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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


Our thoughts: Lack of Leadership

This week the president, the commander in chief of our military, addressed the graduating class at West Point.

May 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Safety

It's time for our annual reminder on safety and the safety of our children.

May 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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 On Thursday night The Covington News/covnews.com, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Newton County Farm Bureau will present a local political forum.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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This week the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has endorsed an idea for a second stimulus package to follow a $168 billion stimulus package passed in February and a $700 billion package passed a bit more than two weeks ago.

November 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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When people get news they don't want to hear, they often react by blaming the messenger. It is sometimes the obligation of a credible newspaper to fill the unpopular role of delivering bad news. But blaming the newspaper for reporting on a problem doesn't solve the problem.

October 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Subprime Development

Washington will save the banks from the subprime mortgage crisis. But who will save the citizens of Newton County from the consequences of subprime development? The sort of development that has lead to extra sections of this paper to advertise foreclosures.

October 27, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts


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 Like most of our readers, we have we have been unwilling participants in a financial dance of titanic proportions over the last few weeks. We have seen businesses that we thought were the strength and core of our country's financial security, collapse right before our very eyes.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Voodoo politics

I'm not as up to speed as I should be on voodoo.

October 27, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood | Our Thoughts


Be vigilant

 A 56-year-old man, who is also a grandfather, was arrested last week by the Newton County sheriff's deputies for electronic furnishing of obscene material, computer pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Don’t tolerate inaction

 It was just two weeks ago that people here in Georgia were mad, frustrated and distraught because of the lack of gas.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


New Web site

Friday was an exciting day for us here at The Covington News, we debuted a new interactive, user friendly, state of the art Web page, covnews.com.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Fighting litter

This fall, as you travel around our beautiful part of the state enjoying the rolling pastures and the changing of seasons, one of the reasons you can take in the beauty that nature has brought us is because of the efforts of the Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Another fun weekend

Pleasant autumn weather coupled with the charm of Newton County's landscape and people provide the perfect opportunity to hold weekend events in which the whole family can participate.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stop stealing signs

In the last week we have had two letters to the editor concerning vandalism and theft of candidates' signs.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Together again

We said in an editorial Sunday that we have been wondering why we haven't heard one iota of encouragement from our federally elected officials. Jim Marshall who represents congressional District 8 and John Linder who represents congressional District 7 during our country's financial difficulties.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sorry, seniors

 In February, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to put a referendum on the ballot this fall that would raise the homestead exemption for seniors over 65 from $20,000 to $30,000.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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