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The Wisdom To Know The Difference

By   /  November 9, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet  For those of us with Republican leanings, Tuesday was a long night. The vote count didn’t take as long as most of us expected. There are no hanging chads and no demands for a recount. While the popular vote was close, the electoral vote is the only one that matters under our constitution. The [...]

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State parties ignore South Georgia

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There’s been a perception that Atlanta folks, particularly political Atlanta folks, could care less about South Georgia. Now that we know who will serve as electors from the Republican and Democratic parties, there’s even more reason for folks from Albany to feel that way. Both parties seem to stop their search for electors somewhere [...]

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Atlanta Media Becoming More Similar, Less Significant

By   /  September 28, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet This has been an active year in the Atlanta media market, with changes abounding in personnel and formats at our local TV and radio stations.  WGST radio, an AM talk station that had managed to remain a viable talk-news format in the shadow of Cox’s WSB juggernaut abruptly dumped its entire lineup Wednesday as [...]

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Soul Food from the Hood

By   /  September 16, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /  Comments Off

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Tweet “Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.” I remember sitting in front of our record player as a little child and I would watch the 45 rpm record go round and round. Little Jackie Paper “loved that rascal Puff.” I could [...]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Nothing Changes

By   /  August 24, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Marvin Mixxon  /  Comments Off

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Tweet I was a little bored yesterday evening and I decided to weigh in on a Georgia legislator’s Facebook page regarding traffic congestion in suburban Atlanta.  I should know better, but I also know better than to slow down and look at car accidents on the side of the road as I pass them too.  [...]

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Suburbia And The Permanent Majority

By   /  August 17, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet When this column first moved from Peach Pundit and began running on the pages of Courier Herald Publishing’s newspapers, as well as The Albany Journal, I thought it important to explain to the readers a bit about where I was from, and why I, as someone from “Atlanta”, had been added to the editorial pages [...]

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Transportation Cooperation: It Was Fun While It Lasted

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Last Tuesday’s vote on regional transportation will remain the political topic for state politics well into the next session of the General Assembly.  Not only does a long standing problem remain unsolved, but the raw politics exposed within the construct of the referendums, the provincial attitudes exerted by voters, and the base fears of [...]

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Reluctantly, NO on T-SPLOST

By   /  July 27, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet T-SPLOST voters will make up their minds based on what they think is in their best interests.  I live in the Atlanta region, in one of the 10 counties that make up the Atlanta Regional Commission.  The economic health of Georgia extends far beyond these 10 counties to the entire state.  As such, the [...]

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‘Flipping’ your comfort zone

By   /  July 1, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Atlanta can sometimes feel like another country.  It can be fun to go up and visit for a spell, but I do not think that I would like to live there. My wife spends a lot of time in Atlanta.  She wanted to try a burger joint that she heard about.  Okay, [...]

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In God we trust

By   /  June 3, 2012  /  Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet     If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”  – President Ronald Reagan As we celebrated this Memorial Day weekend, many of us enjoyed some time off- maybe a cookout or trip to the beach or just a relaxing day at home.  [...]

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