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Our thoughts: Pension plan

The Covington City Council made a smart move last week when it voted to back off a hastily conceived plan to change city policy on pensions as they relate to retirees who come back to work for the Covington government.

June 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Father's Day

The timing of this year's Father's Day is fitting.

June 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

As the Board of Commissioners prepares to convene Tuesday night, our elected representatives face a stark choice between raising the millage rate or making even more cuts to the budget, which will inevitably affect the hard working employees of Newton County.

June 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

Life is very fleeting. None of us knows when our existence will end on this earth. Last week, 44-year-old Mun Hyuk Cha, a kind, hard-working businessman and owner of Magnet Package Store, and 39-year-old Otonicar Jimquez Aikens, a father who had just stopped by to pick up some things, were probably discussing the weather or exchanging pleasantries when Jeffery Pitts, a disgruntled customer, stormed in with a gun and ended their lives.

June 07, 2015 | | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Hospital

Piedmont Newton Hospital - it does have a nice ring to it.

May 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Appreciation

Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother's Day.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A very special Mother's Day

There is one thing that is as certain as anything can be - that our mothers, whether we are close to them or not, will always have a special place in our hearts.

May 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Business and health care reform

The No. 1 issue on the minds of any business owner who has more than one employee should be gaining an understanding how the health care reform bill recently passed by Congress is going to affect his or her business.

The Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce recognizes that this is a critical issue.

June 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Sour grapes

Speaking further of misguided politicians, Commissioner J.C. Henderson recently lost his campaign to be the feudal lord of the Nelson Heights Community Center.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Holding grudges

Last week we ran a story about how the Oxford City Council, after putting out for bid for furnishing the new Oxford City Hall and receiving several bids, deliberated shortly and did not take the lowest bid that also happened to be from long-time local furniture store owner Sam Ramsey.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... If you build it, they will play

We have written a great deal about the building of a Miracle League field here in Newton County.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... World of human wreckage

If there was ever a time in our history when a Christian nation like ours should pray for peace and guidance, then it is now.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Couch crazy

There must be something in the water around here that causes local politicians to go crazy over selecting furniture for public offices.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blossoming Orchard Park

Local developer Hubert White had a grand idea for a special, multi-use subdivision here in Covington. He called his development Orchard Park.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Aim high

 "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Welcome home Bravo

 Next weekend, everyone in town should help welcome troops back home.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Era of humiliation

Mexico is a beautiful country. It is not the dirty tourist trap that you would see if you visited Tijuana or any other border town on the Texas and California border.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Buy a brick

This year our local high school football team's successes did our community proud. Eastside High School almost brought us home a state champion trophy.
All Newton County teams play their home games at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Late last year the Newton County school system announced a new program that will help fund the Newton County Foundation for Education Excellence as well as all three of the high school's athletics programs.
For only $30 you can purchase a brick with your family's name on it or a brick to honor someone you know - maybe you would like to ...

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thought...Good sense, bad cents

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing."

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


You can book on great service

The Newton County Library has long been a source of pride for the citizens of the county.

It has now been recognized as the top library in the state by the Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Magnificent Magnolia Hall

 There has been talk around Social Circle recently that Magnolia Hall, a true historical landmark of the city, might be on the radar for possible purchase by the city.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


CPR Saturday

Knowing the basics of CPR is an extremely important skill. If you suffer a heart attack and someone with you begins CPR before emergency medical personnel arrive, your chances of surviving increase exponentially.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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