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As I look through my telescope

Does 2025 sound like the far, distant future? Guess what? It’s not. We are less than a decade away from Covington’s 203rd birthday ...

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Updated: jun. 07, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Finding the cure for racial dishonesty

There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 5:00 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Happy Birthday to Robert

This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 5:01 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Uber exposes politicians as middlemen, not leaders

Politicians are often accused of pandering and rarely wage public fights against things that are popular with their voters. That's what makes the willingness ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 5:02 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 5:03 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Larry McSwain: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear editor,

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:55 p.m.

Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:49 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Car control in the hands of hackers

Over the past three weeks, my family and I spent more than 22 hours driving more than 1,400 miles for our vacation. The trip ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Blessed are peacemakers who state the obvious

Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot. I had hoped I could cut back on pacifying petulant poops and spend more time ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:55 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The depravity of our left

Want to eat genetically modified food? Expect a number of voices from the American left to tell you to avoid it. They claim it causes ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:58 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:53 p.m.

Obama roots for the Terrorists

I struggle to be less provocative than to suggest the president of the United States is rooting for terrorists who would harm us, but consider ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:41 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Historical ignorance

The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance ab out ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Jekyll Island deer welcome news they are now official

In the midst of all the turmoil over recent Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage as well as the furor over the Confederate ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:47 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Dog days of summer

The ancient Romans coined the phrase "dog days" based on the period of time that the brightest star (Sirius, the Dog Star) rose and set ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:49 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Felton Hudson: For a civilization gone with the wind

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:43 p.m.

TO: Chairman Keith Ellis

The attorney for East Georgia Land and Development Company is demanding the county produce a long-sought zoning compliance letter saying that the company’s 427-acre ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 3:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Stock Exchange closure highlights value of freedom

Many years ago, I visited Cambodia with my family. One day, a local resident took us to a small village of 53 huts far off ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 3:52 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Fiddling away the future

Let's list major problems affecting black Americans. Topping the list is the breakdown in the black family, where only a third of black children ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The value of work

"Hide not your talents, they for use were made, what's a sundial in the shade?" -- Benjamin Franklin

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 4:39 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

They are troubled by Trump

In 1980, the Republicans saw six members of Congress run for president. They were joined by three former governors and the former congressman turned United ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 4:40 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Transparency and vetting

After information on Green Hill P3 and East Georgia Land and Development, Inc. came out this week it seems that the Newton County Board of ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 4:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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