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.
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.
This week, we read that an Atlanta woman was petitioning Georgia legislators to ban the pitbull breed of dogs from the state.
Our community grieves today for a young boy and his father.
There are many across this nation who believe that in order for our country to emerge from corruption and moral degradation, we need a great revival to sweep the land.
Porterdale appears to be turning a corner.
"Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is as highly prized as that of character.''
* We are pleased to see that the Newton County Board of Commissioners has placed signs at Factory Shoals Recreation Park that warn swimmers and waders to be careful about being in the Alcovy River.
Recently there seems to be an upswing in local folks being scammed, either in traditional ways or now in even more devious ways.
The 185th version of the old Salem Camp Meeting has come to an end
Salaries of the county's elected officials are a hot topic, and we hope commissioners will use the opportunity to examine the salary structure of multiple positions.
We still are a nation of laws. Unfortunately, there are many groups who have forgotten that.
These are exciting times for students and faculty of Newton High as they prepare for the opening of the new Newton High School in a few weeks.
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.