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Guest column: ‘Costa Rica or bust’ for mission work

Today's the day.

September 13, 2009 | By Sarah Beth Little Guest columnist | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Reflecting on the sudden loss of a young life

If you will allow me a moment of personal privilege, it has been one year since our grandson, Zack Wansley, collapsed and died while training for the Thanksgiving Day Marathon in Atlanta. He was 22.

September 12, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Thomas: Why not pay-as-you-go state budgets?

In these tough economic times, much has been reported on the difficulties that local, state, and federal governments have had setting their budgets. Even with layoffs, furloughs, pay-cuts, tax increases and so on, politicians at all levels are still facing some very difficult budget decisions.

September 10, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists


Crawford: Questions loom on political landscape

Now that we are turning the corner on summer and moving into the fall season, let's try to answer some of the questions hanging over Georgia's political landscape.

September 09, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Movies may reflect society’s psyche

I love movies. I've loved them since my parents took me to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. I was 5 years old and hid under the seat during the scary parts. In my teens, when others went to Saturday football games, I could be found at the local cinema.

September 08, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Congress’ current health plan won’t cut costs

As I recovered from a knee replacement surgery in the beautiful north tower of our Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and later in a week in a rehabilitation facility and then my home, I had lots of time to think about the health care insurance proposal from President Barack Obama now being considered by the House of Representatives. I realize we also need to see the version to be considered by the Senate that should appear soon.

September 07, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Be safe, America, and never forget

It has been eight years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington killed some 3,000 innocent people. How soon we forget.

September 05, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Look beyond SATs to find local school successes

Cognitive dissonance is the uncomfortable feeling caused when an individual holds two contradictory ideas at the same time. That's the feeling I get when I think about education in Hall County.

September 04, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: State school leadership ‘needs improvement’

As the election for governor drew closer in 2002, the Republican challenger Sonny Perdue was beating up on Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes with anything he could find.

September 02, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: Pancakes, mentors and planning for the end

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is just over two weeks away, from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. This is THE informal social event of the season.

September 01, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Pondering grinches, values, sweet tea

Sometimes you just can't help but feel sorry for Malfunction Junction, aka, the city of Atlanta. Admittedly, it is hard to do because it is such a blowhard town and not half as hip as it thinks it is.

August 29, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Thomas: Global warming as religion draws unlikely foes

Anthropogenic (man-made) global warming skeptics have an unusual ally from the land Down Under. Recently, by a vote of 42 to 30, the Australian Senate rejected their version of cap-and-trade.

August 28, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists


Lott: Many appeal to emotion, not reason, in health debate

Most Americans want reform in health care that will reduce cost without sacrificing quality of care. This is long overdue and just about everyone agrees that the status quo is unsustainable.

August 27, 2009 | By Harold Lott hlott16@yahoo.com | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgians able to share health ideas

The push to revise America's health care system is one of those rare events that can dramatically change how our society works. The approval of Social Security in the 1930s was one such turning point, as was the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1960s.

August 26, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Health arguments paint a false picture

U.S. democracy may be imploding, eating itself up from within. Constitutionally guaranteed free speech has become the right to say absolutely anything, no matter how untrue or inflammatory. The right of assembly approaches mob rule, and hostility toward a legally elected president drifts toward insurrection. How did this happen?

August 25, 2009 | Joan King | 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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