A few years ago, we made a decision to stop the Sunday comics and cease publishing an evening TV guide.
It is gratifying to see the 2012 graduation rate in Newton County schools grow so rapidly from the low point it dropped to just three short years ago.
"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."
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.
Sometimes it takes newcomers to grasp and understand the bright spots a community has had that sit right under its own nose without being discovered.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
There's no question that losing Superintendent Gary Mathews to retirement before he has a chance to finish his five-year plan is going to cause a disruption in our district's forward progress.
Damn the taxpayers of Georgia, full speed ahead! "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" Admiral David Farragut's legendary quote as he invaded Mobile Bay during the Civil War seems to be the motto of our elected officials in the Georgia World Congress Center. This past week our legislators voted unanimously to approve a deal for a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The new stadium is projected to cost between $948 million to just ...
First printed in the New York Sun, Sept. 21, 1897, and written by newsman Francis Pharcellus Church.
Gun control talk is all the rage these days in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., but we feel much of the angst is misplaced. Yahoo recently tried to stir the pot with an article asking who was responsible for the shooting. The answer is obviously the mentally-disturbed young man who took it upon himself to commit a sick, illegal act. Guns by themselves did not kill ...
It's time to start making plans for the annual Rotary-Kiwanis Legislative Prayer Breakfast, which will be held at 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Turner Lake Complex.
Porterdale police Lt. Jason Cripps shows up for his job every day and conducts himself in a professional manner.
In this space today, we offer no words of wisdom or advice. Our hearts, like yours, are broken for the tragic, needless loss of life that occurred Friday. We pray that the Lord would protect each of you from the pure evil that exists in this world; the kind of evil that would take the life of an innocent child.
The leadership and officials at the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter seem to be satisfied living on the brink of shutting down and remaining mired in mediocrity.
There has been much talk here in Newton County that we just might have hit the bottom of fiscal mess we have endured for the last four years.
This week, it was reported that another unseen tax included with the Obama healthcare reform plan is going to cost companies millions of dollars in healthcare fees, and we're sure that this cost will be quickly passed on to employees.
"I know we can fix our problems. When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than they worry about winning reelection, it is possible to work together, achieve principal compromise, and get results for the people who give us these jobs in the first place."
The filming industry and subsequent tourism has been one of the few bright spots in our local economy during these recent down years.
There's a great deal of effort and planning that goes on in the attempt to attract new business to our community.