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Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


My Thoughts: It's been a great ride

Almost two years ago, I took up the call to lead The Covington News. Many people asked me how I intended to lead a newspaper ...

August 13, 2017 | Hosanna Fletcher | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: We’re all in this together

There is one thing we at The Covington News think everyone can agree on: We all want to live in a friendly community that offers ...

August 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: New year, fresh start

The start of a new school year is always a mix of emotions. Not only is the summer wrapping up, and the days of vacation ...

July 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: All of our content has equal value

The Covington News has been a trusted community news source for almost 152 years. The news business has certainly changed over that time and we ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Where do you draw the line?

The Covington News prides itself in being a weekly print publication with a daily online presence. We are constantly working to make sure our website ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A day to celebrate independence

Not to be cliché, but isn't it great to be an American?

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The difference between ‘The Media’ and your community newspaper

Within the past couple of years, news outlets have been given a bad rap. We've been lumped into this big, bad category of "The ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Encouraging numbers

It was more than encouraging to see that home sales in Newton County are up 9 percent from last year, according to a story that appeared in the paper on Wednesday.

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Porterdale

Porterdale Police Chief Wayne Digby resigned last week, effective Oct. 15.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: New Principal

The Newton County community is still in shock in regards to the sudden resignation Dr. Roderick Sams as principal of Newton County High School. His resignation on Sept. 1 followed on the heels of the dismissal of the Newton High Football Coach Nick Collins.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Small towns

This weekend provided a perfect snapshot of what makes Covington special - its sense of community.

September 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Tether laws

It shouldn't happen to a dog, but it often does. Too many pet owners chain up their pooch in the backyard for long hours without access to food or water, or allow the dog's chain to become hopelessly entangled and the poor pooch left hopelessly immobile and barking out its frustrations.

The Newton County Board of Commissioners last week decided to crack down on such neglect. Commissioners approved an ordinance that adds several new regulations, including: providing shelter, providing enough food and water, making sure the tether has enough length and durability and making sure the area where ...

September 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Rumors

Violence is to be expected inside a stadium on a football Friday Night in Covington, not outside on the street.

But thugs ruined the evening on Sept. 3 following the Newton and Eastside High schools game at Sharp Stadium. Covington police reported multiple calls concerning fights, possibly gang-related.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... September 11

Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The blame game

In Sunday's edition of The Covington News, we ran a guest column by Trish Bilich, who attended Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor event in Washington, D.C., a few weekends ago.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The fairest time of year

As summer winds to a close and we welcome in autumn, there's one thing left to do before the seasons change.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...

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


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