Opinion

Marlene Ratledge Buchanen

Once upon a time, a handsome man met a beautiful woman on a blind date. The man and woman fell in love. The handsome man gave the beautiful woman a teddy bear and a proposal. She accepted both.

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Katie Hart Smith

Last week, my husband, Jeff, and I attended the funeral of a dear friend who died unexpectedly. During her Celebration of Life ceremony and the montage of photographs that illustrated a life well-lived, service to others, treasured friendships, and family memories, it reminded me of a recent conversation with a colleague who prefaced their life’s ambitions with, “only if.”

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Carole Townsend

Well, maybe the word “hate" is a little strong. They're too sweet to hate anyone. But they're mad at me, of that I am sure. You see, this past weekend in Atlanta was beautiful and sunny, perfect for those with spring fever to work outside getting the yard ready for outdoor living as only we in the South know how to do it. 

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I'm writing to thank Congressman Rob Woodall for voting "Yes" on the most recently passed Omnibus Budget bill.  Certainly, there were things in the bill I did not like, and things I wish could have been included.  And I'm sure the congressman felt the same way.  But there was more good than bad in my opinion.  And there was one particularly important part of the bill that I know the congressman supported.  That was the $414m in increased funding for Alzheimer's disease research.

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Carole Townsend

Anybody else out there binge-watch television, now that Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and a host of other (whatever they’re called) is available to us? We do. I’m ashamed to say it, but we do. I place the blame square in the laps of our children, where it belongs.

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