It is hard enough in today's economy to operate a business, especially one that is heavily scrutinized by government bureaucrats.
There has been considerable time and effort put in to the Salem road overlay plan over the years.
Last Wednesday, as we were reading our home-delivered local newspaper, we were shocked to find out county officials were moving forward with a plan to pay up to $20,000 of taxpayer money to hire a firm to write press releases and handle social media.
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It's always a good time to support our veterans, but this year is an important one, for it may be the final year to salute and thank the veterans of World War II.
Covington Police Department employees recently honored the best among them, voting three of their fellow workers as employees of the year: Sgt. Chuck Groover with support services, Officer Anthony Walden with the patrol division and administrative assistant Lerea Neely.
For the last five years we have suffered through a major recession with many losing their jobs and many more losing their homes.
We have always believed volunteers are the backbone of a successful and progressive community.
This week, we lost a real American hero.
The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce has created a new position, a director of commercial development.
Not long ago, we were more than disappointed to read that an Atlanta builder was pulling up stakes here and heading back to Atlanta. He said that because of low appraisals, he could not build the type of home he needed to build to make a profit in Newton County. He said he would look our way again in two years.
Every year about this time, you can count on one of our major industries to ensure that a real Thanksgiving is enjoyed by many community nonprofits.
The local community will team up once again Saturday to help Covington stay beautiful through The Great American Cleanup.
The Social Circle school system is considered by many to be one of the best in the state. Granted it's a small system, but excellence still has to be learned and earned.
Victory isn't defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, 'I did the best I could, I gave everything I had,' then you're a winner."
One of the things that seems to upset most people's sensibilities is seeing young boys and men walking around with their pants at half mast and their underwear showing.
One of the issues we continually bring attention to is the litter problems we have in Newton County. It seems to us that as we try to grow economically, prospective businesses might have second thoughts when they see our litter.
Budgeted billing is a good idea
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership meeting Thursday at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield. You can find pictures of the event in today's paper.
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