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Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Safe and sound

The promise of autumn coming this week seems to be bringing a certain sense of relief that our hottest days will soon be behind us ...

September 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The importance of today

It is hard to imagine now the uncertainty of 15 years ago today. How everything stopped and we all watched in horror at the reality ...

September 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

This weekend we celebrate the contributions that workers have made towards the strength and well-being of our nation. Next weekend we look back and reflect ...

September 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Embrace all of Democracy

Winston Churchill once said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others."

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Information is key

This feels like a huge week for local government in our community, as well as our citizenry.

August 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Opportunity is knocking

After a long wait and anxious anticipation, the time has finally come. It is what many have worked very hard towards. It is long overdue ...

July 31, 2016 | Covington News Editorial Board | Our Thoughts


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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


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


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