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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


Williams proves nothing is impossible

Tichelle Florence is a walking, talking miracle - emphasis on walking.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Vote and God bless America

 In today's edition of the paper there is a special tabloid section devoted to the Tuesday election.

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Happy Halloween

 Halloween is a favorite holiday of Americans because for one day we get to pretend we are something we're not whether it be a princess, a superhero or a bloodsucking monster. Through the years we remember our best costumes, most terrifying tricks and even the house in the neighborhood that gave raisins or the dreaded travel toothbrush.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Shop smart and share

 Here at The Covington News/CovNews.com we are committed to encouraging you in these difficult economic times to shop in our local area.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Gang awareness

Papers in the West, notably in Arizona and California, have seen and reported on the terrible effect gangs have on a community's children and elderly.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Support our troops

This year as we settle in to celebrate the holidays, we need to be thankful and mindful of our men and women who are in harm's way in far-flung corners of our Earth, defending our right to enjoy this time with our families.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Funds for children

We appreciate the fact that Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton asked the Covington City Council for permission to use seized drug money to assist in purchasing equipment for A Child's Voice, the child advocacy center which services the Alcovy Circuit - which includes Newton and Walton counties. We are equally pleased the council approved his request.

November 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Riding coattails

The Covington News and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored a political forum Thursday.

November 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts...The speaker's visit

 Glenn Richardson speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives stopped by the Covington Rotary Tuesday to give an update of upcoming activities during the next term of the Georgia Assembly, which starts in January.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The gas crisis — a look both ways

With gas prices in Newton County now well below $3 a gallon, is it time to break out in a rendition of "Happy Days are Here Again?" Not exactly.

November 03, 2008 | By Jim Tudor | Our Thoughts


Higher taxes to rebuild, bind

When I think of America, I remember the land of my youth - where we put a man on the moon in less than a decade, conquered diseases like polio, small pox and others, built highways and bridges to create opportunities for growth, and had an educational system that was second to none.

November 03, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Professors support Ayers

If you have ever wondered why after you sent your child off to college with proper and respected viewpoints of life and patriotism, and upon return from their first semester break their viewpoints are completely changed, this might be the reason why.

There is a petition on the Web currently signed by 3,247 college professors, including professors at the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia State, who support the character of William Ayers - a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...

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


Our thoughts...

 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


Our thoughts...

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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