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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Oxford College & the City of Oxford, GA

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Oxford College & the City of Oxford, GA

*author's note: this piece originally ran in 2012. Thanks for reading - MBM  

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Crawford: Georgia can learn from Kansas’ mistake

Crawford: Georgia can learn from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 10:26 a.m.
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Harrop: Trump rates close to zero on 'war' against opioids

Harrop: Trump rates close to zero on 'war' against opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 10:29 a.m.
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Special counsel, independent investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 10:31 a.m.
Irwin: The Ditch Digger

Irwin: The Ditch Digger

When I was a child my grandmother, Sallie Mae Cook, employed all those "stitch-in-time-saves-nine" sayings.  A kind but serious sort, Grandmama harbored low expectations for ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 10:53 a.m.
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Gingrich Cushman: Let's shine a new light on small businesses

Gingrich Cushman: Let's shine a new light on small businesses

Here is a proposal for a new reality show that could not only help President Trump do his job, but could help millions of other ...

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Posted: jun. 10, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Updated: jun. 11, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Harrop: The Donald Trump apology tour

Harrop: The Donald Trump apology tour

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's ...

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Posted: jun. 10, 2017 1:05 p.m. | Updated: jun. 11, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Yarbrough: Cut-and-run ideologues make job even more difficult for schoolteachers

Yarbrough: Cut-and-run ideologues make job even more difficult for schoolteachers

Dear Georgia’s Public Schoolteachers:

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Posted: jun. 10, 2017 1:06 p.m. | Updated: jun. 11, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Crawford: Business leaders are rewarding failure

Crawford: Business leaders are rewarding failure

The executives of Southern Company, the utility holding company headquartered in Atlanta, have been involved in two of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. industrial ...

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Posted: jun. 10, 2017 1:07 p.m. | Updated: jun. 11, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Rowe: Telling It Like It Is . . . Yearning for the good old days, part 2

Rowe: Telling It Like It Is . . . Yearning for the good old days, part 2

Many of you enjoyed my first column about the good old days so much and wanted to hear more so im going to take a ...

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Posted: jun. 10, 2017 1:38 p.m. | Updated: jun. 11, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Starrsville, GA

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Starrsville, GA

*originally published in 2012

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Posted: jun. 06, 2017 2:08 p.m.
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Crawford: Sometimes the answer is right in front of you

Crawford: Sometimes the answer is right in front of you

Have you ever had one of those moments when you don't see that the answer to your problem is sitting there right in front ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 10:08 a.m.
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Gingrich Cushman: News or newsy covfefe

Gingrich Cushman: News or newsy covfefe

Early this Wednesday morning, shortly after midnight the night before, President Donald Trump tweeted out "Despite the constant negative press covfefe," and the internet erupted ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 10:09 a.m.
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Yarbrough: A loving farewell to the world’s greatest preacher

Yarbrough: A loving farewell to the world’s greatest preacher

In my book, the word “unique” is an absolute. There is no “kind of” unique or “somewhat” unique. Unique is unique. Unmatched.  Unequalled. Nonpareil. One ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 10:09 a.m.
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Harrop: We Can Move Past Trump on Climate Change

Harrop: We Can Move Past Trump on Climate Change

President Trump's spoken thoughts on climate change layer ignorance over irresponsibility. They humiliate thinking Americans and frustrate our friends. The president's recent refusal ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2017 10:10 a.m.
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Belton: Honoring the brave

Belton: Honoring the brave

This week we honor those who died, but especially to honor the fallen Brave.

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Posted: may. 30, 2017 4:35 p.m.
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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Hayston Community

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Hayston Community

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011 for a different publication. Thx for reading - MBM 

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Posted: may. 25, 2017 12:08 p.m. | Updated: may. 30, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Crawford: Gov. Deal becomes part of the ‘resistance’

Crawford: Gov. Deal becomes part of the ‘resistance’

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he has been confronted with a counter-movement called “the resistance.”

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Posted: may. 27, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Updated: may. 28, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Gingrich Cushman: The challenge tour

Gingrich Cushman: The challenge tour

This week, President Donald Trump took his first foreign trip, beginning in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Trump's speech in Riyadh provides a clear contrast with ...

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Posted: may. 27, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Updated: may. 28, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Yarbrough: Remembering a day that was as good as it gets

Yarbrough: Remembering a day that was as good as it gets

Sometimes things come together better than peanut butter and jelly. Take last week, for example. I was invited to speak at the 20th annual Awards ...

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Posted: may. 27, 2017 3:29 p.m. | Updated: may. 28, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Purdue: Honoring those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Purdue: Honoring those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice

The women and men in the United States military truly represent the very best of our country and on Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers ...

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Posted: may. 27, 2017 3:32 p.m. | Updated: may. 28, 2017 5:00 a.m.
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Irwin: Standing for Something

Irwin: Standing for Something

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

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Posted: may. 30, 2017 3:55 p.m.
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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Newton County’s namesake

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Newton County’s namesake

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011. 

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 10:03 a.m.
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Yarbrough: The truth is that there is no fake news here

According to our Tweeter-in-Chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 11:03 a.m. | Updated: may. 21, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Conason: Congress: Demand White House Transcript

If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment -- not because he broke ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 11:04 a.m. | Updated: may. 21, 2017 5:00 a.m.

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