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Will the ‘Trump effect’ oust Georgia incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there’s no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:44 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Democrats' divisiveness and the House of Cards

While there has been much consternation and media coverage of the split between Trump supporters and the Republican establishment in the past few months, the ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:46 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.

A life in numbers

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor — business, sports, even weight loss — seek numbers to tell them how well ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 1:47 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

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Posted: may. 21, 2016 3:33 p.m. | Updated: may. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Something to talk about

This was quite the week for our Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:26 p.m. | Updated: may. 15, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Your Mission -- Learning to Live

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, and Hillary Clinton continues to battle Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. This week, Trump stated that he ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Updated: may. 15, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Letter: Congratulations to Judge Johnson on election to statewide post

To the Editor:

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:28 p.m.

When did Gov. Deal become a liberal?

The casual political observer might be asking this question after taking in the events of the past few weeks: When did Nathan Deal become a ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2016 5:24 p.m.

It’s been a strange election year

When friends ask me if I’m ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, “How can I leave when I’m having ...

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in ...

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 11:23 a.m.

Thank you for supporting our schools

It’s hard to believe that the 2015-16 school year is almost over. Throughout the course of the year, the Newton County School System’s ...

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 11:21 a.m.

Stay safe on the roads

Tragedy struck Newton County last week when a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus on Hwy. 278.

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Posted: may. 10, 2016 11:09 a.m.

The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 4:05 p.m. | Updated: may. 01, 2016 5:00 a.m.

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.

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