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There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday’s edition of the paper that deserve mention.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.


An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 7:45 p.m. | Updated: apr. 16, 2014 12:40 p.m.

Lies and more lies

It’s no wonder that a majority of the American people think that our legislators, and the people they appoint to run commissions and the like, are morally deficit in the art of telling the truth.

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Posted: apr. 12, 2014 3:45 p.m. | Updated: apr. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.

How to Assist Evil

“Engineering Evil” is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It’s a story of Nazi Germany’s murder campaign before and during World War II. According to some estimates, 16 million Jews and other people died at the hands of Nazis.

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Posted: apr. 12, 2014 3:46 p.m. | Updated: apr. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.

More presence

You might have wondered why you are seeing more police cars on city streets and in your neighborhood in Covington.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2014 6:29 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Good decision

We are more than glad to see that county officials have come to an agreement to put a 60-day moratorium on future requests for development and zoning for the Salem Road area.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2014 8:21 p.m. | Updated: apr. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.

For sure

You know it’s for sure springtime in Covington as the local Y prepares for the 13th annual Cheerios Challenge.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2014 8:22 p.m. | Updated: apr. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Here we go again

In the last few weeks, we expressed our viewpoint on the bad use of social media, and especially using it behind amenity.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2014 12:16 a.m.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Where are we today in Newton County? Are we better off today than we were five years ago?

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Posted: apr. 03, 2014 5:42 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Credit card theft

Last week there was a big to-do about the possibility that credit card information was stolen from some customers of a local restaurant, the Mystic Grill. Our first message is there is no proof that employees or management of the restaurant did anything wrong in processing the credit cards.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2014 6:16 p.m. | Updated: apr. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Bright spots

Every day in the national news and in our own paper, there are stories of possible world doom and insurance that’s gone awry.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2014 7:00 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Looking for trouble

In the last couple of weeks we have had two of our local restaurants recieve poor health scores from state officials.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2014 6:39 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Cleanliness is next to...

There is almost nothing worse when living in a county that is blessed with so many natural beauties — especially at this time of year — and see the litter that uncaring people have tossed everywhere.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2014 8:25 p.m. | Updated: mar. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Tough enough

It is hard enough in today’s economy to operate a business, especially one that is heavily scrutinized by government bureaucrats.

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Posted: mar. 22, 2014 6:37 p.m. | Updated: mar. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Good and confused

There has been considerable time and effort put in to the Salem road overlay plan over the years.

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Posted: mar. 22, 2014 6:36 p.m. | Updated: mar. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

A gazebo we can be proud of

The thought of having a gazebo built on the square is interesting.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2014 7:42 p.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Continue to shop local

In last Sunday’s paper our publisher wrote a column on the positive effects of the county’s 2050 plan.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2014 8:33 p.m. | Updated: mar. 18, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Governed by rules, not men

I argue that the best rules to govern our lives are those that we’d be satisfied with if our very worst enemy were in charge of decision making. The foundation for such rules was laid out by my mother. Let’s look at her wise lessons.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2014 8:37 p.m. | Updated: mar. 18, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Telling it straight

Last Wednesday, as we were reading our home-delivered local newspaper, we were shocked to find out county officials were moving forward with a plan to pay up to $20,000 of taxpayer money to hire a firm to write press releases and handle social media.

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Posted: mar. 15, 2014 6:54 p.m.

Oxford's 175th anniversary

Oxford’s 175th anniversary

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Posted: mar. 13, 2014 5:42 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.

'Hollywood of the South'

The Covington–Newton Chamber of Commerce has done much to promote the image of Covington as the new "Hollywood of the South."

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Posted: mar. 11, 2014 2:46 p.m. | Updated: mar. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Meet the candidates

In today’s paper – and on our website since Friday – is the full list of folks who have qualified to run for local, state and federal political seats for 2014, representing Newton County.

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Posted: mar. 08, 2014 2:55 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Pierce Cline Garden

 On Wednesday, the weather was supposed to be gray with a threat of sleet. Instead, the sun shone through and the sky was a beautiful blue, with plenty of wispy white clouds speeding by.

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Posted: mar. 06, 2014 4:35 p.m. | Updated: mar. 06, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Medical? Sure, but not recreational

Medical marijuana, or cannabis, is a hot topic in the state right now, as the Georgia General Assembly is on the path to green lighting limited medical testing.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2014 5:02 p.m. | Updated: mar. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Good news

Good news

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Posted: mar. 01, 2014 6:07 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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