For the past few years, the chamber and city officials have invested heavily in the growth of tourism in Covington, using the downtown square as a centerpiece of that investment.
When Estona Middlebrooks was elected mayor of Mansfield, we took it as a signal that the good folks of the community were going to be represented by a young, vibrant new leader who would help the town move into a new age.
One of the nicest parks in the area is Chimney Park, located adjacent to the county health building and behind the public library in Covington.
On Thursday night, Halloween night, the Covington square was filled with strange ghosts and goblins. They all seemed to be in miniature.
When the idea of building a Miracle League Field and playground was raised, especially at the beginning of the "great recession," it seemed, to be frank, like so much folly.
On Nov. 9, members of the American Legion Auxiliary will be handing out red paper poppies at the Kroger grocery story on U.S. 278 and at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard.
In a recent report by the Chamber of Commerce to a group of business people, Hunter Hall, president of the local chamber, said that a well-trained workforce is needed to attract top-flight businesses to Newton County. We couldn't agree more.
We have a problem with the government spying on U.S. citizens, something our government has recently been accused of doing.
"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero."
Last week, Chamber President Hunter Hall appeared before Covington City Council to present a plan to enhance the promotion of tourism here.
We were glad to report this week that the Berry Family Farm, which has been in continuous operation off Almon Road in Newton County since 1894, recently received the coveted Centennial Family Farm Award presented by the Georgia DNR – Historic Preservation Division.
Many of you may remember that back in the late '60s and '70s many of our major rivers were nothing more than polluted cesspools. The Potomac River, which runs through our nation's capital, was a major example of this neglect.
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
Dear Chief Cotton: With 23 years in public education and another 14 in the airline business, I'm well aware that people complain in a skinny minute when things go wrong, but they're not inclined to share compliments when things go right. I'd more likely hear from parents of a student who failed my social studies class than from parents of an "A" student. Similarly, passengers were exponentially more vocal when flights ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners made a prudent decision last week.
Lately, there has been much discussion about the new Newton County theme schools. Unfortunately, most of it has been negative. However, the bad news has been about administration and parental issues rather than academics.
For 82 years the Kiwanis Club of Covington has held up the club's mission "to serve the children of the world."
This page is titled the "Opinion"; we believe it should reflect our community's thoughts and actions. We reserve the right to express our viewpoints in this space as you reserve the right to express yours, even if we don't agree with you.
In a letter to the editor in Friday's paper, K. Miller made some very interesting points on the escalating costs of students' extracurricular activities, both in our schools and in other community programs. If you missed the letter, we suggest that you read it on CovNews.com.
We greatly anticipated the opening of two new Newton County Parental Involvement Theme Schools. This type of teaching atmosphere is, in our opinion, ideal for students striving toward higher education. We applauded required uniforms (that are simple enough for students to wear outside of school). Uniforms put all students on a level playing field so that materialistic teasing is squelched, and uniforms take unnecessary distractions out of the classroom. Our favorite tenet of the new ...
We hope that our elected officials from the federal government down to the local level are starting to understand that the credit system in this country had become out of control.
When we heard that public safety departments in Newton County would be able to intercommunicate digitally with a brand new, state-of-the-art radio system, we were thrilled. The addition of top-notch technology to our top-notch law enforcement, fire and emergency services would add another perk to living in the area. Little did we know, our paper would be denied access to the time-honored tradition of having a working newsroom scanner to alert us to local emergency ...
We are dead set against raising taxes in this year of economic distress. We have two local municipalities whose councils are talking about raising millage rates.
These are hard times for local non-profits as they struggle to make up funds cut by groups such as United Way.
If you have some time on your hands and you would like to help a child reach his or her full potential in life, the Washington Street Community Center needs your help. The center has an excellent tutorial program Monday through Thursday afternoons between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
You can have the best law enforcement in the world, and ours is in that category, but they can only do so much in seeing that our community is safe. The West Street area of the city has been deteriorating aesthetically and presenting problems for law enforcement for years. Last year a man shot four others, killing one, over a dice game at a home on West Street.
We are glad to finally see the Nelson Heights Community Center finally is to become a reality. County Attorney James Griffin has suggested that a new director be a county employee; we disagree with this suggestion.
Last week we had a double tragedy in our community that could have ended much worse than it did.