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Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A reason to unite

A week ago, the country struggled as divisiveness spread across America. Videos on television news networks showed angry groups protesting against what they felt was ...

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Post-election thoughts

Tuesday's election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States gripped the nation.

November 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The time is now

This isn't the first time controversial candidates have run for president of the United States. This isn't the first time Newton County residents ...

November 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Trick or treat

This is the time of year that can be awe-inspiring. It can also be scary…scary as in a werewolf chasing you through a cemetery ...

October 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: A win for residents

Five mayors and several county managers gathered around a table Tuesday and asked for one item.

October 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Time to vote

This may be the toughest year yet for the voter.

October 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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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


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


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