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Column: Return of corn-fried shrimp is reason to rejoice
Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn’t quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart’s Rick finding Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in “Casablanca” (“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, s...
February 04, 2016 05:40 PM | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Farewell, good readers
Dear Readers, After more than three lively years here, I have decided to end the column. My reasons are creative ones: I need time and space to work on other things, namely a book or two. Know that...
February 04, 2016 05:29 PM | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Legislature should consider tax reform to boost state economy
It’s no secret that we are in perilous economic times. Unemployment is almost 10 percent when you consider those who are working odd jobs and need full-time work. The stock market is enduring wild ...
February 04, 2016 05:14 PM | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Henry County delegate: state budget process lengthy, necessary
Every year, the Georgia General Assembly has only one constitutional duty – to pass a balanced budget. Budget hearings allow us to do just that and guarantee that every penny of the budget we pass ...
February 01, 2016 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: State senator seeks to support disabled community
State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, represents Georgia’s 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician. One Atlanta newspa...
January 28, 2016 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Maintaining status quo not an option in public ed
When Gov. Nathan Deal created the Educational Reform Commission last January, he asked the commission to develop bold proposals that would better prepare Georgia students for the 21st century. As c...
January 28, 2016 11:40 AM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Of me and bikes and Bono
I’ve gotten several quips about my bike accident since it occurred in late October. I wrapped up the last of my physical therapy in late January and, though I still have miles ahead before I sleep,...
January 28, 2016 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The State of the Column can’t be overstated
My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has given us a nautically themed State of the State...
January 22, 2016 12:19 AM | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Action on guns long overdue, still not enough
Real presidents don’t cry. But this one did, and with good reason. Jan. 5, while announcing in the East Room of the White House the executive actions he was taking on gun safety, President Barack O...
January 22, 2016 12:09 AM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What do you get when you cross DNC and RNC?
In this anti-establishment election cycle, it’s been rather interesting to watch as those who thumb their noses at the political powers-that-be in both parties grab, maintain, and even gain support...
January 22, 2016 12:02 AM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s State of the Union address about fear
EDITOR: The front page of an Atlanta newspaper last week said President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union Address, “urges voters to reject politics of fear.” This comment is hilarious. For th...
January 21, 2016 11:59 PM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some thoughts on the Education Reform Commission
Dear Georgia public schoolteachers: You have read and heard a lot of scuttlebutt about the recommendations recently sent to Gov. Nathan Deal by the Education Reform Commission. I thought you might ...
January 14, 2016 01:56 PM | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: THIS is the best holiday season ever
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Columnist
    12.17.15 - 09:11 am
  • Column: My trip to a monastery, part two
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.10.15 - 11:10 am
  • Column: Monastery visits bring peace, comfort
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    12.03.15 - 04:13 pm
  • Column: Friends in low places
    Q: I’ve followed you for years now, and I notice how you show empathy, love and compassion for those in “low places,” especially those who might offend. How do you do this? Where do you draw the li...
    January 14, 2016 01:49 PM | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Isakson: Safe zone in Mideast
    U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, said there’s a better way of coping with the Syrian refugee crisis than bringing them to this country — an issue that’s front and center again after Gov. Natha...
    January 14, 2016 01:38 PM | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Some advice to a great grandson
    Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Welcome to 2016. This begins your 8th year with us. I think you would agree that at this point in time, life has been better than good. May it remain so. Today you a...
    January 07, 2016 03:49 PM | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Wise quotes for 2016
    As we launch into a new year, I’d like to share some quotes to add to your wisdom bank. These are reproduced as they appear in Elbert Hubbard’s “Scrap Book,” published in 1923. o The world is a loo...
    January 07, 2016 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Sooners coach Stoops leading third successful era
    Before there was official Oklahoma, there was the University of Oklahoma — classes actually began before Oklahoma gained statehood. The Sooner state has had a checkered history, its inhabitants lit...
    January 07, 2016 03:30 PM | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A love story that defied time and circumstances
    Perhaps the most appropriate way to end this year is with a love story – the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94. Even the m...
    December 30, 2015 10:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The real to-do list
    Q: This time every year, I am frazzled, exhausted, depressed and completely stressed out. Can you give some tips on how I can better manage the holidays and the end of the year? A: Of course! Here ...
    December 30, 2015 10:41 PM | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain
    MARIETTA, Oklahoma – This is a town of 2,626 just north of the Red River which separates the states of Oklahoma and Texas. Early settlers here were attracted to the fertile land which supported the...
    December 30, 2015 10:33 PM | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: I wish I had been there in Bethlehem
    This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe. I wish I had been there. In Bethlehem. I wish I had witnessed the birth o...
    December 23, 2015 08:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Christmas memories submitted by readers
    It’s time for the annual edition of Christmas memories submitted by readers. Enjoy! o Our church family once adopted a family with young children. Their mother had just died of a stroke. I called t...
    December 23, 2015 08:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A favorite Christmas memory: Ambush caroling
    The buses lined up one by one in front of the church fellowship hall, expelling thick diesel fumes into the winter night. Dozens of volunteer carolers boarded the buses, their cheerful faces illumi...
    December 23, 2015 08:26 AM | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Foley’s column needs conservative rebuttal
    EDITOR: I just read Kevin Foley’s column [“GOP candidates can’t take the heat”] in the Nov. 11 issue. Since he is obviously a Democrat, and since the article he wrote is so lamely liberal, I would ...
    December 23, 2015 08:16 AM | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Friends and bad boyfriends
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    11.25.15 - 12:24 pm
  • Column: Be like Joe Kirby
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    11.19.15 - 01:14 pm
  • Column: O’Reilly makes a mess of history
    by George Will
    Columnist
    11.19.15 - 01:00 pm
  • Column: Don’t pussyfoot around
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    11.12.15 - 08:36 am
  • Guest column: GOP candidates can’t take the heat
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    11.12.15 - 08:26 am
  • Column: Don't mess with our porcine preferences
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Columnist
    11.05.15 - 11:13 am
  • Column: The face of friendship
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    11.05.15 - 11:03 am