One of the highlights of every spring in Covington is to hear the sound of music on the square at noon every Thursday in May.
It was announced last week that Newton County's unemployment rate for March had dropped to 9.4 percent, the lowest it has been since the economic downturn started in 2008.
Andrea Smith, owner of Square Perk Cafe, had an idea, as many of us do from time to time. However, she did something different - she acted on it.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Unfortunately, in today's society, more attention is paid to the bad that our young people do than the good.
The folks who live in Mansfield received a real shock Friday as an unexpected smack from Mother Nature rolled through a portion of their small town. For more details, you can go to CovNews.com to see pictures and a video of the storm.
At its annual retreat, city officials talked about turning the American Legion Field located behind the YMCA into a place that could be used for entertainment and other social events that would benefit local citizens.
Last week, Dr. Gary Mathews, superintendent of schools for Newton County, reopened the search for a new principal for Alcovy High School.
The BOE of Newton County soon will have a tough choice to make as they vote to hire a new superintendent to replace Dr. Gary Mathews.
If you have not had a chance to catch the BOC show which appears bi-weekly on the CovNews.com website, you are missing a chance to see your government in action.
This past week, local company Triple Horse announced it was planning a 38 million dollar expansion here in Newton County.
"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve."
Hunter Hall, president of the Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce, announced this past week that current vice president for economic development Roger Harrison is leaving his position.
We are glad to see the Newton Board of Education has narrowed its choice to replace Dr. Gary Mathews.
The Covington City Council, at a work session this past week, decided to move forward with the idea of building a natural gas fueling station.
In the November election, Georgians voted in a non-binding vote that our legislature establish rules that would rein in lobbyists giving gifts to legislators. This wasn't simply a few voters; rather it was the majority of voters across the state.
We're pleased to see the little town of Porterdale gearing up to celebrate what those of us of the Irish persuasion feel is the grandest day of the year.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…" ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt's address at his first inauguration. If you're reading this, you woke up yesterday to find that the world as we know it did not end and the sky has not fallen. During the last month, we have been constantly reminded that because of the forced budget cuts that took place late Friday, major calamity was set to befall everyone in the ...
Recently, there has been much discussion on how the county has let out its bids for contracted services.
In a special called meeting, the Newton County Board of Commissioners met and actually did the right thing Tuesday.
We are pleased to see that Louise Adams, long-time teacher and community activist was honored by the Newton Fund with its coveted Pat Patrick Big Heart award.
With the shootings in Newtown, Conn., along with other tragedies throughout the country in recent months, the possibility of some type of gun control, and concern over such legislation seems at an all-time high.
In last Sunday's edition, we ran an update of a community meeting held last week to discuss the future of the Salem Overlay project.
"True heroism is remarkable sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
Our schools often get a bad rap, so we always make sure to praise them to the rooftops when they succeed. Despite what some might say, this happens more often than not. They succeed in small ways every day, they open their doors. When a child begins to recognize words for the first time and takes that leap into reading, when a student suddenly, with the help of a dedicated teacher, understands that tricky math problem - these are the small successes that are seldom lauded.
Chicken Little: A confirmed pessimist, particularly one who warns of impending disaster.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners recently gave a five-year extension of its lawn maintenance contract to locally owned Durden's Lawn Maintenance.
One of the most exciting times for a community is the announcement of a brand new industry coming to town. The excitement about new jobs and more tax money is thrilling, particularly in this economy.
Here we go again. If you haven't already noticed a big hole in your pocketbook, you will the next time you fill up. Gas prices are once again approaching the $4 mark.
Thomas Jefferson was an American patriot and our country's third president, but, like all of us, he had his personal faults. However, Jefferson lived in a period of time where people were more easily able to separate their personal failings from their ability to lead in public.