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County deserves stronger leadership

A simple question doesn't have an easy answer. But it should.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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Archive By Section - 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


Higher taxes to rebuild, bind

When I think of America, I remember the land of my youth - where we put a man on the moon in less than a decade, conquered diseases like polio, small pox and others, built highways and bridges to create opportunities for growth, and had an educational system that was second to none.

November 03, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Professors support Ayers

If you have ever wondered why after you sent your child off to college with proper and respected viewpoints of life and patriotism, and upon return from their first semester break their viewpoints are completely changed, this might be the reason why.

There is a petition on the Web currently signed by 3,247 college professors, including professors at the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia State, who support the character of William Ayers - a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...

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


Our thoughts...

 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


Our thoughts...

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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