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Our thoughts: Proud of our Rams

Courage is inner power to make you fight for your very existence and trying, when you know you may lose. Courage and determination makes a fighter.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Don't give up for Lent, just give

The official start of the Lenten season began this past week and we have heard many of our friends and colleagues talking about what they were going to give up for the 40 days leading up to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 3:00 p.m. | Updated: feb. 22, 2015 6:00 a.m.

A New Era

This year The Covington News is celebrating our 150th birthday.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 4:33 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Take Control

Our elected officials must retake control of Newton County’s affairs and finances and stop relying on appointed employees to make decisions and oversee their implementation.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 6:23 p.m. | Updated: feb. 08, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Vaccinations save lives

It is really a sad sign of our times to read about the uproar about whether vaccinations should be mandatory for children or whether vaccines for certain diseases cause abnormalities like autism.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 6:29 p.m. | Updated: feb. 08, 2015 7:00 a.m.

An embarrassment that needs action

The camera crews and on-air personality from Atlanta’s Channel 11 were in Newton County last week for some in-your-face television journalism aimed at revealing to the world the sorry state of affairs in our local county government.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 4:23 p.m. | Updated: feb. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.

If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 2:18 p.m. | Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

Our thoughts: Taking charge

Last week in our editorial about the reappointment for a year of county Attorney Tommy Craig we said that none of the commissioners gave a reason for voting for Craig.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 5:09 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Our thoughts: Congratulations Chamber

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual year-end banquet this past week.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 5:05 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Our thoughts: Craig reappointment

The Newton County BOC held their first meeting of 2015 last week and among its agenda items was its annual appointments. One of those appointments was that of county attorney, and the reappointment was Tommy Craig.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 5:58 p.m. | Updated: jan. 10, 2015 5:58 p.m.

Our thoughts: Charlie Hebdo tragedy

Last week we were shocked by the violent attack on the office of a French satirical newspaper called Charlie Hebdo.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 6:02 p.m.

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