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Our thoughts on persecution

Religious and cultural bigotry has been around since, seemingly, the beginning of recorded time.

August 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Politics might have ruined 2050 panel

Sometimes what starts out as a good idea gets hijacked along the way.

August 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


School bus stops: Stop

Now that school has started back, motorists on many of our county roads are finding their commute time extended because of the band of bright yellow school busses carrying our children to and from their homes and school.

August 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: When a panel gets too big

The concept of a working committee to study the 2050 Plan proposal and make recommendations to streamline it seemed until this week to be a workable solution.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Recognize improvements

Students and teachers returned to the classroom Friday, hopefully taking note of last year's improvements in many testing areas to do even more positive work this school year.

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Citizens' panel

During a Rotary Club of Covington meeting Tuesday, Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis announced that the commissioners are planning to start a citizens' panel consisting of an appointed member by each commissioner and appointees from each city in the county and entities such as the chamber, water and sewage authority and school board.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: NYT’s pro-marijuana stance is disappointing

The New York Times editorial board this past Sunday called for the federal government to legalize marijuana in the United States.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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Our thoughts...Send in the recipes

 We will be printing a special keepsake holiday section on December 14.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...A little angel

Anytime there is a tragic death there is a shock and feeling of disbelief that settles in. These feelings are particularly felt when a child is involved.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Congrats Eastside

 Congratulations to the Eastside football team for bringing home the region 8 AAA championship. We know Coach Hurst and his assistants have worked hard to develop a team of both character and ability.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Marshaling memories

 I've had some great memories in my life. I played golf with Arnold Palmer, I heard Willie Nelson sing "Precious Memories" in the back yard of the Carter White House. I once took the "Take It Off, Take it All Off" Noxzema shaving cream girl to dinner.

November 22, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Hello and goodbye

 With very few exceptions we think anyone who chooses to run for public office is a fantastic public servant, who by running for a position in government shows a special concern for their community.

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Music to our ears

One of the cornerstones of a free society is a good education system. What makes a good education system is good teachers.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... We salute you

"However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind." - Douglas MacArthur, 1880 - 1964.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Stepping up to the plate

The Covington Rotary Club will be taking applications next week Nov. 10 through Nov. 14 at the Salvation Army, located at 5193 Washington Street, for their annual Christmas Stocking Fund.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Unfortunate victory

Here in Newton County in the 95th district we will now be represented - and we use that term loosely - by Toney Collins, who was elected on Nov. 4 by doing nothing.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...The buck stops here

 The election is over and the American people have spoken. Barack Obama is our new president-elect.

November 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Bringing you the news

 Several readers have called to complain about the lack of a photograph of Barack Obama on our front page Wednesday. We reserved a small space at the top right corner of the front page to put in a brief about who the next president would be. Our press deadline was 11:30 p.m.

November 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A new era

 As you read this Wednesday morning, the day after a very long election season, we should have a new president - so you are either crying in your coffee or spilling it with trembling hands of joy.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Little help from my friends

 We were shocked and startled at the headlines in our Sunday paper that our local charitable ministries were out of funds and food to help our less fortunate neighbors.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Fair and balanced

 Last week two young men in North Hollywood, Calif. hung an effigy of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin off their roof supposedly as a Halloween prank. This in itself was disgusting and unacceptable.

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Vote and God bless America

 In today's edition of the paper there is a special tabloid section devoted to the Tuesday election.

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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