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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


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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


Wishing Whatley well

Dr. Steve Whatley has served Newton County Schools Superintendent since 2006 and has been an educator for the past 37 years. His last meeting as NCSS's superintendent was on Wednesday night.

He was honored by members of the Board of Education with his portrait, which will be hung in the school administration building next to others who have served our system in that capacity.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blowhard blows over

"A leader is interested in finding the best way, not his own way."

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Justice served

Last week Mebert Ray Ford at breathed his last breath more after more than 24 years of pain and tears that he created.

June 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Lessons learned from a monster

Last week Judge Samuel Ozburn sentenced 26-year-old sexual pervert Brandon Wiggins to 25 years in prison and a life on parole for the aggravated child molestation and statutory rape of his two juvenile step-sisters. The proceedings no doubt made jurors and judge just as nauseous as it made us.

June 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The stars and stripes

 "The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."

June 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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