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Covington News letters to the editor policy
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Effective immediately (Updated 10/25/15)
The Covington News welcomes your opinion on issues of public concern.

Letters must be signed and include a full name, address and contact phone number (for verification purposes). Only names and hometown will be published.

Letters should be limited to 500 words and may be edited or condensed by the editor. Submitted items may be published in print, electronic or other forms at the discretion of the editor. Only one letter per month from the same writer or organization will be printed. 

We do not publish poetry, letters from third-party sites, letters involving personal, business or legal disputes or blanket letters. Generally, we do not publish letters concerning consumer complaints unless related to a recent reported story. Unsigned or incorrectly identified letters will be withheld.

Letters must be submitted by noon on Wednesday for Sunday publication.

Mail your letters to Editor, The Covington News PO Box 1249 Covington GA 30015; hand deliver to 1166 Usher Street, Covington GA 30014; or email to

SPECIAL NOTE: The Covington News will not publish Letters to the Editor from any active or declared political candidates of the current election season. We also will not publish letters written specifically to promote the campaign of individual candidates or to attack specific candidates on a personal level. We do welcome letters addressing issues of importance that arise during election season. As a general rule, no election related letters will be published the Sunday immediately prior to Election Day.