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When the weather is frigid, and the garden has hunkered down for the winter, it’s time to turn to chicories. These leafy vegetables are our cold-season friends, packed with vitamins and nutrients, and winter’s replacement for sweet summer greens. While chicories are also referred to as “gree…

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The greatest military invasion in the history of war, fortunately, never happened. The ill-fated participants would have been in the millions, as would have been their casualties.

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After a recent day of heavy rain I saw a local TV news report about a flooded apartment building. The video showed a stream of water flowing out the door of an apartment. My heart ached for those dealing with such a problem, but my mind went back to one morning some years ago when I encountered a similar sight.

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“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (Psalm 14:1, NIV). This is without doubt, one of the harshest verses found in Holy Scripture.

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Though I had never heard of him, the church lost a great ecumenical leader when Pablo Sosa died at the age of 85 on Jan. 11. Pablo Sosa was an Argentinian Methodist pastor who became a leader within the global church. He did so not by any great speeches that he gave but through the hymns that he wrote.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an excerpt from Cal Thomas’ new book “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers . . . and the Future of the United States.” Copyright (C) 2020 by Cal Thomas. Used by permission of Zondervan.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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COVINGTON —  Loucy Hay, Newton Education Foundation chairperson, announced the hiring of Pamela Byrd Consuegra as the Newton Education Foundation’s first director.

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Are you tired of churches arguing over who is right and who is wrong? Fighting over seemingly little details, especially considering they are supposed to all be serving and talking to the same God? 

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State budget cuts could hit mental health services hard in Georgia, forcing behavioral health officials to pump more money into handling crisis situations instead of programs to prevent those situations, the state’s mental health chief said Thursday.

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COVINGTON — Expressing concern over the growing number of developers looking to build apartment complexes in Covington and a lack of restrictions on where they can build, the City Council approved a 90-day moratorium on applications for multifamily dwellings at its meeting Jan. 21.

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COVINGTON — By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education reappointed Shakila Henderson-Baker as chair and Abigail Coggin as vice-chair for 2020. They will continue to serve in that capacity through the school board’s January 2021 meetings.

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Soaring homeowner insurance rates in portions of Districts 1 and 5 have prompted the Newton County Board of Commissioners to take steps toward building a new fire station in the area of Elks Club and Dixie Road, Starrsville or other site yet to be determined.

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Trump's call to Ukraine's president, which is at the heart of the impeachment articles, does not meet the standard of seriously harming the public or compromising the president's ability to do his job as shown by the China trade deal and the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, both signed and passed days after impeachment.

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A powerful trade association representing the chemical industry is testing the air in seven Georgia locations to measure ethylene oxide, a toxic gas used for sterilizing medical supplies.

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Dr. Stephanie Gordon, owner of Story on the Square, an independent book store on the square in McDonough, is determined to bring top-notch books and authors to the Middle Georgia area. And thanks to her persistence, on Jan. 14 the New York publisher Harper-Collins partnered with Gordon and her staff to stage a book release in McDonough.

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Transportation tech features  were on display Tuesday at the first ever Transportation Tech Showcase, held at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta.

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The General Assembly does not need to pass another tax cut to grow Georgia’s economy, State Economist Jeffrey Dorfman said Tuesday.

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Contractors constructing the roundabout at Ga. Highways 162 and 81 were expected to begin moving traffic into the roundabout pattern Monday and away from the four-way stop configuration.

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Newton County commissioners approved a one-year renewal of the county’s legal services contract with Jarrard & Davis earlier this month, with a stipulation that County Manager Lloyd Kerr evaluate and assess options for creating an in-house legal department.

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ALBANY — The Royal Charter for the colony of Georgia ensured that there would be illegal distilleries in the colony even before James Oglethorpe and 114 other colonists landed on the Georgia coast. The charter of the 13th colony, unlike other colonies, stated that both slavery and “the importation of intoxicating liquors is prohibited.”

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Frederick Johnson was named recipient of the 35th annual I Have a Dream Award Sunday afternoon. Additional awards presented included the MLK Trailblazer Award, given to Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson; and the Young Dreamer Award, given to James Wilson and Kaegan Hill. The Legacy Award, …

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If it's not broken, then don't fix it. This pertains to great recipes, baking techniques and, more specifically, these scones.

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In Genesis 8:22 God is responding to Noah’s offering, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

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The latest protests in Iran by people angry over the Iranian military's missile launch that "unintentionally" downed a Ukrainian jetliner killing many Iranians, Canadians and others, is different from past protests over rigged elections, rising gas prices, and what Americans like to call "voter suppression."

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Last weekend my wife and I went to see the newest Star Wars movie. Obviously we’re not die-hard fans of that saga since we waited several weeks after its release for the crowds to thin out before viewing the film. Nor did we dress up in appropriate costumes as our kids did for one of the pre…

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She did something a lot of kids do at that age. She stayed out all night with a friend her mother didn't like. But when Darnell Taylor got home the next morning, her mother met her at the door and told her she was no longer welcomed to live in her house.

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COVINGTON — Drivers traveling on Interstate 20 through Newton County in vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) may soon see signage directing them to the city of Covington’s CNG fueling facility on City Pond Road. The City Council unanimously approved a bid on Jan. 6 to build a pe…

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