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Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A new year is upon us

The first week of the new year is under our belts.

January 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Happy New Year from 'The Covington News'

Another year has come, and many of us are saying, 'Where did 2016 go?' While others are telling the year that was, 'Good riddance.'

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Labor Day

September 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The Fuzz Run

A sure sign of summer being over is the the annual Fuzz Run by the Covington Police.

September 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Drinking and Driving

This weekend will be the last official holiday weekend of the summer.

September 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Cancer

"If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell"

September 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Charter Schools

We believe in the concept of charter schools. We feel that a charter school, if run right, allows parents and the children who attend the school to control their own education.

September 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Major Eyesores

If, like us, you are sick and tired of driving around our beautiful city and seeing lots with abandoned, rusty cars on them, or lots where cars are being stored aren't cleaned anymore, creating a major eyesore, there is something you can do about it.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Bank Robbers

On Thursday, the BB&T bank located on Highway 278 was robbed. It looks like it was done by the same group that has struck banks throughout the area, including a Wachovia Bank in Rockdale on Wednesday.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... SteelCo and Sunbelt

We are without question in the toughest of economic times.

August 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Fall

"I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective. I don't want a football player who doesn't take defeat to heart, who laughs it off with the thought, 'Oh, well, there's another Saturday.' The trouble in American life today, in business as well as in sports, is that too many people are afraid of competition. The result is that in some circles people have come to sneer at success if it costs hard work and training and ...

August 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Oxford City Hall

The city of Oxford will dedicate their new city hall and community center on Thursday.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The Fate of Main Street

The Covington City Council will be voting soon on whether to take the whole Main Street Covington program and place it under their sole control.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... B.C. Crowell Week

The city of Porterdale did it right - they have set aside a special week in honor of their hometown hero and native, B.C. Crowell.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Walker’s Bend

The city of Covington has made a sizeable investment in the redevelopment of the Walker's Bend subdivision.

August 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... School tribunals

So far so good! We have been impressed by new school Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews' approach to the management of the Newton County School System.

August 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Credit card fees

The city of Covington is considering dropping the credit card fee that it currently charges its customers who pay their bills with plastic instead of cash or checks.

This would be a positive move by the city at this time; we support their efforts to negotiate with the credit card companies to give the city a better deal.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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