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Mattison: Not for sale

Several weeks ago I was riding down a dirt road way out in the country. I passed an old home place. A white washed rambling house with two oak trees in the front yard caught my attention. Then I noticed a large sign placed in the side yard that read…For Sale by Owner…Large Country Home…48 Acres…Three Out Buildings and a 12 Stall Barn… Owned For Generations by Same Family.

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Taylor: My new culinary focus: Pocket food

I’m in love with pocket food, and I don’t care who knows it.

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Mattison: Not so common

The word, common is defined as, belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more people. There is common law, common friends and then there is, common sense. Believe me, common sense is … ‘Not So Common’.

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Dunlap: Don't be so quick to lose hope, Atlanta sports fans

Atlanta’s sports history is ripe with enough disappointment that fans’ pessimism could fill each of its top venues.

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Taylor: Baby Wyatt, allow me to introduce you to your big brother

It’s another boy!

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Harper: No, I didn't invite you to my wedding

My wedding is now just five weeks away.

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Dunlap: AP U.S. History needs to represent all sides

One of the most interesting happenings in the Georgia State Capital has been about U.S. History.

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Taylor: Anyone can be a scholar, no matter the school

I don’t know if anything is more fulfilling than the simple act of learning.

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Harper: Seven ways to feel rich while you're poor

 

Most current twenty-somethings will be able to strongly identify with me when I say: I’m pretty poor. And with this job market, it doesn’t show signs of improving any time soon.

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Dunlap: Does capital punishment really deter crimes?

The first woman in Georgia since 1945 is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Monday.

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Taylor: A thank you to those who worked to get the power on and keep schools warm

The simple fact that I was able to type up this column from a heated, lighted office Thursday morning is a testament to the many people who got very little sleep last week while working to get the power on, the schools ready, and the roads clear all over the region.

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Kaun: Nature through new eyes

I've had a hawk visiting for a few weeks in my backyard. Sometimes he will sit perched on a lone limb long enough for me to get a good long glimpse and let me admire how majestic he is. Other times, he will glide gracefully enjoying a pretty day, fluttering in the wind peacefully. I've seen him circle and swoop down for his prey, and it always startles me, reminding me of the circle of life, and just how fragile life can be.

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