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Harrop: You Should Know, the Flag Is Not a Rag

We've seen American flag bikinis -- stars on the bottom and stripes on top or the other way around. Flags are used as bandanas and ...

July 02, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Furious about bank fees? Act now!

Whether your banking is for your business or for your personal life, chances are that bank fees are costing you more and more and more ...

July 02, 2017 | Navin Shah | Business


Owens: What Really Matters?

Recently, we have seen some interesting political occurrences. From the sixth district race to congressional hearings about Russia, it has caused me to wonder what ...

June 25, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion


Parson: Rain is not always a good thing

When is more rain too much for the garden? Now would be a good example.

June 25, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture


Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Newton Electric celebrates 50 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - This month, Newton Electric, located at 8155 Highway 278 NE, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

June 24, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Harrop: Trump rates close to zero on 'war' against opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead ...

June 18, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Special counsel, independent investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with ...

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


CAPTURED: Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after 3-day manhunt

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by ...

June 18, 2017 | Erik Schelzig, Kate Bumback Associated Press | State


Irwin: The Ditch Digger

When I was a child my grandmother, Sallie Mae Cook, employed all those "stitch-in-time-saves-nine" sayings. A kind but serious sort, Grandmama harbored low expectations for ...

June 18, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists


Pace: Contemplating Father’s Day

I've been a father for almost five years, and it's been one of the hardest experiences of my life and yet also the ...

June 18, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion


Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being ...

June 15, 2017 | Kate Brumback Associated Press | State


Gingrich Cushman: Let's shine a new light on small businesses

Here is a proposal for a new reality show that could not only help President Trump do his job, but could help millions of other ...

June 11, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


Harrop: The Donald Trump apology tour

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's ...

June 11, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Yarbrough: Cut-and-run ideologues make job even more difficult for schoolteachers

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 11, 2017 | | Columnists


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Irwin: Road Improvement has Closed Henderson’s

When I am opening a new internet account or phone app or whatever, and it asks me to come up with answers to those security questions – Favorite teacher... First pet… Favorite restaurant… – the answer to my favorite restaurant is and ever shall be, Henderson's.

May 21, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists


Pace: Traveling Through Europe with Oxford College Students

The idea for this trip began with a suggestion from Oxford College's Communications Director, Cathy Wooten. Five years ago she looked at me and said, "You know that 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, right?" I hadn't given it a lot of thought to be honest, but I knew she was right, and I could tell where she was going with it.

May 21, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion


Weekly Music Fix

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Weekly Fix. Hope you're hungry for some more rock, country and jazz beats that will get your toe tapping. This week we have some great bands playing near you, so make sure to stay tuned every week, to see what's hot and moving in your city. Remember to email news@covnews.com Wednesday before 5 p.m. if you have info on any events, live music, concerts, playing in the area.

May 21, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis | Living


Gingrich Cushman: Be Wary of Anonymous Sources

The public's insatiable desire for content has led a number of so-called reporters to lower their standards and practice shoddy journalism -- biased, full of conclusions that were reached before facts were verified, reliant on anonymous sources who may have their own axes to grind.

May 21, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


Harrop: Can Americans Get Their Democracy Back?

Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office? That's putting it undiplomatically, I know, but the time has passed for treating the presidency of Donald Trump as anything less than a freaky aberration of our democratic norms. Thank you, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, for dispensing with all delicacy and stating that Trump has put our institutions under assault "internally," as well as "externally."

May 21, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Conason: Congress: Demand White House Transcript

If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment -- not because he broke the law, which evidently he did not, but because he committed an act that would be considered criminal and perhaps treasonous if perpetrated willfully by any other government official.

May 21, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists


Yarbrough: The truth is that there is no fake news here

According to our Tweeter-in-Chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks and the navel-gazers at the New York Times and the Washington Post. I don't think he is talking about me but who can be sure what is going on inside this guy's cranium.

May 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Telling It Like It Is... Yearning for the good old days

I remember hearing my Granny Stapp say "We're living in a different world now" many times and that simple phrase is truer now more than ever. I've always been told I'm a lot like Granny in many ways and I'm perfectly okay with that. There's no telling what Granny would think if she were here to see how much things have changed.

May 14, 2017 | Beth Rowe | Columnists


Mahathre: Despite declines in teen pregnancy and birth rates, there is still more work to be done

Despite historic declines in the rates of teen pregnancies and births in the United States, and a 63 percent reduction in the teen pregnancy rate in Georgia, the U.S. teen birth rate is still higher than that of many other developed countries. The state of Georgia has the 16th highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Newton County has had a substantial decrease in teenage pregnancy rates, currently 27.9 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19. However, the county's rate is still higher than many other counties ...

May 14, 2017 | Veronica Mahathre | Health


Redman: Heart of the home

Every day of the summer, the young boy would trample through the living room onto the crystal-clean carpet tracking in dirt, mud, or clay that he had so diligently scraped up from every side of the property, and every day his mother would scorn him for not taking his shoes off before entering the house. She would even make him clean it up himself! Even still, he would make the same mistake over and over. The boy told his mother that he couldn't wait until he had his own house so that he could have his own rules.

May 14, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion


Gingrich Cushman: Angels around us

While we tend to celebrate our own mothers on Mothers' Day, this year I am celebrating all mothers who overcome odds to take care of their children and others' children. "Janice" (not her real name) is one such woman.

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad

What exactly does Uber have to offer that other companies do not? The ride-hailing service doesn't own its cars or employ drivers. It's basically a smartphone app that connects passengers to drivers using their own vehicles. Rival apps now do much the same thing.

May 14, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Yarbrough: Hogs not happy at being compared with politicians

A few years ago, I decided that what this country needed was an organization that specialized in both in-depth analysis of major political developments as well as pest control.

May 14, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Conosan: Donald Trump's Death Panels

The real death panels are coming.

May 14, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists


Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state transportation officials announced Wednesday, about six weeks since a bridge on the highway collapsed because of a large fire.

May 10, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | State


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