We are pleased that Congressman Jim Marshall has listened to the requests of his local constituents and will hold a town hall meeting here in Newton County this Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at Alcovy High School.
Marshall, who is considered a Blue Dog Democrat by some, has given his time to be with us, and we appreciate that. We think he should be even more visible, so this is a good start.
There has been much debate and concern about what entity should be placed in charge of the new Nelson Heights Community Center. We think that the suggestion that the Newton County Recreation Commission be in charge of running the center is a good one and a sound one.
We have been pleased that in these tough economic times that our locally elected officials in Covington, Social Circle and Newton County have tried their best to keep their budgets balanced without raising taxes and putting a further burden on the tax payers in those communities.
Former president Jimmy Carter expressed a view point the other day that basically said that if you are against the policies of the Obama presidency and have the courage to speak out about those polices, you are a racist. To his credit, the president publicly disagrees with Carter's viewpoint.
Carter and his ilk are afraid of the truth. A majority of the American people are concerned about the policies of this administration, as they were when by some freak of political nature, Carter was elected our president.
There was a genuine sense of pride in the air last Thursday as the Friday night warriors of old came out to celebrate the dedication of Wolverine Field.
R.L. Cousins High School was Newton County's black high school during the time of segregation. While that time is a scar on the South and this community's past, the memory of Cousins remains an immense source of pride for not only the black community of the county but for all residents as well.
Eight years ago today, the people of our country were shocked and numbed by an incident - the second in this baby boomer age - that forever changed our dreams, our ideas and destroyed the fabric of comfort and safety we felt about being Americans.
In 1963, the sudden and swift death of the age of innocence after the assignation of John F. Kennedy brought about one of the most violent social changes in the history of our nation. The scars from that time still affect all of us in this country; our distrust of politicians and the media began then, and ...
President Obama decried opposition to his health care proposal Saturday saying that the other side has offered no plan and that the government plan is the only way to ensure health care coverage for those who can't afford it.
Mr. President, we wonder why your nose does not grow bigger like Pinocchio's for telling such a tale.
As temperatures cool, weekend activities in Newton County heat up.
On Saturday athletes will take to the streets of Covington in the 26th Annual Fuzz Run and then the Learning Center will take over the Covington square with the sixth annual Literacy Festival. Both events are not only a whole lot of fun for the family, but also benefit two very important local efforts.