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Our Thoughts: Graduates share a learning experience

We have thousands of high school seniors graduating from local high schools this weekend – public schools, private schools, homeschools, etc. This is a time of ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Speak up and be heard

It has been written in this space before that journalism does not tell people what to think, but helps inform us what to think about.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Our thoughts... Back to school

You might not want to let your school age children read this - it might make them nervous.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Rocking the reading test

In Fairview Elementary Theme School's first year of existence, students achieved a major system accomplishment. Every Fairview third grader met or exceeded reading standards on the annual Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...YMCA

We take note that the board that runs the national organization of the YMCA has officially changed its name to the "Y."

Most people have called it that for years.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Missing deadline

For the second time in 2010, Newton County officials have missed turning in the required paperwork to receive state funding.

Chairman Morgan blamed this on the changeover of county personnel.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Railroad purchase

There certainly has been controversy involving the possible purchase of the Norfolk Southern rail line which traverses Newton County.

The price for the total property is $1.8 million dollars; there is some grant money for that purchase that is to be provided by the Federal Government.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... It’s the economy

Recently we saw a mailer sent out by one of our local candidates for state senator.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Overcrowded jails

 There was once a time when jails were an economic plus for a community; those times apparently are at an end.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good decisions

Recently the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to locate at the Stanton Springs industrial site, located at the interstate 20 interchange at exit 101.

July 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sounds of summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

July 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Be vigilant with children

Those of us who are old enough to remember harbor fond memories of the summer days when parents turned us loose early in the morning and told us to be home in time for dinner. There was no fear of molesters or any other monster taking us.

Sunday we published a story about an ice cream man who allegedly inappropriately touched one of our young children. The story ran in the edition immediately after one that detailed changes in Georgia's sex offender laws. If you missed either article, they can be seen at CovNews.com.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Community tradition

We live in a world that is now constantly changing. Change happens so quickly that it sometimes makes your head spin.

In our community, we are fortunate to have a tradition as constant and true as the change of seasons.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Revolutionary

We traditionally write a Fourth of July editorial filled with superlatives of pride, hope, determination and celebration of the 234 years of independence from a country that lacked leadership, taxed unmercifully and showed no respect for the concerns of the men and women of its citizens.

July 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Celebrate safely

As we approach the July 4th holiday weekend, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, fireworks and patriotic activities, we would like to remind our readers that it also has the potential to be a dangerous weekend.

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Down on the Farm

On the last Sunday of every month we have for some time been reporting on the agri-business community here in Newton County.

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Ken Wynne

Former Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne was sworn in yesterday at the state capital as our community's newest superior court judge.

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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