We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.
Some good decisions by Newton County in the past have led to a current situation where we have a reliable water supply. The supply is such that if the theoretical doors of the county were to be shut right now, we probably would have plenty of water for the use of our children and grandchildren.
"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."
Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.
Congratulations Kenneth Hanson. It's a great honor and great testament to your hard work that you were named Newton County School System's 2015 Teacher of the Year.
At Tuesday's Board of Commissioners public meeting, Commissioner John Douglas made a motion to defund The Center for Community Preservation and Planning. Thank goodness there was no second, and this ill-conceived motion died.
It seems that over the last six years, we as a country have had to endure one scandal after another; distrust in any government entity is at the highest it has been in most of our lifetimes.
Covington has a history of having some outstanding fire chiefs run its fire departments.
Dr. William Dobbs was not only a good man and a great, caring doctor, but he was also an honorable politician. It was the right thing for the City of Covington to honor the memory of this respected man, just four months after his death.
It's become common for Newton County residents to see roads blocked off with filming equipment and tents set up hosting production company personnel, or to turn on their televisions and see the Covington Historic Courthouse or other familiar homegrown sights.
Because we have no place for teens to hang out with their friends, such as a movie theater or a bowling alley, many of our Newton County teenagers visit local cities like Conyers to spend time with friends.
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Last week, the CVS chain pharmacy announced that beginning later this year, it will no longer sell tobacco products in any stores.
Those who are good at their jobs embody their work.
This has been a week that communities can be proud of.
Judgment comes in many forms, including thinking carefully before one speaks and acts, handing down fair punishment to a person convicted of a crime, and making a sacrificial decision in the midst of a difficult situation.
There is still mystery surrounding why former Newton High School principal Eclan David resigned from the flagship high school of our county.
David Bernd, the new retail recruiter for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, has hit the ground at full throttle, and we love to see the enthusiasm.
The county is working on a plan officials hope will improve its management structure and streamline reporting.
We have heard some grumblings from people who didn't understand why county schools were closed Friday.
Back in July, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to raise the millage/property tax rate, a move that allowed the county to collect an additional $1.16 million in property taxes.
A great many of us grew up hearing that the mail must always go through: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night. ..."
On Sunday, we ran a very positive story on new retail plans for Newton County. If you missed it, you can read it at covnews.com.
To tell you the truth, we were taken aback by the sudden appointment of a successor to County Manager John Middleton, who recently announced that he intends to step down at the end of the year.
We really have come a long way since the days when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought to the forefront of the American dream the fact that all men are truly created equal.
Everywhere Bill Loeble turns these days, he's being honored, and we're happy to join the chorus.
The hope for change that swept Barack Obama into the Oval Office has resulted in actions of shame.