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Oglesby: We all should pray for our new president

Many people, knowing my unhidden preference, have asked me for my reaction to Barack Obama's election as the next president of the United States.

November 25, 2008 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Nichols: Race, politics no longer at odds in US

The election of Barack Obama has changed race relations in our country and maybe for other countries as well.

November 24, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Thomas: Obama unwittingly helps pass Proposition 8

Oh, the irony. With Barack Obama on the ballot, liberals thought they couldn't lose. However, in California things did not go as planned.

November 24, 2008 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Kudzu-eating goats offer potential

First, an explanation as to why I am not talking about the elections this week. It is called a deadline. This column runs in a number of major markets around the state, from Rocky Face to Rincon to Sugar Hill. To ensure that all my loyal readers are treated equally, there have to be deadlines.

November 22, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Time for lawmakers to get back to work

The elections have finally been held and it feels like the end of a party that has been going on for a long, long time.

November 21, 2008 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Glazer: Finding caregivers can come at a price

My mother-in-law, Claire, is determined to spend the rest of her days on Long Island. While most of the family migrated south to Georgia and Florida, she remained in her house on Peconic Bay.

November 18, 2008 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


King: Day after vote is time to unite as Americans

What are you going to do tonight: Stay up and watch the returns, or go to bed and pray for the best? I'm going to bed; too old to stay up much past 10 o'clock no matter what's going on.

November 18, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia voters buck national trend

You can say this about Georgia voters: they aren't about to be swayed by any of those newfangled ideas and trends you might see having an influence on other states.

November 17, 2008 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Yarbrough: No bull; acting gov. isn’t an easy job

Where in the world is George? I'm not talking about George W. I know where that George is. He has donned his flight suit and is preparing to jet to Wall Street where he will land in front of the empty Merrill Lynch building festooned with a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

November 16, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Shipp: When cheering for Obama ends, what then?

The moment the TV networks declared Barack Obama the president-elect, something wonderful happened. The perception of the United States changed around the world. America was the international good guy again. There was dancing in the streets of the great cities of Europe, Asia and Africa.

November 16, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Cornelius: Mystic chords touch hearts, election

"The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

November 16, 2008 | Tack Cornelius | Community columnists


Lott: Election proves Americans want vision, purpose in leadership

When Sen. Barack Obama made his decision to run for president, I predicted that he would win despite the belief of many that America is not ready to elect a black man.

November 16, 2008 | By Harold Lott hlott16@yahoo.com | Community columnists


Shipp: Georgia chief justice turns her back on supporters

An important Georgia political story was lost in the hoopla surrounding this year's presidential campaign and the closer-than-expected contest between Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

November 12, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Oglesby: Is Obama ready? It’s hard to see how

Before I write again, the election will be over. Some predictions: Barack Obama will win the popular vote and very possibly the electoral college. Riding those popular vote coattails, Democrats will increase their hold on Congress. As of now with his long history of comebacks, John McCain still cannot be ruled out of a razor-thin win.

November 11, 2008 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Nichols: US campaign is long, dirty, expensive

The presidential campaign has lasted more than a year and a half. To me, it seems much longer. And like many Americans I am glad it ends on Nov. 4. Looking at the process, I can make some observations.

November 10, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


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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


Yarbrough: Junior Lee weighs in on pests of all kinds

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: This carrier keeps his appointed rounds

The cellphone video told the story. A U.S. Postal Service van was parked beside a ravine. The driver was systematically taking packages from the back of the vehicle and tossing them down the hill. All in a day's work.

July 11, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Who will fill Broun’s shoes in House?

Georgia will soon be losing one of its most entertaining political personalities in U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, the Republican from Athens.

July 09, 2014 | Tom Crawford | 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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