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Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week's stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

January 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts: A new year is upon us

The first week of the new year is under our belts.

January 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts: Happy New Year from 'The Covington News'

Another year has come, and many of us are saying, 'Where did 2016 go?' While others are telling the year that was, 'Good riddance.'

January 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Archive By Section - 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


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

Food Banks

There sure is a lot going on at this time of year. Most thoughts are on our children going back to school, and this year we have the added burden of trying to keep cool.

When this happens, the last group that is generally on our minds are the Food Banks, despite the fact we take good care of our own in Newton County.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Stop Signs

It is just amazing that no one has the authority or the determination to take down the useless stop signs at the non-used railroad crossings in Newton County.

To hop through all the hoops that chairman Morgan suggested in a recent story just doesn't make sense.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... The Sheriff’s Department

We also acknowledge with pride that the Newton County Sheriff's Department trapped another pervert, who thought that he could get away with trying to seduce a young child in our county.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... Police Accreditation

We are particularly proud of the fact that the Covington Police Department has been recognized internationally for its excellent service.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The Liquor Ordinance Vote

This week the BOC, led by Mort Ewing and allied with some strange voting partners J.C. Henderson and lame duck Ernest Simmons, voted down the opportunity to place an alcohol ordinance on the upcoming November ballot.

Granted, Chairman Kathy Morgan dropped the ball on this very important issue by not having it on the agenda to be talked about months ago, but we are still surprised by this 'no' vote.

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

School decisions

The state board of education has waived all class size rules for the coming year.

August 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Good News

We've got good news on the local business front. The Porterdale hydro plant, which was open and in operation for 80 years until it was closed last year, has been purchased a venture company run by Stephen Odom.

Odom's company, which is currently Florida based, is called Vclear Recourses

August 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Well done, Fairview

We are more than proud of all of the third grade students of Fairview Theme school.

Every one of them passed the government mandated CRCT tests. But not only did they do that, they posted 100 percent proficiency on the reading portion of the test.

August 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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