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Fire reminder columnist left part of heart in hometown
My son John called to tell me the news: The Hancock County Courthouse had burned. Two days later, I was in Sparta. The ruins were still smoldering and orange tape kept everyone back. You could smel...
August 28, 2014 10:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enemy is at our gates
In years past, my “Labor Day” columns were usually complimentary to the union movement. I wrote about the early history of the trade unions and how assembly line workers struggled to obtain their p...
August 27, 2014 09:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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We should appreciate vision of those before us
DEAR EDITOR: As we approach the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Cherokee County Justice Center, it is important for us to appreciate the vision of those commissioners and citizens who unders...
August 27, 2014 09:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Despite $16B bill for VA, reforms still needed
The $16-plus-billion emergency fix for the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is designed to do a lot of things. It is intended to help hire more doctors and nurses, build more VA facil...
August 26, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lower corporate taxes. Now.
The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from l...
August 28, 2014 10:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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What kind of a Navy?
Russia’s ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State’s erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over ...
August 27, 2014 09:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Prayer on school playing fields
On any given fall Friday night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee. But even before the season begins, the issue of prayer on public hig...
August 26, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next to 1960s race riots, Ferguson’s experience was not as daunting
Last week’s violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cava...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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While nation’s eyes are on Ferguson, justice for toddler ignored
The details about the death of Michael Brown and the actions of the Ferguson, Mo., policeman who shot him remain very much at issue. There are too many theories and longstanding feelings, ranging f...
August 22, 2014 11:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The jihadi serial killer no one’s talking about
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, th...
August 22, 2014 11:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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