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Harrop: There's little dignity left in coal

It was a pathetic scene, coal miners flanking President Donald Trump as he signed an order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. Trump's imagineers ...

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Within an hour’s drive: Broadway in Atlanta brings ‘Annie’

In less than hour, Newton County residents were able to throw themselves into the Municipal Girls Orphanage with Little Orphan Annie and for two nights ...

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Welch: CPD week 8: Not Guilty!

Testifying in court can be a stressful experience even if you’re just a witness. At week eight of the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Citizens ...

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Gingrich Cushman: Where we belong

While we might have changed a lot since our high school days, according to Emily Esfahani Smith, author of "The Power of Meaning; Crafting a ...

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Yarbrough: Being a modest and much-beloved columnist can get testy at times

I regret I won’t have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump’s shoelaces ...

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Harrop: The Trump 'faithful' get the budget cuts they voted for

Kentucky has become a favored dateline for many of President Donald Trump's fervent critics. They collect evidence there of betrayal, such as the ABC ...

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Man on the Street: How would you bring businesses into Newton County?

Newton County has been enjoying some economic growth recently.  The Covington Town Center, among other developments, will give businesses room to arrive and grow.  How ...

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Bouchillon: There's enough SPLOST for everyone

As most of you likely know by now, I have been putting a lot of effort into getting the 2017 SPLOST to pass – writing articles ...

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Crawford: Will the speaker run for governor?

David Ralston is now being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018, which leads to an obvious question.

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Man on the Street: How would you improve traffic around The Square?

The City of Covington tested four-way stop intersections just off The Covington Square in an attempt to ease the increasingly untenable traffic situation.  How would ...

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Welch: CPD week 7: Time to use what we’ve learned

It’s hard to believe that we’re at week seven of the Porterdale Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Just two more classes and ...

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Harrop: A Plot to Poison Obamacare

Arsenic was a poison favored by Victorian mystery writers. The victims would be fed small amounts, not suspecting the cause of their increasing discomfort. At ...

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Gingrich Cushman: Frameworks, Gratitude and Grievances

Today's hyper-connected, social media driven world shapes the information and news that each of us consumes. What many of us see on search engines ...

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Crawford: Goodbye casinos, hello yachts

The General Assembly session is more than two-thirds done and on track to adjournment.

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Our Thoughts: A newspaper’s role

There is a saying – “Journalism doesn’t tell you what to think, it tells you what to think about.” In today’s day and age ...

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Welch: CPA week 6 – Shots Fired

Week 6 of the Porterdale Police Department’s (PPD) Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) gave the class the chance to see, handle and fire some ...

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Yarbrough: Low-performing schools initiative takes a major step forward

Don’t look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law. Last week, the ...

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Bouchillon: SPLOST voting nears deadline

There is one week of early voting left for the 2017 SPLOST referendum.  Those who wish to vote early may visit Suite 103 of the ...

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Man on the Street: What restaurant do you want to see come to Newton County?

Chili’s celebrated its groundbreaking Tuesday.  That means local residents will have an added choice on the menu when deciding where to go out to ...

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Harrop: Trump Has Turned His Last Corner

That speech to Congress now seems forever ago. Reading the words off a teleprompter, Donald Trump sounded normal, even presidential. Stern critics opined that he ...

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Yarbrough: Good customer service may be going the way of the dodo bird

Sometimes I wonder if good customer service has gone the way of the dodo bird and 8-track tapes.

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Man on the Street: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Last week a Covington Resident won big in the Jumbo Bucks Lotto by matching all six numbers and racking up a total prize of $9 ...

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Bouchillon: There's no reason to vote 'no' to SPLOST

Last fall, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) appointed a 23-person citizens' committee to hear information about potential SPLOST projects. The committee was charged ...

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Yarbrough: Good customer service may be going the way of the dodo bird

Sometimes I wonder if good customer service has gone the way of the dodo bird and 8-track tapes.

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Crawford: Congressmen, meet your constituents

Town meetings are part of a long tradition in America. Since the 1600s, residents of some New England communities have been gathering to vote directly ...

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