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Our Thoughts: So long to the funny pages

The Covington News' print publication has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 months. We've changed the way our logo looks on ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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


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Archive By Section - 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

The airport

Eighty-two aircraft land in the Covington Municipal Airport on an average day; for 40 of them, the Covington Municipal Airport creates the first, and sometimes only, impression of our community.

This outside market traffic presents a tremendous opportunity for the citizens of Newton County and Covington to attract people to our beautiful community, and it's important that the first impression is the best one possible. A viable, welcoming airport is particularly important in trying to attract new business and retain existing business.

August 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

A few things

Our schools in Newton County and Social Circle will be starting back up soon, no doubt to the relief of moms across the county.

This is our annual reminder for you to watch for kids walking to school, to give yourself more time because the buses will be back on the road and to be prepared to drive just a little bit slower, especially on country roads.

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... Social Circle Police

There was quite the discussion at the Social Circle city council meeting last week. Concerned citizens verbally attacked the Mayor Jim Burgess and the police Chief Robert Fox. Some of the charges against the police department were potentially very serious.

July 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... The sad story of Bell, Calif.

We have been harping on voter turnout recently after the dismal primary election attendance. We realize on writing about that issue that the folks we are talking to probably do go out and vote. What we hope to accomplish is that you, our reader, get stirred up enough that you encourage your family or neighbors to vote in the Aug. 10 runoff election.

July 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


 The word "Racist" used to be a word that was used to describe a person who had no tolerance for other peoples race or religion. If that word was used, there was no mistaking why.

July 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... flaws in education

The shock from the latest results of the AYP tests are still reverberating around the community.

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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