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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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Christmas smiles

There is nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas parade to boost holiday spirits.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thanks for Thanksgiving essays

Last week, The Covington News and the Main Street Program, for the second year, honored winners of the Thanksgiving essay contest.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A sad time

This is supposed to be the season of joy and giving, a time for celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting Mayor Sheridan

This week, we lost a real American hero.

December 05, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


New recruiter

The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce has created a new position, a director of commercial development.

December 03, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Fantastic news

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.

December 03, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Paving praise

Two years ago, a majority vote by the Newton County Board of Commissioners stripped then-Chairwoman Kathy Morgan of most of her powers and created a county manager form of government.

November 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting Porterdale

The little town of Porterdale seems to be in the bull's-eye scope of Hollywood producers.

November 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Why our nation celebrates Thanksgiving

When we saw this Thanksgiving message, we knew we wanted to share it with our readers. The perspectives offered truly explain the meaning of this most American of holidays.

November 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Happy Thanksgiving

The fun part of the year is upon us; this week we celebrate Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


In remembrance

King Arthur: "Don't let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment / That was known as Camelot.''

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thanks

Every year about this time, you can count on one of our major industries to ensure that a real Thanksgiving is enjoyed by many community nonprofits.

November 19, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Pay ‘adjustment’

We were more than surprised to learn last week that all Newton County School System employees will receive in January what amounts to a one-time bonus of 1 percent of their salaries. The district called it a "pay adjustment.''

November 16, 2013 | By Editorial Board news@covnews.com | Our Thoughts


Sound business moves

We applaud the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's decision to bring in a professional Main Street consultant to talk with local business owners and to advise the chamber on how to make our Main Street program more effective.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Say a prayer

"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs; we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."

November 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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