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 Covington News has been one of Baxter International's biggest advocates, standing behind county leaders in their efforts to make the company's landing in Stanton Springs industrial park a smooth one.
We have bittersweet feelings as we ponder the retirement of longtime Recreation Director Tommy Hailey.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
Superintendent Gary Mathews last week officially announced his plans to retire. We're sorry for the community to hear that we'll be losing our top official, who is leaving after starting our school system on the path to success one small step at a time.
It was reported last week that unemployment in Newton County was down slightly. In September, the jobless rate was 9.6 percent; October's figure was 9.5 percent.
This weekend, you won't have to go too far to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. The Covington Lions and Main Street Covington will present the community's annual Christmas parade Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and departing from Newton Drive.
We know this is one of the most important weeks of the year for many you. Not because of a $500 million Powerball jackpot, the looming fiscal cliff nor the test of a new type of nuclear engine with big promise. This weekend the Georgia Bulldogs take on the hated Alabama Crimson Tide with the winner earning a spot in the national championship. The game has stirred pride in the heart of many in the ...
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. - Maya Angelou Even though Thanksgiving is almost a week old, we know some of our readers are still complaining about how they ate too much, while others are discussing and rehashing the craziness that comes from the annual gathering of the relatives. Those of us who can participate in those discussions are truly blessed. Unfortunately, there are neighbors among ...
"Cigarettes are not a part of human behavior, they are a habit." - Joe Eszterhas The Newton Recreation Commission is recommending a total ban on cigarette products at the county's parks and recreation facilities. Recreation Director Tommy Hailey presented the proposal to the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. We're in favor of the ban and don't think it's much different than the ban on drinking alcohol at some public facilities. However, smoking tobacco is ...
Sometimes, even though you lose the big prize, you still come out a winner. Hillphoenix announced this week that it's going to consolidate at least some of its U.S. holdings in Conyers instead of Covington. However, the refrigeration products company did not decide to close its Covington plant as was expected, and instead will invest $2 million in additional upgrades to the plant. Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he thought the fact the Covington plant is ...
Dear Editor: I want to thank everyone who has made a donation, prayed and lifted us up during this time. We have found that this town has some of the most caring people we have ever met. During the yardsale fundraiser for my kidney fund last weekend, it was truly overwhelming at the people who came out to help. We are so blessed to have each of you in our lives. Every dime that was donated, every amount of time you spent has truly been appreciated.
We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving yesterday, and you took the time to remember and celebrate the good things that have affected your life.
We know that some of you have been caught up in the almost mass hysteria of this early morning and the rest of the day.
As Black Friday continues its takeover of Thanksgiving Day, a holiday that's traditionally been one of overeating and relaxation (at least for the non-cooks) is finding itself overrun by hustle and bustle.
"For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table, which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our host, and to find out something of him who has fed us so long?"
While we praise the school system for the career academy, we must also express disappointment in the recent behavior of the school board in discussing an upcoming education SPLOST vote.
Last week General Manager T. Pat Cavanaugh joined a group of local industry leaders on a tour of the Newton College and Career Academy, a newly opened educational facility that leaders hope will be the shining jewel of the school system.
Recently, officials at Newton Medical made a decision to charge a $150 upfront deposit charge for patients who do not have a non-emergency condition.