"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."
We are eagerly awaiting the launch of DeKalb Technical College's new Fire Academy. This academy will boost DeKalb Tech's enrollment numbers as well as ensure that Newton County and Covington Fire Departments can hire highly
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; we doubt there is one family in America that has not had at least one family member have some form of prostate cancer This year 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer will occur in the United States.
The elected officials of Social Circle made a wise decision at their meeting this week. The council had discussed purchasing property for possible future growth at a previous meeting; there were no definitive plans on how to use the land presently - only speculation for future growth.
Eight years ago today, the people of our country were shocked and numbed by an incident - the second in this baby boomer age - that forever changed our dreams, our ideas and destroyed the fabric of comfort and safety we felt about being Americans. In 1963, the sudden and swift death of the age of innocence after the assignation of John F. Kennedy brought about one of the most violent social changes in the ...
President Obama decried opposition to his health care proposal Saturday saying that the other side has offered no plan and that the government plan is the only way to ensure health care coverage for those who can't afford it. Mr. President, we wonder why your nose does not grow bigger like Pinocchio's for telling such a tale.
Never before has a president's speech to school children been met with so much nationwide cynicism and distrust. It turns out that the distrust and concern was much ado about nothing.
As temperatures cool, weekend activities in Newton County heat up. On Saturday athletes will take to the streets of Covington in the 26th Annual Fuzz Run and then the Learning Center will take over the Covington square with the sixth annual Literacy Festival. Both events are not only a whole lot of fun for the family, but also benefit two very important local efforts.
Earlier in the century, one of the joys of the end of summer was the celebration of the town fair.
When it comes to politicians' foibles and faux pas, the mainstream media's double standard is nothing new, but the Washington Post's recent coverage of the Virginia governor's race takes the cake. Republican gubernatorial candidate and current State Attorney General Bob McDonnell has been trouncing his Democratic opponent, State Sen. Creigh Deeds, in the polls for much of the campaign. So the Post has now dredged up a 20-year-old academic paper McDonnell wrote ...
The arrival of September is always poignant; this year's release by the United Kingdom of the one person convicted for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, made it more so. Seems the guy has terminal cancer and wants to die at home among his family and friends, so the Brits rolled over and let him go. When the plane landed in Libya the terrorist was given a hero's welcome.
God give me work, till my life shall end
Charlie Rangel is a disgusting little man who represents the 15th district of New York. He currently is the chairman of the Congressional Ways and Means committee, which among other things is supposed to be the watchdog for the IRS. During his leadership, Rangel has jammed through laws that insure there is no mercy given by the IRS for mistakes and impose penalties on honest mistakes, penalties that can financially ruin people for the rest ...
This is a special salute to the efforts of Gunnery Sergeant Ret. Sherman Smith, who has led his charges in the Newton High School MCJROTC to victory again this year - as they have for the past eight straight years - earning national distinction as a Naval Honor Unit. This action places the troops at Newton High in the top 20 percent of all Marine Corps Junior ROTC programs in the country.
We are always pleased to support the positive actions of our Newton County School System. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the school system will submit a grant request to the Technical College System for $3.1 million in grant funds needed to create a new Career Academy at Newton High School.
Are we a nation that measures the human worth of individuals based on their ability to pay? It's time for those who are religious and oppose single-payer national health care to tell the rest of us how, literally in God's name, they can do so. Have they traded their Biblical beliefs for political philosophies? Are they now serving two masters, and is Mammon winning out over the other? What would Jesus do? ...