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Our thoughts: There should be no end to the gratitude

On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving ...

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Updated: nov. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: It’s a new day

Each new day holds opportunity.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2015 6:06 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Now what?

Members of the Newton County commission surprised everyone with last Tuesday’s vote to suspend action on the Bear Creek reservoir and focus instead on ...

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Posted: oct. 24, 2015 2:36 p.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Don’t post, tweet or yik-yak wolf

Walking through the children’s books section at the local big-box store there are a ton of cute stories for modern children with dinosaurs, witches ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2015 4:32 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2015 4:00 a.m.

Our thoughts: Freedom of speech and transparency

A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that ...

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Posted: oct. 10, 2015 1:37 p.m.

Our thoughts: Verge of growth

In a letter in The Covington News a week ago Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston laid out some of the prospective industrial growth coming to Newton ...

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Posted: oct. 03, 2015 3:27 p.m.

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