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Where's the grey area?

In a follow-up to our editorial about how the minority rules over the majority in this country, we are now looking at how new rules created by that minority give businesses and organizations no room to maneuver with personnel or children.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Minority rule & common sense

This week, we read that an Atlanta woman was petitioning Georgia legislators to ban the pitbull breed of dogs from the state.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Betty Faith Jaynes

Not only did our community lose a legend this past week, but females everywhere, from infants to adults, will forever owe a few of their freedoms to Betty Faith Jaynes.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Homeless shelter

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.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A spirit of cooperation

We were glad to see that the city of Covington and Newton County governments have agreed to share the cost of keeping clean the main exits off Interstate 20 leading into Covington. That involves cutting grass and keeping trash picked up.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shop locally

We've reached the time of year when some folks are starting their shopping for the holiday season.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Save your tears

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.

October 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting leaders

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.

October 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Gaming the system

As a rule, Americans are giving and caring people.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale Gym

Porterdale is a small community, but it has a big heart.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shutdown is a wakeup call

"Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first, get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'''

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Name those pandas

The Atlanta Zoo announced this week that it's asking the public to suggest names for its cute new panda twins.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


It’s about time — and speed

Something about which we have always been puzzled is how police in DeKalb County choose who gets a ticket as cars whiz around the I-285 expressway.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A nation of laws

"Property has its duties as well as its rights." -- –Thomas Drummond

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


SAT results disappointing

This past week 2013 SAT scores were released and Newton County's scores decreased from last years' 2012 results in all subjects, which included Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Breast Cancer Awareness month kicks off

Cancer in itself is still a dangerous and scary scourge on mankind.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Proud

We are proud today to salute the teachers, students and parents of Middle Ridge Elementary School here in Newton County.

September 26, 2013 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Our Thoughts


Keeping our city, county clean

It's important to make a good impression on business leaders who visit our community to determine if they will make Covington and/or Newton County their businesses' home.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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