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Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 1:36 p.m. | Updated: feb. 07, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 1:37 p.m. | Updated: feb. 07, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Crawford: Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over “freedom” that legislators don’t really need. It’s a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

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Posted: jan. 30, 2016 3:06 p.m. | Updated: jan. 31, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: An impressive start

The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...

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Posted: jan. 30, 2016 3:07 p.m. | Updated: jan. 31, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

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Posted: jan. 30, 2016 3:08 p.m.

Letter: GOP mass precinct meetings

Dear Editor,

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Posted: jan. 30, 2016 3:08 p.m.

Deal backs away on teacher pay issue

Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal had everyone thinking he would make major changes in the state’s public education system when the 2016 legislative session ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2016 4:33 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

The appeal of Donald Trump's authoritarian streak

No one, with the possible exception of Donald Trump, could have predicted six months ago that the billionaire real estate magnate would be sitting atop ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2016 4:35 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Optimism for Newton County

The annual Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce dinner would have been a great recruiting commercial for Newton County to show those looking for a location ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2016 4:36 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Crawford: They run for president, we’ll run for governor

For the next few weeks you’ll see every candidate for president dropping by the capitol as they campaign toward the March 1 presidential primary.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2016 4:38 p.m. | Updated: jan. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Cushman: Ideas, inclusion and inspiration

While members of the news media and Democrats paint Republicans as the party of angry old white men, the world around them is changing.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2016 4:39 p.m. | Updated: jan. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Lawmakers have tough decisions this session

Legislators will be returning to Atlanta soon to convene the 2016 General Assembly session, but this one may have a slightly different feel to it.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2016 5:31 p.m. | Updated: jan. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Advice to a great grandson: dream big and don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

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Posted: jan. 09, 2016 5:32 p.m. | Updated: jan. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Our thoughts: Historic vote needs to mean something

Members of the community gathered together to support our county’s elected officials prior to the beginning of Monday’s state legislative session, hearing the ...

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Posted: jan. 09, 2016 5:33 p.m. | Updated: jan. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Joys to come in the new year

I've always loved the time between Christmas and New Year's Eve. The celebration of Christ's birth has just occurred — renewing me spiritually ...

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Posted: jan. 02, 2016 12:24 p.m. | Updated: jan. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Thanks for a good year

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some ...

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Posted: jan. 02, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Updated: jan. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Joys to come

I've always loved the time between Christmas and New Year's Eve. The celebration of Christ's birth has just occurred — renewing me spiritually ...

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Posted: dec. 31, 2015 10:25 a.m. | Updated: jan. 03, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Thanks for a good year

When it comes to politicians, there was a lot to criticize this year. It would be wrong, however, to end the year without noting some ...

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Posted: dec. 31, 2015 10:24 a.m. | Updated: jan. 03, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Letter: Twilights at Chimney Park

Dear Editor,

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Posted: dec. 31, 2015 10:33 a.m.

Letter: Dine out

Letter to the Editor

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Posted: dec. 31, 2015 10:32 a.m.

Letter: Thank you postal workers

Dear editor,

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Posted: dec. 31, 2015 10:22 a.m.

Looking back, looking forward

Looking through our headlines from 2015, it has been an up and down year ... as usual. However, it seems that our community response has let ...

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Posted: dec. 30, 2015 9:35 a.m.

The upcoming power bills will shock customers

You would think we learned our lesson the first time around — but we didn’t.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2015 4:00 p.m. | Updated: dec. 20, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Sometimes being naughty can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

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Posted: dec. 19, 2015 4:02 p.m. | Updated: dec. 20, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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