News columnist to speak at Prayer Breakfast this Friday
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.