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With my husband working in an essential industry and the little girls attending the School of Grandma each day so that I can telework, I’ve been alone for hours on end this spring.

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Several local leaders gave us their thoughts last week about what they think our community and our nation will look like in six months due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

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Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to begin a phased “reopening” of Georgia this week amid the coronavirus pandemic will be a tenure-defining decision that is sure to impact his political future. If the decision backfires and we see another spike in cases and deaths and more resulting economic injur…

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As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold in the U.S., the overriding theme that has emerged is the federal government was woefully unprepared for this. And that lack of preparation — along with crucial weeks of indecision at the very top — is going to wind up causing thousands and thous…

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I wish I could hug doctors, nurses, caretakers in nursing homes, paramedics, grocery store workers — or at least shake their hand. But that would deserve a proper punch to my nose today, wouldn’t it? That’s exactly the wrong thing to do now.

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The virus crisis is having a profound impact on just about every aspect of our lives. The medical and economic impacts are obvious, but there could also be a political impact that will take months, perhaps years, to fully come into focus.

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If you are a resident of the Classic City of Athens and an impassioned Bulldog fan, chances are you know all there is to know about Georgia and its championship teams along with the signature achievements of a plethora of accomplished athletes, past and present.

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This past weekend found me enjoying the 6,000-plus acres of the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, where I attended a scrapbooking retreat with 13 of my Athens crafty friends and where new friends were made.

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During the eighth week of the 2020 legislative session, the Georgia House of Representatives passed bills that we hope will help remedy the rising cost of prescription drugs.

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Perhaps it is because I was raised as a storyteller then trained, through both education and career as a journalist, that I have a deep-seated belief that a person is built through generations of kinfolks then painted and decorated through personal experiences.

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The following is personal, but I don’t mind sharing it with any who might be a companion with the aging process. It has to do with heartburn. That is what I heard acid reflux called when I was down on the farm. (In fact, owning to my provincial background, I first thought it was, “acid reflex.”)

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For 25 years, I have had the same doctor. I like her so well that when she moved her practice several years ago about 45 miles south, I followed.

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Many of you will be familiar with this story. It’s the story of how my dad discovered a new hobby, the results of which amazed us for years!  

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In the three weeks since his pre-determined impeachment acquittal in the Senate, President Trump has shown people like Sen. Susan Collins that he did indeed learn a lesson: that the GOP has given him license to do whatever he wants to in any manner.