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Our thoughts: Pension plan

The Covington City Council made a smart move last week when it voted to back off a hastily conceived plan to change city policy on pensions as they relate to retirees who come back to work for the Covington government.

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Updated: jun. 28, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our thoughts: Father's Day

The timing of this year’s Father’s Day is fitting.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2015 12:53 p.m. | Updated: jun. 21, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

As the Board of Commissioners prepares to convene Tuesday night, our elected representatives face a stark choice between raising the millage rate or making even more cuts to the budget, which will inevitably affect the hard working employees of Newton County.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2015 4:59 p.m. | Updated: jun. 14, 2015 4:00 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Hometown Heroes

Life is very fleeting. None of us knows when our existence will end on this earth. Last week, 44-year-old Mun Hyuk Cha, a kind, hard-working businessman and owner of Magnet Package Store, and 39-year-old Otonicar Jimquez Aikens, a father who had just stopped by to pick up some things, were probably discussing the weather or exchanging pleasantries when Jeffery Pitts, a disgruntled customer, stormed in with a gun and ended their lives.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Updated: jun. 07, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Our thoughts: Hospital

Piedmont Newton Hospital — it does have a nice ring to it.

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Posted: may. 30, 2015 12:01 p.m. | Updated: may. 31, 2015 5:00 a.m.


Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother’s Day.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 4:52 p.m. | Updated: may. 17, 2015 5:00 a.m.

A very special Mother's Day

There is one thing that is as certain as anything can be — that our mothers, whether we are close to them or not, will always have a special place in our hearts.

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Posted: may. 09, 2015 2:33 p.m. | Updated: may. 10, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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