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Tickets remain for prayer breakfast
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Tickets remain for the Newton County Legislature Prayer Breakfast, which will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7,  at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex in Covington.

Breakfast will be presented at the free event courtesy of Chick-fil-A, and the featured speaker will by Jackie Gingrich Cushman, a syndicated newspaper columnist.

Local, state and federal government representatives will join in prayer concerns at the nondenominational, nonpartisan breakfast.

The event is open to the community, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available at The Covington News office, 1166 Usher St. N.W., and at the Newton Citizen office, 7121 Turner Lake Road. Co-hosts are the Covington Kiwanis and Covington Rotary clubs.

Cushman, the daughter of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will speak on "Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness and the Responsibility of Our Elected Officials."

Her column appears Sundays on the editorial page of The News.

She is co-author with her father of the book "5 Principles for a Successful Life: From our Family to Yours,’’ and is the author of "The Essential American: 25 documents and Speeches that Every American Should Read."

She’s founder of the Learning Makes a Difference Foundation, which "tests innovative learning programs to help struggling students learn they can learn," according to her biography.

A cum laude graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., Cushman earned a master’s in business administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She and her husband, Jimmy Cushman Jr., are Atlanta residents and parents to two children.