From tent to vintage travel trailer

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I’ve had a passion for the outdoors all my life. I vaguely recall as a youngster, throwing quilts and blankets over furniture to pretend we were camping in tents. My second date with my now wife of 31 years was a camping excursion. She assured me on our first date that she too loved the […]

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EDITORIAL: A matter of public trust

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In the private sector when one looks for a new job, it typically is done with a great deal of secrecy as the employee makes every effort not to let his or her current employer know he or she is looking for another job. However, in the government sector it is not uncommon for elected […]

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OPINION|The doldrums of late winter

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With MLK’s birthday and President’s Day behind us, we have no other national holidays on the calendar until late May, unless one is lucky enough to have Good Friday off prior to Easter. Otherwise, its five days a week of the same old daily grind for most of us. It is the time of year […]

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Experience historic Southern elegance at Albany’s Merry Acres Inn

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Minutes from the historic riverfront downtown of Albany, Ga., nestled among towering pine trees and sprawling live oaks sits Merry Acres Inn and Event Center. A stay at Merry Acres is like a step back in time to the 1950s. Walking the expansive property, I imagined families arriving in heavily chromed, tail-finned classic cars from […]

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Jail anger management workshops enhance life skills

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Part 2 of a two-part series on mental health care at the DeKalb County Jail   The DeKalb County Jail retains the services MHM Services Inc., a mental health services vendor directed by Dr. William Brickhouse. Brickhouse manages a staff of 30 licensed providers who are trained to conduct mental health assessments and counseling along […]

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DeKalb County Jail serves community in unfamiliar ways

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Part I of a two-part series on mental health care at the DeKalb County Jail Many may think of the county jail only as a place to house those charged with crimes until their cases go through the judicial process; but this perception is actually far from the truth. The DeKalb County Jail has a […]

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Journey to Jaco

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Likely Costa Rica’s most popular beach town and according to the Internet the easiest to access from San Jose International Airport, Jaco is a booming little place with something for almost anyone. It’s just a bit hard to find. A friend and I recently embarked on a whirlwind tour of Costa Rica with the intent […]

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Journey to Jaco

Journey to Jaco

  Likely Costa Rica’s most popular beach town and according to the Internet the easiest to access from San Jose International Airport, Jaco is a booming little place with something for almost anyone. It’s just a bit hard to find. A friend and I recently embarked on a whirlwind tour of Costa Rica with the […]

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