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Briscoe: Monroe's fine florists

Briscoe: Monroe's fine florists

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A recent story about the death of the owner of Frances, Florist, sent me back to the archives.

Our View: We're glad DK is OK

Our View: We're glad DK is OK

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David Keener wasn’t going to miss being sworn in as the new mayor of Georgia’s Greatest Little Town. And it was a good thing too.

Kenneson: What’s wrong with talking about privilege?

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Throughout the middle of the 20th century in Cleveland, OH, a man named George Roudebush was making a killing as a finance and taxation lawyer.

Clemons: Teacher's book recaps our sports misery

Clemons: Teacher's book recaps our sports misery

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A George Walton Academy teacher's book looks back at the not-so-great history of Atlanta-area sports.

Carroll: I'm not a famous person, but I play one on TV

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I remember the first time I saw a local TV celebrity in person. It didn't go well.

Graham: The more things change, the more things change

Graham: The more things change, the more things change

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One of the things I loved about coming back to Monroe in August 2014 was how, as the old saying goes, the more things change the more they sta…

Schnabel: Job with Lottery Corp. would be jackpot

Schnabel: Job with Lottery Corp. would be jackpot

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Here’s a question for you: Which corporation created by the legislature had 372 employees in 2018 with a total compensation, including incenti…

Kenneson: Pedestrians risk their lives in Georgia

Kenneson: Pedestrians risk their lives in Georgia

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It’s been a grim few weeks for walkers.

Clemons: Congress isn't the problem. We voters are.

Clemons: Congress isn't the problem. We voters are.

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People want to throw out the bums in Congress — but usually don't think their own congressmen are the bums. It's the other guy.

Our View: Too few Johnny Isaksons

Our View: Too few Johnny Isaksons

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The departure of Johnny Isakson from Capitol Hill is a real loss in many ways.

Carroll: A friend of mine named Don Goodman wrote that song

Carroll: A friend of mine named Don Goodman wrote that song

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When there’s a special song in your life, you can easily recall hearing it for the first time. For me and many others, that's the case with "A…

Clemons: My angel's days atop the tree are numbered

Clemons: My angel's days atop the tree are numbered

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It's an odd-numbered year, which means my odd angel is on top of the family Christmas tree – at least for now.

Briscoe: How trees became part of the tradition

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Thinking about it, few things are as friendly and inviting as the Christmas tree.

Clemons: Thanks to those who made this year great

Clemons: Thanks to those who made this year great

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This time of year, we in the journalism business get nostalgic, thinking of what we’ve covered in the past 12 months.

Kenneson: Five great books, five great first sentences

Kenneson: Five great books, five great first sentences

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I’m recommending five books I read this year that I think everyone should read. Part of what set them apart was their very first sentences, wh…

Carroll: Even Google doesn't have the answer for all these questions

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I constantly ask questions. It’s my job. But I don’t have all the answers.

Graham: Have to trust Kemp got this right

Graham: Have to trust Kemp got this right

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Surprisingly, I’ve had a lot more people ask me what Brian Kemp was thinking on his Senate appointment than what Kevin Little was thinking abo…

Schnabel: Flying with God and Bill over Winston-Salem

Schnabel: Flying with God and Bill over Winston-Salem

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We create rituals for ourselves by tapping into our spiritual or religious lives.

Clemons: There's a gap of thankfulness in modern society

Clemons: There's a gap of thankfulness in modern society

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We're way too quick to look at the bad instead of focus on the good.

Briscoe: Turning reflective at Thanksgiving

Briscoe: Turning reflective at Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving holiday finds me, in my 70s, a bit more mellow and reflective than in past years.

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