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.
This week, it was reported that another unseen tax included with the Obama healthcare reform plan is going to cost companies millions of dollars in healthcare fees, and we're sure that this cost will be quickly passed on to employees.
"I know we can fix our problems. When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than they worry about winning reelection, it is possible to work together, achieve principal compromise, and get results for the people who give us these jobs in the first place."
The filming industry and subsequent tourism has been one of the few bright spots in our local economy during these recent down years.
There's a great deal of effort and planning that goes on in the attempt to attract new business to our community.
Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.
This year, it feels like the holiday shopping season has been in effect since August. One member of our editorial board went to local stores looking for a particular kind of outdoor Christmas lighting, only to find that it was already sold out.
One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners recently approved a $21 million state loan to build Bear Creek Reservoir and the associated dam.
Superintendent Gary Mathews last week officially announced his plans to retire. We're sorry for the community to hear that we'll be losing our top official, who is leaving after starting our school system on the path to success one small step at a time.
It was reported last week that unemployment in Newton County was down slightly. In September, the jobless rate was 9.6 percent; October's figure was 9.5 percent.
This weekend, you won't have to go too far to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. The Covington Lions and Main Street Covington will present the community's annual Christmas parade Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and departing from Newton Drive.
We know this is one of the most important weeks of the year for many you. Not because of a $500 million Powerball jackpot, the looming fiscal cliff nor the test of a new type of nuclear engine with big promise. This weekend the Georgia Bulldogs take on the hated Alabama Crimson Tide with the winner earning a spot in the national championship. The game has stirred pride in the heart of many in the ...
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. - Maya Angelou Even though Thanksgiving is almost a week old, we know some of our readers are still complaining about how they ate too much, while others are discussing and rehashing the craziness that comes from the annual gathering of the relatives. Those of us who can participate in those discussions are truly blessed. Unfortunately, there are neighbors among ...
"Cigarettes are not a part of human behavior, they are a habit." - Joe Eszterhas The Newton Recreation Commission is recommending a total ban on cigarette products at the county's parks and recreation facilities. Recreation Director Tommy Hailey presented the proposal to the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. We're in favor of the ban and don't think it's much different than the ban on drinking alcohol at some public facilities. However, smoking tobacco is ...
Sometimes, even though you lose the big prize, you still come out a winner. Hillphoenix announced this week that it's going to consolidate at least some of its U.S. holdings in Conyers instead of Covington. However, the refrigeration products company did not decide to close its Covington plant as was expected, and instead will invest $2 million in additional upgrades to the plant. Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he thought the fact the Covington plant is ...