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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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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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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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Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

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Crawford: The election numbers show Georgia is still very red

Now that the final election totals are in, let's look at a couple of Georgia's voting trends.

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Have you ever thought …

Newton County residents might as well associate the sounds of “hogs” with Christmas, as they do with reindeer or silver bells. That is because for ...

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McCart: Marshall's music Thanksgiving list

I'd like to give thanks that a transplanted Yankee named Judy met a Newton County boy named Billy while matriculating at that university in ...

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Owens: In the middle of It

January to November has been a long stretch. We've seen a lot of things happen, some good and some bad. From bombings overseas, Brexit ...

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Harrop: Goodbye, Facebook. you're evil

Dear Facebook friends,

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Our Thoughts: A reason to unite

A week ago, the country struggled as divisiveness spread across America. Videos on television news networks showed angry groups protesting against what they felt was ...

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Letter: This school works

Dear Editor,

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Harrop: A political 9/11 changes our world

Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity. Financial markets went into convulsions, just as they ...

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Cushman: The work is just beginning

Sitting in the New York City Hilton, watching the cable newscasters' body language on TV as the numbers began to add up towards a Trump ...

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Crawford: Why do we give money to billionaires?

John Malone is a very wealthy man. His net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion and he is one of this country’s largest ...

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Our Thoughts: Post-election thoughts

Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States gripped the nation.

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Skeeter skates puts the real world in perspective One of the dangers of providing you with my opini

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week — besides not having a clue where to put commas — is that it is ...

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Our Thoughts: The time is now

This isn’t the first time controversial candidates have run for president of the United States. This isn’t the first time Newton County residents ...

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Voters could get two senators for the price of one

There’s not much suspense about who will win Georgia’s senate race.

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It's all in the emails

It's less than a week before the election, and many of us are continuing to count down the days until this seemingly never-ending campaign ...

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Ditmann: The day Marcel saw his first Jeep

This 1943 class picture was taken in Mondoubleau, a central France hamlet like hundreds of others. The 10-year-old boy in the back row, fourth from ...

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Letter: Sheriff decisions not up to commissioners

Dear editor,

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Our Thoughts: Trick or treat

This is the time of year that can be awe-inspiring. It can also be scary…scary as in a werewolf chasing you through a cemetery ...

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No, Bill Clinton Did Not Call Obamacare 'Crazy'

Spurred by screaming headlines about "skyrocketing" premiums on some government insurance exchanges, Obamacare foes are dredging up Bill Clinton's colorful quote regarding the Affordable ...

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Politics of personality and polling

The election is, in fact, not quite over. As you watch and listen to the media in the next week, keep a few questions in ...

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Two big ballot questions remain unanswered

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

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