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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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Visit Georgia

We are fortunate to have a major state college located here in Newton County.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Homeless shelter

There is a nonprofit in this town that just refuses to give up. The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter seems to have more lives than a cat.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A spirit of cooperation

We were glad to see that the city of Covington and Newton County governments have agreed to share the cost of keeping clean the main exits off Interstate 20 leading into Covington. That involves cutting grass and keeping trash picked up.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shop locally

We've reached the time of year when some folks are starting their shopping for the holiday season.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Save your tears

We hear every day via the major news networks that the shutdown of the government is causing major harm to our country, especially to the poor federal government employees who have been laid off for the time being.

October 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting leaders

Anytime we lose a leader who learned in the good old days how to be a leader and who devoted considerable time and effort to making our community a better place for all of us, it is a major loss.

October 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Gaming the system

As a rule, Americans are giving and caring people.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale Gym

Porterdale is a small community, but it has a big heart.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shutdown is a wakeup call

"Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first, get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'''

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Name those pandas

The Atlanta Zoo announced this week that it's asking the public to suggest names for its cute new panda twins.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


It’s about time — and speed

Something about which we have always been puzzled is how police in DeKalb County choose who gets a ticket as cars whiz around the I-285 expressway.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A nation of laws

"Property has its duties as well as its rights." -- –Thomas Drummond

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


SAT results disappointing

This past week 2013 SAT scores were released and Newton County's scores decreased from last years' 2012 results in all subjects, which included Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Breast Cancer Awareness month kicks off

Cancer in itself is still a dangerous and scary scourge on mankind.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Proud

We are proud today to salute the teachers, students and parents of Middle Ridge Elementary School here in Newton County.

September 26, 2013 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


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