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Signs have been a part of Middle East lore dating back to biblical times. People in the region take them seriously, which is why the signs emanating from the Biden administration are having serious ramifications.

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There are those of y’all who will say that this should have been written a long ways back. I don’t disagree. But the courtly Terry Kay knew how fine a man he was and would have been embarrassed for me to proclaim it to a million people.

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Charlie Brown, in Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” cartoon, has given us his definition of happiness. Charlie says, “Happiness is a warm puppy or happiness is winning an argument with your sister or happiness is knowing the right answer in school.” Venturing a step further, I would say that happiness is graduation.

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JONESBORO — It appears Clayton County is moving closer to instituting mandatory trash pick up for all residents in unincorporated portions of the county.

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RIVERDALE — An 18-year-old Riverdale High School student and football player is dead after what began as a water gun fight ended with real bullets at Kenwood Park in Fayette County on May 7.

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ATLANTA — Clayton County’s Northcutt Elementary School has won a grant from the 2021 Georgia United Foundation School Crashers Program.

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ATHENS — Carpenter bees are a common sight this time of year and can cause aggravation for homeowners. The large, black and yellow bees begin emerging in March, April and May and can cause unsightly damage — and in some cases significant damage — to wooden structures like the eaves of houses, porches and decks.

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For the third time in as many months, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was holding a press conference to acknowledge the tragedy of another child killed, this time among the crossfire of 20 shootings in just one Atlanta weekend.

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Thanks to the beneficence of the Internal Revenue Service -- and the fallout from COVID-19 -- we half of Americans who pay federal income taxes have been given until May 17 to file.

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ATLANTA — Businesses across the state have re-opened their doors and are gearing up for Georgia’s summer tourism rush. After 14 months of intensive effort to provide unemployment insurance benefits to more than 1.2 million Georgians, the Georgia Department of Labor is shifting its focus to re-employment in a strategic effort to help meet the needs of employers in every region and industry in the state.

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As I have matured, I have tried to see events from more than my personal perspective. What about the perspective that the other people in a given situation may have felt?

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An article titled “The Incredible Importance of Mothers,” by social scientist Melanie Tannenbaum, lays out the argument that a mother’s comfort – not just meeting basic needs, such as providing food and shelter – is essential to the development and wellbeing of children.

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A harrowing event ended happily for a Florida couple whose beagle, Daisy, was attacked by a pitbull at a local gas station and ran into nearby woods.

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The Central Intelligence Agency is always looking to recruit new agents, and advertising is one way it has done so in the past. The difference this time is in a newly created series of recruitment videos that reflects the spirit of the age in which we live, rather than appealing to abilities and patriotism.

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In 1957, Mama and Daddy gathered up their simple belongings, those which they had carefully acquired through the diligent saving of nickels, and moved to the little brick house they had built.

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A man in his 40s gave up his work to go back to school to become a minister of music. His wife surrendered her tasks as PTA president and church organist. The family of five began to prepare to move out of the community. Local people couldn’t understand it, and one of them said to him, “It must have taken great faith to give up what you had and make a fresh start this far along life’s way.”

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The contrast between President Biden's first address to Congress last Wednesday night and the Republican response delivered by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) reminded me of another occasion between one long-winded and another profound speaker.

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The Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with students of Decatur High School, Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, and the City of Decatur, has announced the dedication of a new Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker in Decatur to commemorate the sentencing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to four months of hard labor following his arrest during the Atlanta Student Movement protest at Rich’s Department Store in October 1960. 

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ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia fell last week, mirroring a nationwide trend as more Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic get back on the job.

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ATLANTA — A curated, destination music festival by music lovers, for music lovers, Lost Art Music Festival presented by Cathead Distillery celebrates the Americana fan community through high-energy performances and immersive experiences in a spacious, outdoor environment with strict COVID gu…

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A budget is one of the most important financial tools in your arsenal, but budgeting isn’t one size fits all. In order to be successful, your budget should reflect your income and spending, but also your desires and need to live a balanced life.

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