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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


OUr Thoughts: Take positive action

Of the 17,850 people the article (or at least the headline) reached on Facebook, 111 voiced their opinions - some very strongly.

March 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Focus on communication this spring

Today is the first day of spring, marking a period of rebirth and renewal.

March 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Let’s embrace our new “problem” of parking

The Covington Square has been a hub of activity lately.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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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


Good decisions

Recently the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to locate at the Stanton Springs industrial site, located at the interstate 20 interchange at exit 101.

July 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sounds of summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

July 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Be vigilant with children

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.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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