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Yarbrough: Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

To Arms! To Arms! The Legislature is coming, the Legislature is coming!

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Updated: jan. 15, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Crawford: Keep your elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would “drain the swamp” in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Updated: jan. 15, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release by Johnny Roquemore, The Apostles of Bluegrass playing at

Welcome back to the Minute! And thanks so much for all the feedback on the last column. That Joshua Jacobson is something else, and his ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2017 2:24 p.m. | Updated: jan. 12, 2017 11:25 a.m.

Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release from Joshua Jacobson; several good shows on tap

Greetings, music lovers, welcome back to another installment of the Music Minute. There is a lot to cover today, so let's get right to ...

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Posted: jan. 02, 2017 8:46 a.m.

Fazio: Farewell to ‘The News’

A community newspaper really is a great thing. It’s the pulse of a town; it is a measure of growth and change; it’s ...

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Posted: jan. 02, 2017 8:44 a.m.

Yarbrough: Resolutely determined to manage 2017 expectations

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year’s resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable but our follow-through usually leaves a ...

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Posted: jan. 02, 2017 8:43 a.m.

Marshall’s Music Minute: Big night of music for New Year's Eve

Howdy, folks! We took last week off for the Christmas holiday but we're sure glad to be back with you times two this week ...

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Posted: dec. 30, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Crawford: Some good news for the holiday season

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia’s neighboring states ...

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Posted: dec. 23, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Yarbrough: Dedicated to the believers this Christmas

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

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Posted: dec. 23, 2016 2:44 p.m.

Irwin: Secret Santa

When I was around 12 years old, it occurred to me that the season we call Christmas has, within it, several glitter-coated mini-seasons. Because of ...

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Posted: dec. 23, 2016 2:19 p.m.

Have you ever thought … As a community what do we do for the homeless?

The only shelter in Newton, or adjoining counties, the Garden of Gethsemane Shelter can be part of the solution for dealing with homelessness in our ...

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Posted: dec. 19, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Marshall Music Minute: "O Come Y'all to Covington" and other big shows

Welcome back to the Music Minute as we wind down the year. There are some really good shows lined up this week and it's ...

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Posted: dec. 19, 2016 11:59 a.m.

Talkin’ Southern, Part 2

In the very first installment of this column some months back, I wrote about the key differences between a fellow, fella and a feller; made ...

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Posted: dec. 19, 2016 11:42 a.m.

Yarbrough: Hoping Santa Claus has something special for schoolteachers this Christmas

Dear Santa Claus:

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Posted: dec. 19, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Crawford: It’s a very merry Christmas for the Speaker

It isn’t quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift ...

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Posted: dec. 19, 2016 11:12 a.m.

Telling it like it is ... Countdown to Christmas, Southern style

Here we are entering the last month of 2016 and getting ready for Christmas.  Ready or not, it’s almost here. I may not be ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 11:56 a.m.

Have you ever thought … How we can serve some of those who served us?

A month ago today, we, as a nation, observed Veteran’s Day. Each year we set this day aside to say thank you to all ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 11:44 a.m.

Marshall Music Minute: Big shows coming in Covington, Newborn and Porterdale

Well my word, these temperatures are dropping fast but fortunately we've got some great music this week to heat things up.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 11:42 a.m.

Yarbrough: Losing one’s home to fire is a painful experience

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man — he is president and CEO ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Gingrich-Cushman: Wow, what a change in direction

Reality has set in, Hillary Clinton is (mostly) out of the news and President-Elect Donald Trump has been named Time Magazine's man of the ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 11:31 a.m.

Crawford: Tom Price is coming after your insurance

Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the capitol crowd:  Ned Flanders.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2016 11:29 a.m.

Losing one’s home to fire is a painful experience

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man — he is president and CEO ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 2:49 p.m. | Updated: dec. 11, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don’t you just ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 3:05 p.m. | Updated: dec. 04, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Responses to Castro's death reveal wide chasm between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 4:02 p.m. | Updated: dec. 04, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 3:07 p.m. | Updated: dec. 04, 2016 4:00 a.m.

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