"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero."
Last week, Chamber President Hunter Hall appeared before Covington City Council to present a plan to enhance the promotion of tourism here.
We were glad to report this week that the Berry Family Farm, which has been in continuous operation off Almon Road in Newton County since 1894, recently received the coveted Centennial Family Farm Award presented by the Georgia DNR – Historic Preservation Division.
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 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 ...
We are dead set against raising taxes in this year of economic distress. We have two local municipalities whose councils are talking about raising millage rates.
These are hard times for local non-profits as they struggle to make up funds cut by groups such as United Way.
If you have some time on your hands and you would like to help a child reach his or her full potential in life, the Washington Street Community Center needs your help. The center has an excellent tutorial program Monday through Thursday afternoons between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
You can have the best law enforcement in the world, and ours is in that category, but they can only do so much in seeing that our community is safe. The West Street area of the city has been deteriorating aesthetically and presenting problems for law enforcement for years. Last year a man shot four others, killing one, over a dice game at a home on West Street.
We are glad to finally see the Nelson Heights Community Center finally is to become a reality. County Attorney James Griffin has suggested that a new director be a county employee; we disagree with this suggestion.
Last week we had a double tragedy in our community that could have ended much worse than it did.
This time of year is an exciting one for all of us. As days become shorter and shorter the promise of cooler weather makes the hottest of days more bearable, as does the promise of the nearing 2009 football season.
After publishing the story "New school, same challenges" last Sunday, we were left with more questions than answers. We understand that the Newton County School System wants to "revive" Clements Middle by making it a theme school. And while opening Liberty Middle in state-directed status because it has the same attendance zones as Clements makes sense, it still puzzles us.
We think the Porterdale City Council made a wise decision in approving an ordinance allowing "wine cafés" within the city limits.
This publication has a wonderful complement to its print version - CovNews.com. If you haven't had a chance to go online to review its contents, we welcome you to do so and think you will be pleased.
Will there ever be a light at the end of tunnel for all of the unemployed workers in Georgia? If the latest numbers are an indication, it won't be anytime soon.