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Our Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day, dad

Father's Day was introduced as an official U.S. holiday in 1972. While there is a special day marked on the calendar each year ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Now is your chance to be heard

This week the Covington Newton County Chamber of Commerce issued its survey to businesses owners in Covington asking questions about the proposed changes to the ...

June 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Graduates share a learning experience

We have thousands of high school seniors graduating from local high schools this weekend – public schools, private schools, homeschools, etc. This is a time of ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Congratulations Class of 2017

Graduation is a significant milestone in a young person's life. It is the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another.

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Speak up and be heard

It has been written in this space before that journalism does not tell people what to think, but helps inform us what to think about.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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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


Our Thoughts: Bank Robbers

On Thursday, the BB&T bank located on Highway 278 was robbed. It looks like it was done by the same group that has struck banks throughout the area, including a Wachovia Bank in Rockdale on Wednesday.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... SteelCo and Sunbelt

We are without question in the toughest of economic times.

August 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Fall

"I don't like to lose, and that isn't so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective. I don't want a football player who doesn't take defeat to heart, who laughs it off with the thought, 'Oh, well, there's another Saturday.' The trouble in American life today, in business as well as in sports, is that too many people are afraid of competition. The result is that in some circles people have come to sneer at success if it costs hard work and training and ...

August 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Oxford City Hall

The city of Oxford will dedicate their new city hall and community center on Thursday.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The Fate of Main Street

The Covington City Council will be voting soon on whether to take the whole Main Street Covington program and place it under their sole control.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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