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OPINION: Let fall signal time to get out of our ruts

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Fall is officially here. While it has taken a while to feel like it weather-wise, our environment is on the cusp of change. The days have already started to shorten and the searing heat of summer is slowly tamping down. We’re witnessing leaves taking on autumnal hues as we move into fall’s full embrace before […]

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OPINION: Shocking police behavior just what some communities need

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I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right here in my own community. Police having a stunning interaction with the community. Yes, right here in our own backyard. Here’s what I witnessed: During LakeFest, an annual festival in Pine Lake on Oct. 1, several Pine Lake police officers stepped into a crowd of people who had been […]

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Drama, comedy, song and dance are center stage in Decatur

Drama, comedy, song and dance are center stage in Decatur

Lovers of live theater might want to free up some time to attend the 2016 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, taking place at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur. The festival showcases various forms of storytelling—stage plays, dance, readings, musical performances, conferences, cocktail receptions, an Apollo-style amateur competition and more. The festival, […]

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Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

There’s something new nestled behind Fernbank Museum. In the woods and among the tall trees, there’s now paved paths, boardwalks, exhibits, a wildlife sanctuary, outdoor play spaces and the entrance to an old-growth forest. Welcome to WildWoods, Fernbank’s new offering that organizers hope will connect current and future generations to their environment and foster a […]

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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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