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.
We've reached the time of year when some folks are starting their shopping for the holiday season.
We hear every day via the major news networks that the shutdown of the government is causing major harm to our country, especially to the poor federal government employees who have been laid off for the time being.
Anytime we lose a leader who learned in the good old days how to be a leader and who devoted considerable time and effort to making our community a better place for all of us, it is a major loss.
The 185th version of the old Salem Camp Meeting has come to an end In spite of the rain, from all accounts it was the biggest and best so far. One of the bright spots of the camp meeting that we rarely focus on is its economic impact for the Newton and Rockdale communities. Once again, we were amazed at the energy and enthusiasm of Sam Ramsey and his family, Sam personally assures that the ...
Salaries of the county's elected officials are a hot topic, and we hope commissioners will use the opportunity to examine the salary structure of multiple positions.
We still are a nation of laws. Unfortunately, there are many groups who have forgotten that. Before we go any further, let us make this point: It is tragic when anyone dies unnecessarily, be it a teenager or adult, black or white or brown. Every day you can read stories about unnecessary and violent acts carried out against blacks, whites and browns. Many of those crimes are black on black, white on white, or brown ...
These are exciting times for students and faculty of Newton High as they prepare for the opening of the new Newton High School in a few weeks.
One thing small business owners particularly resent is being saddled with local laws that government officials don't enforce equally or at all.
"He is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation."
It might be hard for some of our baby boomer readers to believe that they have lived to see their local hometown newspaper welcome "vampires" to town.
In only its second year of existence, the Newton County Recreation Commission's Little League team has taken a giant step in its quest to represent the region and Georgia at the Williamsport, Pa., Little League World Series.
As surely as the swallows head back to Capistrano every year, we can be assured that all is well when a smiling former Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey pops into our offices at this time of year. We know that he has come to announce that the Salem Camp Meeting is about to reconvene.
The Alcovy River, especially with all the rain we have had lately, is an alluring attraction. But hidden by that beauty is a dangerous flow of water that has caused the death of one young soul recently and could easily have claimed three more lives last weekend.
We are glad that City of Covington officials made the decision to have a Fourth of July family day, capped off by a very good display of fireworks.
We were shocked to learn last week that our newly appointed city manager, Leigh Anne Knight, had suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Florida.
We hope you had a pleasant holiday with your family, although rain put a damper on some of the major activities planned for our area.
It's an old adage that once you give a dog a bone, you are not going to be able to pull it back out of its mouth.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!