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  • Column: Giblets and gizzards! Thanksgiving was hot

    Editor’s Note: The column originally published Dec. 10, 2015 Did you know modern smoke detector’s s ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:43 am
  • Car crazy to kid business owner

    Chris Hinkle has always been car crazy. In the 20 years I’ve known him, it’s been car after car, most of them muscle cars. He’s what we used to call a ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • JCCA season opens with a class act

    The Jasper County Concert Association launched its 33rd concert season Monday evening at the NHS Center for Performance. “Bravissimo Broadway” was muc ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Column: Nothing admirable about ignorance

    When you see or hear something surprising, you’ll initially do one of three things — show no reaction, act surprised or shrug it off. However, it’s wh ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Secrecy, Democracy and the TPP: Trade transparency is what the public wants – and needs

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received heightened attention in this campaign season, including for the lack of transparency in its negotiati ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Excuses for losing just don’t cut it

    When Mitt Romney lost in 2012, there was very little discussion of blame. Everyone assumed that Romney simply lost because he didn’t do a good enough ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • The climate change debate is over

    Earlier this month, Hurricane Hermine caused storm surges that flooded the Florida coast, killed one person, and knocked out power for hundreds of tho ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • They just steal your money

    When a town near the city where I work as a reporter began considering a vote to authorize civic improvements, I was pretty sure how the public debate ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Column: Chip off the old block

    Since I was young, I have been writing. I started by writing and illustrating my own books, moved on to publishing a “kids” newspaper when I was 10 an ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:35 pm
  • Column: Multi media

    Like many people, my news consumption begins as soon as I crack my eyes open in the morning. When I grab my iPhone I almost always have alerts from Th ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Supreme Court picks

    Hillary Clinton and her fellow progressives shout things like “Health care is a right!” They’ve also said that education, decent housing and child car ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Opposed to sale of McCann Village

    I recently found out about the proposed sale of McCann Village to an outside corporation, Wishrock. I no longer live in Newton but I visit often and I ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Legion riders honor veterans

    I would like to introduce the residents of Newton and Jasper County to the Newton Legion Riders. We are not a motorcycle club, but rather members of t ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Column: What’s that you say?

    The other day, hubby and I were talking and the word “fisticuffs” was used during the conversation. My 25-year-old girl-child was stymied.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Column: Friends on First

    I try and go on a walk every day. On a good day I go on three, and I usually find myself downtown — maybe because that’s where the people are.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:28 am