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Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A new year is upon us

The first week of the new year is under our belts.

January 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Happy New Year from 'The Covington News'

Another year has come, and many of us are saying, 'Where did 2016 go?' While others are telling the year that was, 'Good riddance.'

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: What Christmas means to us

Christmas is a time of celebrating and gathering.

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Christmas time in Covington

Our community seems to shine brightest at Christmas.

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Our thoughts... The sad story of Bell, Calif.

We have been harping on voter turnout recently after the dismal primary election attendance. We realize on writing about that issue that the folks we are talking to probably do go out and vote. What we hope to accomplish is that you, our reader, get stirred up enough that you encourage your family or neighbors to vote in the Aug. 10 runoff election.

July 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Racism

 The word "Racist" used to be a word that was used to describe a person who had no tolerance for other peoples race or religion. If that word was used, there was no mistaking why.

July 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... flaws in education

The shock from the latest results of the AYP tests are still reverberating around the community.

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Poor voter turnout

"To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain."

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


What a vacation

In previous editions, we have conveyed our concern about the leadership qualities of our current president.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A fresh start

This past Friday the editorial board met with incoming Newton County School System superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews in an informal, off-the-record setting to get to know each other on a more personal level.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Remembering Mr. B.C.

Billy Carl Crowell, born Sept. 9, 1923, will be sorely missed by hundreds of the lives he touched during his life-long love affair with Newton County.

July 18, 2010 | Rachel Hayes Spurling | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Go vote

Tuesday is the primary election. Many of you have already taken advantage of early voting at the Newton County administration building, but those of you who haven't should schedule some time to do so on Tuesday.

Although this is not a presidential election year, it is an important election year.

July 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Back to school

You might not want to let your school age children read this - it might make them nervous.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Rocking the reading test

In Fairview Elementary Theme School's first year of existence, students achieved a major system accomplishment. Every Fairview third grader met or exceeded reading standards on the annual Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...YMCA

We take note that the board that runs the national organization of the YMCA has officially changed its name to the "Y."

Most people have called it that for years.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Missing deadline

For the second time in 2010, Newton County officials have missed turning in the required paperwork to receive state funding.

Chairman Morgan blamed this on the changeover of county personnel.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Railroad purchase

There certainly has been controversy involving the possible purchase of the Norfolk Southern rail line which traverses Newton County.

The price for the total property is $1.8 million dollars; there is some grant money for that purchase that is to be provided by the Federal Government.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... It’s the economy

Recently we saw a mailer sent out by one of our local candidates for state senator.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Overcrowded jails

 There was once a time when jails were an economic plus for a community; those times apparently are at an end.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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