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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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 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 | 28 28 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 | 16 16 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 | 15 15 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 | 16 16 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 | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 23 23 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 | 24 24 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 | 34 34 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 | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Three components worthy of attention
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.05.15 - 01:57 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: Finding light in the midst of darkness
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    01.22.15 - 06:35 pm
  • Column: Is Georgia about to go to pot?
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    01.22.15 - 06:27 pm
  • 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 | 40 40 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 | 31 31 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 | 39 39 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 | 47 47 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 | 49 49 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 | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Jekyll Island Authority holds fire on deer population
    If you are a supercilious liberal you-know-what or a sanctimonious Bible thumper, I have some good news for you. I am giving you both the week off. Enjoy it while you can. I will be back. Today, I ...
    February 19, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Do sticks and stones really break bones?
    Q: I acknowledge I probably talk too much about other people. Usually the overall tone is negative, and if I’m honest about it, I enjoy it. It’s become a habit, and I just can’t seem to stop, espec...
    February 19, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Contour Coke bottles celebrates 100 years
    Many of us grew up on Coca-Cola. If you date back, you likely are an aficionado of the contour bottle, which is 100 years old this year. The contour bottle is as recognizable as a church steeple. I...
    February 19, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reasons to build Keystone XL pipeline plentiful
    Editor’s note: U.S. Senate Bill 1, the bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, was passed by the Senate Jan. 30 and by the House Feb. 12 but still has not been signed into law by ...
    February 19, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago – and reports say 114 million of us did – perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who afte...
    February 12, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Mama and the chain gang
    Q: This really isn’t a question but a request. Could you please share the wonderful story from your book about you and your mother and the prisoners? A lot of people who read your column have not h...
    February 12, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: An appreciation of art
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    01.08.15 - 06:11 pm
  • Column: An invocation for the New Year
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.31.14 - 10:57 am
  • Column: Fondly recalling Georgia bowls past
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    12.31.14 - 10:33 am
  • Column: I wish I had been there in Bethlehem
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    12.25.14 - 04:44 pm