In a recent MSNBC "Lean In" commercial, Tulane professor and network commentator Melissa Harris-Perry said this about traditional parenthood:
With all of the pressures of living in today's world - like not having a job, a possible war with Korea again, having the fear of not having proper medical insurance because of government rules and regulations - the one thing we shouldn't have to worry about is the abusive political correctness that is heaped upon us every day, mostly by a single-minded minority of unhappy people.
Recently, we were asked if newspapers were going the way of the Pony Express.
This past week, the architect of the great Atlanta school cheating scandal and her gang of fellow alleged cheaters showed up at the Fulton County Jail to post bonds so they could remain free until a jury of their peers decides their fate.
Lately, we have been talking about how industries like Baxter International relocating here are going to be a boon to our local economy.
Like a gift that keeps on giving, our local Lions continue to give to our community.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
November 1956, During a diplomatic reception... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats: "About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you." source: U.S. Department of Energy Timeline Many of ...
I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back yonder. I found myself last week on the floor of the State House and the State Senate, looking eyeball-to-eyeball with some of the very folks I have cuffed around in this space over the years.
Covington is a wonderful place to live, a place where it's easy to forget how many people are in our community because it still maintains a small-town vibe. But it's not exactly the place to go for entertainment on the weekends. Most of our staff live locally and travel out of Covington for entertainment. It seemed only natural to try and help the people of Covington by educating them on what's going on in the world of entertainment, as well as the world of news.
We ran into a local convenience store the other day to get a bag of ice. In front of us was a woman with two children buying milk and other food products; she paid by using her EBT card.
The Covington News has been one of Baxter International's biggest advocates, standing behind county leaders in their efforts to make the company's landing in Stanton Springs industrial park a smooth one.
We have bittersweet feelings as we ponder the retirement of longtime Recreation Director Tommy Hailey.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
The first political blood of 2013 was spilled Thursday night at the year's first meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners. Denny Dobbs, a longtime member of the Joint Development Authority, was replaced on that board by Mort Ewing, who served for 12 years as District 1 commissioner and also spent much of that time on the JDA as well.
The city of Covington recently paid for a consulting group to come in and study ways that Main Street Covington could become an even greater asset to the economic growth of downtown. The consultants, NewTown Partners, represented by Christopher Jones made their presentation this week to the city council; you can read the highlights by finding the story "New plan for downtown Covington?" on CovNews.com.
A true tragedy occurred in neighboring Rockdale County this week when four children's lives were snuffed out in a devastating house fire. In the midst of the mourning, we urge people to use this reminder to ensure they're being safe with their home and family.
Even though many stores had their Valentine's Day wares out the day after Christmas, the real sign of a new year is seeing the smiling, green-clothed smiles of the young and exuberant young ladies of our community out in force in front of grocery stores and other major shopping outlets hawking our favorite sweet treat - Girl Scout cookies.
As the New Year begins, we would like to offer you a few words of advice that might save you some money and a lot of headache.
While we're confident many of you fit under the $400,000 income threshold, above which earners will be taxed higher than in years past, your take-home pay is shrinking nonetheless.
Prayer is not getting man's will done in heaven, but getting God's will done on earth. It is not overcoming God's reluctance but laying hold of God's willingness.
In the midst of everything else Congress had to worry about this week, the senate tried its best to jam a $60.4 million relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the coast of the Northeast, down the throats of American taxpayers. Anyone with even a shred of decency is concerned about the victims of Hurricane Sandy and would likely be willing to help out in any way possible, including the use of the tax dollars.
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January, let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
Last week, it was announced that Deputy Superintendent for Operations for the Newton County School System, Dennis Carpenter, had accepted a job as Superintendent of the Hickman Mills C-1 School district located in Kansas City, Mo.
We are fortunate here in our community to have active civic clubs that are still willing to work and contribute their money and time for the betterment of the community.
Sometimes it takes newcomers to grasp and understand the bright spots a community has had that sit right under its own nose without being discovered.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
There's no question that losing Superintendent Gary Mathews to retirement before he has a chance to finish his five-year plan is going to cause a disruption in our district's forward progress.
Damn the taxpayers of Georgia, full speed ahead! "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" Admiral David Farragut's legendary quote as he invaded Mobile Bay during the Civil War seems to be the motto of our elected officials in the Georgia World Congress Center. This past week our legislators voted unanimously to approve a deal for a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The new stadium is projected to cost between $948 million to just ...