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Our thoughts: Manners

When you're paid by taxpayers, be nice to those taxpayers.

September 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Threats

Last week we ran a story that certain leaders of our large African-American community would call for a public march if their concerns about the Board of Commissioners' decision to strip Commissioner J.C. Henderson of many of his committee assignments was not properly addressed.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Too much

The congressman who represents most of us here in Newton County is Hank Johnson, who in reality is elected for us by the voters of DeKalb County, his home base.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Henderson did it to himself

No one can question the fact that there were a lot of fireworks at the last Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


School fees?

School fees?

September 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Courage and change

"In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men – each man must decide for himself the course he will follow."

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Mansfield

The Newton county town of Mansfield has always been a charming little place that most people just drive through on their way to somewhere else.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Leadership still lacking

Two weeks ago we editorialized that the Newton County Board of Commissioners should show some leadership, define the county's form of government, and identify its true manager. The BOC held a workshop on the topic, but left the meeting without a solution, or even clarity on how Newton County should be led.

August 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Recommendations to the BOC

The recent loan from Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis on behalf of Newton County to Commissioner J.C. Henderson was a huge problem for our local government.

August 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thank you John Middleton

Thank you John Middleton for your 14 years of service as Newton County's Manager.

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Proposed park a great idea for Covington

Covington has a problem. And a cure.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


'Hero' chief proves CPR works

Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien, like all firefighters, justly advocates for public CPR training.

August 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good decisions made for 2050

We believe Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting was the most critical in recent memory, and we applaud the commissioners for their efforts.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Holiday cheer

This past year has been a year that most of us would like to forget.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Dysfunctional government

Dysfunctional government

November 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...I Have a Dream award

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration committee is seeking honorees for the "I have a Dream "award. There should be plenty of deserving nominees this year.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Send in the recipes

 We will be printing a special keepsake holiday section on December 14.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...A little angel

Anytime there is a tragic death there is a shock and feeling of disbelief that settles in. These feelings are particularly felt when a child is involved.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Congrats Eastside

 Congratulations to the Eastside football team for bringing home the region 8 AAA championship. We know Coach Hurst and his assistants have worked hard to develop a team of both character and ability.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Marshaling memories

 I've had some great memories in my life. I played golf with Arnold Palmer, I heard Willie Nelson sing "Precious Memories" in the back yard of the Carter White House. I once took the "Take It Off, Take it All Off" Noxzema shaving cream girl to dinner.

November 22, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Hello and goodbye

 With very few exceptions we think anyone who chooses to run for public office is a fantastic public servant, who by running for a position in government shows a special concern for their community.

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Music to our ears

One of the cornerstones of a free society is a good education system. What makes a good education system is good teachers.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... We salute you

"However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind." - Douglas MacArthur, 1880 - 1964.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Stepping up to the plate

The Covington Rotary Club will be taking applications next week Nov. 10 through Nov. 14 at the Salvation Army, located at 5193 Washington Street, for their annual Christmas Stocking Fund.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Unfortunate victory

Here in Newton County in the 95th district we will now be represented - and we use that term loosely - by Toney Collins, who was elected on Nov. 4 by doing nothing.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...The buck stops here

 The election is over and the American people have spoken. Barack Obama is our new president-elect.

November 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Bringing you the news

 Several readers have called to complain about the lack of a photograph of Barack Obama on our front page Wednesday. We reserved a small space at the top right corner of the front page to put in a brief about who the next president would be. Our press deadline was 11:30 p.m.

November 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A new era

 As you read this Wednesday morning, the day after a very long election season, we should have a new president - so you are either crying in your coffee or spilling it with trembling hands of joy.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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