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Couple grateful for courtesy during trip

Couple grateful for courtesy during trip

Editor, We left Florida for our trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania on Nov. 15. We stopped at the Denny’s restaurant in Richmond Hill for breakfast, as we usually do. The restaurant was crowded, so we had to wait to be seated.

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Updated: dec. 20, 2014 9:10 a.m.
Friendships are gifts that do keep on giving

Friendships are gifts that do keep on giving

Maybe it’s the fact that I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are always the correct size, the right color and don’t require a set of instructions on how to operate them. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

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Updated: dec. 18, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Keep cronyism out of state school choice

Keep cronyism out of state school choice

Georgia has one of the more popular K-12 tuition tax-credit programs in America, which is funded by the private contributions of approximately 18,000 individual taxpayers and 200 corporate taxpayers, who receive a state income-tax credit for their contributions.

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Updated: dec. 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.
History can be better than fiction

History can be better than fiction

Several weeks ago, I wrote about moonshine runner turned stock-car champion, Lloyd Seay, who was murdered in a dispute over sugar purchased to make illegal whiskey.

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Updated: dec. 16, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Government plans to control kids' destiny

Government plans to control kids' destiny

Editor, Common Core has curriculum mandates plus tests. The reason that this educational system is designed this way is so that special-interest groups can mine data from Common Core. Common Core is, in reality, a system of data classification. The tests enable our children’s data be turned over to private organizations. No one oversees these companies nor does anyone — especially the government — know how this information will be used. Actually, this information will be accessible to the federal government. Now, Big Brother will be watching our children’s progress throughout his or her school years.

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Updated: dec. 11, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Commissioners: State pushing charter schools

Commissioners: State pushing charter schools

You may recall that I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia. You may recall, also, that the amendment passed handily. So much for my vigor.

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Updated: dec. 11, 2014 4:00 p.m.


Ferguson, Long Island decisions affect us all

We at Unity in the Community have been paying attention to the current news about the young black men being killed by police.

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Updated: dec. 11, 2014 3:00 p.m.
School choice crucial to middle class

School choice crucial to middle class

In a recent speech at the National Press Club, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY, explained that improving economic opportunities for middle-class Americans is the key issue on which Democrats and Republicans should be focusing leading up to the 2016 presidential election and beyond.

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Updated: dec. 10, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Whatever it takes get vets their benefits

Whatever it takes get vets their benefits

Editor, Stop the presses and call Walter Cronkite — these stats just in:

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Parents' wisdom valuable

Parents' wisdom valuable

There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

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Updated: dec. 09, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Santa helps ensure good behavior

Santa helps ensure good behavior

This “Santa Claus is coming soon, so you better be good” thing is working out great for me so far.

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Updated: dec. 09, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Bora Bora doesn't care about the game

Bora Bora doesn't care about the game

This was written in a cave somewhere in greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper.  

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Updated: dec. 03, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Lawmaker's orientation is over

Lawmaker's orientation is over

Orientation for freshman-elect members of the 114th Congress took place in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 12-19. This is the second of two reports detailing events of that orientation.   

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Updated: dec. 03, 2014 2:00 p.m.
SPLOST projects should have been done as money came in

SPLOST projects should have been done as money came in

Editor, I read the article “Concerns arise at millage hearing” in the Nov. 30 Coastal Courier, and I also have concerns.

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Food tastes are in the genes

Food tastes are in the genes

One afternoon, I had a hankering — a primal-like craving — for a supper of pinto beans and cornbread with a tall glass of cold, rich buttermilk thrown in for good measure and extra filling.

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Updated: dec. 02, 2014 4:00 p.m.

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