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Sheriff's Department honors

The Newton County Sheriff's Office held its annual awards ceremony last week.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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Archive By Section - 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


Be careful out there

This past week in nearby Monroe, a teen-age student lost his life because, without thinking, he dashed back out into a busy street to retrieve a skateboard.

August 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Syria and pride

"Pride comes before a fall."

August 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Be a mentor

In Sunday's paper we ran a story about how local businessmen and other volunteers are mentoring local youths. If you missed it, you can read it at covnews.com

August 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Kickoff weekend

This has been a damp, rainy summer. Although needed, all that rain has left many residents with a bad case of cabin fever.

August 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Disappointment

We are quick to praise the accomplishments of the Newton County School System. Over the past three years, there have been major improvements in almost all areas of educational accountability.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


'Bored,' brutal young people

In the past week, a young man from Australia was killed for no apparent reason other than the fact that three mean-spirited youths were "bored."

August 24, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Quality development only

We were pleased to see Covington City Council back the Planning Commission's recommendation not to allow any new homes to be built by The Ardent Companies, or any other developer, in the Wildwood community until the developer builds a second access road.

August 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The trouble with mud

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mini retreat, big issue

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Have we learned?

Have we learned?

August 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Publicity we don’t need

We had two unpleasant characterizations of our community this past week. The first involved a tourism video, paid for by our local chamber, that features a spoof on Covington's vampire connection, which is the fact that the wildly popular TV series "The Vampire Diaries'' is filmed here.

August 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Protecting our children

"As adults we play a role in abuse ... and if you are not protecting children, you are neglecting them AND THAT IS ABUSE."

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A bright idea

There is no question that the more visitors we have to our town square, the better off we all are.

August 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A good sign

Although it seems sometimes that we are not making any progress locally in coming out of the economic downturn we have been in for the past five years, here's some good news.

August 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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