After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving ...
Each new day holds opportunity.
Members of the Newton County commission surprised everyone with last Tuesday's vote to suspend action on the Bear Creek reservoir and focus instead on ...
Walking through the children's books section at the local big-box store there are a ton of cute stories for modern children with dinosaurs, witches ...
A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that ...
In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...
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The Army Corps of Engineers recently withdrew Newton County's 404 Permit for building the Bear Creek Supply Reservoir, adding more time and more money to a project that has been in the works for more than 15 years.
The Covington branch of the Newton County Library System found itself in need after its 17-year-old HVAC system shut down.
When we ask a new face around town what they do, the response "I work at Baxalta" is getting more and more common.
"A Coat of Many Colors" has transformed several downtown Covington businesses, taken over Gaither Plantation and brought some detours to the Covington Square; "The Vampire Diaries" has brought new notoriety to Covington; and the Covington tradition that is The Fuzz Run is utilizing the popularity of Newton County's filming industry by offering a meet and greet with Ian Somerhalder.
Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the next four years. We don't get all that we were promised, or in some cases all we feel we are entitled to, so thank you, I think not.
Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?
The Historic Courthouse was packed Tuesday night, but not everyone was there for the same reason. The stark contrast between the two issues-a civic center and a humiliating scandal-was a reminder that our county is poised for greatness, but only if it can rid itself of its toxic political culture.
Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time of new beginnings, continued education, excitement and/or dread.
Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.
The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.
After information on Green Hill P3 and East Georgia Land and Development, Inc. came out this week it seems that the Newton County Board of Commissioners still needs to improve on transparency and vetting.
Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.
The Covington City Council made a smart move last week when it voted to back off a hastily conceived plan to change city policy on pensions as they relate to retirees who come back to work for the Covington government.
The timing of this year's Father's Day is fitting.
As the Board of Commissioners prepares to convene Tuesday night, our elected representatives face a stark choice between raising the millage rate or making even more cuts to the budget, which will inevitably affect the hard working employees of Newton County.