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Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A Newton County of the past or future?

The Historic Courthouse was packed Tuesday night, but not everyone was there for the same reason. The stark contrast between the two issues-a civic ...

August 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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Our thoughts... Golden opportunity zone

We feel strongly that the city of Social Circle has taken the right steps in order to allow its business community to grow and prosper over the next 10 years.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Contract out

 We appreciate the fact that the elected members of our Board of Commissioners are trying their best to balance the 2010 budget.

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


NCSO's hero

We are pleased to add the name of Cpl. Anthony Washington to our list of Hometown Heroes. You can access this prestigious list by visiting CovNews.com and clicking on the Hometown Heroes logo.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Porterdale's angels

Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps and his wife Holly recently organized the second We Ride to Provide motorcycle fundraiser for the Porterdale Police Department.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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