Archive of: At Issue, Ben Young, Business Casual, Economy, Guest Commentary, Neely Young, Opinions

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Blowing Your Own Horn

Blowing Your Own Horn

On a good day, I can drive downtown from my office in Norcross in about 25 minutes; but this was not a good day. I was running late, on my way to a luncheon gathering at the World Congress Center with several hundred other people.

January 2006
A Voice in the Wilderness

A Voice in the Wilderness

Now is the time to put more dollars back into the educational system. The governor will probably use recent revenues to build back reserves. The legislature doesn't have education on its radar.

January 2006
Milking the Cobra

Milking the Cobra

A particularly memorable experience with the Marlon Perkins Theory of Effective Management Delegation (so named by a copy editor I worked with) occurred when a former boss signed me up to accompany him on a speaking engagement to a prison journalism class at the San Francisco City Jail.

December 2005
Kathy Cox on Cuts and Scores

Kathy Cox on Cuts and Scores

Georgia's school superintendent has her say on the state's SAT results and how schools are handling reduced financing.

December 2005
The Bulldozing Speaker

The Bulldozing Speaker

Speaker Glenn Richardson wants to build his dream house on accreted land on St. Simons.

November 2005
The Chip Shot

The Chip Shot

It happened pretty fast, but this is the sequence of events as I recall them: I walked out the kitchen door headed for the office one morning, realized almost immediately that I'd forgotten something and walked back inside.

November 2005
Does the Superintendent Care?

Does the Superintendent Care?

Why do we give the SAT to so many students — 76 percent of them vs. 47 percent nationally — many of whom are not planning to go to college? Why don't we just give this test to the college-bound seniors?

October 2005
Cresent City Connections

Cresent City Connections

A friend observes that every Southerner has a connection of some kind to New Orleans, and I think he is right. Whether you grew up there, lived there, visited there or just loved knowing that New Orleans existed, it was hard to watch the coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its painful, disastrous aftermath.

October 2005
Twenty Years and Counting

Twenty Years and Counting

Publishing a magazine in a vibrant, growing state such as we have is a great experience, and, quite frankly, a lot of fun. We are in the people business, and without you as readers, we have no purpose.

September 2005
Love It or Love It

Love It or Love It

I'm not sure I can name another profession outside of journalism whose practitioners are such accomplished and vocal complainers; nor do I know of another profession whose practitioners so love what they do.

September 2005
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