DARRELL HUCKABY: The passing of a great tradition

There used to be an old saying, “the more things change the more they stay the same.” I don’t hold with that saying anymore. The more things change, these days, the more they change.

LETTER: Thanks to BOC for making a necessary change

Unbelievable, but it really happened. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 on Nov. 17 to replace Tommy Craig as county attorney with in-house legal counsel.

JACK SIMPSON: Choice of hobby regretted

In my many years of life I have made my share of mistakes. Some were deeply regretted. One was when I went a bit off my rocker and began a clock collection! Why would anyone choose a hobby like this that ends up being a pain-in-the-you-know-what and is expensive as well?

DARRELL HUCKABY: What a difference 40 years can make

My daddy had cataract surgery in 1965. I remember the year because my cousin, Buck Bouchillon, took me back and forth to visit my dad at the Georgia Baptist Hospital on Boulevard Avenue in Atlanta a few times while he was there, and every time he did we went out toward Georgia Tech to eat at the Pick-Rick, where Lester Maddox was handing out pick handles. Buck said it was part of history. It was.

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CAL THOMAS: Massacre in Paris

OPINION: ISIS has reached 'varsity' level

This is a generational war and it won’t be won with platitudes about how ISIS doesn’t represent true Islam.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Missouri under the microscope again

Talk about the tail wagging the dog! The so-called leaders of the University of Missouri have shown a greater lack of spine and backbone that any group of educators since the Gwinnet County eggheads fired Doc Neace.

ROB JENKINS: Creating an effective profile key to succeeding on Twitter

Twitter, the social media platform famous for its 140-character posts, or “Tweets,” has gotten a bad rap lately. Stories abound of people sticking their virtual foot in their mouth while tweeting. One prominent national commentator has referred to Twitter as “the underbelly of the Internet.”

JENNA HUCKABY SIMMONS: Do we really want to fight the 'red cup' battle?

When I woke up to the barrage of red cup outcries this morning, I shook my head tried to ignore the buzz. Just another holiday culture war, which seemed pretty one-sided to me.

JACK SIMPSON: Lesson from the passing parade

Watching the passing parade, we sometimes wonder at what we see. One thing is courtesy. Has it gone away for good? Are teachers, family members, parents not devoting enough time teaching it?

DARRELL HUCKABY: Sometimes you have to speak up against revisionist history

As I travel the world, listening to tour guides, I hear a lot of misinformation. People who think they know everything really aggravate those of us who do.

DARRELL HUCKABY: The college football I love is no more

I am sad today. I have been sad for a week now. My heart is heavy because one of the loves of my life is suffering a slow and painful death. College football, once one of the highlights of my annual pilgrimage around the sun, is being ruined. It is no longer a game — it is just a business. Jesus said, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” He wasn’t just whistling “Dixie.”

JACK SIMPSON: Take care of your health

t is time once again for the boogey man. No, I’m not talking about Halloween. Last week we spoke of warnings about soda drinking.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Welcome another Super Hero to Earth

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman! No, wait. It is not Superman at all, unless he has turned on us and is wearing a red skirt over his tights and put on a blond wig.

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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Skip the investigations, win the election

At a certain point, you have to realize you can’t hit a fastball. House Republicans don’t quite get that they are hopeless at oversight hearings. They keep losing.

LETTER: City, county should continue to pursue retail development

There has been a lot of discussion about the proposed retail development planned in Covington. The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce board of directors would like to provide some facts about our community and this project.