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Crawford: Will Georgia Democrats relive an old nightmare?

Crawford: Will Georgia Democrats relive an old nightmare?

Georgia’s Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year’s primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or ...

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Yarbrough: Explaining an unexpected absence

Yarbrough: Explaining an unexpected absence

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been — as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2017 6:42 p.m.
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Harrop: Trump No Longer Shocks. Helpers Who Know Better Do

Harrop: Trump No Longer Shocks. Helpers Who Know Better Do

An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her. They knew she ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2017 6:44 p.m.
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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part IV

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part IV

When it was all said and done, 11 black men who had been working against their will as peons would be murdered (Peonage, as we ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 10:22 a.m.
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Telling It Like It Is… News from around the circle

Telling It Like It Is… News from around the circle

If it's been a while since your last trip to Social Circle, you might be surprised how much things have changed. For starters, you ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 9:46 a.m.
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Gingrich Cushman: Shades of Gray

Gingrich Cushman: Shades of Gray

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 10:04 a.m.
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Crawford: The news just keeps getting worse about Plant Vogtle

Crawford: The news just keeps getting worse about Plant Vogtle

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 10:05 a.m.
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Harrop: Read This and Weep: Mike Pence for President

Harrop: Read This and Weep: Mike Pence for President

President Mike Pence. The words do not trip lightly off the tongue. But as special counsel Bob Mueller dives ever deeper into the murky waters ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 10:05 a.m.
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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part III

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part III

The day after Johnnie Williams became the first victim of this killing spree in the winter of 1921, John S. Williams instructed Clyde Manning, his ...

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Posted: aug. 03, 2017 11:29 a.m. | Updated: aug. 08, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Gingrich Cushman: White House Communications

Gingrich Cushman: White House Communications

 

 

If you have been on vacation, you may have been buried in a good summer novel and missed the real-life story of Anthony Scaramucci, whose ...

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Posted: aug. 05, 2017 2:21 p.m. | Updated: aug. 06, 2017 4:00 a.m.
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Privacy Hits the Dust: Data-Collecting Vacuum Cleaners

Privacy Hits the Dust: Data-Collecting Vacuum Cleaners

Privacy advocates cried in protest after a report that the maker of the Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, will sell maps of customers' homes to ...

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Posted: aug. 05, 2017 2:22 p.m. | Updated: aug. 06, 2017 4:00 a.m.
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Crawford: Buddy Carter tries to jerk a knot in their tail

Crawford: Buddy Carter tries to jerk a knot in their tail

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

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Posted: aug. 05, 2017 2:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 06, 2017 4:00 a.m.
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McCart: Vince, Jerry Jeff & Ronald

McCart: Vince, Jerry Jeff & Ronald

I’ve oftentimes thought about what really influences and makes the person who they become. Naturally, it’s a lot of things, I think. First ...

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Posted: aug. 05, 2017 2:55 p.m. | Updated: aug. 06, 2017 4:00 a.m.
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Archives from the Piedmont Chronicles:  The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part II

Archives from the Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part II

So Gus Chapman, the escaped peon, met with Agents Brown and Wismer of the Bureau of Investigation in early 1921. The agents believed Chapman and ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2017 10:53 a.m.
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Belton: Education is key in Georgia

Belton: Education is key in Georgia

I periodically like to update you where we are as a state. Last week I talked about how efficient and small our state government is ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Gingrich Cushman: Senate should push toward peak performance

Gingrich Cushman: Senate should push toward peak performance

This week, after the press predicted doom for the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare, Senator John McCain, R., Ariz., who had been diagnosed with ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Crawford: It’s time to show some common sense on tax breaks

Crawford: It’s time to show some common sense on tax breaks

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks?

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Harrop: Trump's New York Rat Pack Continues to Grow

Harrop: Trump's New York Rat Pack Continues to Grow

Anthony Scaramucci is two things Jeff Sessions is not. One, he is a New Yorker. Two, he is a New Yorker who made a bundle ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:14 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Yarbrough: Paying tribute to a special professor who made a difference

Yarbrough: Paying tribute to a special professor who made a difference

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Telling It Like It Is... Teaching old dogs new tricks

Telling It Like It Is... Teaching old dogs new tricks

Seems everywhere I turn things are changing. Now some change is good but I can only handle a little at a time. Not to worry ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:16 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Irwin: Perpetual Calendars

Irwin: Perpetual Calendars

Now, I shall speak of time and the marking of time.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:20 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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A night on the town in Mansfield—‘It’s coming.’

A night on the town in Mansfield—‘It’s coming.’

It’s early Friday evening at Rooster’s in Mansfield. All the seats are taken and the packed parking lot is testimony to the Ford ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2017 3:22 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part I

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part I

 

*Author's note: much of my research for this series of articles was found in "Lay This Body Down," a book by Gregory Freeman that ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 9:55 a.m.
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“A History of Georgia Railroads” - by Robert C. Jones, a book review by Marshall McCart

“A History of Georgia Railroads” - by Robert C. Jones, a book review by Marshall McCart

If, like me, you have long been fascinated by and have had a long, deep-rooted interest of trains, railroads and things of the like, then ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 9:53 a.m.
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Harrop: Not Enough Exercise, Too Much: Americans Polarized Here, Too

Harrop: Not Enough Exercise, Too Much: Americans Polarized Here, Too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 10:35 a.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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