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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part IV

When it was all said and done, 11 black men who had been working against their will as peons would be murdered (Peonage, as we ...

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My Thoughts: It's been a great ride

Almost two years ago, I took up the call to lead The Covington News. Many people asked me how I intended to lead a newspaper ...

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Telling It Like It Is… News from around the circle

If it's been a while since your last trip to Social Circle, you might be surprised how much things have changed. For starters, you ...

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Letter: Thank you for helping my child through a difficult time

Dear Ms. Greco,

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Gingrich Cushman: Shades of Gray

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ...

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Crawford: The news just keeps getting worse about Plant Vogtle

When it comes to the nuclear reactors Georgia Power has been trying to build at Plant Vogtle, there never seems to be any good news ...

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Harrop: Read This and Weep: Mike Pence for President

President Mike Pence. The words do not trip lightly off the tongue. But as special counsel Bob Mueller dives ever deeper into the murky waters ...

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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part III

The day after Johnnie Williams became the first victim of this killing spree in the winter of 1921, John S. Williams instructed Clyde Manning, his ...

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Letter: Handicapped discrimination ruling against the BOC

Editor’s note: This press release was provided to The Covington News Friday, Aug. 4 by Commissioner J.C. Henderson with an attached copy of ...

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Our Thoughts: We’re all in this together

There is one thing we at The Covington News think everyone can agree on: We all want to live in a friendly community that offers ...

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Gingrich Cushman: White House Communications

 

 

If you have been on vacation, you may have been buried in a good summer novel and missed the real-life story of Anthony Scaramucci, whose ...

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Privacy Hits the Dust: Data-Collecting Vacuum Cleaners

Privacy advocates cried in protest after a report that the maker of the Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, will sell maps of customers' homes to ...

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Crawford: Buddy Carter tries to jerk a knot in their tail

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

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Letter: BOC learns about county’s real water needs

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) learned about our community’s real water problems at a special called meeting Aug. 3.  An engineering evaluation ...

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McCart: Vince, Jerry Jeff & Ronald

I’ve oftentimes thought about what really influences and makes the person who they become. Naturally, it’s a lot of things, I think. First ...

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Archives from the Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part II

So Gus Chapman, the escaped peon, met with Agents Brown and Wismer of the Bureau of Investigation in early 1921. The agents believed Chapman and ...

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Our Thoughts: New year, fresh start

The start of a new school year is always a mix of emotions. Not only is the summer wrapping up, and the days of vacation ...

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Belton: Education is key in Georgia

I periodically like to update you where we are as a state. Last week I talked about how efficient and small our state government is ...

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Gingrich Cushman: Senate should push toward peak performance

This week, after the press predicted doom for the potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare, Senator John McCain, R., Ariz., who had been diagnosed with ...

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Crawford: It’s time to show some common sense on tax breaks

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks?

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Harrop: Trump's New York Rat Pack Continues to Grow

Anthony Scaramucci is two things Jeff Sessions is not. One, he is a New Yorker. Two, he is a New Yorker who made a bundle ...

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Yarbrough: Paying tribute to a special professor who made a difference

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told ...

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Telling It Like It Is... Teaching old dogs new tricks

Seems everywhere I turn things are changing. Now some change is good but I can only handle a little at a time. Not to worry ...

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Irwin: Perpetual Calendars

Now, I shall speak of time and the marking of time.

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A night on the town in Mansfield—‘It’s coming.’

It’s early Friday evening at Rooster’s in Mansfield. All the seats are taken and the packed parking lot is testimony to the Ford ...

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