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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Eastern Cities of Newton—Newborn & Mansfield

*originally published in 2010

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Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

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Crawford: Lawmaker fights a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

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Letter: Dear Covington: Here’s a little advice

I’ve lived in this city for almost 10 years now, and I’m still captivated by my decision to move from sunny southern California ...

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Crawford: Lawmaker fights a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

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Welch: My time as an honorary council member

It was my privilege to be selected as Oxford’s Honorary City Council member for the month of June. I was picked for the honor ...

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Leaving Home: A Short Story by Marshall McCart

The time was the early 1950’s. The place was a farm out in the country in the heart of the Georgia Piedmont, and the ...

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Our Thoughts: The difference between ‘The Media’ and your community newspaper

Within the past couple of years, news outlets have been given a bad rap. We’ve been lumped into this big, bad category of “The ...

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Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Oxford College & the City of Oxford, GA

*author's note: this piece originally ran in 2012. Thanks for reading - MBM  

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Our Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day, dad

Father’s Day was introduced as an official U.S. holiday in 1972. While there is a special day marked on the calendar each year ...

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Crawford: Georgia can learn from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

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Harrop: Trump rates close to zero on 'war' against opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead ...

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Special counsel, independent investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with ...

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Irwin: The Ditch Digger

When I was a child my grandmother, Sallie Mae Cook, employed all those "stitch-in-time-saves-nine" sayings.  A kind but serious sort, Grandmama harbored low expectations for ...

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Gingrich Cushman: Let's shine a new light on small businesses

Here is a proposal for a new reality show that could not only help President Trump do his job, but could help millions of other ...

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Harrop: The Donald Trump apology tour

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's ...

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Yarbrough: Cut-and-run ideologues make job even more difficult for schoolteachers

Dear Georgia’s Public Schoolteachers:

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Crawford: Business leaders are rewarding failure

The executives of Southern Company, the utility holding company headquartered in Atlanta, have been involved in two of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. industrial ...

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Our Thoughts: Now is your chance to be heard

This week the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce issued its survey to businesses owners in Covington asking questions about the proposed changes to the ...

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Lockhart: Newton County is ready to combat poverty

If a community wishes to improve the quality of life for its citizens and reduce many of the societal ills we hear of daily in ...

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Rowe: Telling It Like It Is . . . Yearning for the good old days, part 2

Many of you enjoyed my first column about the good old days so much and wanted to hear more so im going to take a ...

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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Starrsville, GA

*originally published in 2012

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Crawford: Sometimes the answer is right in front of you

Have you ever had one of those moments when you don't see that the answer to your problem is sitting there right in front ...

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Gingrich Cushman: News or newsy covfefe

Early this Wednesday morning, shortly after midnight the night before, President Donald Trump tweeted out "Despite the constant negative press covfefe," and the internet erupted ...

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