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Locals speak out at 2050 hearing

The first public hearing for the 2050 Plan was held Monday night, giving the public an opportunity to let themselves be heard.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Show up for the 2050 Plan

Here's some of what we have heard from concerned citizens over the last two weeks:

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on passion

There is one person in town that we doubt that anyone who knows him could ever question his passion for the things he believes in.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the Fourth of July

We are grateful that the long holiday weekend passed, and despite all the people and activities occurring with the Fourth of July festivities, there were no major reports of injuries associated with beverage consumption, firework exhibitions or rowdy behavior.

July 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on outside vendors

We are never happy to see groups come into our community, especially on holidays, to set up shop for a week or two and sell products that rob profits from our local merchants who pay taxes on a regular basis.

July 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


OUr thoguhts: Celebrate your independence

Our community is planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in a grand way today.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Fourth of July

"Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government."

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the runoff

During the recent primary election, many of Newton County's voters didn't show up. They paid no concern to who would represent them and a minority of the county's voters bothered to head toward the polls.

July 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the CRCT: Back to square one

The final year of CRCT scores for grades three-eight throughout the state were released this week. Did we score high or low? It seems like a little bit of both.

June 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on the 250 Plan

Ten years ago a group of people got together, politicians and concerned citizens alike, and made a decision that Newton County, inevitably, was going to grow.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Georgia Perimeter

This past month the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools voted to reaffirm the accreditation of one of our local higher learning institutions, Georgia Perimeter College (GPC).

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts on Vivian Harris's work

Kudos goes out to local community activist Vivian Harris. Through her determination and countless efforts, a part of Oxford – and America's history – has been preserved in print.

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Well-earned time off

We have always believed volunteers are the backbone of a successful and progressive community.

December 31, 2013 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Prayer breakfast

There is one thing you can always count on: When you include God in your life, positive things happen.

December 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Service clubs

We have had the opportunity recently to praise both the local Lions Clubs and the Rotary Club for their outstanding service to our community.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Great news

Recently the Newton Medical Auxiliary, under the leadership of President Charlie Powell, donated $406,000 to the Newton Medical Center.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A head-scratcher

County commissioners voted this week to move forward with the relocation of Alcovy Trestle Road where it meets Ga. Highway 11 and sometimes causes confusion for south-bound drivers trying to take the westbound Interstate 20 ramp at exit 98.

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Christmas 2013

An Irish Christmas Blessing

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Hometown Hero

Five-year-old Morgan Steward is a little fighter who is blessed with a smile that is as big as the Grand Canyon.

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Christmas cheer

"Rotary is so simple that many people do not understand it, and some even misunderstand it. Rotary is not a philosophy … not an all-embracing world point of view which answers every question … and satisfies all the dictates of the heart and mind. Rotary is merely an association of business and professional men united in the ideal of service."

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Set back, but moving forward

We're sorry to see our head industrial recruiter, Courtney Bernardi, leave to go do the same work for the city of Johns Creek.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A Christmas miracle

"Lose yourself in the service in others, then you will find your sense of purpose."

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Let's get the right numbers

For the past three years, reports released by state education agencies have generally shown that test results for students in Newton County have been on the upswing.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The season of giving

As we frantically tune ourselves up to plan for that Christmas dinner or party and rush from store to store to purchase gifts for our loved ones, we need to take a few minutes to reflect on our neighbors and friends who might not be as fortunate as we are.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Christmas smiles

There is nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas parade to boost holiday spirits.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thanks for Thanksgiving essays

Last week, The Covington News and the Main Street Program, for the second year, honored winners of the Thanksgiving essay contest.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A sad time

This is supposed to be the season of joy and giving, a time for celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.

December 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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