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Mike Cowan was a man of character and integrity. We became friends through me running against him for Whitfield County commissioner. Even though I ran against him, he helped me and enlightened me on some things. Mike was my friend. He was a great commissioner.

The focus at this time of year in most k-12 schools is the preparation of students for state testing. In our case, it is the Georgia Milestones End of Grade and End of Course tests. The question of the day is, “To test or not to test, that is the question!”

The Whitfield County Democratic Committee would like to urge our state representatives to reject efforts to restrict voter access. According to Republican Party officials, the 2020 election was “safe, secure and honest." This statement was confirmed following three separate recounts/audits. …

It has been touching to receive so many thanks and warm words from our community and the Daily Citizen-News for our involvement in the COVID-19 vaccination effort. I should give credit to others, without whose help it would be an impossible mission. I would also like to give a sequence of events.

The Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was deeply saddened to hear the news of Shelby Peeples' passing. So many nonprofit organizations have been greatly impacted by his generosity over the years. For the Alzheimer’s Association, it goes back to 1982. He sponsored the very first …

A court ruling ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program back to its original 2012 form. For more than three years, thousands of eligible young immigrants have anxiously waited to apply for deportation protection an…

I read a quote by the influential Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke who said that “Rage and frenzy will pull down more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years.” Burke also wrote, “Those that do not know history, are destined to re…

I have watched the protests in Washington, D.C., then the breaching of the Capitol building. I hear Joe Biden saying that this is not us.

In case of President-elect Joe Biden making a nuclear pact with Iran or North Korea, it must provide for inspection of suspected sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move the materials for making a nuclear weapon, such as enriched uranium, to a second site d…

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