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Bouchillon: SPLOST: ‘It is not a tax increase’

SPLOST is an acronym for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a program whereby counties can add one penny per dollar spent by ...

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Updated: feb. 19, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Crawford: Georgia can climb out of last place on these two issues

What should be the priority for state legislators –helping their poorest constituents avoid pain and suffering, or protecting the financial status of their most affluent ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:53 a.m. | Updated: feb. 19, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Gingrich Cushman: Where strength comes from

This Presidents' Day, instead of buying a new appliance, read George Washington's Farewell Address and Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:54 a.m. | Updated: feb. 19, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Yarbrough: Secretary of agriculture-designate Perdue knows a bit about draining swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:55 a.m. | Updated: feb. 19, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Harrop: What is Trump most afraid of?

Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Updated: feb. 19, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Yarbrough: Some advice for two young people beginning their journey together

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson Number Three chronologically and — pardon a grandfather’s pride — a high achiever ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 12:48 p.m. | Updated: feb. 12, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Rowe: Valentine’s Day is around the corner

I'm predicting it will snow again and I suspect some of you may think I've gone off the deep end but that’s ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 12:53 p.m. | Updated: feb. 12, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Crawford: Georgia gives Trump some problems

For a couple of months, Georgia was probably one of Donald Trump’s favorite states.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 12:51 p.m.

Gingrich Cushman: Yes, And...

If you have ever engaged in improv theater, then you have experienced the process of "yes, and..." What happens is a person says something that ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 12:49 p.m.

Harrop: Is Trump Really Running Things?

Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. On Sunday, he watched the Super Bowl ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Have You Ever Thought… How it will feel for the Atlanta Falcons be crowned National Champions?

It has only happened once before.   The Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl.  Today will see the playing of the fifty-first Super Bowl ...

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Posted: feb. 06, 2017 11:22 a.m.

Yarbrough: Taking dissidents on a trip to nowhere

Varoom! Putt! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Varoom!

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Posted: feb. 04, 2017 2:56 p.m.

Yarbrough: Look for a different approach to fixing failing schools in Georgia

 

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a learning lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan ...

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Posted: jan. 25, 2017 2:49 p.m. | Updated: jan. 29, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Yarbrough:Look for a different approach to fixing failing schools in Georgia

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a learning lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 12:51 p.m. | Updated: jan. 29, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Irwin: Praying at Facebook

Hypothesis: More people pray when scrolling on Facebook then in church.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 12:53 p.m. | Updated: jan. 29, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Telling It Like It Is . . . Time to Change

It's too early to tell how 2017 is shaping up, but, I can already tell it's going to be an interesting year.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 1:49 p.m. | Updated: jan. 29, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Have You Ever Thought… How it would feel not to be able to go home?

We have a crises in our state.  There are 13,000 children who are separated from their families in Georgia.  They are in state custody ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 1:51 p.m. | Updated: jan. 29, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Gingrich Cushman: The People's Government, the People's Work

On January 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th president of the United States. Trump's speech was 1,435 ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 12:50 p.m.

Harrop: Hitting our heads against a border wall

Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday's problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But ...

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Crawford: Sonny Perdue will feel right at home

The new president has finished filling the vacancies in his cabinet by nominating Georgia's own Sonny Perdue as the secretary of agriculture.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Yarbrough: Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2017 2:38 p.m. | Updated: jan. 22, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Have You Ever Thought?... How great it would be to have more variety in shopping and eating out?

I say we have great merchants and eateries in Covington.  But I would add what is needed is more variety in both areas as well ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2017 2:47 p.m. | Updated: jan. 22, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Yarbrough: Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

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

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 3:14 p.m. | 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.

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.

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