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Leaving Home: A Short Story by Marshall McCart

The time was the early 1950's. The place was a farm out in the country in the heart of the Georgia Piedmont, and the ...

June 25, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


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


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Oxford College & the City of Oxford, GA

*author's note: this piece originally ran in 2012. Thanks for reading - MBM

June 20, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


Crawford: Georgia can learn from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

June 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | 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 ...

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


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


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I’m a don’t-do-it-yourselfer

I had a bit of time to burn last week and wasn't totally sure what I'd do with my short taste of freedom, so one of my friends asked, "Don't you have a 'Honey Do' list?"

July 13, 2013 | David McCoy | Columnists


Black education tragedy

As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see.

July 13, 2013 | Walter Williams | Columnists


Carter: Now, it’s your turn

By now, you may have seen the news that I will run this fall for a seat on the Covington City Council. That means this will be my last column … for a while.

July 13, 2013 | Maurice Carter | Columnists


Disgraced duo can’t stay out of politics

Donald Trump's tweet Tuesday of this week puts it all in perspective, "@realDonaldTrump: With Spitzer & Anthony Weiner running for office, New York is pervert central! Pathetic."

July 11, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists


Many uses for SPAM, not spam

If you were SPAM, you'd be 76 years old this year, and plenty of jokes suggest that what comes out of a can of SPAM is about that old.

July 11, 2013 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists


You’re tuned to Rogers on the Radio

There is no way I could produce such pithy and thought-provoking essays each week without the help of my columnist commandos.

July 09, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Travis: Granddaughters get creative

My Macon granddaughters are still with me this week. This week they and my two Covington granddaughters are attending Art Camp on the square at the Southern Heartland Gallery.

July 09, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


State legislatures are waking up

Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing.

July 06, 2013 | Walter Williams | Columnists


Government of, by, and for the people

When Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In reality, the declaration wasn't the spark that lit the fuse of the American Revolution; the first shots were fired in Concord and Lexington more than a year before.

July 06, 2013 | Maurice Carter | Columnists


Crime doesn’t discriminate

I have written about crime and courts for more years than I care to admit at this point, and during that time, one thing has remained the same. No matter the time of year, the socio-economic status, the color of skin or the age, crime does not discriminate. It's a great equalizer and can affect anyone.

July 06, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Columnists


Americans embrace the spirit of ’76

Our nation's 237th birthday is being celebrated in many ways that have become familiar over the years.

July 06, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists


Cushman: Declaration of Independence

This week, we celebrated the Fourth of July, the day that our founders declared their independence from Great Britain. This declaration action came after a long history of imposition by King George III. While it might seem as though this is ancient history, there are applicable lessons to remember today.

July 04, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists


Morgan: Time for long-term planning

The July 16 meeting of the Board of Commissioners may be packed with vociferous anti-tax crusaders objecting to the expected majority vote to adopt a rollback millage rate.

July 04, 2013 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists


Yarbrough: UGA dean walked a fine line in fine form

I try to make it a habit to hang around with smart people. Given that my IQ is not much larger than my waistline, this isn't difficult to do.

July 02, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Travis: Glad fireworks are back in downtwon

Editor's note: Due to weather forecasts, Covington's Fourth of July celebration will take place on Saturday, July 6, this year.

July 02, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists


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