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Ken Stanford

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Recent Articles by Ken Stanford

  • Painkiller sales soar around US, fuel addiction
    Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients' suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.
  • US growth of distant suburbs falls to historic low; Barrow Co. among those most affected
    Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers' decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns.
  • Wis. woman sounds calm as she lands stricken plane
    With her husband stricken in the pilot's seat of their small plane, an 80-year-old woman assumed the controls and spoke to aviation officials with remarkable calmness as they guided her to the ground, according to an audio recording released Wednesday.
  • Romney accuses Obama of 'hide-and-seek' campaign
    Mitt Romney unleashed a strong attack on President Barack Obama's truthfulness Wednesday, accusing him of running a "hide-and-seek" re-election campaign designed to distract voters from his first-term record while denying them information about his plans for a second.
  • Man who threatened shooting spree captured in Banks Co.
    The man who made a verbal threat to go on a shooting spree locally like the recent one at a California school has been captured in Banks County.
  • Investigators: Tenn. judge high on pills in court
    A Tennessee judge was so addicted to prescription drugs during his final two years on the bench, he was having sex and buying pills during courtroom breaks, at times purchasing from convicts he had previously sentenced, an investigation found.
  • GSC professor featured in new Princeton Review book, "The Best 300 Professors"
    Gainesville State College has one of the country's best undergraduate teachers, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com).
  • Red Clay Interactive's Zach Abernathy joins WordPress as Core Contributor
    Red Clay Interactive Development Director Zach Abernathy has joined the WordPress community as a Core Contributor.
  • Inaugural North Georgia Chamber Music Festival planned for June
    Nine world-class musicians will bring their talents to the Dahlonega campus of North Georgia College & State University for the inaugural North Georgia Chamber Music Festival, which features four programs of music spread out over two weekends in June.
  • Most Ala. firms miss immigration goal
    Tens of thousands of Alabama businesses have missed a deadline set by the state's strict immigration law to register with a federal database used to verify the citizenship status of job applicants, according to registration numbers.
  • Burn while you can
    Time is running out if you have yard cleaning debris that you need to burn before the annual summertime ban on outdoor burning begins in Hall and several other counties in north and central Georgia.
  • So, how's that retirement thingy working out for ya'?
    It's been just over three months since we last visited in this space (see earlier column), one day after I left Jacobs Media Corp. after 40 consecutive years with the company and following a 47-year career in the business.
  • At least 3 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan bombing
    NATO says the death toll from a bomb in northern Afghanistan has risen to three service members.
  • New effort by MDs to cut wasteful medical spending
    Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it.
  • Restaurant, Clarkesville reach impasse on ramp upgrade
    A popular Clarkesville eatery now has a For Sale sign in its parking lot, along with a hand-painted disclaimer: Beware of city.
  • Irby narrowly defeats Garrett for Cornelia mayor's seat
    James C. “J.C.” Irby Jr. received the most votes in Tuesday’s special election runoff for mayor of Cornelia.
  • Large tornadoes, damage reported in Dallas area
    Tornadoes tore through the Dallas area on Tuesday, tearing roofs off homes, tossing trucks into the air and leaving flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways and parking lots.
  • State governments target tax-cheating software
    Cash-strapped state governments that are searching every crevice for money have found a new target: computer programs that enable businesses to keep two sets of books simply by plugging a flash drive into their cash registers.
  • GSC presents free screening of Tuskegee Airmen movie
    The Gainesville State College Office for Diversity Initiatives and Intercultural Relations is presenting a free screening of the movie Red Tails (produced by Lucasfilm and released by 20th Century Fox).
  • 'Sitting Up with the Dead'
    Have you ever dreamed of being locked in the library? Have you wanted to research genealogy “to your heart’s content”? On Friday, April 13, genealogists will have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams by “Sitting Up with the Dead” at the downtown Gainesville branch library.
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