Many of you may remember that back in the late '60s and '70s many of our major rivers were nothing more than polluted cesspools. The Potomac River, which runs through our nation's capital, was a major example of this neglect.
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
In 1984, under the Reagan administration and as part of the breakup of AT&T, a special program called Lifeline was established.
We are fortunate to have a major state college located here in Newton County.
There is a nonprofit in this town that just refuses to give up. The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter seems to have more lives than a cat.
Last week in this space we editorialized about the dangers of leaving children in locked cars, especially in the middle of the Georgia summer. In Friday's paper there was a story of another incident of this kind in our own community.
Next Saturday we celebrate our nation's biggest holiday; it will be marked by celebrations across the land. In next Wednesday's paper and at CovNews.com, we will tell you where all of the municipal celebrations will be held in Newton County and Social Circle.
In Wednesday's paper we published a front page picture and story about the life of Mary Frances Hays Wofford, who turned 100 years old in April. If you missed it you can see it on CovNews.com Reading the story of her life was like taking a step backward into history.
As we celebrate the 100 year birthday of Mary Frances Hays Wofford, we celebrate the life spirit of Mary Jo Dally Whitley, who died this past week at the age of 86. Ms. Mary Jo was born to the Dally family - a family rich in the heritage of Jersey, Social Circle and Walton County.
Now that we are in the throes of our sweltering Georgia summer, we offer these reminders for safety. Last week a mother of twins was arrested for leaving her 4-month-old child locked in her car while she went in to shop at a local discount store.
The Covington Rotary does a lot of positive things for our community. One of those positive things is naming the club's pick for Public Safety Employee of the Year; this year there were some very worthy nominees.
High schools are like miniature cities; the principals of high schools have duties not much unlike the mayor of a large city.
Goodness, it's hot. Our wet, cool spring saved us a bunch on air-conditioning bills and broke the drought that held Georgia in such a stranglehold for the last several years. But, traditional Georgia summertime heat and humidity have arrived, and it's pretty close to miserable.
We were extremely pleased to hear that the Newton County Library will be re-opened on Saturdays starting July 11.
"4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
There is a decided lack of bipartisanship in Washington. Perhaps it would be easier to agree on what should be done rather than the reasons for doing it. Everyone is then free to invent whatever explanations will excite their "base" supporters.
In an earlier editorial we extolled the virtues of Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn who has been nominated by Sen. John Douglas to fill a soon to be vacant spot on the Georgia Supreme Court.
This is my 19th Father's Day. That is, if you count the one where we were anticipating an arrival in September of 1990.
The U.S. Constitution lays out the foundations of our society. Its purpose, as stated in the preamble, is to "form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence [sic], promote the general Welfare." According to the preamble, the first goal is to form a more perfect union, that is, a society of individuals that shares the benefits of laws, that seeks justice rather than retribution, that ensures ...
Last week we learned that a body was found in Snapping Shoals Creek.