We are glad to see the Newton Board of Education has narrowed its choice to replace Dr. Gary Mathews.
The Covington City Council, at a work session this past week, decided to move forward with the idea of building a natural gas fueling station.
Prior to the Nelson Heights Community Center opening in 2010, there was a struggle for control between District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and The Newton County Recreation Commission. Commissioner Henderson's attempts to be intimately involved in the operation of the center were ultimately rebuffed, however his aspirations to be the anointed leader never diminished.
In a recent MSNBC "Lean In" commercial, Tulane professor and network commentator Melissa Harris-Perry said this about traditional parenthood:
With all of the pressures of living in today's world - like not having a job, a possible war with Korea again, having the fear of not having proper medical insurance because of government rules and regulations - the one thing we shouldn't have to worry about is the abusive political correctness that is heaped upon us every day, mostly by a single-minded minority of unhappy people.
Recently, we were asked if newspapers were going the way of the Pony Express.
This past week, the architect of the great Atlanta school cheating scandal and her gang of fellow alleged cheaters showed up at the Fulton County Jail to post bonds so they could remain free until a jury of their peers decides their fate.
Lately, we have been talking about how industries like Baxter International relocating here are going to be a boon to our local economy.
Like a gift that keeps on giving, our local Lions continue to give to our community.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
November 1956, During a diplomatic reception... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats: "About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you." source: U.S. Department of Energy Timeline Many of ...
I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back yonder. I found myself last week on the floor of the State House and the State Senate, looking eyeball-to-eyeball with some of the very folks I have cuffed around in this space over the years.
Covington is a wonderful place to live, a place where it's easy to forget how many people are in our community because it still maintains a small-town vibe. But it's not exactly the place to go for entertainment on the weekends. Most of our staff live locally and travel out of Covington for entertainment. It seemed only natural to try and help the people of Covington by educating them on what's going on in the world of entertainment, as well as the world of news.
We ran into a local convenience store the other day to get a bag of ice. In front of us was a woman with two children buying milk and other food products; she paid by using her EBT card.
The Covington News has been one of Baxter International's biggest advocates, standing behind county leaders in their efforts to make the company's landing in Stanton Springs industrial park a smooth one.
We have bittersweet feelings as we ponder the retirement of longtime Recreation Director Tommy Hailey.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
In the past two weeks, we've heard two positive conversations about growing the business community in Covington.
The voting has begun for the 2012 Hometown Hero, the annual contest that looks for the brightest, everyday hero among us.
Today is a day revered by the Irish throughout the world, as they, and some of us here, celebrate our heritage.
We here at The Covington News are pleased to announce that we're going to begin filming all regularly scheduled meetings of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and showing them on our website, CovNews.com.
We've made progress on improving the education system here in Newton County, but in order to attract more businesses like Baxter International, and retain them, we need to strive every day to continually improve our education further.
Believe it or not, there is a county-wide decision to be made next Tuesday, March 19, which will affect your pocketbooks for five years between 2015 and 2019.
During the past year, we lost one of our community's biggest advocates in Pierce Cline. One of the organizations he truly believed in and supported was Georgia Perimeter College, as Cline played an instrumental role in bringing the community college to Newton County. In honor of that longstanding support, the college is dedicating its annual Daffodil Festival in honor of Cline's memory. This year's festival will be held March 20–21 at the college and will ...
Last week, under the direction of President Barack Obama, the government closed down tours of the White House supposedly because of budget cuts brought about by the sequester.
For as long as we can remember, people have talked about having a first-class restaurant with a friendly, after-hours bar come to the square.
In Wednesday's edition of The Covington News, Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis shared his vision to form a medical industry hub similar to the idea behind Research Triangle in North Carolina.
If you've always wanted to give city officials a piece of your mind, praise them for their great work or, perhaps the most likely, simply ask them some burning questions, now's your chance.