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Anderson: Week six under the Gold Dome

We are officially halfway through the 2017 legislative session and now have 8 days left to introduce legislation in the Senate and 20 days left ...

February 20, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Pace: What Should I Give Up This Year?

Valentine's Day has come and gone, and the stores have already put out their Peeps and Cadbury Eggs in anticipation of Easter. Before we ...

February 19, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion


Bouchillon: SPLOST: ‘It is not a tax increase’

SPLOST is an acronym for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a program whereby counties can add one penny per dollar spent by ...

February 19, 2017 | Baxter Bouchillon | Columnists


Gingrich Cushman: Where strength comes from

This Presidents' Day, instead of buying a new appliance, read George Washington's Farewell Address and Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.

February 19, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


Yarbrough: Secretary of agriculture-designate Perdue knows a bit about draining swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

February 19, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Harrop: What is Trump most afraid of?

Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can ...

February 19, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Belton: House passes balanced budget

The House overcame our largest hurdle this week as we passed – once again – a balanced budget…something our federal government in Washington hasn't done ...

February 19, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Jeffares: Week 6 from under the Gold Dome

Having the opportunity to represent each of you under the gold dome every day is an honor I will never take for granted. This week ...

February 19, 2017 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Pace: What should I give up this year?

Valentine's Day has come and gone, and the stores have already put out their Peeps and Cadbury Eggs in anticipation of Easter. Before we ...

February 19, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion


Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A ...

February 18, 2017 | Maria Danilova Associated Press | Education


Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

ATLANTA (AP) - Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana.

February 18, 2017 | Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Georgia lawmakers work to end 'surprise billing'

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Harrison did what any parent of a sick kid would do.

February 14, 2017 | Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Anderson: Week Five under the Gold Dome

With the completion of legislative days 13 through 16, we now move into week 6 under the Gold Dome. As things really begin to heat ...

February 12, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Jeffares: Week 5 from under the Gold Dome

Like a well-oiled machine, the 2017 legislative session is running smoothly as we near the half way point. The General Assembly has sailed through legislative ...

February 12, 2017 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Belton: Many bills on the General Assembly agenda

The Session is picking up as we move towards the last day in which a bill must pass one chamber in order to be considered ...

February 12, 2017 | Rep. Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


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What's behind the push for amnesty for illegals?

Imagine a beautiful woman whom you adore and would rather be with than any other woman you have known.

November 09, 2013 | Mychal Massie Columnist | OPINION


4-Her's give back to the community

Drumroll, please …

November 09, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


Supporting veterans is everyone's mission

During the recent government shutdown many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.

November 09, 2013 | Daniel Dellinger Guest columnist | LOCAL


Open mind, heart allows marriage at 60

In years gone by, a woman in America who wasn't married between ages 18 and 25 was known as an "old maid."

November 05, 2013 | Dorothy Piedrahita | Columnists


Deal Trying to Claim Non-Existent Accomplishment

Dalton, GA - Michael Mule', adviser to Dalton Mayor David Pennington, issued the following response to Nathan Deal's press release this morning touting Georgia's business environment ranking:

November 04, 2013 | Michael Mule | LOCAL


Conservative voters know what they want

I was prepared to disagree massively with Ann Coulter when my assistant first brought to my attention an interview Ann did last week in which she seemed to be advocating Republicans only choose left-leaning moderate candidates because true conservatives cannot win.

November 02, 2013 | Mychal Massie | Columnists


Summit focuses on teen domestic violence

Audrey Curray is glad she resisted the urge to sleep in on a recent Saturday morning. Instead, the Rockdale teenager and about 150 other area youth and adults gathered in late October at Springfield Baptist Church for a summit focused on teen domestic violence.

October 31, 2013 | Kysa Daniels The News | RELIGION


Ready for Halloween or Day of the Dead

From my Spanish-speaking friends, I have learned about the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that is celebrated not only throughout Mexico, but also around the world and in other cultures.

October 29, 2013 | Dorothy Piedrahita | Columnists


Coambes presents at media convention

Arielle Coambes, a 2010 graduate of Alcovy High School, was a presenter at the recent 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association National College Media Convention.

October 29, 2013 | Hunter Terrell news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Leadership Newton County kicks off

Imagine this: Your local leaders gathered recently in a secluded lodge in Newborn, Ga., engaged in team-building activities, relay races, classroom learning, enjoying good food and fellowship, and developing a plan to give back to the community. This happened at the retreat kickoff for the Leadership Newton County Class of 2013-2014!

October 29, 2013 | Chris Walker Special to the Covington News | LOCAL


GOP establishment on the wrong path

I've written extensively over the past several weeks that we, the voters, need to be vigilant and suspicious of the current political atmosphere.

October 26, 2013 | Michael Massie | Columnists


Covington cemetery keeps history alive

I've been fascinated by cemeteries my whole life. The headstones found in cemeteries tell us a lot about the people who have passed this way before us, what these folks thought was important and where they wanted to be in the next life.

October 26, 2013 | George Lonberger, Ph.D | LOCAL


Letter: Disappointed in coverage

Editor? I am disappointed in the paper. Wonder what the Dennis and Mallard family think?

October 22, 2013 | By Irene Smith | Letters


Piedrahita: At ‘dinnertime,’ perspective is on the menu

I've reached an age of almost knowing about life. Sometimes, I still believe I know nothing, yet I know more than I did the day before yesterday.

October 22, 2013 | Dorothy Piedrahita Columnist | Columnists


Wigged bandit ring leader pleads guilty

The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.

October 19, 2013 | | LOCAL


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