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Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:58 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.


What a horrible week for our Constitutional Republic

Eight years after we elected the president who was going to “heal the nation” and bring us “Hope and Change,” little has changed that isn ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 4:59 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Clarkston goes down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of ...

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


Dallas tragedy shows it is time to lower the rhetoric and start the healing

Have we gone totally, completely insane? It is not bad enough that the specter of Islamic terrorism hangs over us like a toxic cloud, now ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 5:00 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2016 4:00 a.m.


Careless Clinton: A new narrative

FBI Director James Comey's remarks regarding then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being "extremely careless" in the "handling of very sensitive, highly classified information," along ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2016 3:21 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2016 6:00 a.m.


The Supreme Court sends a message

More than four decades have passed since the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal, but the pro-life movement is ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2016 3:20 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Our Thoughts: Healing together

This week’s editorial was one of the most difficult we have written.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2016 3:52 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2016 4:00 a.m.


Letter:

Dear Editor,

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Posted: jul. 09, 2016 3:22 p.m.


Two state senators who give politics a good name

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2016 11:59 a.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Our Thoughts; Our Independence Day

Firework, flags, barbecue, hot dogs and watermelon, cold beverages and a paid day off —all are symbols and fixtures of the Fourth of July.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2016 12:07 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Ardent Americanism

The Fourth of July brings to mind American Flags, parades, fireworks, BBQ and, where I live, country music. If you are like me, the opening ...

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


The Supreme Court sends a message

More than four decades have passed since the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal, but the pro-life movement is ...

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Posted: jul. 02, 2016 12:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2016 4:00 a.m.


Have Your Ever Thought … What are we celebrating on the Fourth of July?

One of history’s greatest lessons on the power of words is remembered and celebrated every year on July 4th. The Declaration of Independence ...

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Posted: jun. 29, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2016 12:30 a.m.


Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 3:16 p.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2016 5:00 a.m.


This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don’t know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 1:00 p.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2016 4:00 a.m.


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 1:01 p.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2016 4:00 a.m.


Junior E. Lee talks about what bugs him this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 4:58 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Letter: What can we do?

Dear Editor,

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 4:59 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Orlando is why we need surveillance

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch — twice — and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:01 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Defeating radical Islamic terrorism

I normally do not opine about national issues, as I am a state legislator. But I find I must make an exception in this case ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:02 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 4:00 a.m.


Our Thoughts: Reflect this Father’s Day

The world is a hectic place. Emails follow us home on our phones, communications from others are just 240 characters and a Tweet away and ...

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Posted: jun. 18, 2016 5:03 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2016 4:00 a.m.


UGA athletic director does right thing the right way

I haven’t met University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity, but I give him high marks for the way in which he has handled ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Updated: jun. 12, 2016 5:00 a.m.


A Trump presidency would sink all boats

Hello, investors. Come join the foreign policy experts in daily panic attacks over what a President Donald Trump would mean for your world. What does ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 11:01 a.m. | Updated: jun. 12, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Some good guys leave the playing field

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few ...

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Posted: jun. 08, 2016 11:08 a.m. | Updated: jun. 12, 2016 5:00 a.m.


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

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Posted: may. 28, 2016 4:21 p.m. | Updated: may. 29, 2016 5:00 a.m.

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