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An abundance of thanks

We all know that Thanksgiving Day is one big unadulterated stress interrupted by a big turkey dinner. Either you have made haste to get to your relatives’ house (or worse, your spouse’s …

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What you do, say matters

One of the first lessons I learned as a parent was that children watch and listen to everything we do and say. And generally, they never forget it. That is, they model their parents’ behavior. They …

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Hallowed halls carry a maze of memories

On December 9, from 12-4 p.m., the public is invited to attend an open house for the “old” Milton High School and say their final goodbyes. Former students and faculty can roam the halls one last …

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Once a Raider, always a Raider

Eleven years ago I walked into Alpharetta High School for the first time, scared but excited to start the new chapter in my life. And just last week, I walked back through the same front doors …

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‘Take a hike’ and ‘get lost’

I was under the impression that when I quit working in the food industry, it would do wonders for my waistline. What I failed to realize is that while I was eating this fatty, rich restaurant food …

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The four ‘touch points’ for sales success

Are you trying to convince potential customers to do business with you the first time you speak with them? Do you have a process in place to build trust, credibility and a relationship? After …

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Adventure on the Hooch

One of my favorite canoeing spots is the Chattahoochee, perhaps because it seems to offer a little bit of everything. There’s scenery, solitude and even lakes (such as Bull Sluice Lake, formed by …

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Economy is at full stride

While there is a lot of drama going on in the country between people groping other people, Trump saying weird things about Pocahontas and the University of Tennessee hosting a reality show about how …

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Take Steve’s advice and ‘Get Outside, Georgia’

I don’t consider myself to be Bear Grylls. I was in Boy Scouts and earned my Totin’ Chip, but I still couldn’t tell you the difference between an overhand knot or a slip knot (nor could I begin …

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Nothing shows its age worse than a clever cliche

There’s an apocryphal story about a newly hired copy editor at one of the Chicago papers back in the day. Assigned to the sports desk, the young wordsmith was called upon to edit a column written …

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Fulton Schools transparent about STEM campus parking

After reading the recent article about Alpharetta City Council’s concerns regarding the parking at the new STEM campus in Alpharetta, we, the Fulton County Schools Board of Education members, feel …

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