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Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Learning lessons from Mr. Carter

My son is my light, leading the way to my being the person I want – and maybe always intended – to be. Mr. Carter also inspires me in ways I never see coming. When I reached puberty and realized I was a lesb...
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Melissa Carter: Giving back and risking jail time

It has been awhile since I’ve been in a car accident, but it’s what was in my backseat at the time that almost landed me in jail. We recently had a silent auction at work to raise money for a local charity (...
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Melissa Carter: Facebook oversharing crosses lines

OK. Enough is enough people. Some of you on Facebook have lost your damn minds. While scrolling on my Facebook feed recently, I saw a picture of an open casket. That’s right, someone decided the perfect time...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: A scam and a lesson

I consider myself an intelligent woman, having experienced quite a few events in my life that resulted in instant maturity and inner strength. Regardless of this fact, I recently almost lost $1,000 in a scam. ...
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Melissa Carter: A buyer’s guide for new mothers

A friend of mine in California is pregnant, and the first thing I told her was not to buy a thing. Why? Because it would be a waste of money. I was not a woman that dreamed her whole life of being a mom. The...