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Morris: Listen to the children, and all will be OK

Recently, I was in a local grocery store at a very busy time. I decided to help bag groceries. It had always seemed like fun to me. I suppose I was in one of my ubiquitous philosophical moods, for it occurred to me that any job seems fun, for 10 minutes or so.

February 15, 2008 | Renee Hand Morris | Community columnists


Nichols: Why is one dictator better than another?

I do not know what yardstick can distinguish between a good and a bad foreign military dictator. I do know that we have treated two Muslim military dictators very differently.

February 11, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Guest column: DOT vote not as portrayed

As I read The Times editorial entitled, "Bullying the DOT," I was reminded that there are indeed two sides to every story. While The Times feels that Department of Transportation Board Chairman Mike Evans put good government over politics, I respectfully disagree.

February 10, 2008 | | Community columnists


Thomas: The truth of Christmas exists in hearts of believers

Prior to our revolution, most crown-appointed governors in the American Colonies remained loyal to the king. One such governor wrote to the Board of Trade in England stating that, "If you ask an American, who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ."

February 10, 2008 | By Trevor Thomas tthomas@trevorgrantthomas.com | Community columnists


Yarbrough: UGA a winner on and off field

OK, Bulldog Nation, let's all get a paper bag and breath into it very s-l-o-w-l-y. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Feel better?

February 09, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Reflecting on Christmas past, present

Oh boy! It's Christmas time. My favorite time of the year.

February 09, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Gardner: Remembering Frank Green, a true friend of the hospital

Upon receiving the news of Frank Green's passing last week, I felt compelled to express my appreciation for the generous man who helped provide the funding to save countless lives in our community.

February 07, 2008 | | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A BRIDGE to graduation, then work

The HOPE scholarship has kept a number of Georgia's brightest kids at home and has vastly improved the academic quality of our state's universities and colleges. If a college education isn't your bag, the state of Georgia also offers one of the best technical education systems in the nation. Great universities and great technical schools in the same state: That combination should be a win-win for our young people, but the wonderful world of education doesn't work that way.

February 06, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: When it was ‘jackass’ day at the zoo

Looks like there's another contender for the Darwin Award.

February 05, 2008 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


King: Nuclear plants not worth cost, risk

When I agreed to write for The Times on a regular basis, the paper had only one stipulation: Write about something besides the nuclear industry.

February 05, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Shipp: Georgia is no haven for Clinton in 2008

Hillary Clinton's glide to this year's Democratic presidential nomination has hit a serious snag. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, her toughest rival, has caught an early wave that is threatening to swamp the Clinton cruise to reassuming the White House.

February 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Nichols: Circle of friends makes life worthwhile

Some time ago, a person I knew very well compared me with a rich man in town. "For the rest of your life, you will never have as much money as he has now."

I was just a college teacher with a modest income, so I accepted that comparison as valid. I never did accumulate as much money as he did before his recent departure from life, but I have more treasure than he had because I am enriched by the many people who form circles of love in my life.

February 02, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Shipp: State blew it with Feb. 5 primary

One-time legendary state House Speaker Tom Murphy said, "You've got to be careful with election legislation. More often than not, it doesn't do what you're trying to do, and eventually it backfires."

February 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Bowen: Signs over commodes tell the story

"Please flush. Atlanta needs the water."

February 02, 2008 | Alma Bowen | Community columnists


Cornelius: Creating a de facto policy to limit growth

This unwelcome interlude in Hall County's growth gives us an opportunity to discuss more honestly and openly the longer term problems that Hall County faces.

February 02, 2008 | | Community columnists


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Crawford: Lessons learned from state's primary runoff

There were some important political lessons that should have been learned from last week's runoff election.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Is US a failed state in decline?

The criteria for a failed state are pretty specific: Loss of authority over the use of force, loss of the authority to make collective decisions, inability to provide public services, and the inability to interact with the international community.

July 29, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Taxpayers on the hook for mishandled 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 experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 26, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Plenty of shade in years to come

In less than two weeks I'll celebrate my 60th birthday. Just for giggles, I perused some 60th birthday cards and, well, the outlook suddenly seems sort of grim. The creepiest of all pictured an empty deck chair on an emptier beach and contained these heartwarming words: "A sunrise is beautiful but so is a sunset. /For turning 60 today don't harbor any regret. / The autumn of your life will be so serene./ You will be the happiest that you have ever been."

July 25, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Why Johnny can’t go to college

In less than a month, students will be reporting for fall semester classes at the public colleges that make up the state's University System.

July 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Waxing poetic despite laureate snub

"I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it.

July 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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