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August 15th, 2017 01:00 p.m.


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Ronda Rich: Living poor, in body and spirit

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I ...

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Harris Blackwood: A smile or a helping hand can keep us all connected

I am a people watcher. I love the language of our movement and expressions. I sometimes wish that I had a means of capturing interesting ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Former Times editor’s book describes life in Helen in its early days

Johnny Vardeman: Former Times editor’s book describes life in Helen in its early days

Northeast Georgia is so rich in history, a book could be written about most every community.

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Earth Sense: Beware of static electricity when pumping gas into car

Motorcyclists have to stop for fill-ups more frequently than car drivers because most bikes have small tanks. My frequent gas stops allow for observing a ...

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Ronda Rich: Hudson Hornet’s sting, speed once ruled the tracks

Ronda Rich: Hudson Hornet’s sting, speed once ruled the tracks

When John Upchurch asked me to speak at an International Car Conference that he and his wife were directing, I agreed. They’re nice people ...

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Harris Blackwood: Start of school once meant book satchels, hard shoes, new pictures

I don’t know that I remember the very first day of school, but getting ready for the subsequent years are forever etched in my ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Anniversary of prosecutor’s 1967 death marked in Jackson County

Monday is the 50th anniversary of the murder of Floyd Hoard, who at the time was Piedmont Circuit solicitor general prosecuting criminals in Jackson County.

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Earth Sense: Useful to know system information to care for AC

Home air conditioners tend to fail during the hottest time of the year, just when they are needed the most. Repairs are a job for ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Maybe eclipse this year will overshadow one from 1970s

Excitement is building in the Northeast Georgia mountains, where a total eclipse of the sun is expected mid-afternoon Aug. 21.

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Johnny Vardeman: School years were aligned with calendar in early 1900s

As a new school year begins in a few weeks — much too soon, many students, teachers and parents say — look back to the early 1900s ...

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Johnny Vardeman: When the first load of lumber came in from Helen in 1913

When the first train carload of lumber passed through Gainesville on its way to market from Byrd-Matthews Lumber Co. in Helen, it was a significant ...

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