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Politics as usual — would be the unusual

I read an interesting piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the other day – and yes I read it every day – that devoted quite a bit of space to the unusual fact that the Fulton County …

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What you do, say matters

One of the first lessons I learned as a parent was that children watch and listen to everything we do and say. And generally, they never forget it. That is, they model their parents’ behavior. They …

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Aspiring journalists find road rocky in pursuit of truth

For years now, Appen Media has taken great pride in the responsibility of hosting college journalism interns for the summer. We did so again this summer, taking on three interns from the University …

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Be respectful of the land we love

Last week, I went for a walk on the Greenway with my mom. We appreciate that our community has worked hard to provide wonderful outdoor exercise options like this pathway and try to take advantage of …

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Cities only get one chance at a first impression

An old adage states you only get one chance at a first impression. I fully believe it. I’ve heard friends and family extoll the virtues of television shows, movies and books with the kind of …

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Teamwork is critical

Do your employees work well as a team? As a small business owner, have you created an environment where teamwork is required to be successful? Teamwork is not only important for small business …

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Discover outdoor adventure at Outdoor Adventure Day

Looking for something exciting to do with the family this Saturday, Sept. 23? Here’s something to consider. Round up the kids and head north to Unicoi State Park for the 2017 edition of Outdoor …

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Keep Cool. Film Industry is One of Many

A study earlier this year reported that more feature film productions were hosted in Georgia than anywhere else in the world. That got me to thinking: are we cool enough here in Atlanta now where if …

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Take Steve’s advice and ‘Get Outside, Georgia’

I don’t consider myself to be Bear Grylls. I was in Boy Scouts and earned my Totin’ Chip, but I still couldn’t tell you the difference between an overhand knot or a slip knot (nor could I begin …

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It’s time to update ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’

Just a little over 100 years ago, American author Ambrose Bierce published “The Devil’s Dictionary,” a compilation of some 1,013 words with revised definitions. Bierce, a contemporary of …

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