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Harrop: Breast Cancer-Wine Link: Scary or Just a Scare?

Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That's why news media flash blazing headlines whenever a study suggests a link between breast ...

July 09, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Gingrich Cushman: Feeling Free

According to a recent write up by Jon Clifton, a managing partner at Gallup, we have a lot to work on in our country, starting ...

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


Redman: A call to stand

If one were to survey the teen-aged student base and ask them to state the date that the Declaration of Independence was signed, I am ...

July 09, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion


Letter: Marcello Banes explains EMS situation

To the Citizens of Newton County:

July 07, 2017 | | Letters


UPDATE: Mom charged in kids' deaths in country illegally

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the deaths of a man and four children outside Atlanta (all times local):

July 06, 2017 | Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press | State


Butts: A matter of trust and prayer

I keep a folder on my desktop with all of my columns in it. The reason behind this is so that I don't repeat ...

July 02, 2017 | Andy Butts | Religion


Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects like education, politics, law enforcement

Oh, barf. The Georgia Center for Opportunity - whatever that is - has come out with a report card, giving As and A-pluses to cut-and-run legislators who ...

July 02, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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


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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 most joyous. There are those of you out there, I know, who can relate to such an experience whether you're a father or not.

June 18, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion


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 her wiggly, silly grandson. The first time she ever asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I thought of my role model at the time, Maynard G. Krebs. I answered, "I wanna be a beatnik." From that moment on, throughout my childhood, one of her sayings was:

June 18, 2017 | Andy Irwin | 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 a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

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


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 who said what, how and to whom can obscure understanding of the larger issues. This might confuse many who don't have the time to follow this on a full-time basis. So here is a recap of what has happened so far.

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


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 in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted a shocking photograph of another dead overdosed couple, heads back and mouths open from a heroin overdose, a 4-year-old strapped in back. As its Facebook page explained, "It is time that the non-drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis."

June 18, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


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 held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

June 15, 2017 | Kate Brumback Associated Press | State


Rowe: Telling It Like It Is . . . Yearning for the good old days, part 2

Many of you enjoyed my first column about the good old days so much and wanted to hear more so im going to take a stab at it. In addition to many of your questions, I also have a 5-year-old granddaughter full of questions and a simple answer won't do because they want to know the whos, whats, hows and whys about everything and you'd better have lots of patience.

June 11, 2017 | Beth Rowe | Columnists


Redman: To the Class Of 2017: The ‘to-do’s’

To the students who have stuck with it all the way through…Congraduations!

June 11, 2017 | Isaac Redman | Religion


Braden: Summer car safety is vital

Summer is almost here, and with it those lazy days of vacation and fun times with family and friends. But summertime also brings blazing heat and the dangers that come along with it. Climb into your car and you can't wait to turn on the AC. But a child left in the car doesn't have that chance.

June 11, 2017 | | Health


Lockhart: Newton County is ready to combat poverty

If a community wishes to improve the quality of life for its citizens and reduce many of the societal ills we hear of daily in the news, we must address the issue of poverty.

June 11, 2017 | Craig Lockhart | Opinion


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

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 11, 2017 | | 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 apology tour.

June 11, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


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 Americans gain or keep theirs.

June 11, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists


Butts: To the Class of 2017…

I believe that all commencement services are done for the year and we have a group of people ready to talk the world or life or however you want to phrase it. When I graduated high school there was an essay written by Mary Schmich called "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young". It was published in the Chicago Tribune and turned into a song by Baz Luhrmann.

June 04, 2017 | Andy Butts | Religion


Kwik Change Lube & Service: A pillar of the Covington community

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kwik Change Lube & Service has been a fixture in the Covington community since 2009 when the business opened as a second auto shop in Covington.

June 04, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


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