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Darrell Huckaby

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Darrell Huckaby: Every hair in place

Huckaby takes a trip down memory lane via hair products.

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Darrell Huckaby: Memorial event helps lighten a sometimes dark world

Kate Caruso was a bright light in a world that seems to be growing darker with each passing season.

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Darrell Huckaby: My youngest asks: "Where's God in these tragedies?"

When I learned of the attacks in Boston on Monday, I sat down and pounded out a column full of anger and belligerence. The next day, my youngest child, Jenna -- after taking time to reflect -- sat down and penned the following words.

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Darrell Huckaby: In the wake of tragedy, America must unite

I had such a warm and wonderful column planned for today ... That story will have to be postponed until Sunday.

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HUCKABY: Another ho-hum day, or a landmark in history?

The thing that separates normal ho-hums from days that live forever, of course, is the fact that on certain days monumental events take place

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Darrell Huckaby: High school basketball has been a love affair through the years

I have been having basketball withdrawals.

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Darrell Huckaby: Teachers, students held to the wrong standard

Somebody has got to realize that there has to be a better way to evaluate the success of a student, a teacher, a classroom, a grade level, a principal, a school, a school system and, yes, a superintendent of schools than the almighty standardized test scores.

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Darrell Huckaby: I enjoy a cup of Joe -- despite the risks

I think that relaxing with a good cup of hot coffee at the beginning of the day is good for the soul.

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Darrell Huckaby: A fan of women's basketball and Andy Landers

I was a fan of women's basketball long before it was cool.

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Darrell Huckaby: This Easter a milestone in a fruitful journey

What a difference a year can make.

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Darrell Huckaby: Another sign that the world has gone crazy

Just when I thought it was safe to glance at the news again I confirmed my growing suspicion that the world has gone slap dab crazy.

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Darrell Huckaby: When teacher talk turns to toenails

I am about to enjoy my 39th -- and final -- spring break, as a classroom teacher.

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Darrell Huckaby: Enough wasteful spending to drive taxpayers batty

I have never cared too much for bats.

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Darrell Huckaby: There are no winners without competition

In competition there are winners and losers. Period.

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Darrell Huckaby: Composing my own song of the South

Thi is what I like about the South.

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Darrell Huckaby: Reality TV beckons

I got the same email every day for a week. I had been "selected" to audition to become the subject of a documentary/reality television show about a real life Clark Griswold character.

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Darrell Huckaby: Sunday driving was its own destination

Whatever happened to getting in the family car and going for a ride? Other than $4 a gallon gas, I mean.

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Darrell Huckaby: Save us from those who want to save us from ourselves

They used to only come in little green bottles, as far as I knew anything about.

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Darrell Huckaby: Old friend ignites good memories

Huckaby is reacquainted with old friend Louis L'Amour while in Houston airport.

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Darrell Huckaby: The actors change, but the show goes on in Washington

Just when you thought politics couldn't be fun anymore, Kentucky's Rand Paul stands up and puts on a show in the Senate that rivaled Strom Thurmond at his best.

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Darrell Huckaby: Sequestration and other budget quandaries

So how's the sequestration going so far, y'all?

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Darrell Huckaby: Setting out on a new career

I have been a classroom teacher for 39 years now and had hoped to be able to make a career of it.

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Darrell Huckaby: What I'll do if it ever warms up

I'll have plenty to do, once the weather gets warm.

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Darrell Huckaby: Hard to find the South in these recipes

I used to love Southern Living Magazine.

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Darrell Huckaby: Second thoughts about planting seeds

Friday was a cold, damp, wet, dreary day in the North Georgia Piedmont — a day that could have easily given way to dark depressing thoughts to match the elements.

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Darrell Huckaby: Family travels set to country music

Country music brings back memories of our family travels.

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Darrell Huckaby: Reflecting on wisdom of presidents

President's Day a good time to reflect on what our presidents have taught us.

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Darrell Huckaby: Losing a student one of the toughest trials of teaching

Teaching has many trials and tribulations -- along with many rewards.

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Darrell Huckaby: Time to retire some annoying verbal habits

It is way past time to put a few worn out words and phrases to rest.

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Darrell Huckaby: A visit to Beantown might change your mind about New England

I have decided to celebrate my upcoming retirement -- this one is for real -- by going back to Boston.

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Darrell Huckaby: Not having a beard may grow on me

People are constantly asking me why I decided to grow a beard.

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Darrell Huckaby: Great debate continues over gays in Scouting

We are engaged in a great debate over whether the Boy Scouts of America should or will change their longstanding position against allowing homosexuality to creep into the Scouting movement.

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Darrell Huckaby: Here’s a test of your Atlanta trivia skills

I’ve always been partial to trivia — even before it was called trivia.

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Darrell Huckaby: 'Mayday!' call brings unexpected response

I learned that hundreds of Facebook friends have my back.

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Darrell Huckaby: Let Arthur Blank build his own new stadium

How much of the bill for the proposed new stadium does Arthur Blank expect the taxpayers to pick up?

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Darrell Huckaby: Historical figures make an interesting collection

I'm building a collection of history's most interesting figures.

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Darrell Huckaby: Culinary tour of Athens works up an appetite

I wouldn't say I travel to Athens all that frequently, but when I crank my car, I have a hard time steering it in another direction.

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Darrell Huckaby: Time for some straight talk about race

Can we talk? About race I mean? Can we talk reasonably and sensibly and without rancor and emotion?

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Darrell Huckaby: Too many pythons to visit

Huckaby decides his best course of action is staying away from the Everglades.

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Darrell Huckaby: Retelling the tales of one of UGA's best coaches

Hugh Durham is and always has been one of the funniest men I have ever heard speak in public.

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Darrell Huckaby: Friendship rekindled brings special memories

1966 was a very good year, the Vietnam War, notwithstanding.

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Darrell Huckaby: Pray for comfort for family touched by tragedy

I am afraid of something happening to my kids and I am afraid of fire in the night. A local family realized both of those fears last week.

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Darrell Huckaby: Better think twice before stomping on Old Glory

You'd think someone from South Carolina would know better.

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Darrell Huckaby: 'Lincoln' tells only part of the story

I would have enjoyed Lincoln a lot more if I hadn't spent so much of my life studying the history of our great nation.

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HUCKABY: Bringing in the New Year with football and a few old friends

The holidays wore me to a frazzle. When's the last time you heard that expression?

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Darrell Huckaby: A few things I aim to do this year

I haven’t felt up to making any bodacious resolutions the past couple of years, but I am feeling finer than a frog’s hair split four ways these days, so I am going to give it a whirl.

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Darrell Huckaby: Can't say enough about 'Les Miserables'

Have you ever gotten a whole movie stuck in your head?

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Darrell Huckaby: The real Christmas gift

I never wanted to be one of those parents who tried to relive their lives through their kids.

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Darrell Huckaby: Tuning in to a country classic

I make it a point to be happy with what I get, even when I don't like what I got for Christmas.

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Darrell Huckaby: Anticipation and appreciation for another Christmas

Anticipation. What a wonderful thing. Often the buildup and the wait are better than the event itself.