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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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Harper: Stop being offended

The gross entitlement of my generation disgusts me.

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Dunlap: Presidential election race a fine time for comedy

It’s barely 2015 yet the pool of candidates for the 2016 presidential race is beginning to take shape.

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Taylor: Breaking up with my former favorite season

As a late December baby, born in up-state New York and having grown up in Colorado, I always felt that winter pretty much had to be my favorite season.

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Dunlap: Obama's proposal for free community college a big deal

My home state of Tennessee was the site of a recent announcement that should be a help for those planning to attend college.

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Taylor: Little else beats the simple joy of driving

I decided to write a column on this topic while filling up on $2.19 gas Wednesday in Winder.

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Harper: Traditions best part of holidays

Another Christmas has come and gone, and for me, the hardest part is always saying goodbye to the traditions for the next year.

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