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Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: An impressive start

The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make ...

January 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Form of government legislation

Dear fellow Newton neighbors,

January 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Optimism for Newton County

The annual Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce dinner would have been a great recruiting commercial for Newton County to show those looking for a location ...

January 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Historic vote needs to mean something

Members of the community gathered together to support our county's elected officials prior to the beginning of Monday's state legislative session, hearing the ...

January 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Looking back, looking forward

Looking through our headlines from 2015, it has been an up and down year ... as usual. However, it seems that our community response has let ...

December 30, 2015 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Christmas means a little bit more

People of all ages were treated to a showing of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" on the Square Friday night.

December 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Putting an emphasis on serve in 'protect and serve'

With all the plight surrounding law enforcement these days, it seems that most see our boys in blue with mixed emotion.

December 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - 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


Our thoughts...Community tradition

We live in a world that is now constantly changing. Change happens so quickly that it sometimes makes your head spin.

In our community, we are fortunate to have a tradition as constant and true as the change of seasons.

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Revolutionary

We traditionally write a Fourth of July editorial filled with superlatives of pride, hope, determination and celebration of the 234 years of independence from a country that lacked leadership, taxed unmercifully and showed no respect for the concerns of the men and women of its citizens.

July 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Celebrate safely

As we approach the July 4th holiday weekend, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, fireworks and patriotic activities, we would like to remind our readers that it also has the potential to be a dangerous weekend.

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Down on the Farm

On the last Sunday of every month we have for some time been reporting on the agri-business community here in Newton County.

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Ken Wynne

Former Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne was sworn in yesterday at the state capital as our community's newest superior court judge.

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... A couple of thoughts

Members of the Center for Science in the Public interest are considering suing the McDonalds Corporation for trying to lure children into their restaurants by offering a toy with a happy meal.

June 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Dreamers

Local Covington News columnist Barbara Morgan wrote in her column this past week about local leaders who have dreams about the future of Newton County. If you missed her column, it can be seen at covnews.com.

June 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Avoid summer sizzle

Summer is not typically the time when we think of the dangers of house fires, but hot dry conditions and dusty attics with running air conditioners can lead to residential fires.

June 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Wrong but right

General Stanley McChrystal is an American hero; he bleeds red, white and blue.

June 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


My father, my hero

 "It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Golden patriarch

On Father's Day it is only appropriate that we honor the patriarch of Morris Multimedia, the owners and publishers of The Covington News, since 1986.

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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