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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... 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


Our thoughts...Happy Halloween

 Halloween is a favorite holiday of Americans because for one day we get to pretend we are something we're not whether it be a princess, a superhero or a bloodsucking monster. Through the years we remember our best costumes, most terrifying tricks and even the house in the neighborhood that gave raisins or the dreaded travel toothbrush.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Shop smart and share

 Here at The Covington News/CovNews.com we are committed to encouraging you in these difficult economic times to shop in our local area.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Gang awareness

Papers in the West, notably in Arizona and California, have seen and reported on the terrible effect gangs have on a community's children and elderly.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Support our troops

This year as we settle in to celebrate the holidays, we need to be thankful and mindful of our men and women who are in harm's way in far-flung corners of our Earth, defending our right to enjoy this time with our families.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Funds for children

We appreciate the fact that Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton asked the Covington City Council for permission to use seized drug money to assist in purchasing equipment for A Child's Voice, the child advocacy center which services the Alcovy Circuit - which includes Newton and Walton counties. We are equally pleased the council approved his request.

November 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Riding coattails

The Covington News and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored a political forum Thursday.

November 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts...The speaker's visit

 Glenn Richardson speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives stopped by the Covington Rotary Tuesday to give an update of upcoming activities during the next term of the Georgia Assembly, which starts in January.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The gas crisis — a look both ways

With gas prices in Newton County now well below $3 a gallon, is it time to break out in a rendition of "Happy Days are Here Again?" Not exactly.

November 03, 2008 | By Jim Tudor | Our Thoughts


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