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J.K Murphy

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Daily Post gets its feet wet

A former newsroom colleague and I often would assess the work of news reporters with one question: "Did they get their feet wet?"

Northern Arc dead, but idea has some life

If you peruse some maps of metro Atlanta, you'll likely come across a tiny dotted line marked "Outer Loop (proposed)." Picture Interstate 285 as it encircles Atlanta and then draw a circle 20 or so miles farther out. That 230-mile oval became known as the Outer Loop and was designed to relieve congestion on Atlanta's perimeter highway.

What's black and white and pink all over?

On Thursday, Oct. 1, our readers will receive a copy of the Daily Post like they've never seen.

Town hall meeting was great, but it could've been greater

Have you seen the videos of town hall meetings across the U.S.? The ones where people yell and holler and kick and scream?

Daily Post proud to be your No. 1 source for local news

Indulge us for a moment as we straighten our tie, clear our throat and give ourselves a pat on the back.

Leaders pass the buck to judges again

When did the judicial branch of government also take on the duties of the executive and legislative branches?

Real debate on water war can flow freely

So how serious should we take U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson's ruling that will cap the tap on Lake Lanier water? Do you really believe that the sole spigot feeding Gwinnett County's 800,000 residents will be plugged in 2012?

Gwinnett's towers of power coming down

Olney, Ill., is famous for its dray of albino squirrels. Greensburg, Ind., claims the aspen tree growing from the county courthouse tower is "World-Famous." Those oddities have given their communities something to crow about. Meanwhile, Gwinnett County, Ga., has become inextricably linked to a pair of water towers.

Budget ship needs steady captains during the storm

To Mr. Charles Bannister, Mrs. Shirley Lasseter, Mr. Kevin Kenerly, Mr. Bert Nasuti and Mr. Mike Beaudreau

Wild 'facts' available all over the Web

You've heard the joke "It must be true; it was on the Internet."

Still growing, but slowing down

When the U.S. Census Bureau speaks, people in these parts tend to listen. Gwinnett and growth have been synonymous for the last 40 years. So last week's release of new population estimates is of particular interest and gives us a good look at the trends for the most recent year and over the last eight - since the last decennial census.

State, taxpayers owe same fines

"Tax not paid by the statutory due date of the return is subject to 1 percent interest and 5 percent late filing and/or 1/2 of 1 percent late payment penalty per month, or fraction thereof. Interest accrues until the tax due has been paid in full ... An extension of time for filing the return does not extend the date for making the payment. Additional penalties may apply ..."

It isn't always pretty, but it's Gwinnett news

It's one of those news events that attracts a lot of comment - and controversy.

Sound off on open heart, tax issues

Gwinnett County is facing two significant issues, and the populace would do well to pay heed to both.

County should tighten belt, not hike taxes

They rank right up there with jury duty and root canals as least favorite things.

Open-heart decision warrants your feedback

Perhaps you should begin your letter something like ...

Newspapers down, but by no means out

Have you read the obituary for the newspaper industry? No doubt newspapers are facing some tough prospects these days, but so are bankers, automakers, realtors, construction workers, etc.

Politics in Gwinnett is going to the hogs

As much as it pains me to say this, dirty campaign tricks work.

Gwinnett homeless in need of our help

Which of the following best describes the homeless problem in Gwinnett?

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful ready to get back to its original mission

Shortly after moving here 10 years ago, I recognized that the Gwinnett community has some things going for it that the places I'd come from didn't.

A new type of growth is news in '07

It's the season when journalists pull out their notebooks from the past year, scroll through their story archives and reflect on what made news over the last year. Daily Post reporters began a series of articles the day after Christmas with each writer identifying the Top 10 stories from their respective beats.

Newspapers: A differing view

"All you ever print is bad news."

Living with blue laws teaches preparedness

Lately there's been a lot of brew-ha-ha over beer.

Politics in Gwinnett is going to the hogs

As much as it pains me to say this, dirty campaign tricks work.

Gwinnett homeless in need of our help

Which of the following best describes the homeless problem in Gwinnett?

A new type of growth is news in '07

It's the season when journalists pull out their notebooks from the past year, scroll through their story archives and reflect on what made news over the last year. Daily Post reporters began a series of articles the day after Christmas with each writer identifying the Top 10 stories from their respective beats.

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