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Crawford: Some good news for Georgia students

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

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King: Politics keeps us short-sighted

Human nature has changed little over time, but human behavior has. We no longer burn heretics at the stake or torture animals for sport ... well, not the way we did in the past. At least today we pay lip service to social justice and the rule of law.

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Schofield: A perspective of K-12 school funding in Georgia

As a father and a school superintendent, I have an extremely personal interest in the state of our schools. I also have a great respect for the democratic process: the opportunity for vigorous debate and the potential created by new and innovative ideas.

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Yarbrough: Candidate Carter shares plan for Ga. schools

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms.

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Crawford: Will Georgia's top races head to runoffs?

It’s looking more and more possible that voters will have to return to the ballot box after the general election.

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Yarbrough: Random notions on obits, UGA and okra

If I die anytime soon — and I have no plans to do so at the moment — please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, “He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association.” You can save for later paragraphs the part about my being often mistaken for Brad Pitt and my uncanny ability to put commas where they don’t belong.

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Glazer: A feast to welcome autumn

It’s been said that fall is the Southerner’s reward for surviving summer. I believe that with all my heart. Autumn is my favorite season, the one I look toward with almost giddy anticipation.

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Crawford: Other statewide races bear watching

With all of the focus on campaigns for governor and senator, it’s easy to overlook the fact there are other statewide races on the ballot for November.

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King: There's more to citizen activism than just money

I just hung up on another perfectly nice volunteer asking me to send money to a political cause I wholly support. I also dumped a half dozen unopened letters from worthwhile organizations into the recycle bin. I’ve contributed to some of these groups for over 40 years.

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