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King: Common humanity lost amid tragedy

"He wanted to be part of something bigger than himself."

November 17, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Is war in Afghanistan a repeat of Vietnam?

Perhaps the most important decision in the first year of Barack Obama's presidency is his answer to the request of his main commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for some 30,000 to 40,000 more troops to be added to the 68,000 troops already approved.

November 16, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Yarbrough: US Muslims can’t always have it both ways

There are just a few things you can count on in this world: The sun will rise in the east; nobody will ever sing better than Ray Charles and somebody will try to make a martyr out of that piece of camel dung that killed 13 innocent men and women at Fort Hood, Texas.

November 14, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Trip to DC memorial an apt tribute to our heroes

On the eve of Veterans Day, the speaker at our Optimist Club meeting was a most appropriate one. Bill Fletcher is a Gainesville man who, as a 21-year-old fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

November 13, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Cornelius: Religious voices vital to our public life

Religious believers have long been wrongly attacked for "unconstitutional" meddling in politics and government when in reality their politicking and opining were nothing of the sort.

November 12, 2009 | By Tack Cornelius Guest columnist | Community columnists


Crawford: Health care debate won’t end soon

If you're sick and tired of all the shouting and bickering about health care reform, I've got some bad news for you. The issue will continue dominating the news for the next several weeks as Congress tries to decide which version of a health care reform bill it finally will adopt.

November 11, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: Radiation, isolation team up to conquer cancer

After I had a spell earlier this year that my fantastic primary physician team, Dr. Sumner and nurse Robin, suspected was a stroke. A brain scan confirmed I'd had two light ones.

November 10, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Letter is an apt tribute to our armed forces

My friend, Sam Griffin, the retired publisher of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, recently shared a letter written to him in 1942 by his father, Capt. Marvin Griffin, later to be governor of Georgia, as he and his men, members of the Georgia National Guard's 101st Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Battalion, were preparing to embark for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

November 07, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Corn: Celebrating a true maestro of music and joy

This Saturday, we will celebrate the life of Jimmy Cutrell, who died Oct. 28, and I feel that he deserves more than a passing mention in the town to which he dedicated many of his most productive years.

November 06, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Community columnist | Community columnists


Crawford: Fox put in charge of EPD henhouse

Politicians are often accused of "putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," of giving someone with a vested interest in an issue control over how that issue is resolved.

November 04, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Evil indeed lurks in our valley

A number of years ago, maybe in the 1980s, I paid a visit to a friend in New York state who taught English at a local college. I was with her the day the class assignment included a story about the Holocaust.

November 03, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Tales of more travels, from Israel to Machu Picchu

As a teacher of international politics, I had to go overseas and see for myself how foreign governments worked, how culture and economics produced competition that was sometimes good, sometimes bad.

November 02, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To a wise son, from a grateful dad

I am not going to tell you how old he is because he might not want you to know. So, I will just tell you that on his birthday next week, the last number will have a "zero" behind it and he was born as Dwight Eisenhower was going out of office and John F. Kennedy was coming in. You can figure out the rest.

October 31, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: This Halloween, trade scaring for a little caring

I love Halloween but this year my feelings are a little bittersweet. On Saturday I'll be helping my youngest daughter get ready for a homecoming dance rather than trick-or-treating. It's the first year we haven't spent the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 in a costume-creating frenzy.

October 30, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: 9th District race draws most interest so far

You would think people would be fired up about the congressional races on tap for next year, considering that Republicans will be trying to reverse their election losses of 2006 and 2008 while Democrats will be trying to protect their majority status.

October 28, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Georgia takes good care of its billionaires

Georgia is a state where we measure ourselves by how other people think of us.

July 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Guest column: ADA righted wrongs, but work remains

I don't remember what I was doing on Sunday, July 26, 1987, but that next year I was fighting for my life in intensive ...

July 26, 2015 | By Justin Pressley Guest columnist | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: It's time to make peace over symbols

Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot.

July 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Lawmakers have to defuse an explosive issue

With the legalization of fireworks this year, Georgia residents had a blast over the Fourth of July weekend - literally.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


The foster dilemma: Whether to adopt

I thought the judge would make all the decisions.

July 19, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Jekyll Island deer get official respect from state

In the midst of all the turmoil over recent Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage, as well as the furor over the Confederate ...

July 18, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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