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Welch: CPA week 3: The heroes we never see

We have all been there. Faced with an emergency situation, we pick up our phone and dial 9-1-1. We impatiently stand by waiting for the ...

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Bouchillon: SPLOST: ‘It is not a tax increase’

SPLOST is an acronym for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a program whereby counties can add one penny per dollar spent by ...

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Crawford: Georgia can climb out of last place on these two issues

What should be the priority for state legislators –helping their poorest constituents avoid pain and suffering, or protecting the financial status of their most affluent ...

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Gingrich Cushman: Where strength comes from

This Presidents' Day, instead of buying a new appliance, read George Washington's Farewell Address and Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.

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Yarbrough: Secretary of agriculture-designate Perdue knows a bit about draining swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

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Harrop: What is Trump most afraid of?

Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can ...

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Letter: Can We Trust the Board of Commissioners with a New SPLOST?

To the editor:

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MotS: If you had the funds SPLOST has, how would you spend them to improve Newton County?

With the SPLOST vote being held on March 7 The Covington News is offering a preview on where

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Welch: Citizens Police Academy week 2 – K9’s and drug detection

The second week of the Porterdale Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy was as interesting and informative as it was touching.

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Yarbrough: Some advice for two young people beginning their journey together

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson Number Three chronologically and — pardon a grandfather’s pride — a high achiever ...

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Rowe: Valentine’s Day is around the corner

I'm predicting it will snow again and I suspect some of you may think I've gone off the deep end but that’s ...

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Crawford: Georgia gives Trump some problems

For a couple of months, Georgia was probably one of Donald Trump’s favorite states.

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Gingrich Cushman: Yes, And...

If you have ever engaged in improv theater, then you have experienced the process of "yes, and..." What happens is a person says something that ...

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Harrop: Is Trump Really Running Things?

Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. On Sunday, he watched the Super Bowl ...

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Man on the Street: What is your favorite children’s book?

Last Wednesday The Covington News helped sponsor this month’s Lunch Link at the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce.  The twist: you had to ...

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Welch: Learning what cops do

With much respect for the contributions and sacrifices made by the military, there’s also another group of heroes who work daily to protect ourway ...

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Have You Ever Thought… How it will feel for the Atlanta Falcons be crowned National Champions?

It has only happened once before.   The Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl.  Today will see the playing of the fifty-first Super Bowl ...

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Yarbrough: Taking dissidents on a trip to nowhere

Varoom! Putt! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Varoom!

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Man on the Street: What do you do for fun in Covington?

Megan Hardnett: “I definitely enjoy the festivities for the holidays…the tours for the different things since they’ve been filming a lot.”

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Yarbrough: Look for a different approach to fixing failing schools in Georgia

 

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a learning lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan ...

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Yarbrough:Look for a different approach to fixing failing schools in Georgia

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a learning lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan ...

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Irwin: Praying at Facebook

Hypothesis: More people pray when scrolling on Facebook then in church.

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Telling It Like It Is . . . Time to Change

It's too early to tell how 2017 is shaping up, but, I can already tell it's going to be an interesting year.

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Have You Ever Thought… How it would feel not to be able to go home?

We have a crises in our state.  There are 13,000 children who are separated from their families in Georgia.  They are in state custody ...

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Gingrich Cushman: The People's Government, the People's Work

On January 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th president of the United States. Trump's speech was 1,435 ...

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