Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.
The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...
Dear fellow Newton neighbors,
The annual Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce dinner would have been a great recruiting commercial for Newton County to show those looking for a location ...
Members of the community gathered together to support our county's elected officials prior to the beginning of Monday's state legislative session, hearing the ...
Looking through our headlines from 2015, it has been an up and down year ... as usual. However, it seems that our community response has let ...
People of all ages were treated to a showing of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" on the Square Friday night.
With all the plight surrounding law enforcement these days, it seems that most see our boys in blue with mixed emotion.
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The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss form of government and solid waste, including creation of a possible solid waste authority.
After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving discounts to former and current military members, and a variety of thank yous.
Each new day holds opportunity.
Members of the Newton County commission surprised everyone with last Tuesday's vote to suspend action on the Bear Creek reservoir and focus instead on other alternatives to meet future water demands.
Walking through the children's books section at the local big-box store there are a ton of cute stories for modern children with dinosaurs, witches and wizards, farm animals and other objects that are cool to generation X and millennials.
A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that's not the scariest part of the freedom-of-speech-dampening motion.
In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton County.
The Army Corps of Engineers recently withdrew Newton County's 404 Permit for building the Bear Creek Supply Reservoir, adding more time and more money to a project that has been in the works for more than 15 years.
The Covington branch of the Newton County Library System found itself in need after its 17-year-old HVAC system shut down.
When we ask a new face around town what they do, the response "I work at Baxalta" is getting more and more common.
"A Coat of Many Colors" has transformed several downtown Covington businesses, taken over Gaither Plantation and brought some detours to the Covington Square; "The Vampire Diaries" has brought new notoriety to Covington; and the Covington tradition that is The Fuzz Run is utilizing the popularity of Newton County's filming industry by offering a meet and greet with Ian Somerhalder.
Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the next four years. We don't get all that we were promised, or in some cases all we feel we are entitled to, so thank you, I think not.
Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?
The Historic Courthouse was packed Tuesday night, but not everyone was there for the same reason. The stark contrast between the two issues-a civic center and a humiliating scandal-was a reminder that our county is poised for greatness, but only if it can rid itself of its toxic political culture.