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Column: Junior E. Lee analyzes elections, predicts president
I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had fini...
November 20, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How choices, intentions will keep wheels spinning
Q: Since he was in high school, my 31-year-old cousin has been in and out of trouble. He also has a drinking problem, to say the least. He gets drunk every night, and even when sober during the day...
November 20, 2014 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Time on the Chattahoochee River
It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. The fish are biting, we still have some autu...
November 20, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: This is one terrorist that deserves our thanks
This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about...
November 13, 2014 04:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How to hold it together during the holidays
Q: We’re still a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, but I can already feel the stress creeping up on me. Every year during the holiday season I get so overwhelmed and exhausted. I think I get “wound...
November 13, 2014 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: All veterans part of ‘greatest generation’
As a 10-year-old, my world and America in general was rocked on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. The news of the day related to the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor. By virtue of my age, I wasn’t eligi...
November 13, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Junior E. Lee bullish on his post-election analysis
I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company,...
November 06, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Best friend has a really bad boyfriend
Q: My best friend is one of the brightest, warmest, most wonderful people I know. We’ve known each other since we were little and in that time we’ve seen each other through the loss of a parent, fi...
November 06, 2014 06:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Humor lies in wit, not bawd
Some people just make you laugh. Not talking about stand-up comedians, although good ones — those who don’t belong to the nasty mouth club — can provide enlivening entertainment. My spirits have be...
November 06, 2014 05:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Readers weigh in on toddler leashes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    10.02.14 - 02:25 pm
  • Column: Doc Holliday lived big, bold life
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    10.02.14 - 02:16 pm
  • Column: No explaining needed
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.25.14 - 01:31 pm
  • Column: Meet the buzzkillers
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    09.18.14 - 03:49 pm
  • 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 | 5 5 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 | 7 7 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 | 6 6 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 13 13 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 | 7 7 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 | 16 16 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    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 | 10 10 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 | 9 9 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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • 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