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BOC to decide

It looks like the BOC is going to sit down and decide soon if we are going to operate under a county manager form of government, or if we'll have a government run by the chairman of the BOC.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good news

The announcement that a major department store, Ross, is planning to open up shop in Covington gives great hope to a community that has been suffering through a major economic slump for the past five years.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Where's the grey area?

In a follow-up to our editorial about how the minority rules over the majority in this country, we are now looking at how new rules created by that minority give businesses and organizations no room to maneuver with personnel or children.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Nothing is free

In 1984, under the Reagan administration and as part of the breakup of AT&T, a special program called Lifeline was established.

October 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Visit Georgia

We are fortunate to have a major state college located here in Newton County.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Homeless shelter

There is a nonprofit in this town that just refuses to give up. The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter seems to have more lives than a cat.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A spirit of cooperation

We were glad to see that the city of Covington and Newton County governments have agreed to share the cost of keeping clean the main exits off Interstate 20 leading into Covington. That involves cutting grass and keeping trash picked up.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shop locally

We've reached the time of year when some folks are starting their shopping for the holiday season.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Save your tears

We hear every day via the major news networks that the shutdown of the government is causing major harm to our country, especially to the poor federal government employees who have been laid off for the time being.

October 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting leaders

Anytime we lose a leader who learned in the good old days how to be a leader and who devoted considerable time and effort to making our community a better place for all of us, it is a major loss.

October 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Gaming the system

As a rule, Americans are giving and caring people.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale Gym

Porterdale is a small community, but it has a big heart.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shutdown is a wakeup call

"Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first, get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'''

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Name those pandas

The Atlanta Zoo announced this week that it's asking the public to suggest names for its cute new panda twins.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


It’s about time — and speed

Something about which we have always been puzzled is how police in DeKalb County choose who gets a ticket as cars whiz around the I-285 expressway.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A nation of laws

"Property has its duties as well as its rights." -- –Thomas Drummond

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


SAT results disappointing

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.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Breast Cancer Awareness month kicks off

Cancer in itself is still a dangerous and scary scourge on mankind.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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