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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


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


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Archive By Section - 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


Our thoughts... B.C. Crowell Week

The city of Porterdale did it right - they have set aside a special week in honor of their hometown hero and native, B.C. Crowell.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Walker’s Bend

The city of Covington has made a sizeable investment in the redevelopment of the Walker's Bend subdivision.

August 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... School tribunals

So far so good! We have been impressed by new school Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews' approach to the management of the Newton County School System.

August 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Credit card fees

The city of Covington is considering dropping the credit card fee that it currently charges its customers who pay their bills with plastic instead of cash or checks.

This would be a positive move by the city at this time; we support their efforts to negotiate with the credit card companies to give the city a better deal.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Some good news

In these dark economic times, it's more than promising to see a local business buck the trend and take a leap of faith that the future will certainly get brighter for our community.

This week, Wendell Crowe announced that his car dealership, Covington Ford, will relocate from its current location on U.S. Highway 278 to a spacious piece of property located at 9101 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, locally known as the Covington ByPass.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


In Brief... Lobbyists

When David Ralston was elected by his colleagues last year to the powerful Georgia House Speaker position, he promised that he would make ethics his top priority.

August 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Stop Signs

About a year ago we started a weekly series called the Eyesore of the Week. This series features a picture of an empty building or property that has been allowed to become overgrown with weeds and debris.

In some of the cases, the folks who have owned the property highlighted have taken steps to clean up their properties; we and their neighbors are appreciative of their actions.

August 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Debate

The local Newton County Chamber of Commerce and The Covington News teamed up in the presidential election two years ago to present a well received debate between local political hopefuls.

August 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Revisiting by-the-drink alcohol

It's been two weeks since three elected county commissioners decided that they and they alone were elected to subvert the will of the people. Instead of trusting the people who elected them to make a decision that would control their own destiny, these commissioners chose not to place the option to serve alcoholic beverages in Newton County on the ballet this November.

August 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Relieved

Almost two years ago, an unprecedented number of voters in District 95 turned out to vote in the presidential election. The majority of those voters of the district marked an "X" next to every candidate that was running as a Democrat.

August 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Appointment

We are pleased with the official appointment of Interim District attorney Layla Zion to the position of District Attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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