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.
"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.
The fact that many people in the state of Georgia are still suffering from the effects of the Great Recession does not seem to affect Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, in his attempt to build a new $1 billion retractable roof stadium for his team with the assistance of tax funds provided by the citizens of Georgia.
One of the accomplishments of former Mayor Kim Carter's administration was the passage of an overhauled sign ordinance.
Wrapped around today's edition is a four-page pullout dedicated to the thousands of veterans who call Newton County home.
Newton County had an interesting night of football Friday as all three local teams played in lopsided shutouts during the last week before the playoffs begin.
We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures.
While political parties are and have been an essential part of the American voting experience since the beginning of this Republic, we question whether they have a role to play in our local elections.
Newton County voters passed alcohol by the drink overwhelmingly in Tuesday's election. While we understand that many people choose personally not to drink alcohol, we're pleased that voters saw fit to approve referendums that will allow us to recruit some more upscale restaurants to the county, providing better options for consumers and more taxes for the county's coffers. Even if you don't believe that Newton County will be able to recruit such restaurants, there was ...
A month ago, we wrote an editorial of praise for Pierce Cline, who had just been awarded the coveted Oxford College Carl Chandler award.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~ Winston Churchill As you read this today, it must be some sort of relief that this local election season is finally over. The results of our local election are on page one and further details can be seen and read at CovNews.com. This election, both nationally and locally, created tension and mistrust that seems to be stronger than in past years' elections. ...
In six more days, this long national nightmare of an election will be over. The campaigning, which seemed to start the day after the 2008 presidential election has been nasty, brutal and expensive. In the current economy, it seems almost criminal that millions of dollars was spent on political ads targeted at voters who have benefited more from seeing that money infused into the general economy. Locally, we've learned this season that politics at the ...
Three years ago, it appeared the Newton County School System had reached rock bottom. Scores were dropping as the system struggled to deal with the effects of rapid growth without the extra resources that had been provided by skyrocketing property tax revenue.