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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Tasting Decatur —business samples city’s diverse restaurant scene

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A Decatur businesswoman has latched on to what industry officials say is a new, but growing trend—food tourism. According to an article recently published by Skift, a company that provides information to the global travel industry, “While cuisine has always been an important part of most travel experiences, the concept of traveling to a destination […]

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Frozen assets—entrepreneur opens ice cream parlor in Avondale Estates

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When Tushar Patel opened Avondale Ice Cream, an ice cream parlor in Avondale Estates, he joined a trend as old as the country itself. According to icecream.com, the first ice cream parlor in the United States opened in 1776, the year the nation declared its independence. The frozen dessert is now America’s second favorite treat—only […]

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