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Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A Newton County of the past or future?

The Historic Courthouse was packed Tuesday night, but not everyone was there for the same reason. The stark contrast between the two issues-a civic ...

August 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Transparency and vetting

After information on Green Hill P3 and East Georgia Land and Development, Inc. came out this week it seems that the Newton County Board of ...

July 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Our thoughts... Tuskegee heroes

Recently we were honored to have some surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visit our community.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Play ball

A few months ago we announced that we were going back to our roots and the roots of this county by covering the agribusiness community more thoroughly; this has been a success and has struck a special chord with our readers both out in the county as well as within the city.

Sunday we continued to cover events that are signs of happier days for our community.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Sweetness of the season

Despite astronomical pollen level, this spring has been truly beautiful and pleasant. This is the time of year when you can ride in the car and sleep at night with the windows open.

Saving money on gasoline and electricity affords most a bit of extra cash during the spring months that disappears once the heat of the summer has arrived.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...Entrance eyesore

The Covington News publishes a Sunday feature called the "Eyesore of the Week." It generally highlights abandoned homes or unkempt property.

We run that for the sole purpose of encouraging the owners into cleaning up the mess they have left for all to see - even our visitors.

April 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...New chamber leadership

This week the leadership of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced the selection of local businessman, Hunter Hall, as its new president.

Hall replaces John Boothby, who left the organization in September.

April 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... The silent taxed majority

There was disturbing report put out this past week that stated 47 percent of United States citizens will not have to pay federal income taxes for 2009.

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Streamlining meetings

The Covington City Council voted this week 3-2 to restrict the time in which citizens who have not signed up to be on the agenda can express their concerns or wants.

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Arm yourself with facts

Update: The informational meeting has been moved from April 7 to April 29 at 5:30 p.m. It is tentatively scheduled to be held at city hall.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Election season heats up

We are glad that some qualified candidates have either thrown their hats in the ring or are thinking about running for the three soon to be vacant seats on the Newton County Board of Education.

With a new superintendant, we need intelligent, visionary leadership on the board - people who know and are passionate about the success of our community.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Easter wishes

"Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him."

April 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Cheerios Challenge yourself

As sure as the dogwoods bloom in Newton County, the annual Covington Family YMCA Cheerios Challenge comes to town.

April 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Thanking our backbone

Last Sunday we ran our second edition highlighting local agri-business and produced a special section called "Moving Forward."

April 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Running for office

Flowers are not the only thing in full bloom this spring - candidates seeking local offices are coming out of the woodwork daily.

Today our front page features profiles of two gentlemen running for positions on the Newton County Board of Education.

March 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Charting a new course

Sunday's edition contained a special section detailing ways the city of Covington and Newton County were working their way out of the current recession. Unfortunately, in the same edition we published a front page story about the failure of McIntosh Bank.

While the bank's failure was more bad news about our local economy, we were pleased to find that CharterBank out of West Point had taken over control of McIntosh's assets and comforted that the Federal Deposit Insurance Agency was protecting McIntosh's customers.

March 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Welcome to Newton

We welcome Dr. Gary Mathews, the newly hired superintendent of the Newton County School System, to our community.

March 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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