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What You Might Miss If You Were Unable to Read

Our ability to communicate and learn through the written word is one of the keys to civilization. One of the key turning points in human ...

February 14, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Redman: The perfect combination

One of the most popular televised events every year offers entertainment, as well as influence. The Super Bowl is built up to such an incredible ...

February 14, 2016 | | Columnists


Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" (Southeastern Conference) for a simple reason: he wanted ...

February 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Covered, smothered and serenaded

Waffle House is known for serving up such classics as waffles, hash browns and patty melts but at one Waffle House, located on Highway 278 ...

February 14, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL


Jeffares: Week Five Updates from the State Senate

The days are going by quickly now, as we wrap up our fifth week of the 2016 legislative session. We worked four efficient days this ...

February 13, 2016 | | LOCAL


Belton: A significant week in the state legislature

The fifth week of Georgia Legislative Session this year was by far the most significant, as the House passed a bill that would protect preachers ...

February 13, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL


Marshall’s Music Minute: Hotspots in Covington

It's your pal Marshall McCart here. I'm so pumped to be doing this segment for The News to give its wonderful readership a ...

February 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists


Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of ...

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


What can we learn from a ground hog?

There it is on the calendar for February 2: "Ground Hog Day." I don't know who selects which days to note on the system ...

January 31, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


You have more options for college funding than you think

The cost of their children's college education will take a big bite out of parents' retirement savings.

January 31, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Crawford: Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 31, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Jeffares: Week 3 brings bills and committee meetings

Committee meetings are finally underway here at the Capitol. I, and many of my colleagues, have had a busy week juggling our various committee appointments ...

January 31, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | LOCAL


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Listening to winter's soundtrack

Music has always been important to me.

December 17, 2013 | Dorothy Piedrahita Columnist | Columnists


California shows country how not to govern

The outpouring of raw hatred and unbridled ignorance that I received in Twitter messages and emails after my recent appearance on the "Dr. Phil Show" had me asking, "What would America be like if these types governed?"

December 14, 2013 | Mychal Massie Columnist | Columnists


Holder attends National 4-H Congress

Continuing a long tradition in Newton County 4-H, Will Holder represented Georgia at National 4-H Congress last week.

December 14, 2013 | | LOCAL


'Play of Herod' to end 39-year run

When the Monastery of the Holy Spirit presents this year's performance of "The Play of Herod," it will mark the end of a 39-year-old tradition. Since 1974, this remarkable production has told the traditional Christmas story through a musical-drama more than 800 years old.

December 10, 2013 | Lee Udell news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Are you feeding the 'right wolf?'

I was preparing to write this column when I learned that South African leader Nelson Mandela had died.

December 10, 2013 | Dorothy Piedrahita Columnist | Columnists


Reality shows should focus on Washington's misdeeds

There was a time in professional sports (baseball in particular) that the reporters covering the game as a block refused to report on the bad behavior and even criminal activity that the player-gods engaged in.

December 07, 2013 | Mychal Massie Columnist | Columnists


Kenyan 4'Hers bring new perspective

The median age in the United States is 37.2.

December 07, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton 4-H forever columnist | LOCAL


High School essay winner

I have so much t be thankful for. God has continued to bless me throughout the years. This Thanksgiving, I have so much to be grateful for.

December 07, 2013 | | LOCAL


Middle School essay winner

Thanksgiving is a day in which we are supposed to set aside our glass-half-empty attitudes and be thankful for everything we have. I t is a day to remember the kindness of our fellows and everything we have been given. Americans trace this holiday back to a time when people depended on each other for survival and communities were close-knit families.

December 07, 2013 | | LOCAL


Elementary School essay winner

I am thankful for 1000 things but I am only going to tell you 55:: dog, house, dad, mom, table, electronics, food, watermelon, Nana, Poppy, things to do, Lego's, Grammy, Grandaddy, books, TV, candy, zoo, toys, Christmas,a friends, family, plants, the world.

December 07, 2013 | | LOCAL


Redskins place third at Thanksgiving Duals

The Social Circle varsity wrestling team placed third at The Parkview Tough Thanksgiving Duals at Parkview High School last week.

December 03, 2013 | Alan Howard Special to the News | Social Circle


Simple joy, great gifts and ugly sweaters

December is the month to share joy. It appears to be the only month when people of all religions and beliefs practice kindness toward their fellow men.

December 03, 2013 | Dorothy Piedrahita Columnist | Columnists


Victimization has three main sources

The following is my syndicated column that appeared May 27, 2003. It is more correct today than at the time I wrote it. See for yourself.

November 30, 2013 | Mychal Massie | Columnists


Community is generous, but more help needed

Dear Editor:

November 30, 2013 | By Sam Ramsey | Letters


Annual Toy Run rides again

The Newton County Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army are preparing to host their 15th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., Dec. 14 at the Covington Kmart. The cost to participate is $20, or one new, unwrapped toy per bike.

November 30, 2013 | Hunter Terrell | LOCAL


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