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BOC to decide

It looks like the BOC is going to sit down and decide soon if we are going to operate under a county manager form of government, or if we'll have a government run by the chairman of the BOC.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good news

The announcement that a major department store, Ross, is planning to open up shop in Covington gives great hope to a community that has been suffering through a major economic slump for the past five years.

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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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


Great teachers

Congratulations go to the three teachers who are finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year in the Newton County School System.

September 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Society's ills

The Covington police are warning folks to lock their cars. Thieves have been especially active in our area.

September 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Time for new rules

One disturbing trend we have seen and heard about recently is the willingness of some employees, who might be in danger of losing their jobs due to poor performance, to almost dare their employers to dismiss them so they, the employees, can receive unemployment benefits and food stamps free and clear.

September 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The upcoming holiday season

We read the other day that the big-box stores are already beginning their promotions for the holiday season. So, we suppose it's OK to talk about the bright holiday season that Covington is going to experience this year.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good idea

Low math scores on recent End of Course tests were disappointing not only to the Newton County School System, but to the community as well.

September 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting teachers

Every day, in countless ways, teachers make a difference.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Saluting their service

They choose to serve.

September 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Fall for Newton County

Newton County is blessed with natural beauty.

September 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


New alcohol laws

It has long been a dream of many to turn Covington's picturesque downtown square into a true destination.

September 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Some positive signs

Rising home prices

September 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County purchasing

We were pleased to see that Newton County has approved a new purchasing policy.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale Main Street program

We were glad to read about Porterdale's efforts to become a Main Street City.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Celebrating Labor Day

"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."

August 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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