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Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Something to talk about

This was quite the week for our Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

May 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Stay safe on the roads

Tragedy struck Newton County last week when a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus on Hwy. 278.

May 10, 2016 | | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A new era begins

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority will officially begin its task this week.

April 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Don’t make Newton County worthless

Boy, has garbage been in the air a lot here in Newton County recently.

April 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Come together

Nothing affects a group of people on a common level as much as tragedy and heartache.

April 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Our thoughts... The sad story of Bell, Calif.

We have been harping on voter turnout recently after the dismal primary election attendance. We realize on writing about that issue that the folks we are talking to probably do go out and vote. What we hope to accomplish is that you, our reader, get stirred up enough that you encourage your family or neighbors to vote in the Aug. 10 runoff election.

July 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Racism

 The word "Racist" used to be a word that was used to describe a person who had no tolerance for other peoples race or religion. If that word was used, there was no mistaking why.

July 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... flaws in education

The shock from the latest results of the AYP tests are still reverberating around the community.

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Poor voter turnout

"To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain."

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


What a vacation

In previous editions, we have conveyed our concern about the leadership qualities of our current president.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A fresh start

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.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Remembering Mr. B.C.

Billy Carl Crowell, born Sept. 9, 1923, will be sorely missed by hundreds of the lives he touched during his life-long love affair with Newton County.

July 18, 2010 | Rachel Hayes Spurling | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Go vote

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.

July 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Back to school

You might not want to let your school age children read this - it might make them nervous.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Rocking the reading test

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.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...YMCA

We take note that the board that runs the national organization of the YMCA has officially changed its name to the "Y."

Most people have called it that for years.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Missing deadline

For the second time in 2010, Newton County officials have missed turning in the required paperwork to receive state funding.

Chairman Morgan blamed this on the changeover of county personnel.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Railroad purchase

There certainly has been controversy involving the possible purchase of the Norfolk Southern rail line which traverses Newton County.

The price for the total property is $1.8 million dollars; there is some grant money for that purchase that is to be provided by the Federal Government.

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... It’s the economy

Recently we saw a mailer sent out by one of our local candidates for state senator.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Overcrowded jails

 There was once a time when jails were an economic plus for a community; those times apparently are at an end.

July 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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