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Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on 2050: Make changes now

It's time for a change on the 2050 Plan - both to the document itself and officials' approach in presenting it to the public.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on community hospital

One of the cornerstones of pride in the Newton County community is that we have our own hospital; and throughout its existence the taxpayers have supported its development.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on voting

We realize that voting Tuesday, four full days away, is the farthest thing from your mind right now. But you need to make it first in your mind.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Locals speak out at 2050 hearing

The first public hearing for the 2050 Plan was held Monday night, giving the public an opportunity to let themselves be heard.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Show up for the 2050 Plan

Here's some of what we have heard from concerned citizens over the last two weeks:

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on passion

There is one person in town that we doubt that anyone who knows him could ever question his passion for the things he believes in.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the Fourth of July

We are grateful that the long holiday weekend passed, and despite all the people and activities occurring with the Fourth of July festivities, there were no major reports of injuries associated with beverage consumption, firework exhibitions or rowdy behavior.

July 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on outside vendors

We are never happy to see groups come into our community, especially on holidays, to set up shop for a week or two and sell products that rob profits from our local merchants who pay taxes on a regular basis.

July 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


OUr thoguhts: Celebrate your independence

Our community is planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in a grand way today.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Fourth of July

"Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government."

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the runoff

During the recent primary election, many of Newton County's voters didn't show up. They paid no concern to who would represent them and a minority of the county's voters bothered to head toward the polls.

July 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the CRCT: Back to square one

The final year of CRCT scores for grades three-eight throughout the state were released this week. Did we score high or low? It seems like a little bit of both.

June 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the 250 Plan

Ten years ago a group of people got together, politicians and concerned citizens alike, and made a decision that Newton County, inevitably, was going to grow.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Georgia Perimeter

This past month the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools voted to reaffirm the accreditation of one of our local higher learning institutions, Georgia Perimeter College (GPC).

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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 On Thursday night The Covington News/covnews.com, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Newton County Farm Bureau will present a local political forum.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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This week the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has endorsed an idea for a second stimulus package to follow a $168 billion stimulus package passed in February and a $700 billion package passed a bit more than two weeks ago.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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When people get news they don't want to hear, they often react by blaming the messenger. It is sometimes the obligation of a credible newspaper to fill the unpopular role of delivering bad news. But blaming the newspaper for reporting on a problem doesn't solve the problem.

October 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Subprime Development

Washington will save the banks from the subprime mortgage crisis. But who will save the citizens of Newton County from the consequences of subprime development? The sort of development that has lead to extra sections of this paper to advertise foreclosures.

October 27, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts


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 Like most of our readers, we have we have been unwilling participants in a financial dance of titanic proportions over the last few weeks. We have seen businesses that we thought were the strength and core of our country's financial security, collapse right before our very eyes.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Voodoo politics

I'm not as up to speed as I should be on voodoo.

October 27, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood | Our Thoughts


Be vigilant

 A 56-year-old man, who is also a grandfather, was arrested last week by the Newton County sheriff's deputies for electronic furnishing of obscene material, computer pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Don’t tolerate inaction

 It was just two weeks ago that people here in Georgia were mad, frustrated and distraught because of the lack of gas.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


New Web site

Friday was an exciting day for us here at The Covington News, we debuted a new interactive, user friendly, state of the art Web page, covnews.com.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Fighting litter

This fall, as you travel around our beautiful part of the state enjoying the rolling pastures and the changing of seasons, one of the reasons you can take in the beauty that nature has brought us is because of the efforts of the Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Another fun weekend

Pleasant autumn weather coupled with the charm of Newton County's landscape and people provide the perfect opportunity to hold weekend events in which the whole family can participate.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stop stealing signs

In the last week we have had two letters to the editor concerning vandalism and theft of candidates' signs.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Together again

We said in an editorial Sunday that we have been wondering why we haven't heard one iota of encouragement from our federally elected officials. Jim Marshall who represents congressional District 8 and John Linder who represents congressional District 7 during our country's financial difficulties.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sorry, seniors

 In February, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to put a referendum on the ballot this fall that would raise the homestead exemption for seniors over 65 from $20,000 to $30,000.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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