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Out Thoughts

Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a “D” or a “R” behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.

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Updated: mar. 29, 2015 3:30 a.m.

Make your voice heard on landfill

The Newton County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday to postpone a vote on a contentious landfill settlement after several hundred citizens turned out to voice their opposition to an overly hasty resolution.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:32 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Pitch in

If in your travels around the Newton Community and the Social Circle community and you have been ashamed to see the trash that litters our highways and byways, next Saturday is your chance to not only get involved but in the process do something positive for our communities.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:40 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Where's the transparency?

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia is once again trying to get the state’s General Assembly to make it harder for Georgia’s residents to keep up with what is going on in the governments they support.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2015 2:44 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:29 p.m. | 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.

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