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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


Where's the grey area?

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.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Minority rule & common sense

This week, we read that an Atlanta woman was petitioning Georgia legislators to ban the pitbull breed of dogs from the state.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Grief and sadness

Our community grieves today for a young boy and his father.

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Join the revival

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.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Progress in Porterdale

Porterdale appears to be turning a corner.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Charles Wilborn

"Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is as highly prized as that of character.''

July 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good moves

* 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.

July 25, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Beware

Recently there seems to be an upswing in local folks being scammed, either in traditional ways or now in even more devious ways.

July 25, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Salem Camp Meeting

The 185th version of the old Salem Camp Meeting has come to an end

July 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Look at all salaries

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.

July 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The verdict

We still are a nation of laws. Unfortunately, there are many groups who have forgotten that.

July 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


New principal

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.

July 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Enforce equally or not at all

One thing small business owners particularly resent is being saddled with local laws that government officials don't enforce equally or at all.

July 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Shirking city laws

"He is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation."

July 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Welcome back

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.

July 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Good luck, boys of summer

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.

July 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Salem Camp Meeting

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.

July 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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