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Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Transparency and vetting

After information on Green Hill P3 and East Georgia Land and Development, Inc. came out this week it seems that the Newton County Board of ...

July 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Pension plan

The Covington City Council made a smart move last week when it voted to back off a hastily conceived plan to change city policy on ...

June 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Father's Day

The timing of this year's Father's Day is fitting.

June 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

As the Board of Commissioners prepares to convene Tuesday night, our elected representatives face a stark choice between raising the millage rate or making even ...

June 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

Life is very fleeting. None of us knows when our existence will end on this earth. Last week, 44-year-old Mun Hyuk Cha, a kind, hard-working ...

June 07, 2015 | | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Hospital

Piedmont Newton Hospital - it does have a nice ring to it.

May 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Open dialogue

Our editorial policy is to encourage active participation and intelligent dialogue on our opinion pages.

April 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Shining example

For the second consecutive year, middle school students at the Montessori School of Covington have raised and donated $1,000 to local non-profit organizations.

We salute the administration of the Montessori school for instilling in their students the desire to be involved in and to give back to the community.

April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Save the Blue Willow

The Blue Willow Inn and Social Circle are synonymous with each other; without the Blue Willow we believe that the city of Social Circle would be no more than a spot on the map of Georgia.

Two years ago we attended a ribbon cutting for the Blue Willow Village, which is located directly behind the famed inn.

April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Dalton Gang

We were just as surprised as anyone when we learned that the "Dalton Gang" - composed of Covington City Council members Keith Dalton, Chris Smith, Ocie Franklin, Mike Whatley and Hawnethia Williams - voted to discontinue all discussion of the purchase of abandoned Norfolk Southern rail lines without notice to the community or the press.

April 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Bribes

This week the students in our local grade schools and middle schools are taking the CRCT test; students in grade 3-5 and 8 will have to pass the test to pass on to the next grade.

April 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Suggestions for schools

We have been receiving numerous comments on our Web site, on our Facebook page as well as through e-mail about the Newton County School System cuts released by Superintendent Steve Whatley.

Interestingly enough the memo was sent out to faculty and staff at 5 p.m. on Friday, after teachers had left for the weekend. Although the school system was not kind enough to include our paper on the e-mail list, some school employees thought we should have it and were kind enough to pass it along. Other employees probably didn't even see Whatley's memo until they read ...

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Be a big shot

Recently you may have enjoyed our weekly feature, Friday Scrapbook. For the most part, the images you see on our scrapbook page are taken and submitted by people who do not work for the newspaper. Many photo submissions are taken by amateurs, yet they are just as beautiful as those taken by professionals.

April 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Ugly task at hand

Superintendent of the Newton County School System, Dr. Steve Whatley, is retiring at the end of this school year.

April 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


When Doolittle did much

225 feet. 75 yards. The distance between the goal line on one end of a football field and the 25 yard line at the other end. 225 feet. Four ship lengths of a World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber end-to-end.

April 18, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Absurd address

In a speech this week at the farce of a nuclear conference held in Washington, D.C., President Obama addressed the delegates saying, "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military super power."

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Tuskegee heroes

Recently we were honored to have some surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visit our community.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Play ball

A few months ago we announced that we were going back to our roots and the roots of this county by covering the agribusiness community more thoroughly; this has been a success and has struck a special chord with our readers both out in the county as well as within the city.

Sunday we continued to cover events that are signs of happier days for our community.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sweetness of the season

Despite astronomical pollen level, this spring has been truly beautiful and pleasant. This is the time of year when you can ride in the car and sleep at night with the windows open.

Saving money on gasoline and electricity affords most a bit of extra cash during the spring months that disappears once the heat of the summer has arrived.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Entrance eyesore

The Covington News publishes a Sunday feature called the "Eyesore of the Week." It generally highlights abandoned homes or unkempt property.

We run that for the sole purpose of encouraging the owners into cleaning up the mess they have left for all to see - even our visitors.

April 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...New chamber leadership

This week the leadership of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced the selection of local businessman, Hunter Hall, as its new president.

Hall replaces John Boothby, who left the organization in September.

April 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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