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Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Transparency and vetting

After information on Green Hill P3 and East Georgia Land and Development, Inc. came out this week it seems that the Newton County Board of ...

July 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Pension plan

The Covington City Council made a smart move last week when it voted to back off a hastily conceived plan to change city policy on ...

June 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Father's Day

The timing of this year's Father's Day is fitting.

June 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

As the Board of Commissioners prepares to convene Tuesday night, our elected representatives face a stark choice between raising the millage rate or making even ...

June 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

Life is very fleeting. None of us knows when our existence will end on this earth. Last week, 44-year-old Mun Hyuk Cha, a kind, hard-working ...

June 07, 2015 | | Our Thoughts


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Our thoughts...Bless you too

Monday night the Oxford City Council in their opening invocation led by Hoyt Oliver asked the "Guiding Spirit" to forgive us for criticizing their decision to waste the tax dollars of the good citizens of Oxford on expensive furniture from an out-of-town vendor.

We are pleased to see that the council still says a prayer to start their meetings. Political correctness these days prevents many councils and boards across the country from appealing to a higher power for guidance.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Shadow of a giant

"Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted."

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The ‘Dubya’ made me do it

During the first term of the Obama presidency, everything that has gone wrong in our country has been blamed on former president George W. Bush either directly or indirectly.

June 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Business and health care reform

The No. 1 issue on the minds of any business owner who has more than one employee should be gaining an understanding how the health care reform bill recently passed by Congress is going to affect his or her business.

The Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce recognizes that this is a critical issue.

June 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Sour grapes

Speaking further of misguided politicians, Commissioner J.C. Henderson recently lost his campaign to be the feudal lord of the Nelson Heights Community Center.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Holding grudges

Last week we ran a story about how the Oxford City Council, after putting out for bid for furnishing the new Oxford City Hall and receiving several bids, deliberated shortly and did not take the lowest bid that also happened to be from long-time local furniture store owner Sam Ramsey.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... If you build it, they will play

We have written a great deal about the building of a Miracle League field here in Newton County.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... World of human wreckage

If there was ever a time in our history when a Christian nation like ours should pray for peace and guidance, then it is now.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Couch crazy

There must be something in the water around here that causes local politicians to go crazy over selecting furniture for public offices.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blossoming Orchard Park

Local developer Hubert White had a grand idea for a special, multi-use subdivision here in Covington. He called his development Orchard Park.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Aim high

 "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Welcome home Bravo

 Next weekend, everyone in town should help welcome troops back home.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Era of humiliation

Mexico is a beautiful country. It is not the dirty tourist trap that you would see if you visited Tijuana or any other border town on the Texas and California border.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Buy a brick

This year our local high school football team's successes did our community proud. Eastside High School almost brought us home a state champion trophy.
All Newton County teams play their home games at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Late last year the Newton County school system announced a new program that will help fund the Newton County Foundation for Education Excellence as well as all three of the high school's athletics programs.
For only $30 you can purchase a brick with your family's name on it or a brick to honor someone you know - maybe you would like to ...

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thought...Good sense, bad cents

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing."

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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