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Robbins: Hunting that Guinness-worthy shrub

When I was about 6 years old, I told my parents of my lifelong ambition.

December 30, 2013 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some serious soothsaying for 2104

Good grief. I just took a peek at next week's calendar. It says 2014. That can't be correct. I'm still waiting for Y2K and for all our computers to crash. I must have overslept.

December 28, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tweet heard 'round the world

Let's look at some numbers, shall we? Africa disproportionately bears the burden of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. There are 34 million people living with AIDS worldwide; of those, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa.

December 28, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: A Tweet heard 'round the world

Let's look at some numbers, shall we? Africa disproportionately bears the burden of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. There are 34 million people living with AIDS worldwide; of those, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa.

December 27, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Guest column: Freedom is under fire at government-run schools

Today some of America's least free places are many government schools where students enjoy less free speech than prisoners since "zero tolerance" and "social justice" trump liberty.

December 26, 2013 | By Douglas Young Guest columnist | Community columnists


Crawford: Christmas can be a sad season for some

I try to remain cheerful and optimistic during the holiday season, but it isn't easy when you're reminded how tough things are for so many Georgians.

December 25, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins: Mayberry had a cure for ‘affluenza’

Don't they watch "The Andy Griffith Show" in Texas?

December 23, 2013 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: There is much to believe in at Christmas

This column first ran in 2010. The status of Cameron Charles Yarbrough has been updated, but the message remains timeless.

December 21, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Parker: Dreaming of a penguin Christmas

WASHINGTON - When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

December 19, 2013 | Kathleen Parker | Community columnists


Givens: Dysfunctional government needs to be repaired

In a perfect world our elected representatives would sit down with each other, craft laws that help society and, when they don't work, fix what is wrong with them.

December 18, 2013 | Brandon Givens | Community columnists


Crawford: Thurmond takes on his biggest job yet

As Michael Thurmond tells the story, he got a phone call one day from an attorney for the DeKalb County school board asking if he would be interested in the job of school superintendent.

December 18, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Choosing the good or evil paths

Morphine and heroin are basically the same substance. Both are derived from the opium poppy.

December 17, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Like Mandela, Andy Young’s journey one of forgiveness

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, and rightly so. South Africa could have sunk into chaos and a bloody civil war with Mandela's rise to power following 27 years of imprisonment and the end of apartheid.

December 14, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Finally, a home for Vashti ... uh, Betty

I heard about the abandoned kitten last week. My friend Lisa lives in a trailer community with five or six other families. She told the story with the breathless terror that most folks reserve for relating their encounter with a bear ... or a zombie.

December 13, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Gov. Deal looks nervous — should he be?

Gov. Nathan Deal was the picture of confidence last week as he presided over the traditional lighting of the state Christmas tree.

December 11, 2013 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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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


Crawford: The end of a long runoff campaign is in sight

For those who have endured Georgia's longest runoff election ever, the July 22 finish line is finally coming into view.

July 16, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Doctors are losing the personal touch

As child, the doctor came to our house if I was ill. Things change. I remember the day I got sick, and my parents bundled me into their car and drove to the doctor's office to see him., Today no one expects a doctor to make house calls.

July 15, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Crawford: Do endorsements matter?

In the days after the May 20 primary elections, candidates who advanced to the runoffs made the usual scramble to secure endorsements from opponents who didn't make it out of the primary.

June 04, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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