Tighten county's belt
"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."
Even though not much notice was given, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting this afternoon to discuss recent happenings in the downtown district, primarily involving the Main Street program, the resignation of its director and the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones."
In Sunday's paper, there were two stories that should be read because both affect your pocketbook.
The 13-year-old Newton County girl who was missing for a month has been found safe. See the story at CovNews.com.
Newborn is such a small town in Newton County that if you blink your eyes twice as you pass through, you will miss it.
There was a time, before the age of Facebook and Kindle and tweets, that public libraries were the pride and centerpiece of every thriving and growing community.
Even though there's hope of finally seeing light at the end of our long, dark, economically-depressed tunnel, we know the county likely remains years away from significant improvement.
In Friday's paper, there was an update on the construction progress at the Baxter International site on the Newton-Walton County border.
We are glad to see that the bypass around Social Circle is to be completed. (See our story at Covnews.com.)
The Covington City Council is giving itself a nice raise next year.
We said goodbye this past month to three very good civic leaders.
November 1956, During a diplomatic reception... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats: "About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you." source: U.S. Department of Energy Timeline Many of ...
I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back yonder. I found myself last week on the floor of the State House and the State Senate, looking eyeball-to-eyeball with some of the very folks I have cuffed around in this space over the years.
Covington is a wonderful place to live, a place where it's easy to forget how many people are in our community because it still maintains a small-town vibe. But it's not exactly the place to go for entertainment on the weekends. Most of our staff live locally and travel out of Covington for entertainment. It seemed only natural to try and help the people of Covington by educating them on what's going on in the world of entertainment, as well as the world of news.
We ran into a local convenience store the other day to get a bag of ice. In front of us was a woman with two children buying milk and other food products; she paid by using her EBT card.
The Covington News has been one of Baxter International's biggest advocates, standing behind county leaders in their efforts to make the company's landing in Stanton Springs industrial park a smooth one.
We have bittersweet feelings as we ponder the retirement of longtime Recreation Director Tommy Hailey.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
In the past two weeks, we've heard two positive conversations about growing the business community in Covington.
The voting has begun for the 2012 Hometown Hero, the annual contest that looks for the brightest, everyday hero among us.
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 ...