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Chris Johnson

What would Iron Eyes Cody think today?

My work has occasionally taken me to some pretty poor areas of the world. One of the things I’ve noticed in third-world countries like Ghana and Nicaragua is that no matter how poor the people, they seem to be nicer, happier and more generous — on average — than most Americans I’ve encountered.

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Here’s why we are losing so many teachers

This past weekend I went to a teacher’s conference in Athens. Teachers must have some sort of “look” because as my Muscogee County buddies and I walked around downtown, we played a silly game. “She’s definitely a teacher.” “Nope, he’s not.” “Oh no, no way she’s a teacher.”

Tim Chitwood

How would you solve the litter problem?

“The solution to the littering issue is simple: Eliminate disposable containers and we eliminate litter,” a reader says. “If people cannot be responsible enough to dispose of disposable cups, wrappers, bags, etc., then they should not be allowed to have them at all!”

Chris Johnson

When you pull a Fred Sanford, go to the doctor

I really needed a weekend of doing absolutely nothing — no cleaning out the gutters, no painting anything, no building a 100-foot outdoor fireplace off the patio or any of that typical stuff. I also needed a column idea — I’ve been out of column ideas since roughly 1998, which should come as no surprise to anyone who reads this column once a decade.

Chris Johnson

Give your fellow humans plenty of elbow room

This flu season appears to be pretty bad, and it has set me to wondering whether or not I got a flu shot the last time I saw my doctor in the early fall. It’s possible. I recall some sort of pain, but it could simply be from when they told me what portion of the visit my health insurance covered.

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Caught on Camera: Multiple brawls break out inside Columbus Dollar Tree store

Columbus police said three women and a 14-year-old girl were charged after being involved in a fight Thursday night at the Dollar Tree on Buena Vista Road.
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