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Yarbrough: Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

To Arms! To Arms! The Legislature is coming, the Legislature is coming!

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Our Thoughts on Our Thoughts

Twice a week, the editorial staff of The Covington News meets to discuss the week’s stories and the upcoming print edition of the newspaper ...

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Crawford: Keep your elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would “drain the swamp” in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

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Letter: Concern about Solid Waste Authority Contracts

To the Editor:

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Letter: On the record about missing records

Dear Editor:

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Man on the Street: What would you like to see in the Covington Town Center?

The Covington News took to the street to find out what you, the people of Covington, want to see in the upcoming Covington Town Center ...

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Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release by Johnny Roquemore, The Apostles of Bluegrass playing at

Welcome back to the Minute! And thanks so much for all the feedback on the last column. That Joshua Jacobson is something else, and his ...

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Our Thoughts: A new year is upon us

The first week of the new year is under our belts.

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Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release from Joshua Jacobson; several good shows on tap

Greetings, music lovers, welcome back to another installment of the Music Minute. There is a lot to cover today, so let's get right to ...

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Fazio: Farewell to ‘The News’

A community newspaper really is a great thing. It’s the pulse of a town; it is a measure of growth and change; it’s ...

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Yarbrough: Resolutely determined to manage 2017 expectations

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year’s resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable but our follow-through usually leaves a ...

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Our Thoughts: Happy New Year from 'The Covington News'

Another year has come, and many of us are saying, ‘Where did 2016 go?’ While others are telling the year that was, ‘Good riddance.’

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Letter: A loss for us all

To the editor:

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Letter: Funeral home undergoing renovations

To the editor:

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Marshall’s Music Minute: Big night of music for New Year's Eve

Howdy, folks! We took last week off for the Christmas holiday but we're sure glad to be back with you times two this week ...

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Crawford: Some good news for the holiday season

There have been some interesting political stories to tell this year, but two of the most interesting happened last week in Georgia’s neighboring states ...

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Yarbrough: Dedicated to the believers this Christmas

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

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Our Thoughts: What Christmas means to us

Christmas is a time of celebrating and gathering.

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Letter: Tommy Craig is not the Newton County Attorney!

While serving on the Newton County (NC) Grand Jury (GJ) some 12 or so years ago, along with 22 other members of the summer session ...

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Letter: Thank you for taking action

Dear Editor,

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Irwin: Secret Santa

When I was around 12 years old, it occurred to me that the season we call Christmas has, within it, several glitter-coated mini-seasons. Because of ...

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Have you ever thought … As a community what do we do for the homeless?

The only shelter in Newton, or adjoining counties, the Garden of Gethsemane Shelter can be part of the solution for dealing with homelessness in our ...

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Marshall Music Minute: "O Come Y'all to Covington" and other big shows

Welcome back to the Music Minute as we wind down the year. There are some really good shows lined up this week and it's ...

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Talkin’ Southern, Part 2

In the very first installment of this column some months back, I wrote about the key differences between a fellow, fella and a feller; made ...

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Yarbrough: Hoping Santa Claus has something special for schoolteachers this Christmas

Dear Santa Claus:

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