our youth. The strip shopping center is still there, of ...
    September 03, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Family’s tragedy a reminder to text less, live more
    It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus, and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a q...
    August 28, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: 'The old black dog'
    Q: I was recently hospitalized for some major surgery. When the anesthesiologist came in to visit just prior to surgery, I asked him what his death rate was. You’d have thought I’d shot the man wit...
    August 28, 2014 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Windows find their way to Washington
    What remains of the Craigie House on Piedmont Road in Midtown is propped up by a few pieces of wood. Without them the final piece of the former Daughters of the American Revolution Atlanta chapter’...
    August 27, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Look for helpers
    Q: We have a neighbor couple that have attached themselves to us. We both adore and enjoy spending time with him. … Her, not so much. They have been in our town for about two years and have managed...
    August 21, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
    Here’s some pure speculation for you: Barack Obama is tired of being president. Oh, sure, he likes the perks of the office. Air Force One, the big helicopter, fancy limousines, the soldier salutes,...
    August 21, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Grief and unexpected gifts
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.31.14 - 03:31 pm
  • Guest column: Harris case more than meets the eye
    by Allen B. Goodwin
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.31.14 - 12:03 pm
  • Column: Two billion heartbeats
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.24.14 - 10:02 am
  • Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.24.14 - 09:54 am
  • Column: Howell made name for himself during battle
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.23.14 - 03:46 pm