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Reviewing diets for national nutrition month

In honor of National Nutrition Month, and in light of the challenge I issued readers a few weeks ago to not eat anything processed for a week, I have an update.

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Hope I don’t die before all is read and done

There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous that it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking that resembles the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling that a vicious hurricane is headed that way.

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Ashway: Translating all of the madness so far

Ah, the Madness!

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Respect for city of Cumming’s leaders

What would you think if there was a city with a long-term mayor and city council, who were probably the national envy, as that city has the longest serving mayor in the U.S. They have $50 million surplus in rainy day funds all buildings as I understand it paid for.

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Be smart and practice brain health

We are all inundated with things we should be doing for our health.

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Don’t try to outwit a Southern-thinking woman

Here’s what happened — and I swear on Mama’s cocoa-splattered chocolate cake recipe that this is the gospel:

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Lamenting lack of affordable housing

My wife and I have been renting a home for the past two years. We now have to move because owner is selling. The problem now is finding another affordable rental home.

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Readers issued a ‘whole’ eating challenge

Knowledge may be power, but it can also be upsetting.

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If it’s in the South, there’s usually a story behind it

In the South, everyone has a story. Every name is followed by a few sentences or paragraphs. No one is known by name alone.

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Ashway: Boeheim a winner at all costs

March Madness of a different sort erupted Friday, as the NCAA condemned the Syracuse basketball program.

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Wisdom of new jail, courthouse questioned

How do you folks like the new courthouse and jail? I think it is poor planning to build these two monstrosities in the center of Cumming.

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Re: Articles in FCN on March 6

RE: Crash KOs power, traffic on corridor. We are going to continue experiencing crashes, injuries and likely deaths in this disastrously engineered roadway-area so long we have the likes of vehicles entering Hwy. 20 from northbound Ga. 400 and having to cross three lanes of Hwy. 20, while dodging east-bound traffic coming from Hwy. 9, in order to turn left on to Market Place Boulevard  from a backed-up turn-lane.

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Thorium nuclear reactors and Iran

Iran has stated that the purpose of their nuclear program is to produce electricity atomically, and they have no desire for atomic weapons.

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Reality of winter in Georgia is snow fun

I am not sure how much more of Old Man Winter (my apologies to any elderly gentleman who might be offended) I can take.

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The joy of shopping for books in person

It was in Oxford, Miss., that it come to me so clearly. I knew it, of course. I had known it since I was a child skirted in gingham innocence and trimmed with inexperience.

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Ashway: Leaving behind the Forgotten Five?

It’s March. Time to get serious about college basketball.

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Appreciation for utility workers

I just wanted to thank all the emergency workers that worked day and night to get our power restored after the recent ice storm, especially the Sawnee EMC linemen. 

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Warm gratitude for Sawnee EMC crews

It is 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday and one of the Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. crews is working on our street to ensure the completion of restoring power in our neighborhood. This in addition to another crew getting some of us "up and running" during the wee hours of last night.

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State due for credible transportation plans

House Speaker David Ralston proudly claims the proposed transportation plan will provide more than $1 billion annually in new transportation dollars but will not increase state taxes on Georgians. 

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Schools shouldn’t endorse bullying

Bullying in schools has been much discussed, also the rules of zero tolerance and how to protect students from injuries.

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If mama can't find it, nobody will

I have spent the majority of my life looking for stuff. Not just my stuff, mind you. Other people’s stuff.

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