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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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Trying to find positives in this world can be negative
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week’s column was to be about positive things. She said she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. “Surely, you can find some p...
September 18, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Meet the buzzkillers
Q: Your last column about how to “grow your joy” was excellent. Can you cover some things that actually prevent one from experiencing great joy? A: As I said last week, this topic is so vast that I...
September 18, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest column: Let’s not take literacy for granted
The ability to read is akin to breathing. If you breathe easily, you don’t think about it. But if you struggle with breathing — with asthma, allergies or sensitivity to summer smog — you have a pro...
September 18, 2014 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Yarbrough: get over Carter’s 1970 campaign
Editor: In the Aug. 13 edition, Dick Yarbrough wrote a great column on the Southern accent. I think the Georgia Legislature should pass a law that would ban any business from trying to help people ...
September 18, 2014 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: College a major player in area’s economic rebound
Remember the story of “The Little Engine That Could?” That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line. ...
September 11, 2014 09:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Grow your joy
Q: I have made a conscious decision to follow your lead and look for and find the joy in my life, no matter how small. Unfortunately, I am usually quite reserved and less than spontaneous. What sug...
September 11, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Kroger a modern marvel
Recently, I went to a Kroger grand opening, which came about because of my friendship with company President Bruce Lucia.   Food has never been more important than it is today, for a number of reas...
September 11, 2014 09:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Predictions of sea level rise greatly exaggerated
EDITOR: Last month several news outlets reported Climate Central, a New York-based nonprofit comprised of scientists, climatologists and science journalists that conducts scientific research on cli...
September 11, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Your cheatin’ heart
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    08.07.14 - 11:35 am
  • Guest column: Nebraska billionaire behind assault on Nunn
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    08.07.14 - 11:15 am
  • Column: Grief and unexpected gifts
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.31.14 - 03:31 pm
  • Guest column: Harris case more than meets the eye
    by Allen B. Goodwin
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.31.14 - 12:03 pm
  • Column: It’s September and the political day grows short
    Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday.” The lyr...
    September 04, 2014 05:16 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The evil next door
    Q: I’ve been shocked to learn that the metro Atlanta area, including the suburbs, is a hub for sex trafficking and the exploitation of children in that “trade.” I had no idea it was right here in m...
    September 04, 2014 05:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The apple, the tree and letting it be
    The phone rang on a Tuesday evening. I didn’t answer it. I always try not to. Excluding telemarketers, no one calls me at home. And I mean no one. My wife gets most of the calls. If one of my relat...
    September 04, 2014 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    OTHER VOICES: Are we moving too fast to approve marijuana-derived drug?
    I grew up hearing, “The road to Hades is paved with good intentions.” Never more true than in the current proposed legislation that would legalize some forms of marijuana for medical use. Few quest...
    September 02, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    OTHER VOICES: Georgia needs wisdom to make right choice on medical cannabis
    As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the governor’s des...
    September 02, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Family’s tragedy a reminder to text less, live more
    It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus, and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa, this is one with a q...
    August 28, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: 'The old black dog'
    Q: I was recently hospitalized for some major surgery. When the anesthesiologist came in to visit just prior to surgery, I asked him what his death rate was. You’d have thought I’d shot the man wit...
    August 28, 2014 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Look for helpers
    Q: We have a neighbor couple that have attached themselves to us. We both adore and enjoy spending time with him. … Her, not so much. They have been in our town for about two years and have managed...
    August 21, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Obama: But I don’t wanna go to work!
    Here’s some pure speculation for you: Barack Obama is tired of being president. Oh, sure, he likes the perks of the office. Air Force One, the big helicopter, fancy limousines, the soldier salutes,...
    August 21, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
    I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent? The book’s authors, Jennifer Adams and Johanna Chapman, run a firm called At...
    August 14, 2014 04:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Trivial pursuits
    Q: I’ve read your opinions on the potentially negative impacts of our non-stop use of smart phones, the Internet and such. I was an early tech guy and didn’t see it back then. But now I see it as y...
    August 14, 2014 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: A millenial, a boomer, then old and forgetful!
    I should never complain about commercials after a political season. Even the Geico gecko looked good to me once the election was over. But I am weary of the Cialis logo popping up on the screen, a ...
    August 14, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Two billion heartbeats
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.24.14 - 10:02 am
  • Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
    by Kevin Foley
    Neighbor Newspapers Guest Columnist
    07.24.14 - 09:54 am
  • Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    07.18.14 - 02:50 pm
  • Column: Living on purpose
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.10.14 - 10:51 am
  • Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:04 am