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I’m thankful that it is Thanksgiving again, a time when we can pause and reflect on the good things in life—the happy times and the uplifting moments. I’m thankful for the many out there who work to make our communities, schools and neighborhoods better for all of us.

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Most of us know that the modern day of Thanksgiving was declared by President Abraham Lincoln. But what we don't know as much about is the story behind the story, the dynamics that led to Lincoln's proclamation.

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The violent death of Jackson County Deputy Lena Nicole Marshall was a huge tragedy, deeply felt across Jackson County. Her funeral on Nov. 15 was perhaps the largest ever held in Jackson County. A processional 16-miles long made up of hundreds of law enforcement and public safety vehicles st…

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I've been intrigued by a question for a long time. It's not an earth shattering issue; no lives are at stake. But it does speak to our times and to the undercurrents that propel our society forward.

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Across our state, workforce shortages persist, impacting every industry and size of business. And though we have witnessed an unprecedented global pandemic, this war for talent existed long before 2020 as employers began to experience mismatched skill sets in their job candidates. Notwithsta…

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It's been one year since the Georgia Chamber resumed safe, in-person events. After COVID riddled our very existence with uncertainty, we were forced to temporarily dispense with those gatherings to preserve the health and well-being of all Georgians. So, it was good to be out last week, trav…

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Dear Editor: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time for each of us to reach out to those around us and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's theme for the month is "Together, we can help #StopSuicide."

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I’ve covered a lot of meetings over the past 40+ years. Some have been a little rowdy, especially about controversial zoning issues. A few have been ugly, like the one a few years ago at the old Benton Elementary School when the public was upset at plans to consolidate the school into anothe…

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My whole life, I’ve watched my mother write. I watched her work in the office I intern at, cover scientific discoveries at my dream university, and now, I see her work for the company that keeps my lights on.

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There’s not a book I’m more infatuated with than The Great Gatsby. I have always been in love with its class, glamour and romance. For years now, I have strived to create my own Gatsby universe for cheap.

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If you’re anything like me, you pick up the snack or drink you have, flip it over, and pretend you understand what the nutrition labels are telling you. But it’s just that. Pretending.

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Like many of us, I wake up most mornings already ready to crawl back into bed. The word “grumpy” is a severe understatement when it comes to my attitude before several cups of coffee. Until now, I had always just accepted these rough starts to my day, but I knew there had to be a better way …