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Remembering a generation tied to Vietnam

Today, Vietnam is little more than a footnote in the history books. But that war defined a generation of Americans. I imagine if it is taught at all in the high schools, it comes at the end of …

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Goodbye to the clowns

My 2-year-old granddaughter, Phoebe, sat on my lap and for a couple hours, smiled, clapped, stared, wiggled and ate goldfish. Every couple of minutes my wife, Christina, who sat next to us, would cut …

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A look to the past could open a lot of hearts

This year marks the 100-year anniversary that my great grandfather first set foot on American soil. With World War I looming, he looked to escape Germany and build a life for himself in the United …

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Coyote ugly: Long live the coyote

If you haven’t heard yet, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is hosting a Coyote Challenge to lighten the breed’s population, thinning the herd, so to speak. Hunters are tasked with …

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By the time you read this, my bracket will be busted

Two years ago, an Appen Media employee picked the winners in her bracket not based on win probability, head-to-head statistics, offensive prowess versus lackluster defense or anything else we really …

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Attracting, retaining millennials

Do you have plans in place to recruit millennials to your small business? Have you thought through how you are going to attract this “Gen Y” type of talent? Baby boomers are retiring. In fact, …

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Rediscovering Providence Park

Sometimes, when you’re going hiking, you have to drive a long way first. Simply getting there may become an expedition all by itself. But at other times you find hiking close by – say, just a …

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What’s a Fed Rate?

I am quite certain the topic of a fed rate has the potential to bore a lot of people right into the next article. But I also know most of you probably heard the news of the Federal Reserve raising …

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Eat your dad gum veggies

Did you catch the “news” cycle on Thursday, December 8? If so, you probably saw something about the life expectancy of Americans dropping for the first time since 1993, according to a report …

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Human greed versus Mother Nature

Thank you for your insightful and forward thinking article “Coyote Ugly.” Many people are unaware that the coyote is not native to the southeastern United States. The USDA introduced the Coyote …

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