Many of you may remember that back in the late '60s and '70s many of our major rivers were nothing more than polluted cesspools. The Potomac River, which runs through our nation's capital, was a major example of this neglect.
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
In 1984, under the Reagan administration and as part of the breakup of AT&T, a special program called Lifeline was established.
We are fortunate to have a major state college located here in Newton County.
There is a nonprofit in this town that just refuses to give up. The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter seems to have more lives than a cat.
September on the square is going to be alive with music every Thursday during the month of September, starting at noon.
We are anxious to see what good work the newly established Covington Redevelopment Authority will accomplish in its formative years. The goals of the CRA are lofty, but we think if even one of them can be accomplished within the next few years, it will be a great success and make the city even more enjoyable and accommodating. We're not quite sure where to locate a downtown farmer's market or grocery, but we wouldn't mind being pleasantly surprised.
"Each evening, from December to December, Before you drift to sleep upon your cot, Think back on all the tales that you remember Of Camelot. Ask ev'ry person if he's heard the story, And tell it strong and clear if he has not, That once there was a fleeting wisp of glory Called Camelot" - from Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" Wednesday morning when we were sipping our first drink of coffee and reading our favorite ...
Communities like ours are blessed to have residents who chose this community to live in out of all the beautiful cities in Georgia. Some of these people move here because of the ambiance, the traditions, the general peacefulness. When some of these newcomers decide to involve themselves in various groups of their adopted community, they bring with them a sense of pride and excitement.
It's been a long, hot summer. For some it has not been the best of summers, but the night air is starting to cool, the humidity is dropping and the start of the football season begins this week. There is nothing like a battle on the gridiron to lift the spirits melted by scorching summer heat.
Afghanistan was supposed to be the good war - the one Democrats said we should be fighting instead of Iraq. We heard it over and over again during the presidential campaign, as if to exorcise the image that a Democrat wasn't tough enough to assume the role of commander in chief. Candidate Obama repeatedly called the war in Iraq "a dangerous distraction" from the fight we should be waging and promised to ...
Dear Chief Cotton: With 23 years in public education and another 14 in the airline business, I'm well aware that people complain in a skinny minute when things go wrong, but they're not inclined to share compliments when things go right. I'd more likely hear from parents of a student who failed my social studies class than from parents of an "A" student. Similarly, passengers were exponentially more vocal when flights ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners made a prudent decision last week.
Lately, there has been much discussion about the new Newton County theme schools. Unfortunately, most of it has been negative. However, the bad news has been about administration and parental issues rather than academics.
For 82 years the Kiwanis Club of Covington has held up the club's mission "to serve the children of the world."
This page is titled the "Opinion"; we believe it should reflect our community's thoughts and actions. We reserve the right to express our viewpoints in this space as you reserve the right to express yours, even if we don't agree with you.
In a letter to the editor in Friday's paper, K. Miller made some very interesting points on the escalating costs of students' extracurricular activities, both in our schools and in other community programs. If you missed the letter, we suggest that you read it on CovNews.com.
We greatly anticipated the opening of two new Newton County Parental Involvement Theme Schools. This type of teaching atmosphere is, in our opinion, ideal for students striving toward higher education. We applauded required uniforms (that are simple enough for students to wear outside of school). Uniforms put all students on a level playing field so that materialistic teasing is squelched, and uniforms take unnecessary distractions out of the classroom. Our favorite tenet of the new ...
We hope that our elected officials from the federal government down to the local level are starting to understand that the credit system in this country had become out of control.
When we heard that public safety departments in Newton County would be able to intercommunicate digitally with a brand new, state-of-the-art radio system, we were thrilled. The addition of top-notch technology to our top-notch law enforcement, fire and emergency services would add another perk to living in the area. Little did we know, our paper would be denied access to the time-honored tradition of having a working newsroom scanner to alert us to local emergency ...