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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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Performing arts center should be paid for by businesses
EDITOR: The city of Sandy Springs wants us to debate the number of seats in the [proposed performing arts] theater [inside the planned city center] and the issue should be what should we spend $197...
August 21, 2014 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center not why Sandy Springs incorporated
EDITOR: When Sandy Springs citizens voted in 2005 to incorporate, comments I heard from fellow residents on why were basically the same — enhance our fire, police and EMS services; safeguard our re...
August 21, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Name change reflected city's rep as commerce center
Plaster’s Bridge Road in Buckhead was changed to Piedmont Road to reflect one of the most important events in Atlanta following the Civil War. In my July 30 column I wrote about Benjamin Plaster, t...
August 20, 2014 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 4 4 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 | 3 3 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to Shigley on election to national post
EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to Sandy Springs resident Kenneth L. Shigley, attorney with Shigley Law in Atlanta, on his recent installation a...
August 14, 2014 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Foley’s column, Lehrer’s letter off base
EDITOR: I would like to comment on your Aug. 6 edition that had two citizens comments, one from Kennesaw [guest columnist Kevin Foley] and one from Decatur [Melinda Lehrer, who wrote a letter to th...
August 14, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Bridge serves as link to more than Buckhead, Vinings
The one-lane steel bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River links more than Buckhead and Vinings. It replaced the ferry that was once the only way across the river in the area. It serves as a connec...
August 13, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A fresh reminder of why teaching is a noble job
Dear Georgia Public School Teachers: It is new school year but, alas, the same old impediments: An out-of-touch federal bureaucracy, ideological state legislators who choose not to send their kids ...
August 07, 2014 11:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Howell made name for himself during battle
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.23.14 - 03:46 pm
  • Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    07.18.14 - 02:50 pm
  • Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.17.14 - 09:27 pm
  • Column: Living on purpose
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    07.10.14 - 10:51 am
  • Column: Your cheatin’ heart
    Q: Recently I needed to use my husband’s phone to make a call. He keeps it locked with a password. I asked him for his password and he wouldn’t give it to me. He got defensive when I asked him why ...
    August 07, 2014 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Nebraska billionaire behind assault on Nunn
    With a net worth today of $1 billion, Joe Ricketts, 73, the founder of TD Ameritrade, is fretting over the crumbs falling from his table. It galls Joe that some of those crumbs might be used to hel...
    August 07, 2014 11:15 AM | 7 7 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to Deal about children
    Editor: [Gov. Nathan Deal], you recently wrote a letter to President [Barack] Obama objecting to [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services]' sending 1,154 refugee children to their sponsors in Geo...
    August 07, 2014 11:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: ‘Island’ evidence of Buckhead’s evolution
    A cul-de-sac off West Paces Ferry Road captures what Buckhead was, what it became and what it aspires to be. At the heart of the 35 or so homes on Paces Forest Road and Paces Forest Drive just east...
    August 06, 2014 02:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Trying to identify real outsider in U.S. Senate race
    The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office ...
    July 31, 2014 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Grief and unexpected gifts
    Q: My father died 11 years ago, and I wonder when I’ll stop grieving. The worst times are Christmas, his birthday and his death date. I dread these times of year and still get extremely sad and dep...
    July 31, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Harris case more than meets the eye
    I am quiet. But it hurts. I am without that settled feeling that usually overcomes me when I know my mouth is safely shut and my computer keyboard is asleep. I am quiet but unsettled. I need to wri...
    July 31, 2014 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Plaster’s Bridge last vestige of pioneer family
    Imagine standing on top of the Darlington Apartments — the ones with the Atlanta’s Population Now sign out front on Peachtree Road — and looking in every direction but west and seeing the property ...
    July 30, 2014 06:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Taxpayers on hook for mishandled Deal ethics probe
    In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experien...
    July 24, 2014 10:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Two billion heartbeats
    Q: I’m confused. Normally you are a proponent of hope and optimism, but you recently said the “Happy” song made you want to do violent things. That doesn’t exactly sound like what you usually promo...
    July 24, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Cruz wants billionaires to pave paradise
    When I visit Montana, I always try to spend at least a day or two in Yellowstone National Park. I had the privilege of touring Yellowstone on a snowmobile in March and then again, a week ago, at th...
    July 24, 2014 09:54 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City’s tree canopy should be protected in all districts
    EDITOR: For a city which prides itself as being in the top tier of leafy American communities, shouldn’t it be concerned with trees throughout the city and not just those in areas that have experie...
    July 24, 2014 09:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Help is on way for dealing with humor-impaired
    by Dick Yarbrough
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:04 am
  • Column: Emergency room eavesdropping
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:03 am
  • Column: What’s on your summer bucket list?
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Georgian big part of Texas state history
    by Loran Smith
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.03.14 - 12:01 am
  • Column: Ghost rail lines hiding in plain sight
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.02.14 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Dealing with crazy exes
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.26.14 - 04:12 pm
  • Guest column: Obama, Dems failing to learn from mistakes
    by Melvyn L. Fein
    Guest Columnist
    06.26.14 - 03:53 pm