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Our thoughts on the 250 Plan

Ten years ago a group of people got together, politicians and concerned citizens alike, and made a decision that Newton County, inevitably, was going to grow.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Georgia Perimeter

This past month the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools voted to reaffirm the accreditation of one of our local higher learning institutions, Georgia Perimeter College (GPC).

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Vivian Harris's work

Kudos goes out to local community activist Vivian Harris. Through her determination and countless efforts, a part of Oxford – and America's history – has been preserved in print.

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on being alert

This past week a father in Marietta loaded his 22-month-old son in his SUV to take to day care and forgot he had done it, instead driving to work.

June 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the death sentence

This past week Marcus Wellons was put to death for the 1989 murder and rape of a 15-year-old girl.

June 19, 2014 | | Our Thoughts


Commercial Improvement District could be a good thing

In last Sunday's paper we carried a story on the front page that explained in great deal the pros and cons of creating a Commercial Improvement District (CID) for the Highway 278 corridor in Covington.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Jajuan Shaw’s winning agenda

Betty Ray Shaw explained to us that children of autism have their own agenda, and when they get something in their mind that they want to, or think they need to do, that's what they are going to do.

June 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on what to do with Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners had a lively debate this past week about what to do after a May 30 party at the Nelson Heights Community Center was marred by a gun reportedly being fired into the air by a passing car and hours of people milling about in the streets afterward.

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on a shift for volunteers

Volunteerism is ingrained in our county's foundation and has been the backbone of so many of our greatest successes on a nationwide and local level.

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A positive should precede a negative

As a society, now more than ever, it seems, we dwell on the negative.

June 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on taxes

There's no question that anyone who owns property hates to pay taxes on it.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on group homes

We can understand a community's concern on having group homes and residences in their neighborhoods.

June 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Support a good cause

The Washington Street Community Center is a busy place that is the heart and soul and pride of the communities surrounding the Washington Street corridor.

May 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Retiring a great

Newton county is about to lose one of its finest public officials.

May 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - Our Thoughts


The season of giving

As we frantically tune ourselves up to plan for that Christmas dinner or party and rush from store to store to purchase gifts for our loved ones, we need to take a few minutes to reflect on our neighbors and friends who might not be as fortunate as we are.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Christmas smiles

There is nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas parade to boost holiday spirits.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thanks for Thanksgiving essays

Last week, The Covington News and the Main Street Program, for the second year, honored winners of the Thanksgiving essay contest.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A sad time

This is supposed to be the season of joy and giving, a time for celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting Mayor Sheridan

This week, we lost a real American hero.

December 05, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


New recruiter

The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce has created a new position, a director of commercial development.

December 03, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Fantastic news

Not long ago, we were more than disappointed to read that an Atlanta builder was pulling up stakes here and heading back to Atlanta. He said that because of low appraisals, he could not build the type of home he needed to build to make a profit in Newton County. He said he would look our way again in two years.

December 03, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Paving praise

Two years ago, a majority vote by the Newton County Board of Commissioners stripped then-Chairwoman Kathy Morgan of most of her powers and created a county manager form of government.

November 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting Porterdale

The little town of Porterdale seems to be in the bull's-eye scope of Hollywood producers.

November 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Why our nation celebrates Thanksgiving

When we saw this Thanksgiving message, we knew we wanted to share it with our readers. The perspectives offered truly explain the meaning of this most American of holidays.

November 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Happy Thanksgiving

The fun part of the year is upon us; this week we celebrate Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


In remembrance

King Arthur: "Don't let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment / That was known as Camelot.''

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thanks

Every year about this time, you can count on one of our major industries to ensure that a real Thanksgiving is enjoyed by many community nonprofits.

November 19, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Pay ‘adjustment’

We were more than surprised to learn last week that all Newton County School System employees will receive in January what amounts to a one-time bonus of 1 percent of their salaries. The district called it a "pay adjustment.''

November 16, 2013 | By Editorial Board news@covnews.com | Our Thoughts


Sound business moves

We applaud the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's decision to bring in a professional Main Street consultant to talk with local business owners and to advise the chamber on how to make our Main Street program more effective.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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