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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


Minority rule & common sense

This week, we read that an Atlanta woman was petitioning Georgia legislators to ban the pitbull breed of dogs from the state.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Betty Faith Jaynes

Not only did our community lose a legend this past week, but females everywhere, from infants to adults, will forever owe a few of their freedoms to Betty Faith Jaynes.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Be a mentor

In Sunday's paper we ran a story about how local businessmen and other volunteers are mentoring local youths. If you missed it, you can read it at covnews.com

August 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Kickoff weekend

This has been a damp, rainy summer. Although needed, all that rain has left many residents with a bad case of cabin fever.

August 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Disappointment

We are quick to praise the accomplishments of the Newton County School System. Over the past three years, there have been major improvements in almost all areas of educational accountability.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


'Bored,' brutal young people

In the past week, a young man from Australia was killed for no apparent reason other than the fact that three mean-spirited youths were "bored."

August 24, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Quality development only

We were pleased to see Covington City Council back the Planning Commission's recommendation not to allow any new homes to be built by The Ardent Companies, or any other developer, in the Wildwood community until the developer builds a second access road.

August 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The trouble with mud

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mini retreat, big issue

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Have we learned?

Have we learned?

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Publicity we don’t need

We had two unpleasant characterizations of our community this past week. The first involved a tourism video, paid for by our local chamber, that features a spoof on Covington's vampire connection, which is the fact that the wildly popular TV series "The Vampire Diaries'' is filmed here.

August 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Protecting our children

"As adults we play a role in abuse ... and if you are not protecting children, you are neglecting them AND THAT IS ABUSE."

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A bright idea

There is no question that the more visitors we have to our town square, the better off we all are.

August 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A good sign

Although it seems sometimes that we are not making any progress locally in coming out of the economic downturn we have been in for the past five years, here's some good news.

August 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Well done

Credit needs to be given when credit is due.

August 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Snapping Shoals

Utility cooperatives were begun under the New deal, created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to ensure that rural communities such as ours could receive electricity.

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Grief and sadness

Our community grieves today for a young boy and his father.

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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