News for Friday, August 2, 2013

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YARBROUGH: Why wasn't Skeeter Skates included on Azerbaijan junket?

Despite a self-congratulatory swipe at ethics reform in the last session, there seems to be nothing stopping the boys and girls of the General Assembly and assorted state bureaucrats from continuing to zip around the globe, courtesy of foreign governments and big corporations like BP and Chevron

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WannaBeatles to perform free concert on the Covington Square

Nathan Burbank remembers the precise moment The Beatles made an impact on his life.

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RONDA RICH: A grave is both revealing and mysterious

It was during mid-flight, perhaps somewhere over Virginia, that a thought hit me and I turned suddenly, excitedly toward my husband Tink.

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JOHN PEARRELL: Win more people to God by accepting them, and their faults

In John chapter 4, Jesus is having a conversation in a place no religious person should have been, with a person no good Jewish Rabbi (a Rabbi is a teacher, and that is how the populace of the day saw Him) should have been with.

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JAMES BEHRENS: Sometimes being lost can bring you home to God

I was driving with a friend of mine through New York City a long time ago. He got lost and ended up in a battered section of the Bronx.

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TONY ELDER: If you feel your spiritual life withering, reach out for the hand of God

The first indication of a problem was after one of our recent rainstorms. A small branch had fallen on my driveway. As I picked it up I noticed that all the pine needles on it were already brown. When I looked up at the nearby large tree I was surprised to see other limbs beginning to have a similar unhealthy appearance.

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Heritage Hills Baptist revival features pastors from area churches

Heritage Hills revival features pastors from area churches

With so many churches working together to feed the poor and help with other needs, Heritage Hills Baptist Church has taken the opportunity to expand those relationships by having a revival featuring pastors of other area churches preaching the sermons.

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JOE LAGUARDIA: Spread the Gospel as if every day is the last before God's return

Over the past few weeks, my wife and I have been catching up on the classic “Back to the Future” trilogy. We haven’t seen the movies for quite some time, and its been a real treat to see how that DeLorean time machine brings all kind of trouble.

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TONY WILSON: Pay attention to detail when navigating the maze of Health Care Reform

While many employers are still celebrating the one-year delay of the employer coverage mandate of Health Care Reform and hoping for more changes as a result of next year’s mid-term elections, it is important to understand the mandate requirements as outlined under the law.

Free lunchtime computer classes offered at DWJ

DWJ, Inc. a local computer service and repair center, is offering lunch-and-learn classes in the operation of Windows 8. Topics covered in the classes include email, Internet safety and browsing, media and setting up a Microsoft Account.

Walgreens renames health clinics

Walgreens recently introduced its “Healthcare Clinic” at select Walgreens as the new branding for the more than 370 in-store retail clinics, replacing the former Take Care Clinic name that has stood since the brand’s inception in 2004.

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New Marco's Pizza franchise owner touts freshness of ingredients

New Marco's Pizza franchise owner touts freshness of ingredients

Before Gani Mohammed opened his business, Marco’s Pizza, in the new Publix shopping center on Ga. Highway 20 in Conyers, he carefully researched the franchise. Mohammed, who holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Maryland, worked for almost two decades in management for Pizza Hut and also oversaw Starbucks and a convenience store chain.