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No gazebo for now

The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Happy Easter

Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Crime

There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Election

An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Lies and more lies

It's no wonder that a majority of the American people think that our legislators, and the people they appoint to run commissions and the like, are morally deficit in the art of telling the truth.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


How to Assist Evil

"Engineering Evil" is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It's a story of Nazi Germany's murder campaign before and during World War II. According to some estimates, 16 million Jews and other people died at the hands of Nazis.

April 12, 2014 | Walter Williams | Our Thoughts


More presence

You might have wondered why you are seeing more police cars on city streets and in your neighborhood in Covington.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good decision

We are more than glad to see that county officials have come to an agreement to put a 60-day moratorium on future requests for development and zoning for the Salem Road area.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


For sure

You know it's for sure springtime in Covington as the local Y prepares for the 13th annual Cheerios Challenge.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Here we go again

In the last few weeks, we expressed our viewpoint on the bad use of social media, and especially using it behind amenity.

April 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Light at the end of the tunnel

Where are we today in Newton County? Are we better off today than we were five years ago?

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Credit card theft

Last week there was a big to-do about the possibility that credit card information was stolen from some customers of a local restaurant, the Mystic Grill. Our first message is there is no proof that employees or management of the restaurant did anything wrong in processing the credit cards.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Bright spots

Every day in the national news and in our own paper, there are stories of possible world doom and insurance that's gone awry.

March 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Looking for trouble

In the last couple of weeks we have had two of our local restaurants recieve poor health scores from state officials.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Cleanliness is next to...

There is almost nothing worse when living in a county that is blessed with so many natural beauties - especially at this time of year - and see the litter that uncaring people have tossed everywhere.

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Breast Cancer Awareness month kicks off

Cancer in itself is still a dangerous and scary scourge on mankind.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Proud

We are proud today to salute the teachers, students and parents of Middle Ridge Elementary School here in Newton County.

September 26, 2013 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


Keeping our city, county clean

It's important to make a good impression on business leaders who visit our community to determine if they will make Covington and/or Newton County their businesses' home.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Great teachers

Congratulations go to the three teachers who are finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year in the Newton County School System.

September 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Society's ills

The Covington police are warning folks to lock their cars. Thieves have been especially active in our area.

September 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Time for new rules

One disturbing trend we have seen and heard about recently is the willingness of some employees, who might be in danger of losing their jobs due to poor performance, to almost dare their employers to dismiss them so they, the employees, can receive unemployment benefits and food stamps free and clear.

September 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The upcoming holiday season

We read the other day that the big-box stores are already beginning their promotions for the holiday season. So, we suppose it's OK to talk about the bright holiday season that Covington is going to experience this year.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good idea

Low math scores on recent End of Course tests were disappointing not only to the Newton County School System, but to the community as well.

September 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting teachers

Every day, in countless ways, teachers make a difference.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting their service

They choose to serve.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Fall for Newton County

Newton County is blessed with natural beauty.

September 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


New alcohol laws

It has long been a dream of many to turn Covington's picturesque downtown square into a true destination.

September 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Some positive signs

Rising home prices

September 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County purchasing

We were pleased to see that Newton County has approved a new purchasing policy.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale Main Street program

We were glad to read about Porterdale's efforts to become a Main Street City.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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