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Our schools in Newton County and Social Circle will be starting back up soon, no doubt to the relief of moms across the county.

This is our annual reminder for you to watch for kids walking to school, to give yourself more time because the buses will be back on the road and to be prepared to drive just a little bit slower, especially on country roads.

Drive defensively; we do not need to have any of our precious children hurt by careless driving.


We welcome Shari Thomas as the new principal of Livingston Elementary school.

We wish her well, and as the first major administrator appointed in the Mathews era, we have hopes that her leadership will lead the students at Livingston to new academic heights.


A reminder: The annual Back to School supply program sponsored by the Main Street Program and the Washington Street Community Center will be on the square this Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This popular annual event helps provide school supplies to children beginning the school year and is especially appreciated by both the schools and families during these hard economic times.


One state program that we know that works very well is the summer work program that we featured in a story in Wednesday’s Covington News. If you missed it, can be read at

There were 65 teenagers who participated in the six week Summer Youth Work experience funded by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission.

The program is designed to give our local teenagers there first paid work experience.

We were particularly pleased with our own student, Amber Johnson. Her dependability and cheerfulness was appreciated by all of us here at the Covington News.


We are pleased that the organizers of the Miracle League have reached the magic $100,000 mark in donations. This allows them to begin the process of getting the field started.

This organization has truly been a grassroots community effort.