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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


Our Thoughts: Reflect this Father’s Day

The world is a hectic place. Emails follow us home on our phones, communications from others are just 240 characters and a Tweet away and ...

June 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Something to talk about

This was quite the week for our Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stay safe on the roads

Tragedy struck Newton County last week when a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus on Hwy. 278.

May 10, 2016 | | Our Thoughts


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CPR Saturday

Knowing the basics of CPR is an extremely important skill. If you suffer a heart attack and someone with you begins CPR before emergency medical personnel arrive, your chances of surviving increase exponentially.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Artfully orchestrated

If you've lived in Covington long, chances are you've run into Irene Smith somewhere. Civic-minded, impeccably dressed and with an unmistakable laugh, her vivacity is unmatched in the community.

This week the board of Main Street Covington honored member Irene Smith by dedicating a new art wall in her honor at the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


It takes two, baby

The Clements Theme School, a parental involvement focused school for middle school grades, was created last year with great expectations from parents, the board of education and the community. This week the Newton County Board of Education voted to discontinue that experiment because of the costs involved in keeping open a school serving half its capacity.

We agree that this was the right thing to do at this time and we applaud the board for their humbleness and courage.

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... See a jewel at J.A.K.E.S

One of the jewels of this area of Georgia is the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Hometown heroes

As opportunities present themselves, we will editorially salute those who we cover in the paper and who we consider hometown heroes. Last Sunday we started the series by acknowledging the accomplishments of Detective Daniel Seals with the Covington Police Department and Blue Willow Inn owner Louis Van Dyke. Today we add two more heroes to The Covington News Hometown Heroes Hall of Fame.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Millage increase should be last resort

Last week the Newton County Board of Education met to discuss a variety of issues including the upcoming budget and in that discussion considered increasing the millage rate.

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A mother's love

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."

May 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blessed with heroes

In these troubled times it's encouraging and refreshing to read stories that involve courage, perseverance and success. In Friday's paper we ran two such stories on the front page. If you missed them you can go to CovNews.com and read them.

May 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Run for fun, firemen

For years the Covington Police Department has conducted a very successful and poplar 5K run - the Fuzz Run - in September.

May 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Getting rid of waste

The Covington City Council recently agreed to pass an ordinance that for all practical purposes stopped non-essential, free pick up service for trash and waste in the city.

May 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Proud of the hopefuls

We are proud of the number of local citizens who have signed up to run for public office here in Newton County. Each candidate running only makes us stronger as a community, a state and a nation.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...May of mirth

You might be thinking that because of the economic times you may not be able to leave the area to enjoy some fun. Well, here's a piece of good news - you don't have to.

Thanks to our local non-profits and civic groups, you and your family can enjoy the month of May right here in Newton County.

May 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Offer suggestions, then support

The positive thing about our community is this - we may squabble, we may disagree, but when push comes to shove on any crisis that hits our county, there is a unity that has served us well in our existence.

There is no question that there is a major financial crisis affecting our school system. Many people and groups have strong ideas on how to correct the economic problems facing the Newton County School System, including our editorial board. Until the final decision is made on how almost $10 million is going to be cut, people have a right to offer ...

April 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Community connection

It is obvious that developments affecting children's educations are going to be a hot topic not only here in Newton County, but everywhere.

April 28, 2010 | Staff Report | 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


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