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Freedom of the press rare commodity in this world

I met a man last week who a year ago was the editor of a newspaper with a circulation of 1 million readers. Today he is in exile and looking for a job. Erdogan was able to pack Zaman’s board of …

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Goodbye to the clowns

My 2-year-old granddaughter, Phoebe, sat on my lap and for a couple hours, smiled, clapped, stared, wiggled and ate goldfish. Every couple of minutes my wife, Christina, who sat next to us, would cut …

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Pulitzer Prize: Oscars for journalists

Last week the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners were named. Along with many other newsrooms across the country, I watched via a live stream on the Pulitzer website the announcements of this year’s …

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25: the year to thrive

I love birthdays. I love the pomp and circumstance that surround the special day. I enjoy honoring a loved one, celebrating their accomplishments over the past year and I always love a good party. …

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Woodstock could learn from Milton’s example

Though I have only covered Milton for a short time, two things have become abundantly clear — residents and city representatives certainly love greenspace, and when a development is proposed, it is …

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Learning from your mistakes

Have you made a lot of mistakes running your small business? Don’t worry…you are not alone in that regard. Small business owners make plenty of mistakes starting and running their businesses, but …

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Trout fishing excitement in Blue Ridge

With spring here at last, serious trout fishing time is here too– and a great way to jumpstart this year’s trout fishing adventures is coming up this Saturday, April 29. It’s the Blue Ridge …

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Alpharetta should reconsider glass recycling decision

Alpharetta City Council should reconsider adding a fourth bin/truck for glass recycling as it has many negative environmental impacts:  1. Noise pollution 2. Air pollution (burning hydrocarbon …

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