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Weariness, not weakening

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Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Some Odds and Ends

Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda. In the case of mistreatment of women — or of anyone else — assault, rape and murder are about as horrible as it gets. But I would be willing to bet a lot of money that most of the assaults, rapes and murders of women are done by people who identify as liberals or Democrats, particularly in the cases of murderers. Most crime, except perhaps white-collar crime, is ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:41 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.

To Georgia’s public school teachers: thank you

Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia:

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:43 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Gathering in Atlanta

A surreal moment passed for me this week with several press reports about presidential candidates heading to Atlanta in August this year. Six years ago in Atlanta, a group of online political activists got together in person. They had been online collaborators among the Republican grassroots for six years without ever having met face to face.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:50 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Endings and Beginnings

It's mid-May and time for celebrating graduations. It's a time to look back on accomplishments and, more importantly, to look forward to new phases and opportunities in life.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:51 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Appreciation

Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother’s Day.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Thank you partners

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:49 p.m.

The legitimacy crisis

American government — at all levels — is losing the legitimacy it needs to function. Or, perhaps, some segments of the government have already lost it.

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 2:22 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Yes and but in the wrong order

Last week in Garland, Texas, a lady named Pamela Geller sponsored an event about Islam, a component of which included drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. While Muslims in prior centuries painted Mohammed and some Muslims still think it is OK to draw Mohammed, most Muslims around the world condemn the drawing of any image purporting to be the likeness of Mohammed.

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 2:24 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

A very special Mother's Day

There is one thing that is as certain as anything can be — that our mothers, whether we are close to them or not, will always have a special place in our hearts.

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 2:33 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Follow the game

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 2:37 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Black lives matter

Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question. Here it is: If a person chooses to stand on railroad tracks in the face of an oncoming train, who is responsible for his being run over? And if many people meet their maker this way, what would you recommend as the best way to reduce such deaths? Would you focus most of your efforts on train engineers, or would you counsel people not to stand on railroad tracks in the face of an oncoming train?

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 3:34 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Weariness, not weakening

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 3:37 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Follow the game

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Posted: may. 04, 2015 9:16 a.m.

Rotary Day

For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:44 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Commissioners address a symptom and not the illness with Craig agreement

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Let’s seize the ppportunity

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:46 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Wouldn't it be great ...

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:48 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

There is no question, Answer Man has all the answers

What time is it, boys and girls? It’s time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol’ mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While we can’t guarantee total and complete accuracy in our answers, it is Answer Man’s opinion that this won’t matter because if you knew the answer, you probably wouldn’t have asked the question in the first place.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:50 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Johnston: I'm here to burst your bubble

Dear City of Covington Residents,

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:47 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 4:00 a.m.

Solar

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:49 p.m. | Updated: may. 03, 2015 4:00 a.m.

Hometown Hero

For the last six years we have had the honor to recognize people in our community who through their actions and deeds have gone the extra mile to help their neighbors or their family.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 12:24 p.m. | Updated: apr. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Depressed journalists are depressing nation

I am far more pessimistic about our political system than most Americans. At the same time, I am very optimistic about the future of our nation. That may seem like an odd combination to some, but I am optimistic because I recognize that Washington, D.C., does not lead the nation.

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

Consciously sidelining ourselves

Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton’s business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart’s management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton’s family.

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

We need help on McGibboney Road

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

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