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Our thoughts: The spirit

It's hard to believe that we have less than two weeks left until Christmas day … after all we been reminded that it was coming since August at many places.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Water questions

Last week the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority stepped up to the plate and hit a home run.

December 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Disgust

The way we see it there is plenty of blame to go around in regards to the Ferguson issue.

November 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Bear Creek

Some good decisions by Newton County in the past have led to a current situation where we have a reliable water supply. The supply is such that if the theoretical doors of the county were to be shut right now, we probably would have plenty of water for the use of our children and grandchildren.

November 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Thank you

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"

November 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Some Sunday thoughts

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual - or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Teacher of the year

Congratulations Kenneth Hanson. It's a great honor and great testament to your hard work that you were named Newton County School System's 2015 Teacher of the Year.

October 18, 2014 | | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Motion denied

At Tuesday's Board of Commissioners public meeting, Commissioner John Douglas made a motion to defund The Center for Community Preservation and Planning. Thank goodness there was no second, and this ill-conceived motion died.

October 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Political correctness

It seems that over the last six years, we as a country have had to endure one scandal after another; distrust in any government entity is at the highest it has been in most of our lifetimes.

October 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Bribes

This week the students in our local grade schools and middle schools are taking the CRCT test; students in grade 3-5 and 8 will have to pass the test to pass on to the next grade.

April 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Suggestions for schools

We have been receiving numerous comments on our Web site, on our Facebook page as well as through e-mail about the Newton County School System cuts released by Superintendent Steve Whatley.

Interestingly enough the memo was sent out to faculty and staff at 5 p.m. on Friday, after teachers had left for the weekend. Although the school system was not kind enough to include our paper on the e-mail list, some school employees thought we should have it and were kind enough to pass it along. Other employees probably didn't even see Whatley's memo until they read ...

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Be a big shot

Recently you may have enjoyed our weekly feature, Friday Scrapbook. For the most part, the images you see on our scrapbook page are taken and submitted by people who do not work for the newspaper. Many photo submissions are taken by amateurs, yet they are just as beautiful as those taken by professionals.

April 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Ugly task at hand

Superintendent of the Newton County School System, Dr. Steve Whatley, is retiring at the end of this school year.

April 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


When Doolittle did much

225 feet. 75 yards. The distance between the goal line on one end of a football field and the 25 yard line at the other end. 225 feet. Four ship lengths of a World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber end-to-end.

April 18, 2010 | Nat Harwell | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Absurd address

In a speech this week at the farce of a nuclear conference held in Washington, D.C., President Obama addressed the delegates saying, "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military super power."

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Tuskegee heroes

Recently we were honored to have some surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visit our community.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Play ball

A few months ago we announced that we were going back to our roots and the roots of this county by covering the agribusiness community more thoroughly; this has been a success and has struck a special chord with our readers both out in the county as well as within the city.

Sunday we continued to cover events that are signs of happier days for our community.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sweetness of the season

Despite astronomical pollen level, this spring has been truly beautiful and pleasant. This is the time of year when you can ride in the car and sleep at night with the windows open.

Saving money on gasoline and electricity affords most a bit of extra cash during the spring months that disappears once the heat of the summer has arrived.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Entrance eyesore

The Covington News publishes a Sunday feature called the "Eyesore of the Week." It generally highlights abandoned homes or unkempt property.

We run that for the sole purpose of encouraging the owners into cleaning up the mess they have left for all to see - even our visitors.

April 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...New chamber leadership

This week the leadership of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced the selection of local businessman, Hunter Hall, as its new president.

Hall replaces John Boothby, who left the organization in September.

April 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The silent taxed majority

There was disturbing report put out this past week that stated 47 percent of United States citizens will not have to pay federal income taxes for 2009.

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Streamlining meetings

The Covington City Council voted this week 3-2 to restrict the time in which citizens who have not signed up to be on the agenda can express their concerns or wants.

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Arm yourself with facts

Update: The informational meeting has been moved from April 7 to April 29 at 5:30 p.m. It is tentatively scheduled to be held at city hall.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Election season heats up

We are glad that some qualified candidates have either thrown their hats in the ring or are thinking about running for the three soon to be vacant seats on the Newton County Board of Education.

With a new superintendant, we need intelligent, visionary leadership on the board - people who know and are passionate about the success of our community.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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