News colum­nist to speak at Prayer Break­fast this Fri­day

The Covington News - - Newton at play - Staff Re­ports

The Newton County Leg­is­la­ture Prayer Break­fast at 7 a.m. Fri­day at the Turner Lake Recre­ation Com­plex in Cov­ing­ton will fea­ture syndi­cated colum­nist Jackie Gin­grich Cush­man.

Tick­ets re­main for the event, which will in­clude break­fast cour­tesy of Chik-fil-A. It’s a non­de­nom­i­na­tional, non­par­ti­san break­fast, in which lo­cal, state and fed­eral govern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives will join in prayer con­cerns.

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. Co­hosts are the Cov­ing­ton Ki­wa­nis and Cov­ing­ton Ro­tary clubs.

Cush­man will speak on “Life, Lib­erty and Pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness and the Re­spon­si­bil­ity of Our Elected Of­fi­cials.”

She is the daugh­ter of for­mer U.S. House Speaker Newt Gin­grich, and the co-author with her fa­ther of the book “5 Prin­ci­ples for a Suc­cess­ful Life: From our Fam­ily to Yours.’’ She is also the author of “The Es­sen­tial Amer­i­can: 25 doc­u­ments and Speeches that Ev­ery Amer­i­can Should Read.”

Cush­man is 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., Cush- man 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.

Her col­umn runs Sun­days in The News.

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