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Our Thoughts: Reflect this Father’s Day

The world is a hectic place. Emails follow us home on our phones, communications from others are just 240 characters and a Tweet away and ...

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Something to talk about

This was quite the week for our Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stay safe on the roads

Tragedy struck Newton County last week when a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus on Hwy. 278.

May 10, 2016 | | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Our Thoughts: Wrong but right

General Stanley McChrystal is an American hero; he bleeds red, white and blue.

June 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


My father, my hero

 "It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Golden patriarch

On Father's Day it is only appropriate that we honor the patriarch of Morris Multimedia, the owners and publishers of The Covington News, since 1986.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Wishing Whatley well

Dr. Steve Whatley has served Newton County Schools Superintendent since 2006 and has been an educator for the past 37 years. His last meeting as NCSS's superintendent was on Wednesday night.

He was honored by members of the Board of Education with his portrait, which will be hung in the school administration building next to others who have served our system in that capacity.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blowhard blows over

"A leader is interested in finding the best way, not his own way."

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Justice served

Last week Mebert Ray Ford at breathed his last breath more after more than 24 years of pain and tears that he created.

June 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Lessons learned from a monster

Last week Judge Samuel Ozburn sentenced 26-year-old sexual pervert Brandon Wiggins to 25 years in prison and a life on parole for the aggravated child molestation and statutory rape of his two juvenile step-sisters. The proceedings no doubt made jurors and judge just as nauseous as it made us.

June 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The stars and stripes

 "The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Golden opportunity zone

We feel strongly that the city of Social Circle has taken the right steps in order to allow its business community to grow and prosper over the next 10 years.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Contract out

 We appreciate the fact that the elected members of our Board of Commissioners are trying their best to balance the 2010 budget.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


NCSO's hero

We are pleased to add the name of Cpl. Anthony Washington to our list of Hometown Heroes. You can access this prestigious list by visiting CovNews.com and clicking on the Hometown Heroes logo.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale's angels

Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps and his wife Holly recently organized the second We Ride to Provide motorcycle fundraiser for the Porterdale Police Department.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Bless you too

Monday night the Oxford City Council in their opening invocation led by Hoyt Oliver asked the "Guiding Spirit" to forgive us for criticizing their decision to waste the tax dollars of the good citizens of Oxford on expensive furniture from an out-of-town vendor.

We are pleased to see that the council still says a prayer to start their meetings. Political correctness these days prevents many councils and boards across the country from appealing to a higher power for guidance.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Shadow of a giant

"Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted."

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The ‘Dubya’ made me do it

During the first term of the Obama presidency, everything that has gone wrong in our country has been blamed on former president George W. Bush either directly or indirectly.

June 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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