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Schnabel: Unconventional? Nothing wrong with that

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Sandi and Mike have never been a conventional couple. Nevertheless, Nancy and I have admired and cared for them as they have been following th…

Kenneson: What are elections for anyway?

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A year ago today, Election Day had come and gone, and 4 million Georgians had cast a vote in the governor’s race. But we still didn’t know who…

Briscoe: 2 of Monroe's finest, remembered through their obituaries

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Recently I mentioned how each life has a story and often times these stories are used when writing an obituary for the individual.

I'm starting a Youth movement out here

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I'm renaming some words to point to this little community I love.

Clemons: Mobile home park empties. Now what?

Clemons: Mobile home park empties. Now what?

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The city is trying to control the narrative about cutting off utilities to the Conestoga Mobile Home Park. Fair enough. But what is this about?

Kenneson: 3 forums, 3 thoughts

Kenneson: 3 forums, 3 thoughts

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The writer who attended all three candidate forums — Loganville, Monroe and Social Circle — in the county shares observations.

Carroll: A veteran of the gas wars learns why prices spike — and why they're slower to fall

Carroll: A veteran of the gas wars learns why prices spike — and why they're slower to fall

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I have a history with gas. I mean the kind you put into your car’s tank. In my youth, I was a gas pump jockey, before I became a radio disc jo…

Schnabel: Time to ‘celebrate’ the phoniest holiday we have

Schnabel: Time to ‘celebrate’ the phoniest holiday we have

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Once again, this second Monday in October we celebrate the phoniest national holiday since it was established in 1937 by Congress and Presiden…

Clemons: Why do we do this to ourselves?

Clemons: Why do we do this to ourselves?

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This isn’t the first time I’ve used this headline. It appeared in this space on Feb. 8, 2017.

Kenneson: Money and power at stake in 2020 Census

Kenneson: Money and power at stake in 2020 Census

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In the story of the first Christmas I learned in Sunday school, Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem because everyone had to return to their home…

Carroll: Bad spellers of the world, untie!

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Here’s my latest roundup of spelling fails. They’re easy to find. You see them on signs at stores (or on the highway), and especially, social media.

Kenneson: It’s past time to start paying college athletes

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Say you are driving in some part of the world, like Somalia or rural Afghanistan, where the rule of law is more or less nonexistent. If a gang…

Kenneson: Downtown Monroe has too much parking

Kenneson: Downtown Monroe has too much parking

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There are few things in the world less exciting than a parking space. Flat, black and boring, most of us don’t think much about them, until we…

Clemons: In the end, we'll all have to pick a side

Clemons: In the end, we'll all have to pick a side

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As a native Alabamian, I appreciate your concern over the natural disaster that plagued the Heart of Dixie last week.

Kenneson: Ask your officials about the big issues

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It’s sort of a cliché for a local newspaper to call for local citizens to “get involved.” To, you know, engage in the wonders of the democrati…

Our View: High honors for city

Our View: High honors for city

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Congratulations to Sadie Krawczyk and Leigh Ann Walker for another well-deserved honor.

Murphy, Aaron starred for doing it the right way

Murphy, Aaron starred for doing it the right way

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As a fan of the Braves ever since they moved south, here are my 10 all-time favorites.

Bridges: Sept. 11 attacks made the sports world – well, most of it – stand still

Bridges: Sept. 11 attacks made the sports world – well, most of it – stand still

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With another anniversary of 9/11 this week, I thought back to how that tragic event trickled down to all areas of our lives, even the sports world.

Schnabel: When the not-OK get the tools to harm

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From the “get-rid-of” or the extreme despairing quadrants, an individual with an assault weapon is explosive.

Clemons: Don't count Hice out for Senate race

Clemons: Don't count Hice out for Senate race

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Rep. Jody Hice isn't saying that he won't run in the special election to fill out Johnny Isakson's term in the Senate. I won't be surprised if…

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