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Column: Great-grandson’s enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Pardon me, but your great-grandfather is having a surreal moment. Knowing you are now firmly ensconced in the first grade is taking some getting used to. I remember ...
September 03, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The importance of spaying, neutering
Q: I have a big problem and need your advice. I have been on God’s green Earth going on 95 years, and I do pretty well for myself. I live in my own place with my tomcat, Elvis, and we have good nei...
September 03, 2015 10:34 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Punt, pass and pontificate
It’s that time again: College football season. We devoted fans have suffered through a long summer, NFL preseason games, SEC Network rebroadcasts and reading every preseason magazine you can imagin...
September 03, 2015 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Gov. Deal’s spokesman ready to try it on his own
Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the capitol with free lunch coupons...
August 27, 2015 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Drinking the Kool-Aid
Q: Everyone in my family is constantly fiddling with their phones: texting, social media and who knows what else. We get together for dinner on Sundays, and each person is looking down at the phone...
August 27, 2015 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Property tax relief
For the past two years I have worked with attorney Walter Hotz to level the playing field for homeowners and businesses when they appeal their property tax valuations. DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and ...
August 27, 2015 10:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia Tech’s Steve Norris looks back on experience
To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact. Who else do you know that attended Georgia Tech football games for some 80 years – that’...
August 21, 2015 12:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Solitude is one of life’s necessities
Q: You often say it’s important to spend time away from technology and in solitude. That sounds good, but it’s not feasible for me at this point in my life. I am very active in my community as a vo...
August 21, 2015 12:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Can we prevent future attacks?
We are still seeking answers why Chattanooga resident Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, brutally killed five servicemen July 16. They had caused no harm to him, his family or people. Rather, multitu...
August 21, 2015 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
Hooray! The state of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be built in Murray County in northwes...
August 13, 2015 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Small-town crime
The advice column as you know it will resume in two weeks. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this passage from my book. It proves that the crime reports in a small-town newspaper can make for might...
August 13, 2015 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Eliminate homelessness among veterans
There’s a lot of work needed yet to find homes for homeless veterans — numbering nearly 50,000 nationwide, including almost 1,500 in Georgia as of last year. The figures are from U.S. Sen. Johnny I...
August 13, 2015 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Failure part of understanding, growing
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.09.15 - 03:32 pm
  • Column: Inspiration can be found in quotes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.02.15 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Five young men define a successful life
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    06.25.15 - 10:17 am
  • Column: Your history is not your destiny
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.25.15 - 10:05 am
  • Column: Wolf Peach and Early Girl
    by Mark Maguire
    Columnist
    06.25.15 - 09:54 am
  • Column: Animals behaving oddly
    This week and next we’ll take a short summer break from advice, and I’ll share some stories from my book. This one concerns the wild animal tales I heard at a legendary (and now-defunct) restaurant...
    August 06, 2015 08:52 PM | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: How to be a liberal in one angry letter
    I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a “bed-wetting liberal.” No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-bottom pants and Nehru jackets that...
    July 30, 2015 10:58 AM | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Chasing the munchkin
    This week I’m sharing a favorite story from my book. The excerpt describes an escapade that unfolded when I returned home to central Georgia and went riding around with Mama, my nephew Dusty and my...
    July 30, 2015 10:50 AM | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: U.S. WWII vets buried in Netherlands not forgotten
    This is about World War II. I can’t ignore the statistics that remind us how many gave their youthful lives to end Nazi tyranny. They never had an open discussion in a classroom or at a bar or at t...
    July 30, 2015 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Let’s all agree Ray Charles belongs on a pedestal
    Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot. I had hoped I could cut back on pacifying petulant poops and spend more time on my latest passion – learning to play the flugelhorn. Alas, it ...
    July 24, 2015 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Aunt Mavis returns
    By reader demand, Aunt Mavis is back at the helm of the column this week. As a reminder, she is my politically insensitive relative who holds forth from her knick-knack filled single-wide home in c...
    July 24, 2015 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Fore whom the green never calls
    Golf. Oh, golf. I really should be a good golfer. At worst, a decent duffer, but somehow I missed out on that skill. My Uncle Bruce is an excellent golfer — so much that he not only earned a schola...
    July 24, 2015 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Harrison column
    EDITOR: A great deal of conservatives are so because of our faith-based, monotheistic, Judeo-Christian values and worldview. We are Christians first, Americans second and Republicans a distant thir...
    July 24, 2015 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Jekyll Island deer welcome news they are now official
    In the midst of all the turmoil over recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage as well as the furor over the Confederate battle flag, you may have missed the big news. The w...
    July 16, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Voices of the dead
    Q: I read your memoir and found it fascinating. Your intuition has come in handy several times during some scary life “situations.” You have mentioned in this column about getting inner guidance an...
    July 16, 2015 04:02 PM | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A trip to Vail, Colo.
    T­his ultra-popular destination for skiers is a new town when you consider that it is officially less than 50 years old. My guess is there will be a whole lot of celebrating going on next year when...
    July 16, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s global warming stance weakening U.S.
    EDITOR: Recently former President Jimmy Carter diplomatically said, “I would say the United States’ influence and prestige and respect in the world is lower that it was six or seven years ago.” He ...
    July 16, 2015 03:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Ethics always outweighs the payout
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.18.15 - 03:58 pm
  • Column: Dealing with socialized medicine
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    06.11.15 - 07:01 pm
  • Column: Nuggets of wisdom for everyday living
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.05.15 - 01:34 am
  • Column: Honoring D-Day anniversary
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    06.05.15 - 01:29 am