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Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we’re not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 4:08 p.m. | Updated: may. 01, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 4:09 p.m. | Updated: may. 01, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Trump's triumph

Donald Trump's commanding win this week of all five of the Republican primaries provides him with enormous momentum for the final six weeks of ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 4:07 p.m. | Updated: may. 01, 2016 4:00 a.m.

A tale of two speeches

Donald Trump gained a commanding win in New York this week, picking up 89 of the 95 New York state Republican delegates. The win brought ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:37 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

The Liberal Silent Majority

A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:38 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one — not only for our country, but for our county.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:35 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 4:00 a.m.

State senator defends religious freedom legislative efforts

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of State Sen ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:41 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Letter: True leadership wins citizen's victory on solid waste issue

Dear Editor,

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:39 p.m.

Your elected officials want to keep you in the dark

Whenever you hear an elected official say they support the concept of “transparency” in government, you really shouldn’t take them seriously. They usually don ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:22 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Kasich's Why

With Republican frontrunner Donald Trump holding 744 of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination before the convention, the possibility of a contested ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:24 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Sanders and the Snapchat Liberals

If the polls hold, scoring tickets to "Hamilton" will be as good as it's going to get for Bernie Sanders in New York. But ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: A new era begins

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority will officially begin its task this week.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:45 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Letter: Farewell, Old Newton

Dear Editor,

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:29 p.m.

Our Thoughts: Don’t make Newton County worthless

Boy, has garbage been in the air a lot here in Newton County recently.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:18 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Lawmakers declare their independence

This year’s General Assembly session could be described as the one where legislators started to declare their independence from Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:19 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Over Here: Competence Amid Repulsive Politics

Belgians planning to "march against fear" on Sunday were told to stay home out of fear for more violence. Americans in Europe, meanwhile, are being ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 12:58 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 1:03 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Come together

Nothing affects a group of people on a common level as much as tragedy and heartache.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Lawmakers don’t follow the clock

Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 12:57 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Letter: keep the Square moving

Dear Editor,

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 12:59 p.m.

Gov. Deal has two choices on ‘religious liberty’ bill

As Gov. Nathan Deal ponders the “religious liberty” bill that the General Assembly has adopted, he can look to recent examples of how two other ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:01 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Identifying ideology versus tactic

The terrorist attacks in Brussels this past Monday, claimed by the Islamic State, are a clear indication that the West has a lot of work ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:02 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Terrorists and their Privacy

One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news cycles. Another is ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:03 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Letter: Morning has broken

Dear Editor,

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:04 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Please wait ...