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Ronda Rich: The end of a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks in ...

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Harris Blackwood: Truth and consequences of the news

Back in the days when I worked in a newsroom, people would call and offer some tidbit of information.

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Johnny Vardeman: Check yourself on local history, area landmarks

Some miscellaneous historical trivia to test your knowledge of Northeast Georgia: (Answers below.)

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Earth Sense: Hard water OK to drink, not for cleaning

Rain can come down hard at times, and yet a chemist will tell you it’s soft. The difference between “hard water” and “soft water ...

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Dick Yarbrough: Ticking down the days to onion time

After almost two decades of doing this, you think I would have figured out by now what pushes your hot button.

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Ronda Rich: Uncle Oscar, Aunt Fairy were full of caring

One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy.

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Harris Blackwood: Preserve the people who make good biscuits

Baseball great Ted Williams died with the hope someone would be able to remake him one day.

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Johnny Vardeman: Transportation plan in 1970s had hits, misses

Transportation problems are a symptom of galloping growth, which comes in spurts according to the health of the economy.

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Earth Sense: Rivers, lakes highlight Siberian tundra

Flying over the frozen vastness of the Siberian tundra, en route to China, isn’t colorful at this time of the year. Almost everything is ...

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Ronda Rich: Pure joy of walking barefoot and jumping into a good mud hole

It’s hard to find a good mud hole these days.

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Johnny Vardeman: Levines left lasting legacy as craftsmen

The record needs to be set straighter on who built the famed lectern first used by President Franklin Roosevelt, who dedicated a new courthouse and ...

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Harris Blackwood: Judging food’s freshness the old-fashioned way

When one goes scavenging in the refrigerator or cupboard for something to eat, there is always that question as to whether or not it is ...

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Harris Blackwood: Making furry additions to the family

When our dog died a couple of years ago, we left the ranks of dog owners.

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Johnny Vardeman: Valentine Day’s leap into Lake Lanier a ritual for pals

Johnny Vardeman: Valentine Day’s leap into Lake Lanier a ritual for pals

For decades, it has been a tradition and rite of spring for many Gainesville High School students to take a dip off “the pipe” on ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Gainesville man a veteran of presidential inaugurations

With a name like Woodrow Wilson Golden Jr., no wonder he’s interested in presidential history.

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