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"I hope the future generations do not lose their desire to get a newspaper. If folks don’t know it yet, they soon will. The real fake news comes in those anonymous posts. The real news will always come with a byline and a reputation behind it – and in black and white."

With the national news showing the country in a constant state of political turmoil, I am calling on all participants in the local elections to take a different path – it is called civility.

Marriage can be trying at times. You spend a lot of time with your spouse so that after a certain period of time you may be introduced to the notion that things you always believed about yourself are not universally perceived under the same radiant aura as is comfortably ensconced in your ow…

November is usually such a timid month. Oh, football season is in full swing and there are plans to be made for where Uncle Henry will sit on Turkey Day. But in North Fulton change is in the air.

When the Open Records Act was crafted, no one had an inkling of the speed and stealth communications would take with the coming of the World Wide Web, cell phones, emails and texts and the mischief new technology has unleashed.

The tax system in Fulton County is broken, that is what everyone is saying. The question is what are we going to do about it, and who’s going to do it?

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What happens when Major League Baseball meets Wall Street? I suspect something very much like SunTrust Park, the new home for our Atlanta Braves – albeit just outside of Atlanta in Cobb County.

I get asked to investigate many things, interview many people, and I have found it best to resist the temptation to pre-judge what people will say or do until I get there.

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We had a farewell party last week for Dan Pile, Atlanta YMCA senior vice president of operations. There were a lot of people there because he has a lot of friends. I don’t think Dan ever met anyone who wasn’t soon his friend.

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While I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I took the time to get up at 4 a.m. to go down and watch Roswell Rotary making another run to Washington, D.C. with a planeload of World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans.

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Many people now living in North Fulton County did not have the opportunity to know the late County Commissioner Dr. Robert E. Fulton. But they see the things he set in place for the county everywhere they go.

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You never know what you will learn if you get out of your comfort zone and see what other people are doing. For instance, I happened to take a trip over to the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s annual native plant sale and found a lot more than just plants.