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LACEY SHORTER: Community garden a healthy project

GUEST COLUMN: Community gardens bring veggies to food deserts

Community garden projects are a wonderful way to beautify communities while offering an service that is desperately needed to the area.

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DICK YARBROUGH: Gov. Deal's communications director ready to try it on his own

OPINION: Being communications chief for a governor is a high-wire act without a net

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.

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CREEDE HINSHAW; Joy can break out into Happy Socks

OPINION: Not everyone comes to church happy

I’ve always enjoyed a nice pair of socks. For years I would reserve various pairs of argyle socks only for Friday, my “off day” in ministry. It felt good to look wear snappier socks on that day. So now on the day when I am delighted to be in worship, I wear my Happy Socks.

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GEORGE WILL: Donald Trump defines down the GOP

OPINION: Trump proposes to deport illegal immigrants and their children born in the U.S.

It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings.

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JOHN WALLACE: You can't fool everyone all of the time

GUEST COLUMN: The Greatest Show on Earth is just getting started

Now you might think trying to watch three rings at one time is confusing. Well, that’s because it is and that’s the way we like it. Welcome to the 2016 presidential race.

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T. GAMBLE: Global warming made me do it

OPINION: Nothing bad happens that can’t be explained away by climate change

If my planned movie about a south Georgian family coping with a family member’s pursuit of a sex-change operation fails, it won’t be because of a bad script, lousy acting, botched directing or poor cinematography.

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BYRON YORK: Sen. Cuz rising in GOP candidate ranks

OPINION: Ted Cruz has the right enemies for a significant part of the GOP base

All the things that have made many Republicans in Washington dislike Ted Cruz just make a certain type of GOP voter like him even more.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Farming life definitely not for me

OPINION: Horrors of tobacco fields lead to journalism career

Working on a farm as a youngster convinced me to look for another line of work.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Thornless honeylocust is a wanted tree

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

As you plan your tree list for fall planting, take a closer look at the thornless common honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos form inermis).

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LORAN SMITH: Victoria a perfect Eden

OPINION: The first time here, I was fascinated by bowling on the green

Victoria is about flowers. There are blooms everywhere. Floral shrubs which allow for shade on a sunny day as you sit and watch the boats come in and out of the harbor.

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RONDA RICH: Pondering and learning

THE DIXIE DIVA: Most of us are too distracted these days to observe people who cross our path

On those summer nights on the porch, I recall how Mama would sit quietly and string those green beans. She wasn’t moping or worrying, she was simply studying life and developing her opinions and philosophies.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats

OPINION: I don’t know whether their problem is cultural or biological

These people refuse to acknowledge any bad decisions they have ever made, or the many times others have bailed them out. They want everyone else to pay for their failures, and sometimes even their successes.

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TOM PURCELL: Facebook fatigue

OPINION: I am becoming my father

Recent reports suggest that people are tiring of technology-enabled social networking.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Just worry about the kids

OPINION: Katrina slammed into New Orleans Aug. 23, 2005

Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, breaking the levees and damaging or destroying almost all of the city’s already dilapidated and disgraceful public schools. The experiment in education that followed has sparked a fierce national debate, pitting advocates of independent charter schools against supporters of the traditional, central office-run system.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Republicans still pander to worst instincts of voters

OPINION: GOP presidential candidates alienating Latinos with rhetoric

As much as the Republican establishment has wished that Donald Trump would disappear, it ought to be quite clear to them by now that the problem isn’t The Donald. It’s the Trump phenomenon.

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