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A gazebo we can be proud of

The thought of having a gazebo built on the square is interesting.

March 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Continue to shop local

In last Sunday's paper our publisher wrote a column on the positive effects of the county's 2050 plan.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Governed by rules, not men

I argue that the best rules to govern our lives are those that we'd be satisfied with if our very worst enemy were in charge of decision making. The foundation for such rules was laid out by my mother. Let's look at her wise lessons.

March 18, 2014 | Walter Williams | Our Thoughts


Telling it straight

Last Wednesday, as we were reading our home-delivered local newspaper, we were shocked to find out county officials were moving forward with a plan to pay up to $20,000 of taxpayer money to hire a firm to write press releases and handle social media.

March 15, 2014 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Oxford's 175th anniversary

Oxford's 175th anniversary

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


'Hollywood of the South'

The Covington–Newton Chamber of Commerce has done much to promote the image of Covington as the new "Hollywood of the South."

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Meet the candidates

In today's paper – and on our website since Friday – is the full list of folks who have qualified to run for local, state and federal political seats for 2014, representing Newton County.

March 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Pierce Cline Garden

On Wednesday, the weather was supposed to be gray with a threat of sleet. Instead, the sun shone through and the sky was a beautiful blue, with plenty of wispy white clouds speeding by.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Medical? Sure, but not recreational

Medical marijuana, or cannabis, is a hot topic in the state right now, as the Georgia General Assembly is on the path to green lighting limited medical testing.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good news

Good news

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A vocal minority

We have been up on our high horse recently, preaching about how the "vocal minority" is controlling our country. A story we saw on the TV news yesterday just added fuel to that fire.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A well-deserved honor

Tonight the Newton County Historical Committee on Black Heritage will honor a gracious Covington lady, Janet Goodman, who has devoted her life to serving her community.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Quick promotion

It was just last month that we wrote an editorial wishing Dave Bernd good luck in his new position as the chamber's retail recruiter.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sheriff's Department honors

The Newton County Sheriff's Office held its annual awards ceremony last week.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


BOC to decide

It looks like the BOC is going to sit down and decide soon if we are going to operate under a county manager form of government, or if we'll have a government run by the chairman of the BOC.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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The race card again

The hope for change that swept Barack Obama into the Oval Office has resulted in actions of shame.

January 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A man of service

Everywhere Bill Loeble turns these days, he's being honored, and we're happy to join the chorus.

January 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


MLK's birthday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had he lived, would have been 85 years old this year.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Coward

We ran a story this week, taken from a police report, alleging that a man named Qunitterius Hawk allowed a 2-year-old in his care to become intoxicated. The report also stated that after he was confronted by the child's mother, Hawk attacked her.

January 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Improved graduation rate

We are pleased to see, after further investigation, that officials at Newton High School found the right records and now know that Newton High School's graduation rates are indeed up, and, in fact, exceed state averages.

January 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Parents must be parents

We are seeing more crimes committed by young people than ever in our history. And in many cases, these are not petty crimes; they're felonies that will follow children for the rest of their lives.

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A chance for a deeper look

Newton County's switch to a county manager form of government in late 2011 was a messy, contentious affair that transferred much of the day-to-day authority and responsibility from the elected county chairman to an appointed county manager.

January 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Cold spell

Whew! It was a cold one last week , so cold that we imagine 50 years from now folks will be talking about how they lived through the big freeze of 2014.

January 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Travel

Training is valuable and often required, but we haven't seen any practical reasons presented for the Covington City Council to change the city's travel policy for employees.

January 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Global warming?

With no apologies to those who still believe the Earth is going through a period of warming, you're misguided.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A need to stand up

If you are reading this and are a part of what has been called the "Greatest Generation,'' or if you are reading this and are considered part of the "baby boomer generation," you must think that the world has turned upside-down.

January 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Salute veterans now

It's always a good time to support our veterans, but this year is an important one, for it may be the final year to salute and thank the veterans of World War II.

January 02, 2014 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Special salute

Covington Police Department employees recently honored the best among them, voting three of their fellow workers as employees of the year: Sgt. Chuck Groover with support services, Officer Anthony Walden with the patrol division and administrative assistant Lerea Neely.

January 02, 2014 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Here we come 2014

For the last five years we have suffered through a major recession with many losing their jobs and many more losing their homes.

December 31, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Well-earned time off

We have always believed volunteers are the backbone of a successful and progressive community.

December 31, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


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