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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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Earth Sense: The dangers of flying in planes are extremely low

Even though air travel is as normal in the U.S. as taking a cab, many people suffer from fear of flying. However, the chances ...

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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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Dick Yarbrough: Sonny knows all about swamp draining

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

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Tom Crawford: 2 bills that would put people first in Georgia

What should be the priority for state legislators: helping their poorest constituents avoid pain and suffering or protecting the financial status of their most affluent ...

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Ronda Rich: Writing an irrelevant obit for a friend

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently.

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Harris Blackwood: Adding 21st century terms to our vocabulary

In all of my working years, I have always had a dictionary near my desk.

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Earth Sense: Taking small steps can make a difference for our environment

The “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is an accumulation of debris, mostly plastic, that rotates slowly in the Pacific Ocean north of the equator. But it ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Grateful POW family treated local soldier

Johnny Vardeman: Grateful POW family treated local soldier

Jack (Jay) Vandiver Jr. was among American soldiers during World War II liberating the German prison camp at Dachau, where hundreds of prisoners either starved ...

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Dick Yarbrough: A bit of marital advice for a pair of newlyweds

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson No. 3 chronologically and — pardon a grandfather’s pride — a high achiever.

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Crawford: Georgia gives Trump some problems

For a couple of months, Georgia was probably one of Donald Trump’s favorite states.

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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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Ronda Rich: Death scenes are not like they are in the movies

Many times my husband has written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy ...

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Johnny Vardeman: It was so cold in 1895, cattle, hogs and feet were frozen

January is when we expect our bitterest cold weather, not the record-breaking 60s and 70s Northeast Georgia has experienced recently.

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Johnny Vardeman: As Jimbo or Bimbo, he liked to laugh, and make us laugh

Since his untimely passing, Bimbo Brewer stories have been flying off the shelves like bread and milk before a snowstorm.

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Ronda Rich: Natural storyteller Grant Tinker is now gone

Ronda Rich: Natural storyteller Grant Tinker is now gone

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series.

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Johnny Vardeman: Downey name honors efforts of early doctor

Downey Boulevard is a short Gainesville street running between South Enota Drive and Myrtle Street.

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Ronda Rich: Goodbye to Grant Tinker

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series.

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Harris Blackwood: New year brings a welcome do-over for us all

Sometimes, when I am writing the column, I start out with an idea and it just falls flat. When that happens, I will highlight everything ...

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Johnny Vardeman: Rowdy rituals on New Year’s Eve lured crowds to greet 1960s

During the 1950s, perhaps earlier, it had been a ritual among the younger crowd, and even some older Northeast Georgians, to celebrate a new year ...

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Ronda Rich: Power of spending Christmas at home with family

As a child growing up, Christmas was pure joy and delight.

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