This past Friday the editorial board met with incoming Newton County School System superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews in an informal, off-the-record setting to get to know each other on a more personal level.
Tuesday is the primary election. Many of you have already taken advantage of early voting at the Newton County administration building, but those of you who haven't should schedule some time to do so on Tuesday.
Although this is not a presidential election year, it is an important election year.
In Fairview Elementary Theme School's first year of existence, students achieved a major system accomplishment. Every Fairview third grader met or exceeded reading standards on the annual Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.
Those of us who are old enough to remember harbor fond memories of the summer days when parents turned us loose early in the morning and told us to be home in time for dinner. There was no fear of molesters or any other monster taking us.
Sunday we published a story about an ice cream man who allegedly inappropriately touched one of our young children. The story ran in the edition immediately after one that detailed changes in Georgia's sex offender laws. If you missed either article, they can be seen at CovNews.com.