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I miss the bus ride — that moment of stepping aboard dressed in my football pants, t-shirt and cleats while walking past pretty cheerleaders shaking pom poms in the air.

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A while back I used to work with a group of fellows that liked to go out to eat lunch at least a few times a week. While it wasn’t the best decision financially or for my waistline, there is something to be said for sharing a meal with your co-workers. You learn about the latest work gossip.…

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Meet Pamela! She is a 3.5 year old Shepherd mix who is smaller for her breed weighing in at around 50 lbs. She is very well-mannered, sweet, playful, and affectionate. She loves to be around people. She does well with other dogs as long as there is a meet-n-greet. She did test positive for h…

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Medicare must make doctors check our mental health as we get older. A visit to my doctor last month ended with the “are you depressed?” question. I thought for a moment and said, “You know, what’s going on in Afghanistan has me bummed out.”

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Stanley Praimnath saw the plane coming right at him.

Before I had grown old enough for my lace-trimmed petticoat to be lengthened so as to drop past my underpants with three rows of laces across the back and lace around the legs, I was well aware of the abiding law of my childhood home:

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I like seafood. I like shrimp. Oysters. Crab. Scallops. All of it. Always have. When I was a kid we used to go to the beach and would eat seafood every year. It was the only time that I got to experience the ‘real’ stuff. The other 51 weeks of the year had a rotating schedule of burnt fish s…

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If you think about it, almost every major holiday centers on gratitude.

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In these parts, sheep and goats are pretty vulnerable to coyotes. In the past, humans and coyotes shared this ground pretty peacefully. They stayed on the far side of the farm, away from our houses and barns. We only knew they were around when we found an occasional print in the mud or heard…

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Carrollton Golden K Kiwanis met Aug 25 with local business man Robin Worley as guest speaker. Worley, pictured left with club President Rick Martin, is retired CEO from the the clothing business in Bremen. He gave a talk about the founding of the industry which was brought to Bremen in 1918 …

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My son started summer camp a few weeks ago. The camp is maybe six miles from our house but in Atlanta traffic around 8:00am, that is the equivalent of a 45-minute commute. I work from home and I have meetings in the morning so that leaves my wife to take him to the camp. I say I have meeting…

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Mama always had her resources.

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It landed in the wrong place at the right time.

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He responded in lightning speed.

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I fell in love with fried okra at an early age.

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The young boy loved the outdoors.

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Editor’s note: Joe Garrett is on vacation. This article was originally published June 17, 2012.

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At last, it is a cool morning. These past weeks, they’ve been few and far between. Lately, most mornings are hot and tired by the time they get halfway done. But at last, a cool morning has finally come, and I am stealing a few minutes from my day to enjoy it.

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You’re the first to know about the gift I’m giving my daughter for her 40th birthday. Sommer Joy doesn’t expect this present, which makes it a surprise. I’m sharing my idea and hope you use it. If you do, Sommer will perform a good deed by proxy.

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My love for bluegrass music is hereditary. My people on Mama’s side came from the high hills of North Georgia, bordering Tennessee. They were not rich people. They lived in single-room cabins and scratched a poor living out of the rocky soil up there.

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There is a sign at Carrollton High’s Grisham Stadium that lists the state championships won by the Trojans football, track, cross country and cheerleading teams.

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Before we get started, let me just warn you, this is about snakes. So if you have a phobia, best to turn back now.

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My friend Denise came over to help me paint banners. We are hanging them on the fence at the church to alert the general public about a free Tai Chi class that we’re starting there on Sunday mornings.

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We pulled into the Southern Lady Restaurant parking lot in Bowdon.

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This morning, as Pixie and I stood in the GreenBelt parking lot, a flock of geese glided in low, over our heads. We heard them “Kronk-kronking” long before we laid eyes on them. They flew in a “v,” as you might expect, and continued their orderly flight until they had passed over the trees a…

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The Quilts of Valor Foundation awarded a well-known local veteran with a quilt on Friday, much to his surprise.

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The midnight train to Georgia isn’t just a rhythm and blues opus by Gladys Knight and the Pips. I took the train twice. It’s actual, scheduled transportation between Charlotte and Atlanta. At least is was back in the day.