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Teens, this is serious -- text less, live more

Teens, this is serious -- text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

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Updated: aug. 27, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Learn from those who've gone before us

Learn from those who've gone before us

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away — or rather, frosting its way into autumn — I took to noticing signs that our mountain people always have used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

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Updated: aug. 26, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Let children choose own interests

Let children choose own interests

Football season is upon us. I’m sure some of you are thrilled about its arrival. I am not.

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Updated: aug. 26, 2014 2:00 p.m.
What matters is doing your best

What matters is doing your best

People don’t remember what you say. And they won’t always remember exactly what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel. Feelings are real for people, even when the facts might not support their emotions.

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Updated: aug. 26, 2014 1:33 p.m.
Shooting reminds no place is totally safe

Shooting reminds no place is totally safe

I’ve heard it said a couple of times. You might get run over by someone on 144, but things like Wednesday’s shooting just don’t happen in Richmond Hill.

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Journalist also face dangerous world

Journalist also face dangerous world

We are constantly reminded that the world is a very deadly place — not just for our military personnel — but also for members of the Fourth Estate. Some journalists working in dangerous regions in a globe full of conflict will not return home. The latest: 40-year-old James Foley. His gruesome death at the hands of ISIS has been available for all to see.

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Survey could determine post's future

Survey could determine post's future

Editor, I would like to preface my comments with the statement that Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is a vital and virtually irreplaceable national strategic asset. If it is significantly reduced or closed, the loss would be a loss to the nation as a whole. There are very few places in the country like  Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, where the transportation and training assets readily are available for immediate deployment to virtually anywhere in the world.

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State must get transportation in order

State must get transportation in order

The regional transportation sales-tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia. So it’s encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the legislative session.

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Updated: aug. 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.
The ‘Scottish question’ is important in homeland

The ‘Scottish question’ is important in homeland

Many people in the United States might not be aware that a hot political topic in the land of my birth (other than whether Princess Catherine is pregnant again, of course) is that of Scottish independence.  

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Updated: aug. 21, 2014 11:56 a.m.
Gold standard for babies and moms

Gold standard for babies and moms

August is National Breastfeeding Month and it’s a good time to remember that breast milk is “the gold standard” for babies and their moms. In fact, there’s nothing like breastfeeding to put babies on the path to good health. And research shows that moms benefit as well.

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Updated: aug. 20, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Clock strikes midnight on more than a bill

Clock strikes midnight on more than a bill

As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the Governor’s desk for his signature was not going to happen this year.

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Updated: aug. 20, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Yarbrough is, gasp, a loyal liberal?

Yarbrough is, gasp, a loyal liberal?

Rap! Rap! Rap!

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Updated: aug. 20, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Our dependence on the web can come with a high pricetag

Our dependence on the web can come with a high pricetag

Americans are finding their lives more and more virtually wired to the Internet.

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Updated: aug. 20, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Not even the liberals want him

Not even the liberals want him

Rap! Rap! Rap: “The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let’s begin the meeting as we always do — with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

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Grab uncomfortable situations by horns

Grab uncomfortable situations by horns

A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don’t like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is “whenever possible, step out of the way.”

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Updated: aug. 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.

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