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Our thoughts on the 250 Plan

Ten years ago a group of people got together, politicians and concerned citizens alike, and made a decision that Newton County, inevitably, was going to grow.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Georgia Perimeter

This past month the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools voted to reaffirm the accreditation of one of our local higher learning institutions, Georgia Perimeter College (GPC).

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Vivian Harris's work

Kudos goes out to local community activist Vivian Harris. Through her determination and countless efforts, a part of Oxford – and America's history – has been preserved in print.

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on being alert

This past week a father in Marietta loaded his 22-month-old son in his SUV to take to day care and forgot he had done it, instead driving to work.

June 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the death sentence

This past week Marcus Wellons was put to death for the 1989 murder and rape of a 15-year-old girl.

June 19, 2014 | | Our Thoughts


Commercial Improvement District could be a good thing

In last Sunday's paper we carried a story on the front page that explained in great deal the pros and cons of creating a Commercial Improvement District (CID) for the Highway 278 corridor in Covington.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Jajuan Shaw’s winning agenda

Betty Ray Shaw explained to us that children of autism have their own agenda, and when they get something in their mind that they want to, or think they need to do, that's what they are going to do.

June 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on what to do with Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners had a lively debate this past week about what to do after a May 30 party at the Nelson Heights Community Center was marred by a gun reportedly being fired into the air by a passing car and hours of people milling about in the streets afterward.

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on a shift for volunteers

Volunteerism is ingrained in our county's foundation and has been the backbone of so many of our greatest successes on a nationwide and local level.

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A positive should precede a negative

As a society, now more than ever, it seems, we dwell on the negative.

June 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on taxes

There's no question that anyone who owns property hates to pay taxes on it.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on group homes

We can understand a community's concern on having group homes and residences in their neighborhoods.

June 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Support a good cause

The Washington Street Community Center is a busy place that is the heart and soul and pride of the communities surrounding the Washington Street corridor.

May 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Retiring a great

Newton county is about to lose one of its finest public officials.

May 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Seamless interaction

On Wednesday, Newton County's new OpenSky Radio Network officially opened. The who's who of Newton County law enforcement and public safety officials were in attendance.

State Homeland Security Director Charlie English praised the county's state-of-the-art-operation, which allows every law enforcement and safety organization in the county seamlessly and instantly to communicate with each other instantly.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Enter the FanZone

If you've already stumbled across our new sports Web site, you might have initially thought you accidentally clicked on a site for professional sports. You didn't.

For the past couple of months our Web and sports staff have worked diligently to prepare a comprehensive and interactive resource for athletes and fans of Newton County's prep sports.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...OOPs

In our editorial saying thanks and hello to our local politicians we left out two outstanding officials.

Bob Wheeler chose not to run after serving 20 plus years as the coroner of Newton County. He performed his duties with professionalism. He will be missed.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Protecting our heritage

 The Newton County Board of Commissioners created a new historic preservation commission last week. We support this decision wholeheartedly.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Holiday cheer

This past year has been a year that most of us would like to forget.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Dysfunctional government

Dysfunctional government

November 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...I Have a Dream award

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration committee is seeking honorees for the "I have a Dream "award. There should be plenty of deserving nominees this year.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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