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Dick Yarbrough: Trying to find the positives in this world can be a negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week’s column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. “Surely, you can find some positive things to write about,” she said, “and temporarily take people’s minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that.”

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Dwight Watt: My business received an email to register their name in Asia or China?
Posted: September 10, 2014

Many businesses and private domain owners have received emails from a company in China or elsewhere in Asia telling them someone in China or another country in Asia has requested to register their domain name and use it as a keyword.

Monday 09/08/2014
Lisa Heyer: Pet projects that repurpose unwanted stuff
Posted: September 08, 2014

Originally by: Deirdre Sullivan

Saturday 09/06/2014
Joe Phillips: Georgia car tags
Posted: September 06, 2014

Stopped me cold. At the after-church buffet I picked a booth away from vents that pour frigid air down shirt collars.

Friday 09/05/2014
Bo Wagner: Faulty assumptions about power
Posted: September 05, 2014

Our family of five purchased a vehicle a couple of years ago that seats six, a Mazda Five. We took our own children along with another kid in church to school each morning, and the vehicle was perfect for that task and has the additional benefit of getting superb gas mileage.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Kaye Ella Steadman: What lies within
Posted: September 04, 2014

It all started with the gnats, or at least I think it did. Maybe there were fruit flies in the mix too, since I can hardly tell the difference, except their size. I really believe they are one and the same, both very annoying and aggressive.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Dick Yarbrough: September’s song has pumpkins growing weary
Posted: September 02, 2014

Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday. The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia — “For it’s a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.”

Sunday 08/31/2014
Lisa Heyer: How to use a programmable thermostat to see real savings
Posted: August 31, 2014

Originally by: Deirdre Sullivan

Saturday 08/30/2014
Joe Phillips: Everybody had one
Posted: August 30, 2014

I was thinking of things everybody owned but nobody has today. There are many. The first that came to mind was a “nest egg.”

Friday 08/29/2014
Dwight Watt: What is a flipped class?
Posted: August 29, 2014

Flipped classes are a new way classes may be offered mainly on the college level but could occur at the high school level.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Bo Wagner: Thanking God for paper and ink
Posted: August 28, 2014

I have a lot to be thankful for, and I have honestly made it my practice for many years to try and be a person who constantly says “thank you,” especially to God. I am still alive and healthy, as are my wife, children, mom and in-laws.

Joe Phillips: I shouldn't admit this
Posted: August 28, 2014

There has been an unignorable seepage in the front yard of the mountain cabin, “Respite,” evidence of what it was – a leak in the water line. The line passes under a long lane and could pass through the yard anywhere. I dreaded digging the place up looking for it.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Kaye Steadman: Espresso made me mean
Posted: August 27, 2014

To any readers remotely considering an Espresso machine, beware and reconsider. For years I had been wanting one after traveling to Europe and tasting the rich, frothy, black liquid.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Dwight Watt: How do I change my home page?
Posted: August 26, 2014

The home page on your browser is the page that displays when you first start the browser. Quite often this is set for Google or Bing or your ISP’s web page to display. Other people have set it to a page they quite often want to go to. On my browsers I have my home page set to www.dwightwatt.com.

Dick Yarbrough: Family’s tragedy is reminder to text less and live more
Posted: August 26, 2014

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

Bo Wagner: Bad idea number 1746
Posted: August 26, 2014

In my life things tend to go from one thing to another along a pathway that somehow leads to either hilarity, or disaster, or both. I can see now that this is another one of those times...

Monday 08/25/2014
Letter to the editor: Double standard postal issues
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:23 am

Dear editor,

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Rap! Rap! Rap!
Posted: August 19, 2014

“The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let’s begin the meeting as we always do with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

Elizabeth Farrell: It’s a long way from Tipperary
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 10:48 am

My great-grandfather James (no-middle-initial) Farrell first drew breath in County Tipperary, Ireland. Great-pa James’ date of birth is blurry: 1835 or 1838. Centuries earlier, military conquest put a long line of English royalty in charge. They seized Irish land to suit themselves.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Gosh dang. what is wrong with a Southern accent?
Posted: August 12, 2014

I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?

Sunday 08/10/2014
Bo Wagner: Can you still blush?
Posted: August 10, 2014

It was, perhaps, a most unlikely of scenarios: two alpha males and the need for one of them to get clothes onto a Barbie Doll. Yet the story is true, for my son and I were the ones who, just this past week, found ourselves in that awkward situation...

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The LaFayette-Barwick Airport fly-in is 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. This annual event affords the public opportunities to get an up close view of flying machines — including a LifeForce helicopter — talk to pilots and visit the new terminal. Admission is free.

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