The voting has begun for the 2012 Hometown Hero, the annual contest that looks for the brightest, everyday hero among us.
With the shootings in Newtown, Conn., along with other tragedies throughout the country in recent months, the possibility of some type of gun control, and concern over such legislation seems at an all-time high.
In last Sunday's edition, we ran an update of a community meeting held last week to discuss the future of the Salem Overlay project.
"True heroism is remarkable sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
Our schools often get a bad rap, so we always make sure to praise them to the rooftops when they succeed. Despite what some might say, this happens more often than not. They succeed in small ways every day, they open their doors. When a child begins to recognize words for the first time and takes that leap into reading, when a student suddenly, with the help of a dedicated teacher, understands that tricky math problem - these are the small successes that are seldom lauded.
Chicken Little: A confirmed pessimist, particularly one who warns of impending disaster.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners recently gave a five-year extension of its lawn maintenance contract to locally owned Durden's Lawn Maintenance.
One of the most exciting times for a community is the announcement of a brand new industry coming to town. The excitement about new jobs and more tax money is thrilling, particularly in this economy.
Here we go again. If you haven't already noticed a big hole in your pocketbook, you will the next time you fill up. Gas prices are once again approaching the $4 mark.
Thomas Jefferson was an American patriot and our country's third president, but, like all of us, he had his personal faults. However, Jefferson lived in a period of time where people were more easily able to separate their personal failings from their ability to lead in public.
Covington has hired a new city manager and when Leigh Anne Knight officially takes over, she'll be the first female city manager in Covington's history.
If you've seen any shiny, new Covington police cars around town or parked overnight in your neighborhood, you've noticed the effects of a new program instituted by Police Chief Stacey Cotton.
We take a lot of pleasure in congratulating Cousins Middle School student McKenzie Snyder for winning the Newton County Spelling Bee contest for the second year in a row. She's obviously a bright girl with a love of words, and we hope she carries that passion throughout her life and career.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners had a great opportunity last week to show the taxpayers - the commissioners' bosses - that a fresh board with new perspective was not going to conduct business as usual. Sadly, it failed to do so.
The Covington City Council finally made a decision on its next city manager Thursday, making Finance Director Leigh Anne Knight the first female city manager in the city's history.
"You're never a loser until you quit trying." ~ Mike Ditka It's easy to get discouraged when so often our focus is on the negative and the impossible. Yet so often, those who would seem to have the most to complain about are the ones who take the most joy in life. If you need a pick-me-up, we suggest you read the story of young Jonah Barnett, a miraculous survivor, who had his wish granted ...