Darrell Huckaby


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HUCKABY: Remembering visit to the Holy Land this Easter

I spent the first 22 Easters of my life, as well as I can remember, in Porterdale. I always looked forward to attending Sunrise Service at Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, even before it was united.

HUCKABY: Trying to reason with pollen season

I went to bed Thursday night with a nice and shiny black SUV in my driveway. I woke up with a sickening yellow SUV in my driveway. Like a sneak attack from above the pollen season is upon us.

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HUCKABY: A reminder of why I miss being in a classroom

This week I have really realized just how much I really do miss teaching the history of our country to really smart teenagers

HUCKABY: Twenty years later, fond memories of Lewis Grizzard remain

We buried Lewis Grizzard twenty years ago. It doesn’t seem possible, does it? That it has been that long?

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HUCKABY: There's nothing to love about Russian politics

Winston Churchill called Russia a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Sir Winston wasn’t just whistling Dixie.

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HUCKABY: Forty days later there’s less of me to love

I set out 40 days ago on a fast of my own. I wasn’t going to give up eating entirely, but I was giving up all red meat, all added sugar — including drinks — all gluten, which means all bread and wheat products, and all dairy products. In other words, if it tasted good, I couldn’t have it.

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HUCKABY: More class time is best way to improve education in Georgia

Somewhere along the way the state of Georgia is going to have to decide that having students in school, in front of their teachers, is the only way to improve education. I just don’t think that day will occur between now and the end of May.

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Earthquake in South Carolina felt in Gwinnett

An earthquake struck late Valentine’s Day, spooking some residents in the Gwinnett County area.

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HUCKABY: My new diet: hold the gluten

I have done something that I vowed I would not do. I have succumbed to the latest fad. I have gone gluten free. I have never felt better.

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HUCKABY: Dishing on dishes

The thing that got me thinking, as I was unloading the dishwasher, was the contrast between what we have eaten off of since we set up housekeeping and what my mama had.

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HUCKABY: Funerals call for a personal touch

It seems like I have been to a lot of funerals lately, which tells me something about myself

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HUCKABY: Get ready for a Southern meeting of the minds

I believe wholeheartedly in what Phoenix Pass is doing. So here is what you can do for me. You can call 770-760-1020 and buy your tickets. They are $25 apiece and every dime goes to do the work of Phoenix Pass. Every dime

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HUCKABY: Christmas in NYC

But growing up and watching the Macy’s Parade and “Miracle of 34th Street” and the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center on my little black-and-white television set convinced me that the Big Apple had to be the place where all the cool people went to celebrate the holidays.

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HUCKABY: Your card is probably not in the mail

Well, if you have been traipsing to your mailbox every day since Thanksgiving, hoping to find a card from yours truly, you may be feeling like Charlie Brown right about now.

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HUCKABY: Make Toys for Tots part of your Christmas tradition

Please. Don’t just think to yourselves, “I’ll do that.” Actually do it. If not today, tomorrow. Don’t put it off. There are dozens of places you can take your toys locally.