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Rules or fools?

Once in a while something so stupid comes along I just cannot wait for the next deadline to speak out so I beg the editors for online space in the e-blast. “Stupid” happened this weekend on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour; again, right?

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Ashes

Darn it, I really hate to have to write this article. Praising the Patriots and Tom Brady just sticks in my Southern craw like a crosswise fishbone. The Patriots single handedly removed both of my teams from the 2017 season; they defeated the Steelers in the AFC Championship game and broke the hearts of all Atlanta fans in the most exciting Super Bowl in recent memory.

Ray Haas

Ray Haas recognized by GSGA

Sometimes, good things happen to good people, and this is one of those cases. On Jan. 21 at its annual meeting and banquet, the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) presented the highest honor available to recognize exceptional volunteerism to Ray Haas.

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Hike your history: Three Forks Trail

Every family has its own stories, folklore and, perhaps, tall tales. I married into a large family where the stories are as gregarious as the people speaking. The men are seasoned, artistic storytellers and can command a room at full attention for a lengthy period of time. I’ve been married for almost 12 years and, during that time, my husband and his extended family, as well as a few selective friends, have expressed a deep affection and respect for a secret hiking, camping and trout fishing spot, known only as The Rough.

Fall is for sports fans

Well, here we are in another gorgeous Big Canoe fall season. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling off (finally), the course is still green (no frost yet) and the squirrels in our backyard are going absolutely ape. In fact, at the moment, they are looking a lot like the Cubs fans who just found out they won their first World Series since 1908 — a 108-year dry spell. They have broken the “Curse of the Goat” and can no longer be called the “Lovable Losers.”

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