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Column: A salute to one trying to making this a better world
A wise man once said our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception. Pagano is pres...
October 30, 2014 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What are you afraid of?
Readers tell us about things that spooked them as kids or that still freak them out. Here are their terrifying — and sometimes hilarious — memories and stories, just in time for Halloween. I posed ...
October 30, 2014 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Altruism is donating to food banks
The holiday season is coming up, and there are some families out there who are not doing so well. A number of them would go hungry were it not for the food banks. There are seven food banks in the ...
October 30, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Deal pledges to go all in on public education reform
Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia. This week, incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal talks about his plans f...
October 23, 2014 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Walking on eggshells
Q: It seems like people are getting offended over every little thing these days. Recently one of my favorite families came in to my practice (I’m a dentist). Being playful and affectionate, I told ...
October 23, 2014 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Reckless drivers should share cost of actions
Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injuries. As medical technology, safety and trauma care have improved, more people survive traumatic inju...
October 23, 2014 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Exercise your right to vote
EDITOR: Paulding County has never seen such turmoil as it has this past year since the announcement of the proposed commercialization of our county airport. Like Pandora’s Box, the lid on how our c...
October 22, 2014 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST COLUMN: Breast cancer early detection saves lives -- be proactive
Old photographs and precious memories. That is what I recall when I think about my mom, Barbara Burt, who I lost to breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What a great time to be ...
October 22, 2014 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Carter shares his views on education
I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic...
October 16, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The inner compass
Q: Last week you mentioned that you have an “inner compass” that never misguides you. You said you just have to “obey its directions.” You made it sound so easy. To be honest, I wonder if I even ha...
October 16, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: An open letter to my long-awaited son
Dear Joshua, Welcome to the world. Welcome to our family. I can’t wait to get to know you and spend the rest of this crazy thing called life with you. There’s so much I want to tell you and so much...
October 16, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Addressing hunger in Atlanta: How all can help
The statistics on those in need in Georgia are sobering: 18.9 percent of residents — and 28.1 percent of children — are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, ...
October 15, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Meet the buzzkillers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.18.14 - 03:49 pm
  • Guest column: Let’s not take literacy for granted
    by Austin Dickson
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    09.18.14 - 03:43 pm
  • Column: Grow your joy
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.11.14 - 09:28 am
  • Column: Kroger a modern marvel
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    09.11.14 - 09:19 am
  • Column: The evil next door
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.04.14 - 05:06 pm
  • Column: The apple, the tree and letting it be
    by Mark Maguire
    Columnist
    09.04.14 - 04:57 pm
  • Column: Some random thoughts on some random subjects
    If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni As...
    October 09, 2014 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Still thankful
    Today marks the two-year anniversary of this column. What a delight it has been to occupy this space. We’ve made an interesting journey together, haven’t we? Sometimes we plunge into soul-stirring ...
    October 09, 2014 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Freedom of speech is not politically correct
    Last Wednesday, 12 private citizens addressed the Atlanta Regional Commission about the adoption of a more friendly public comment policy at the monthly board meetings. For some on the board, the c...
    October 09, 2014 04:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia should not be responsible for refugee children
    EDITOR: Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the Aug. 6 letter by Melinda Lehrer of Decatur criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for his recent letter to President Barack Obama objecting to U.S. Ci...
    October 09, 2014 03:56 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns death of Hendrick
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney David R. Hendrick of Atlanta on his recent and very untimely ...
    October 09, 2014 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Dooley’s players must ensure stadium carries legacy
    Last Saturday while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and at...
    October 02, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Readers weigh in on toddler leashes
    I asked for your thoughts on a parenting question, and your responses flooded my inbox. I wish I could include everyone’s feedback, but I thank each of you for participating and sharing your insigh...
    October 02, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Doc Holliday lived big, bold life
    Doc Holliday, the notorious gunslinger, gambler and dentist — not in any particular order — was born in Griffin, grew up in Valdosta and died in Glenwood Springs, Colo., from consumption at the age...
    October 02, 2014 02:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commissioners carried out power grab
    EDITOR: Three of our county commissioners have succeeded in carrying out a massive power grab. Spearheaded by the chairman, David Austin, and rubber-stamped by commissioners David Carmichael and Da...
    October 01, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 8 8 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 | 6 6 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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: 'The old black dog'
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.28.14 - 02:58 pm
  • Column: Look for helpers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.21.14 - 01:57 pm
  • Column: Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    08.21.14 - 01:47 pm
  • Column: Trivial pursuits
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.14.14 - 04:31 pm