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.
King Arthur: "Don't let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment / That was known as Camelot.''
This is a happy time of year for our young people - it's almost time for that summer break. It is also the time for the adults of the community to be ever so vigilant. Drivers watch our little ones as they exit from busses; their minds are not going to be on watching for you.
There was a time that we were taught to save money, pay our bills on time and invest wisely; this philosophy helped America prosper since the days we first became a nation more than 233 years ago. That philosophy, is for all practical purposes, gone with the times of plenty. It is said we are on the slippery slope of socialism since the Obama administration and the Democrats have come to power. Being on the ...
Sonny Perdue has been an easy target for the media during the years he has headed state government.
For the commissioners of Newton County there are not simple solutions or easy decisions to be made on the 2010 budget. Monday night's four-and-a half-hour meeting clearly showed all those in attendance that the days of milk and honey are long behind us, and now we must work hard in order to overcome the current financial crisis that we are all enduring. Cutting county personnel and services or ...
Perhaps we had Gov. Sonny Perdue all wrong. When we said Perdue was a do-nothing governor, maybe he wasn't really doing nothing. He was just waiting for something to happen - something big and awful so he could really show his stuff.
In Friday's edition we published articles about two extraordinary women in our community - Shirley Smith and Martha Taylor.  Smith serves as the CEO of Repairers of the Breach which helps severely economically disadvantaged families get back on their feet by providing them with food, clothing and shelter. The nonprofit operates a thrift store on Washington Street to help offset the costs of their good work, especially during ...
We are more than relieved to know that an 87-year-old family business - Ginn Motors, which has been an anchor of our community, has survived the closings that were instituted by Chrysler and General Motors.
Between a rock and a hard place Monday the Newton County Board of Commissioners held a work session of which the topic was grim news at best. Last month we praised the commissioners and county staff for their efforts to balance an $ 8.6 million shortfall because cost-saving measures meant no employee lost their job. We knew then that if the economy did not drastically turn around that the day would come when the county ...
Christmas is probably the last thing on your mind right now, so we would like to get you in the holiday spirit by talking about the Covington Rotary's Christmas Stocking Drive, which has been the joy of many Newton County families for more than 50 years.
In Sunday's paper, in a story that is now on CovNews.com, we reported on another scam in our area. Desperate times bring out the scum of the earth in force. Make no mistake - people who try to take advantage of other people in hard times are the worst of the worst.
We are fortunate in our community to be the home of a location of Georgia Perimeter College.
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving Today is ...
The Covington City Council approved the first reading of the city's intent to raise natural gas rates, water rates and garbage collection fees for the residents of the city of Covington.
After a bitter fight, the Georgia General Assembly did the right thing and passed a bill that orders the Department of Revenue to report the public lawmakers who do not pay their taxes. The governor has now signed this bill into law.
In Newton County there is a man named Jim Dial.