We are pleased to see, after further investigation, that officials at Newton High School found the right records and now know that Newton High School's graduation rates are indeed up, and, in fact, exceed state averages.
We are seeing more crimes committed by young people than ever in our history. And in many cases, these are not petty crimes; they're felonies that will follow children for the rest of their lives.
Newton County's switch to a county manager form of government in late 2011 was a messy, contentious affair that transferred much of the day-to-day authority and responsibility from the elected county chairman to an appointed county manager.
Whew! It was a cold one last week , so cold that we imagine 50 years from now folks will be talking about how they lived through the big freeze of 2014.
Training is valuable and often required, but we haven't seen any practical reasons presented for the Covington City Council to change the city's travel policy for employees.
With no apologies to those who still believe the Earth is going through a period of warming, you're misguided.
One thing small business owners particularly resent is being saddled with local laws that government officials don't enforce equally or at all.
"He is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation."
It might be hard for some of our baby boomer readers to believe that they have lived to see their local hometown newspaper welcome "vampires" to town.
In only its second year of existence, the Newton County Recreation Commission's Little League team has taken a giant step in its quest to represent the region and Georgia at the Williamsport, Pa., Little League World Series.
As surely as the swallows head back to Capistrano every year, we can be assured that all is well when a smiling former Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey pops into our offices at this time of year. We know that he has come to announce that the Salem Camp Meeting is about to reconvene.
The Alcovy River, especially with all the rain we have had lately, is an alluring attraction. But hidden by that beauty is a dangerous flow of water that has caused the death of one young soul recently and could easily have claimed three more lives last weekend.
We are glad that City of Covington officials made the decision to have a Fourth of July family day, capped off by a very good display of fireworks.
We were shocked to learn last week that our newly appointed city manager, Leigh Anne Knight, had suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Florida.
We hope you had a pleasant holiday with your family, although rain put a damper on some of the major activities planned for our area.
It's an old adage that once you give a dog a bone, you are not going to be able to pull it back out of its mouth.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
The city and chamber, according to reports, are studying the idea of moving money around in order to hire a full-time recruiter for retail.
In Friday's paper, we ran a front-page story about a city man who refuses to maintain or care for his property and who apparently has no respect for laws or neighbors.
"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
The selection this week of Newton County High School Principal Craig Lockhart as the new deputy superintendent of the Newton County School System was a good move by new school Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey.