Five-year-old Morgan Steward is a little fighter who is blessed with a smile that is as big as the Grand Canyon.
"Rotary is so simple that many people do not understand it, and some even misunderstand it. Rotary is not a philosophy … not an all-embracing world point of view which answers every question … and satisfies all the dictates of the heart and mind. Rotary is merely an association of business and professional men united in the ideal of service."
We're sorry to see our head industrial recruiter, Courtney Bernardi, leave to go do the same work for the city of Johns Creek.
"Lose yourself in the service in others, then you will find your sense of purpose."
For the past three years, reports released by state education agencies have generally shown that test results for students in Newton County have been on the upswing.
As we frantically tune ourselves up to plan for that Christmas dinner or party and rush from store to store to purchase gifts for our loved ones, we need to take a few minutes to reflect on our neighbors and friends who might not be as fortunate as we are.
There is nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas parade to boost holiday spirits.
Last week, The Covington News and the Main Street Program, for the second year, honored winners of the Thanksgiving essay contest.
This is supposed to be the season of joy and giving, a time for celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.
This week, we lost a real American hero.
The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce has created a new position, a director of commercial development.
Not long ago, we were more than disappointed to read that an Atlanta builder was pulling up stakes here and heading back to Atlanta. He said that because of low appraisals, he could not build the type of home he needed to build to make a profit in Newton County. He said he would look our way again in two years.
The little town of Porterdale seems to be in the bull's-eye scope of Hollywood producers.
It might be hard for some of our baby boomer readers to believe that they have lived to see their local hometown newspaper welcome "vampires" to town.
In only its second year of existence, the Newton County Recreation Commission's Little League team has taken a giant step in its quest to represent the region and Georgia at the Williamsport, Pa., Little League World Series.
As surely as the swallows head back to Capistrano every year, we can be assured that all is well when a smiling former Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey pops into our offices at this time of year. We know that he has come to announce that the Salem Camp Meeting is about to reconvene.
The Alcovy River, especially with all the rain we have had lately, is an alluring attraction. But hidden by that beauty is a dangerous flow of water that has caused the death of one young soul recently and could easily have claimed three more lives last weekend.
We are glad that City of Covington officials made the decision to have a Fourth of July family day, capped off by a very good display of fireworks.
We were shocked to learn last week that our newly appointed city manager, Leigh Anne Knight, had suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Florida.
We hope you had a pleasant holiday with your family, although rain put a damper on some of the major activities planned for our area.
It's an old adage that once you give a dog a bone, you are not going to be able to pull it back out of its mouth.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
The city and chamber, according to reports, are studying the idea of moving money around in order to hire a full-time recruiter for retail.
In Friday's paper, we ran a front-page story about a city man who refuses to maintain or care for his property and who apparently has no respect for laws or neighbors.
"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. ~ English idiom We don't know Paula Deen, the noted Southern chef, personally. We have eaten at one of her restaurants in Savannah, as we are sure many of you have. The food was no better or worse than the fare at many Southern restaurants that feature fried chicken, greens, mac and cheese, and good sweet tea. Deen, in a court deposition, admitted recently that in ...
The selection this week of Newton County High School Principal Craig Lockhart as the new deputy superintendent of the Newton County School System was a good move by new school Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey.
In Sunday's paper, there was a story about two new businesses coming to Covington. A used-car dealership and a seafood market are about to open on U.S. Highway 278. Although we are always glad to report about new businesses coming to the community, having these two businesses open up really isn't cause for much excitement. Neither were some recent announcements about more fast food or chain-type eating establishments opening their doors here. What Covington has ...
Any time a young person has his or her life cut short, it's a tragedy. Last week, a young man lost his life at Factory Shoals Recreation Park. Since his drowning, some have raised the question of whether swimming should be banned at the park. We don't agree that it should be, but we do agree that better safety measures could be adopted. Because of the changing water flow and currents in the Alcovy River, ...