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Our thoughts: Be fair and impartial

There was an unfortunate incident in our community last week where a man for reasons unknown at this time was seen in a quiet community wielding a sword of some type, harassing passing cars and trash cans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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Salute veterans now

It's always a good time to support our veterans, but this year is an important one, for it may be the final year to salute and thank the veterans of World War II.

January 02, 2014 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Special salute

Covington Police Department employees recently honored the best among them, voting three of their fellow workers as employees of the year: Sgt. Chuck Groover with support services, Officer Anthony Walden with the patrol division and administrative assistant Lerea Neely.

January 02, 2014 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Here we come 2014

For the last five years we have suffered through a major recession with many losing their jobs and many more losing their homes.

December 31, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Well-earned time off

We have always believed volunteers are the backbone of a successful and progressive community.

December 31, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Prayer breakfast

There is one thing you can always count on: When you include God in your life, positive things happen.

December 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Service clubs

We have had the opportunity recently to praise both the local Lions Clubs and the Rotary Club for their outstanding service to our community.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Great news

Recently the Newton Medical Auxiliary, under the leadership of President Charlie Powell, donated $406,000 to the Newton Medical Center.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A head-scratcher

County commissioners voted this week to move forward with the relocation of Alcovy Trestle Road where it meets Ga. Highway 11 and sometimes causes confusion for south-bound drivers trying to take the westbound Interstate 20 ramp at exit 98.

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Christmas 2013

An Irish Christmas Blessing

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Hometown Hero

Five-year-old Morgan Steward is a little fighter who is blessed with a smile that is as big as the Grand Canyon.

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Christmas cheer

"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."

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Set back, but moving forward

We're sorry to see our head industrial recruiter, Courtney Bernardi, leave to go do the same work for the city of Johns Creek.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A Christmas miracle

"Lose yourself in the service in others, then you will find your sense of purpose."

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Let's get the right numbers

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.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The season of giving

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.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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