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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 11:07PM
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Mitch Clarke

Director of News and Content
Mitch Clarke is director of news and content for Jacobs Media. He is a reformed print journalist, having spent nearly three decades covering local, state and national politics. Email: mitch.clarke@jacobsmedia.net. Twitter: @MitchAClarke
Mitch Clarke
Dahlonega man named as gunman in officer-involved shooting
A 62-year-old Dahlonega man has been identified as the gunman who was shot and killed by police Monday at a Gainesville dermatology office.
9:32AM ( 4 months ago )
Ben Franklin and the art of compromise
Benjamin Franklin stopped by my office the other day to catch up on what’s going on in America today. Hey, everybody at some time in their life has imaginary friends. Mine just happen to be the Founding Fathers. So sue me.
9:53AM ( 4 months ago )
Making resolutions I can keep
Many years ago, I came up with what I thought was an ingenious way to dealing with that annual exercise in futility, the New Year’s resolution.
9:55AM ( 4 months ago )
Deal reflects on political career, discusses legacy
Nathan Deal leaves office for the last time in a couple of weeks, ending a nearly four-decade career in the public eye as a Georgia state senator, a United States congressman and, finally, the 82nd governor of Georgia. But if he’s bittersweet about the end nearing, he doesn’t show it
1:00PM ( 5 months ago )
Cutting the cord and saving money
Last week, I joined a growing number of Americans in becoming a cord cutter. What that means is that I have gotten rid of cable TV and I have signed up for a streaming service that bring me television programs over the internet.
9:53AM ( 5 months ago )
Making my list and checking it twice
One of the most often asked questions this time of the year is one that I don’t have a good answer for.
9:51AM ( 5 months ago )
Bush's kinder, gentler goal is still worth pursuing
It’s ironic that in the days before his death, I’d been thinking a lot about George H.W. Bush. I had watched a documentary about his presidency and I was reminded that 41 wanted us to create a “kinder and gentler” nation.
9:12AM ( 5 months ago )
Watching game shows puts my ego in 'Jeopardy!'
I have always been a fan of the game show “Jeopardy!” More accurately, I should say, I have always been a fan of the game show “Jeopardy!” on those occasions when the show doesn’t make me feel like an idiot.
9:58AM ( 5 months ago )
Thanksgiving a challenge to the waistline
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s the one time of year I get together with my extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. This is a good thing. I know some people dread the holiday family gatherings, but my family enjoys spending time together.
10:00AM ( 6 months ago )
Got an original idea? Call Hollywood
I would like for someone – anyone, really – in Hollywood to stand up and tell the truth. Just come right out with it. “Y’all,” I’d like to hear them say. “We have slap dab run out of ideas in Hollywood.” Well, they probably wouldn’t say it with a Southern accent, but you get the point.
3:13PM ( 6 months ago )