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Column: A tribute to good people doing good things
Sometimes we forget there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to car...
April 16, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Reading is a vital component in anyone’s life
Q: I’ve heard you speak about the importance of reading. For those of us who are not writers, do you think it makes any real difference in our lives if we read? A: Yes and more yes. Let me share a ...
April 16, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Georgia Republicans join tax-hike parade of states
Gov. Nathan Deal and fellow Republicans in the General Assembly joined a virtual parade of states across the country in raising gasoline taxes for transportation infrastructure. Eight other states ...
April 16, 2015 08:36 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Near city center, soul of Sandy Springs is alive, well
As Sandy Springs continues to futz with a plan for a brand-spanking-new, super-awesome city center, the city’s soul is alive and well. The latest I have read is the city is continuing to gather pub...
April 15, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What in the world does it take to be a great leader?
Fortune magazine has announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe  I got snubbed again this year?   This makes two years in a row I have been overlooked which, ...
April 09, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How your rock can roll when your use is up
Q: I truly don’t understand a phenomenon I’ve experienced several times. You meet a person during a very dark time in their lives. They ask for friendship and mentorship. You make sacrifices to sta...
April 09, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: What’s that noise?
Pick a comedy, any comedy. The situational ones on TV, that is. Virtually all of them use a laugh track, pre-recorded sounds of an audience guffawing hysterically at the lamest of jokes uttered by ...
April 09, 2015 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns loss of Weinstein
EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Lee M. Weinstein of Sandy Springs on his recent death. During...
April 09, 2015 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Pace cemetery difficult to access for a reason
The massive marble gravestone in Vinings marking the final resting place of pioneer settler Hardy Pace has been shattered into at least 17 pieces. It bears the year in which he was born — 1785 — as...
April 08, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: UGA class of '19 will include some of state’s brightest
If you are a high school senior hoping to attend the University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably ...
April 02, 2015 04:48 PM | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Can there be too much of a good thing?
Q: Do you think there is such a thing as having an overly open mind? A: Absolutely. In fact, an excessively open mind will collect much garbage. While curiosity is an attribute that will enrich you...
April 02, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Tragic story of first head umpire lost over time
For more than a decade, a plaque hung in the concession stand at Buckhead Baseball that read simply, “Hoyle Dye: A Friend of Boys.” It disappeared many years ago according to Ray Mock, whose father...
April 01, 2015 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Good customer service trumps chips, soft drink
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.11.15 - 09:28 am
  • Column: Case of mistaken identity
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    03.05.15 - 03:01 pm
  • Column: Concrete road throwback to old Atlanta
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    03.04.15 - 01:42 pm
  • Column: Finding purpose through service
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.26.15 - 05:16 pm
  • Column: The life and times of Pete Dickens
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    02.26.15 - 05:05 pm
  • Column: Education Reform Commission can make difference
    I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain. In January, I was named to the Education Reform Commission by Gov. Natha...
    March 26, 2015 09:01 AM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Relishing an old country relic, ER eavesdropping
    Q: I’ve heard you poke fun about how country folks talk about their health problems. I live in a small town far away from Atlanta, and I cringe every time I hear such talk. How should I respond the...
    March 26, 2015 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City center project needs greenspace, wow factor
    EDITOR: The reasonably new city of Sandy Springs needs to step up its game to attract citizens and visitors alike. With the Internet in play, retail and restaurants alone need to be one-of-a-kind a...
    March 26, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress should approve American Energy Renaissance Act
    Editor’s note: The following letter is about U.S. Senate Bill 791 , also known as the American Energy Renaissance Act, which was read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natura...
    March 26, 2015 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Chimney, hearth traced back to pioneer family
    Judge James Power sounds like a man not to be crossed, the kind of man who could be found out West in the 1800s, keeping a watchful eye over a prosperous mining town from the saddle of his horse wi...
    March 25, 2015 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Thankful for new generation of Methodist ministers
    I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn’t do if my life depended on it. Actually, what they were seeking is not a job; it is a calling. And my life here and in the ...
    March 19, 2015 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: A love story for the ages
    A mention in this space of Eiderdown, the heavy-duty comforter which the British have used to ameliorate the dark cold of winter for centuries, brought about an introduction to Sylvia and Gene Fall...
    March 19, 2015 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: Censored, fast-forwarded James Bond
    I might be the only father in America who hasn’t seen the movie “Frozen.” And I can state quite honestly I haven’t even heard the song “Let It Go.” I’ve heard the movie and song referenced, but thr...
    March 19, 2015 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for pointing out Dorsey’s role in saving Fox
    Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Dick Yarbrough’s March 4 column, titled “Without Jasper Dorsey, there might be no Fox Theatre.” EDITOR: Too much good can’t be said about the r...
    March 19, 2015 12:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Ubiquitous stickers more than status symbols
    The summer after I graduated from Christchurch School in Virginia, I had the opportunity to study French for two months in Paris. My brother and I shared a hotel room a short distance from campus. ...
    March 18, 2015 09:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Lee analyzes Legislature’s refusal to lower age limits
    It is with regret I tell you our intrepid public servants in the Georgia Legislature have scuttled a bill that would have lowered the age of eligibility to serve as a member of the House of Represe...
    March 12, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Real beauty queens
    Q: I’ve been reading your column for several years now, and I really like your take on beauty, especially as it pertains to women and our society. Can you please talk about this? A: Probably the be...
    March 12, 2015 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Buckhead’s black history barely visible in park
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.25.15 - 10:56 am
  • Column: Do sticks and stones really break bones?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.19.15 - 11:21 am
  • Column: West Peachtree, Lake Forrest perfectly aligned
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    02.18.15 - 11:00 am
  • Column: Mama and the chain gang
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    02.12.15 - 11:00 am
  • Column: Remembering Iwo Jima
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    02.12.15 - 10:50 am