Eye surgery office focuses on laser procedures

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A physician group that specializes exclusively in high-tech laser vision correction recently opened its first office outside the northeastern United States. On Nov. 16, officials at Diamond Vision—headquartered in Manhattan with offices in other New York locations as well as in New Jersey and Connecticut—cut the ribbon officially opening an office in Tucker’s Crescent Center. […]

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Holiday shoppers urged to remember small local stores

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Holiday shopping this year is expected to “increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery began in 2009,” according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The figures include not just purchases of gifts, decorations and the like, but also […]

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Poet says his life took an unexpected path

Poet says his life took an unexpected path

When Hank Stewart was a child in Jacksonville, Fla., poetry did not appeal to him at all. “If you had asked to me to make a list of things I was interested in, poetry wouldn’t have been at the bottom of the list; it wouldn’t have been on the list,” he said. That changed one […]

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Research reveals scammers may not be the usual suspects

Research reveals scammers may not be the usual suspects

New research released by Merrill Lynch revealed findings about financial fraud that are contrary to some common beliefs. Buck Wiley, a wealth management expert at Merrill Lynch in Atlanta, said while there are many reports of older people losing their life savings to such telephone scams as fake lotteries and callers impersonating bank or government […]

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Church looks to the heavens to meet financial, scriptural objectives

Church looks to the heavens to meet financial, scriptural objectives

By installing solar panels on the church’s roof, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Decatur is responding to a financial need as well as to a Biblical mandate to care for others, according to Pastor Daniel Dice. “Stewardship of the Earth’s resources is our responsibility,” Dice said. “How we use our energy resources and care for […]

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Upscale restaurant a hit on Tucker’s Main Street

James Haggard says m572 is for diners who want to take time to enjoy good food and the company of those they are with.

After operating a successful restaurant on Tucker’s Main Street for four years James Maggard and his partner Jason Hylton decided to open a second restaurant just a few feet away. A year later, they concluded the decision was a good one. The original restaurant, Local No. 7, has a pub atmosphere. The owners decided that […]

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Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Celebrating the holidays by baking and decorating houses, churches and even entire villages of gingerbread trimmed in cookies, candies and frosting is a tradition that goes back to early 19th century Germany, according to An A to Z of Food and Drink, published by Oxford University Press.   In recent years, there has been a […]

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Baby boomers meet at bookstore to plan ‘the next chapter’

Baby boomers meet at bookstore to plan ‘the next chapter’

The year after World War II ended, 1946, more babies were born in the United States than in any previous year in the nation’s history, according to history.com. The birth rate continued to escalate during the next 20 years, creating what came to be known as “the post-war baby boom.” Now, the oldest members of […]

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