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I am thankful for day honoring forever families

For the past 15 years, it has been my honor and privilege to represent families in all aspects of the adoption process, and, with National Adoption Day being so close to Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to thank ...

Help make world a better place – stop killings, littering

Today I wonder … Why do people shoot other innocent people? Really?

Turnout fell short of numbers needed for change

Since I always like to know what’s going on at my polling precinct on Election Day, I have always waited for Election Day to vote.

Quality of Medicare plans continues to improve

Fall is a wonderful time of year – changing leaves, cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

James and Ellis need to settle case and end the nightmare

District Attorney Robert James has to make a difficult decision about what to do with a case that seemed so promising during the investigation but in court, against talented opposition, did not live up to the promise.

We have great power in ballot box – let’s exercise it

I got a surprise in the mail on Oct. 27 – a mailer from a Republican.

South metro area is flooded with ‘underwater’ properties

We are seeing an increasing number of reports, articles and editorials about the difference between the prices of houses in the north metro area as compared to south-side communities.

Voice your concerns on cityhood movement on Oct. 28

Generally speaking, I support a community in pursuit of self-determination. My reluctance to supporting additional new cities in DeKalb County is based on the lack of cohesiveness with which new cities are often created.

These elections demand large voter turnout

The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, which would be a first since 2006.

Charter schools often focused on profit, not students

The concept of charter schools has been around for a number of years.

Fix schools to help reverse declines in South DeKalb

South DeKalb County appears to be losing some of its best citizens at an alarming rate, and some of its better businesses are following close behind.

Military recruiters given free rein at Cross Keys High

At least one DeKalb County high school that we know of is totally ignoring the 1987 and 1988 ruling of the Searcy v. Crim case decided by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Foreclosure crisis closing door on American Dream

Last year, my family and I were honored to join millions around the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark March on Washington.

Building partnerships between police and community

What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias.

No evidence charter district will improve achievement

A charter school district for the DeKalb School System is not a good prescription for improving student achievement.

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