We are glad to see the Newton Board of Education has narrowed its choice to replace Dr. Gary Mathews.
The Covington City Council, at a work session this past week, decided to move forward with the idea of building a natural gas fueling station.
Prior to the Nelson Heights Community Center opening in 2010, there was a struggle for control between District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and The Newton County Recreation Commission. Commissioner Henderson's attempts to be intimately involved in the operation of the center were ultimately rebuffed, however his aspirations to be the anointed leader never diminished.
In a recent MSNBC "Lean In" commercial, Tulane professor and network commentator Melissa Harris-Perry said this about traditional parenthood:
With all of the pressures of living in today's world - like not having a job, a possible war with Korea again, having the fear of not having proper medical insurance because of government rules and regulations - the one thing we shouldn't have to worry about is the abusive political correctness that is heaped upon us every day, mostly by a single-minded minority of unhappy people.
Recently, we were asked if newspapers were going the way of the Pony Express.
This past week, the architect of the great Atlanta school cheating scandal and her gang of fellow alleged cheaters showed up at the Fulton County Jail to post bonds so they could remain free until a jury of their peers decides their fate.
Lately, we have been talking about how industries like Baxter International relocating here are going to be a boon to our local economy.
Like a gift that keeps on giving, our local Lions continue to give to our community.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
November 1956, During a diplomatic reception... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats: "About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you." source: U.S. Department of Energy Timeline Many of ...
I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back yonder. I found myself last week on the floor of the State House and the State Senate, looking eyeball-to-eyeball with some of the very folks I have cuffed around in this space over the years.
Covington is a wonderful place to live, a place where it's easy to forget how many people are in our community because it still maintains a small-town vibe. But it's not exactly the place to go for entertainment on the weekends. Most of our staff live locally and travel out of Covington for entertainment. It seemed only natural to try and help the people of Covington by educating them on what's going on in the world of entertainment, as well as the world of news.
We ran into a local convenience store the other day to get a bag of ice. In front of us was a woman with two children buying milk and other food products; she paid by using her EBT card.
"The Gun-Free School Zones Act prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a firearm that has moved in or otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce at a place the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone. The GFSZA also prohibits any person from knowingly, or with reckless disregard for the safety of another, discharging or attempting to discharge a firearm that has moved in or otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce ...
We have been blessed to have a magnificent fall. A simple drive out into the country or around town here in Newton County will attest to that fact.
Last week it was reported that a 12-year-old girl was accidentally killed walking along busy Ga. Highway 81 at an early morning time when it was nearly pitch black.
We think the Covington City Council made a good decision this past week, when it agreed to offer a package of several incentives in an effort to bring a $20 million existing industry to the city.
It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie.
We were pleased to see forward progress on the county's 2050 Plan recently, as the city of Covington, Newton County and Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority agreed to spend $50,000 a piece to work on putting some teeth into what until now has been a general blueprint.
The presidential debates are now in the bag and the candidates are making a mad dash to capture votes in swing states leading up to Nov. 6.
We're sad to see that our recent election history has a chance to repeat itself, but we're hopeful voters have learned a few lessons during the past four years.
If you missed the winter wonderland we received ahead of schedule this year, courtesy of The Vampire Diaries, you missed a beautiful scene on the town square.
We have stated previously that we support a public shelter for homeless people in our community.
The Newton County Home Builders Association hosted a special presentation last week that was designed to infuse hope back into a beleaguered building community and get local officials excited about the future. Frank Norton Jr., president of The Norton Agency, is considered a Georgia real estate guru and he spent three months studying Newton County's housing market. His conclusion was that we've hit rock bottom, but things really aren't that bad and they should only get better.
Early voting has already begun and lines have been long, but for those who want one last look at the candidates, we've got a whole week of in-depth coverage planned.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
It's with great pleasure that we take the opportunity to salute one of this community's staunchest supporters, strongest leaders and greatest role models, Pierce Cline.
Teachers, students and parents filled the board of education's meeting room and petitioned school board members to renew the five-year contract the Challenge Charter Academy charter school.