In a recent report by the Chamber of Commerce to a group of business people, Hunter Hall, president of the local chamber, said that a well-trained workforce is needed to attract top-flight businesses to Newton County. We couldn't agree more.
We have a problem with the government spying on U.S. citizens, something our government has recently been accused of doing.
"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."
This past week 2013 SAT scores were released and Newton County's scores decreased from last years' 2012 results in all subjects, which included Critical Reading, Math and Writing.
Cancer in itself is still a dangerous and scary scourge on mankind.
We are proud today to salute the teachers, students and parents of Middle Ridge Elementary School here in Newton County.
It's important to make a good impression on business leaders who visit our community to determine if they will make Covington and/or Newton County their businesses' home.
Congratulations go to the three teachers who are finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year in the Newton County School System.
The Covington police are warning folks to lock their cars. Thieves have been especially active in our area.
One disturbing trend we have seen and heard about recently is the willingness of some employees, who might be in danger of losing their jobs due to poor performance, to almost dare their employers to dismiss them so they, the employees, can receive unemployment benefits and food stamps free and clear.
We read the other day that the big-box stores are already beginning their promotions for the holiday season. So, we suppose it's OK to talk about the bright holiday season that Covington is going to experience this year.
Low math scores on recent End of Course tests were disappointing not only to the Newton County School System, but to the community as well.
Every day, in countless ways, teachers make a difference. It might happen when a shy third-grader finally raises his hand to take part in a classroom discussion, or when a high school biology lab teacher helps a student realize she wants to study to become a doctor. When teachers instill in their students a love of learning, they are handing them the most important tool they can have for a successful future. Anyone who knows ...
They choose to serve. Our story on Sept. 11 focused on just three of Newton County's servicemen and their families. These young people have embarked on military careers. They are willing to do what it takes, wherever in the world their service might take them. We know, as we write, there are many, many dedicated men and women from Newton County who are serving their country. While the rest of us enjoy the spirited back-and-forth ...
Newton County is blessed with natural beauty. With the hint of fall in the air, may we suggest that over the next few weekends you load up the family, pack a lunch and drive throughout the county? If you do, you will see lush green pastures, and trees with leaves that are beginning to turn and, like a brilliantly painted canvas, glisten with golds and deep reds. Your children will see cows and horses and ...
It has long been a dream of many to turn Covington's picturesque downtown square into a true destination.
Rising home prices It seems that one good thing about having low housing inventory in Newton County is that prices are on the rise. As our Wednesday story pointed out, this is a promising sign for taxpayers who have watched their property values decline over the past five years. We hope it also translates to rising appraisals of homes for sale. When that happens, it should bring builders back to Newton County in droves. Christian ...
We were pleased to see that Newton County has approved a new purchasing policy. This should clear up some of the confusion that has caused some dissatisfaction with recent bidding. We also applaud the emphasis on purchasing from local vendors; we hope there are enough local vendors that are qualified to meet the county's needs. If not, the county should not buy local at any cost. It is the role of county government to get ...