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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


Our Thoughts: Trust and respect need to be earned back

Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien served the residents of this county for eight years. He led the county's fire department ...

October 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Our thought...Good sense, bad cents

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing."

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


You can book on great service

The Newton County Library has long been a source of pride for the citizens of the county.

It has now been recognized as the top library in the state by the Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Magnificent Magnolia Hall

 There has been talk around Social Circle recently that Magnolia Hall, a true historical landmark of the city, might be on the radar for possible purchase by the city.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


CPR Saturday

Knowing the basics of CPR is an extremely important skill. If you suffer a heart attack and someone with you begins CPR before emergency medical personnel arrive, your chances of surviving increase exponentially.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Artfully orchestrated

If you've lived in Covington long, chances are you've run into Irene Smith somewhere. Civic-minded, impeccably dressed and with an unmistakable laugh, her vivacity is unmatched in the community.

This week the board of Main Street Covington honored member Irene Smith by dedicating a new art wall in her honor at the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


It takes two, baby

The Clements Theme School, a parental involvement focused school for middle school grades, was created last year with great expectations from parents, the board of education and the community. This week the Newton County Board of Education voted to discontinue that experiment because of the costs involved in keeping open a school serving half its capacity.

We agree that this was the right thing to do at this time and we applaud the board for their humbleness and courage.

May 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... See a jewel at J.A.K.E.S

One of the jewels of this area of Georgia is the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Hometown heroes

As opportunities present themselves, we will editorially salute those who we cover in the paper and who we consider hometown heroes. Last Sunday we started the series by acknowledging the accomplishments of Detective Daniel Seals with the Covington Police Department and Blue Willow Inn owner Louis Van Dyke. Today we add two more heroes to The Covington News Hometown Heroes Hall of Fame.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Millage increase should be last resort

Last week the Newton County Board of Education met to discuss a variety of issues including the upcoming budget and in that discussion considered increasing the millage rate.

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


A mother's love

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."

May 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Blessed with heroes

In these troubled times it's encouraging and refreshing to read stories that involve courage, perseverance and success. In Friday's paper we ran two such stories on the front page. If you missed them you can go to CovNews.com and read them.

May 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Run for fun, firemen

For years the Covington Police Department has conducted a very successful and poplar 5K run - the Fuzz Run - in September.

May 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts... Getting rid of waste

The Covington City Council recently agreed to pass an ordinance that for all practical purposes stopped non-essential, free pick up service for trash and waste in the city.

May 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Proud of the hopefuls

We are proud of the number of local citizens who have signed up to run for public office here in Newton County. Each candidate running only makes us stronger as a community, a state and a nation.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts...May of mirth

You might be thinking that because of the economic times you may not be able to leave the area to enjoy some fun. Well, here's a piece of good news - you don't have to.

Thanks to our local non-profits and civic groups, you and your family can enjoy the month of May right here in Newton County.

May 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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