Augusta Canal reveals historic and natural wonders

Augusta Canal Reveals Historic and natural  wonders

Augusta is one of those places perfect for a quick fall getaway. It requires a bit of a drive—140 miles or so from metro Atlanta—just far enough to feel like one has escaped the everyday, yet not so far that an overnight stay is mandatory. A perfect day trip activity is a guided tour of […]

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Advice on depression in the teen years

Advice on depression in the teen years

The challenges of being a teen and dealing with depression are the subject of a new book. Patrice Foster’s memoir The Journey Home provides details about her personal battle with depression during her formative years and how she dealt with it. It’s directed at teens, their parents and teachers. “Rock bottom is a place you […]

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Unusual museums opening all over

Unusual museums opening all over

  “Let’s go to a museum” could sound like an invitation to a boring afternoon, but it all depends on the museum. Of course there are art museums, history museums and museums for young audiences. There are also museums that hold collections one wouldn’t expect and just might make for an enlightening exploration. Some focus […]

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OPINION: Getting to a better tomorrow means learning from mistakes today

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They are going to make mistakes. It’s practically guaranteed. High school and college students as well as young professionals are bound to trip up in big and small ways. Their mistakes may make the news, may be life altering or may jeopardize their finances and/or freedom. The start of the school year is the time […]

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After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

Days before the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games were to be held, I had already started to feel the dread. After days and nights of watching hours of swimming, diving, fencing, canoeing, gymnastics, volleyball, water polo, trampoline, weightlifting, track and field and so many other sports, I realized that my life was […]

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Night melodies return to Lithonia

Night melodies return to Lithonia

Seven years ago, outdoor music died in Lithonia. The concerts that once attracted hundreds to the small city in southeast DeKalb County came to an unceremonious end. Now Jason Lary is on a mission to bring music, comedy and other forms of entertainment back to downtown Lithonia. Lary, who won the bid to take over […]

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Travel expert touts benefits of hiring a travel consultant

Travel expert touts benefits of hiring a travel consultant

Wandering the world can be filled with unimaginable adventure but arranging the best trip possible requires careful planning and guidance. Carolyn Anderson is a world-class traveler who uses her personal and professional knowledge to provide those with wanderlust the vacation that lives up to their dreams. She stresses that while travel options and offers are […]

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Grief support groups offer shoulder to lean on

Grief support groups offer shoulder to lean on

The death of loved ones and the grieving that follows is a universal experience. However, how each individual grieves is unique. “People in this culture so often are so very uncomfortable with pain and suffering that goes along with loss,” said Rev. Robby Carroll. “We stress grief is a normal process.” Carroll, who has been […]

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