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Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Information is key

This feels like a huge week for local government in our community, as well as our citizenry.

August 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Opportunity is knocking

After a long wait and anxious anticipation, the time has finally come. It is what many have worked very hard towards. It is long overdue ...

July 31, 2016 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A helping hand

The start of school is right around the corner and children will be returning to a setting of education and friendship.

July 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Healing together

This week's editorial was one of the most difficult we have written.

July 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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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


Good decisions

Recently the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to locate at the Stanton Springs industrial site, located at the interstate 20 interchange at exit 101.

July 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sounds of summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

July 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Be vigilant with children

Those of us who are old enough to remember harbor fond memories of the summer days when parents turned us loose early in the morning and told us to be home in time for dinner. There was no fear of molesters or any other monster taking us.

Sunday we published a story about an ice cream man who allegedly inappropriately touched one of our young children. The story ran in the edition immediately after one that detailed changes in Georgia's sex offender laws. If you missed either article, they can be seen at CovNews.com.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Community tradition

We live in a world that is now constantly changing. Change happens so quickly that it sometimes makes your head spin.

In our community, we are fortunate to have a tradition as constant and true as the change of seasons.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Revolutionary

We traditionally write a Fourth of July editorial filled with superlatives of pride, hope, determination and celebration of the 234 years of independence from a country that lacked leadership, taxed unmercifully and showed no respect for the concerns of the men and women of its citizens.

July 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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