A sure sign of spring here in Covington and Newton County is the sweet smell of Vidalia onions.
There's no question we've had a successful run of economic development deals in Newton County over the past couple of years.
"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
One of the highlights of every spring in Covington is to hear the sound of music on the square at noon every Thursday in May.
It was announced last week that Newton County's unemployment rate for March had dropped to 9.4 percent, the lowest it has been since the economic downturn started in 2008.
Andrea Smith, owner of Square Perk Cafe, had an idea, as many of us do from time to time. However, she did something different - she acted on it.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Unfortunately, in today's society, more attention is paid to the bad that our young people do than the good.
The folks who live in Mansfield received a real shock Friday as an unexpected smack from Mother Nature rolled through a portion of their small town. For more details, you can go to CovNews.com to see pictures and a video of the storm.
At its annual retreat, city officials talked about turning the American Legion Field located behind the YMCA into a place that could be used for entertainment and other social events that would benefit local citizens.
Last week, Dr. Gary Mathews, superintendent of schools for Newton County, reopened the search for a new principal for Alcovy High School.
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.
In the November election, Georgians voted in a non-binding vote that our legislature establish rules that would rein in lobbyists giving gifts to legislators. This wasn't simply a few voters; rather it was the majority of voters across the state.
We're pleased to see the little town of Porterdale gearing up to celebrate what those of us of the Irish persuasion feel is the grandest day of the year.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…" ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt's address at his first inauguration. If you're reading this, you woke up yesterday to find that the world as we know it did not end and the sky has not fallen. During the last month, we have been constantly reminded that because of the forced budget cuts that took place late Friday, major calamity was set to befall everyone in the ...
Recently, there has been much discussion on how the county has let out its bids for contracted services.
In a special called meeting, the Newton County Board of Commissioners met and actually did the right thing Tuesday.
We are pleased to see that Louise Adams, long-time teacher and community activist was honored by the Newton Fund with its coveted Pat Patrick Big Heart award.
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.