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Vegas tragedy only the latest chapter

I heard my wife’s news alert go off about 2 a.m. to say a gunman had killed at least two people in Las Vegas. I barely shrugged and turned over to go back to sleep. When I turned on the TV that …

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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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Real news delivered locally

I’ve heard it a hundred times. “Print is dying.” When asked what I do, or even when they already are aware of my profession, friends, family, acquaintances and strangers alike …

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Artisanal food cliches to sink your teeth into

A few weeks ago, Editor Pat Fox gave his take on overused phrases and cliches such as “bottom line,” “24/7” and “outside the box.” While these cliches are certainly overused in the world …

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Meeting with decision makers

How are you getting access to decision makers to sell your product or service? Is it taking you a long time to meet with someone who can give you a purchase order? Have you spent countless hours …

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Close encounters of the bear kind

“Don’t get eaten by a bear!” my wife said to me as I left the house that morning. Don’t get eaten by a bear? Well, yeah. Actually, that was the second time she’d said that to me …

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Downtown Lawrenceville awash in new development

Suburban downtown areas are flush with redevelopment these days as cities and developers rush to meet market demands of residents who want to be close to where some action is. Lawrenceville is the …

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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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Nothing shows its age worse than a clever cliche

There’s an apocryphal story about a newly hired copy editor at one of the Chicago papers back in the day. Assigned to the sports desk, the young wordsmith was called upon to edit a column written …

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Redistricting is a tough job

Like most residents in Three Chimneys Farm, I was dismayed that our neighborhood has preliminarily been redistricted from Lambert High School to South Forsyth High School. My apprehension is not that …

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