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Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Safe and sound

The promise of autumn coming this week seems to be bringing a certain sense of relief that our hottest days will soon be behind us ...

September 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The importance of today

It is hard to imagine now the uncertainty of 15 years ago today. How everything stopped and we all watched in horror at the reality ...

September 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

This weekend we celebrate the contributions that workers have made towards the strength and well-being of our nation. Next weekend we look back and reflect ...

September 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Embrace all of Democracy

Winston Churchill once said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others."

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Information is key

This feels like a huge week for local government in our community, as well as our citizenry.

August 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Couch crazy

There must be something in the water around here that causes local politicians to go crazy over selecting furniture for public offices.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blossoming Orchard Park

Local developer Hubert White had a grand idea for a special, multi-use subdivision here in Covington. He called his development Orchard Park.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Aim high

 "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Welcome home Bravo

 Next weekend, everyone in town should help welcome troops back home.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Era of humiliation

Mexico is a beautiful country. It is not the dirty tourist trap that you would see if you visited Tijuana or any other border town on the Texas and California border.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Buy a brick

This year our local high school football team's successes did our community proud. Eastside High School almost brought us home a state champion trophy.
All Newton County teams play their home games at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Late last year the Newton County school system announced a new program that will help fund the Newton County Foundation for Education Excellence as well as all three of the high school's athletics programs.
For only $30 you can purchase a brick with your family's name on it or a brick to honor someone you know - maybe you would like to ...

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thought...Good sense, bad cents

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing."

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


You can book on great service

The Newton County Library has long been a source of pride for the citizens of the county.

It has now been recognized as the top library in the state by the Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Magnificent Magnolia Hall

 There has been talk around Social Circle recently that Magnolia Hall, a true historical landmark of the city, might be on the radar for possible purchase by the city.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


CPR Saturday

Knowing the basics of CPR is an extremely important skill. If you suffer a heart attack and someone with you begins CPR before emergency medical personnel arrive, your chances of surviving increase exponentially.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Artfully orchestrated

If you've lived in Covington long, chances are you've run into Irene Smith somewhere. Civic-minded, impeccably dressed and with an unmistakable laugh, her vivacity is unmatched in the community.

This week the board of Main Street Covington honored member Irene Smith by dedicating a new art wall in her honor at the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


It takes two, baby

The Clements Theme School, a parental involvement focused school for middle school grades, was created last year with great expectations from parents, the board of education and the community. This week the Newton County Board of Education voted to discontinue that experiment because of the costs involved in keeping open a school serving half its capacity.

We agree that this was the right thing to do at this time and we applaud the board for their humbleness and courage.

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... See a jewel at J.A.K.E.S

One of the jewels of this area of Georgia is the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Hometown heroes

As opportunities present themselves, we will editorially salute those who we cover in the paper and who we consider hometown heroes. Last Sunday we started the series by acknowledging the accomplishments of Detective Daniel Seals with the Covington Police Department and Blue Willow Inn owner Louis Van Dyke. Today we add two more heroes to The Covington News Hometown Heroes Hall of Fame.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Millage increase should be last resort

Last week the Newton County Board of Education met to discuss a variety of issues including the upcoming budget and in that discussion considered increasing the millage rate.

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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