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Yarbrough: What good is a longer life without banana pudding?

I read a news report this week that says while we are living a lot longer in the U.S., people in other countries are living even longer. Bummer.

January 25, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Bear necessities, and a win-win for all

Every family has its little traditions. When I was growing up, each year from the time I was 4 until I entered high school, there was a birthday trip to the Atlanta Zoo. Every August, I would invite a friend and my parents would take us on a day trip.

January 24, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Governor's race puts school funding in focus

State school Superintendent John Barge is on a political suicide mission.

January 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins: Texting cramps my style, and thumbs

For my daughter's 15th birthday last week, her present from her mother and I was a new phone.

January 20, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Don’t let friendships fade away

If this sounds like name-dropping, I apologize but I am trying to make a point here.

January 18, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: State legislators are back, but not for long

When House Speaker David Ralston sat down with reporters last week to discuss the new legislative session, he addressed the question that's been on the mind of every Capitol denizen.

January 15, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Peace is the only sane option

It started with a quote my brother found in a book he was reading, "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes: "History, that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation."

January 14, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Robbins: Black shoes with watermelon − Why not?

My wife is out of town for a couple of days, which means a couple of things.

January 13, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To my grandson — always aim high

Dear Cameron:

January 11, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: If you’re cold now, trying living under a bridge

I'm writing this on one of the coldest nights I've ever experienced. I'm sitting at the kitchen table encased in flannel pajamas, a fleece robe, earmuffs, a Chenille infinity scarf and two pairs of socks. Across my lap is a heated throw and a space heater buzzes industriously at my feet.

January 10, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: It’s showtime for Ga. politicians

It is far too early to predict who will replace Saxby Chambliss as Georgia's next senator, but it's going to be the most entertaining Senate race voters have seen in a long time.

January 08, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins:Convenience store change tray etiquette

Two of my favorite things in this world are convenience stores and spare change.

January 06, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Keep an eye on Ga. lawmakers

This could be a very important piece of information I am about to share with you. Whether it is or not is up to you. It depends on how much you care about the money being spent on our state's politicians. If you don't care and want to cop the "it doesn't make any difference" attitude, then I suggest you blow the dust off the ol' Funk & Wagnall and look up the word "apathy." Or go kiss a goat. Your choice.

January 04, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: It’s better to be lucky than good

In the world of politics, it's often better to be lucky than good.

January 01, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Learning to accept our doubts

The idea of God is endlessly fascinating, but I am not a "believer." In fact, I do not believe "believers." We all doubt, but doubt scares many individuals to a point where they willingly surrender their critical faculties and accept whatever they're taught.

December 31, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: Put down the phone; no text is worth our lives

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 quick cure.

August 30, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia voters can get the job done

For the past 20 years, an idea frequently floated for reforming the political system has been to set term limits for elected officials.

August 27, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Why not an end of our own choosing?

Two weeks ago, The Times reported Robin Williams' suicide. I'm sad for a number of reasons, maybe not the same as other people's reasons but just as intense. I am sad because the world lost a gifted comedian. To quote Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who wrote "Laugh and the world laughs with you:"

August 26, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Letter not enough to polish my liberal bona fides

Rap! Rap! Rap!

August 23, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: A life is changed, or lost, at drop of a rock

If I met Sharon Budd, I know I'd like her. She's from Uniontown, Ohio. She's raised four kids and worked as a seventh-grade language arts teacher. She's a breast cancer survivor.

August 22, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. election candidates stuck in the past

There are many lessons about elections I've learned through years of reporting on politics.

August 20, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Givens: A humanist's view on school prayer

Many Christians feel that removing teacher led prayer from school is persecution. This debate has come to Hall County with the letter sent by the American Humanists Association to Hall County School officials demanding that coach led prayer be stopped.

August 18, 2014 | Brandon Givens | Community columnists


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