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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


Good news

The announcement that a major department store, Ross, is planning to open up shop in Covington gives great hope to a community that has been suffering through a major economic slump for the past five years.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Where's the grey area?

In a follow-up to our editorial about how the minority rules over the majority in this country, we are now looking at how new rules created by that minority give businesses and organizations no room to maneuver with personnel or children.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Facilities long overdue

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.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mess in Mansfield

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.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Chimney Park lights

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.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Great for goblins

On Thursday night, Halloween night, the Covington square was filled with strange ghosts and goblins. They all seemed to be in miniature.

November 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Miracle League Field

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.

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Remember veterans

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.

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Workforce education

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.

October 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


About that ‘snooping’ ...

We have a problem with the government spying on U.S. citizens, something our government has recently been accused of doing.

October 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Jim Dial

"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."

October 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good news

Last week, Chamber President Hunter Hall appeared before Covington City Council to present a plan to enhance the promotion of tourism here.

October 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Farm award

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.

October 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Conservation efforts

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.

October 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Courage

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

October 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Support Rotary projects

We are fortunate in our communities to have some very good civic groups. Their members' efforts are vital to many local organizations.

October 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Recreation Commission

There has been some controversy regarding the appointment of a new recreation director for Newton County. Some were adamant about going outside the community to search for a replacement when longtime director Tommy Hailey retired.

October 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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