The Newton County Board of Commissioners has a tough task in front of them as usual, deciding how to make expenses meet revenues, but we'll say what we've said for each of the past few years - this is still not the time to raise taxes.
Last week, two young lives were snuffed out on Interstate 20. A 19-year-old and a 7-month-old baby will never know what it's like to grow old.
On Tuesday night, the Newton County Board of Education will choose Dr. Gary Mathews' successor as superintendent of the Newton County School System.
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
In Wednesday's paper, we ran a story explaining what the new state school assessment model means to students and other citizens of Newton County.
The Covington City Council has made two practical decisions that could contribute to economic growth in the future.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 1.3 million babies a year are aborted in the U.S. That is a staggering number.
If you were driving through the main street in Social Circle and blinked twice, you might miss the physical heart of the city.
A sure sign of spring here in Covington and Newton County is the sweet smell of Vidalia onions.
There's no question we've had a successful run of economic development deals in Newton County over the past couple of years.
"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
One of the highlights of every spring in Covington is to hear the sound of music on the square at noon every Thursday in May.
It was announced last week that Newton County's unemployment rate for March had dropped to 9.4 percent, the lowest it has been since the economic downturn started in 2008.
Andrea Smith, owner of Square Perk Cafe, had an idea, as many of us do from time to time. However, she did something different - she acted on it.
Today is a day revered by the Irish throughout the world, as they, and some of us here, celebrate our heritage.
We here at The Covington News are pleased to announce that we're going to begin filming all regularly scheduled meetings of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and showing them on our website, CovNews.com.
We've made progress on improving the education system here in Newton County, but in order to attract more businesses like Baxter International, and retain them, we need to strive every day to continually improve our education further.
Believe it or not, there is a county-wide decision to be made next Tuesday, March 19, which will affect your pocketbooks for five years between 2015 and 2019.
During the past year, we lost one of our community's biggest advocates in Pierce Cline. One of the organizations he truly believed in and supported was Georgia Perimeter College, as Cline played an instrumental role in bringing the community college to Newton County. In honor of that longstanding support, the college is dedicating its annual Daffodil Festival in honor of Cline's memory. This year's festival will be held March 20–21 at the college and will ...
Last week, under the direction of President Barack Obama, the government closed down tours of the White House supposedly because of budget cuts brought about by the sequester.
For as long as we can remember, people have talked about having a first-class restaurant with a friendly, after-hours bar come to the square.
In Wednesday's edition of The Covington News, Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis shared his vision to form a medical industry hub similar to the idea behind Research Triangle in North Carolina.
If you've always wanted to give city officials a piece of your mind, praise them for their great work or, perhaps the most likely, simply ask them some burning questions, now's your chance.
In the November election, Georgians voted in a non-binding vote that our legislature establish rules that would rein in lobbyists giving gifts to legislators. This wasn't simply a few voters; rather it was the majority of voters across the state.
We're pleased to see the little town of Porterdale gearing up to celebrate what those of us of the Irish persuasion feel is the grandest day of the year.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…" ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt's address at his first inauguration. If you're reading this, you woke up yesterday to find that the world as we know it did not end and the sky has not fallen. During the last month, we have been constantly reminded that because of the forced budget cuts that took place late Friday, major calamity was set to befall everyone in the ...
Recently, there has been much discussion on how the county has let out its bids for contracted services.
In a special called meeting, the Newton County Board of Commissioners met and actually did the right thing Tuesday.
We are pleased to see that Louise Adams, long-time teacher and community activist was honored by the Newton Fund with its coveted Pat Patrick Big Heart award.