It’s that time of year! And you thought that I was referring to Tax Day, April 15th, now with the regular deadline extended to May 15th. Please know that the Newton County Tax Commissioner's Office is here to listen and assist all Newton County citizens, businesses and organizations with the…
The Covington Police Department (CPD) vacated its headquarters on Oak Street a few months ago, and now the property is being re-purposed for outdoor recreation, a welcome center and as a home to multiple city offices. There are raised beds for a community garden, a grill and picnic tables, a…
News stories about mail-in voting and whether the U.S. Post Office can deliver mail-in ballots in time to be counted are disturbing. I feel compelled to clarify those issues as they apply to Newton County.
The end of this year will bring to a close a remarkable 12 years of service to Newton County by District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz.
Homeowners For Better Government will host its second forum for the Post 1 commissioner's seat on Feb. 20 at the Masonic Lodge located at 1005 Milstead Ave
Our local Recreation Commission was quite generous with our money in 2019 in that they gave Christmas bonus payments to six of their top managers. The bonus checks ranged from $4,171 to $6,166 each with the Recreation Commission director getting the biggest bonus despite his being hired just over one year ago.
First Presbyterian Church of Covington will be saying good-bye to the Rev. Steven Barnes, who has served the church as interim pastor for the last 17 months.
Are you tired of churches arguing over who is right and who is wrong? Fighting over seemingly little details, especially considering they are supposed to all be serving and talking to the same God?
This county’s decision to move the Board of Elections from its previous, and highly visible location, causes an undue hardship on all voters senior and handicapped voters especially.
For centuries the Catholic Church has taken billions of dollars of wealth from Mexico and Central America, and now that those who are from those countries are in need it, the church turns its back on them.
Since the Georgia Legislature in its so-called wisdom chose to allow private possession of fireworks, Covington has become an obnoxious minefield for individuals who think setting off fireworks in in-town neighborhoods is fun for all.
After reading Don Shellenberger’s letter concerning Darrell Huckaby’s laughable opinion piece on “the fall of London,” I felt it was necessary to bring up some other awful things Mr. Huckaby has said in his columns.
I would like the privilege of explaining to the neighbor who seems to have some misconceptions about Mr. Darrell Huckaby and his recent report of conditions in London.
I was raised as a Muslim in a country where 96 percent of the population was Muslim. I witnessed the same kind of killing and terror between two or more groups of Muslims.
Traveling far from home to meet with our Georgia representatives in Washington, D.C., is a daunting task, but it’s worth it when there’s so much on the line.
On Thursday night, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Homeowners For Better Government will hold a meeting for the citizens of Rockdale to learn the right way to spend our tax dollars on a new improved judicial complex.
I’ve just gotten home from the Bond Referendum Committee meeting on Feb. 12. Let me just say this: I’m tired of all the whining and back-and-forth backbiting.
On Feb. 5 and Feb. 7, the bond committee will be presenting their “options” to the public for judicial improvements. Remember that the committee was started because the county said we need more space for our courts.
The past economic recession has made it difficult to spend the funds when needed and has pushed us to a point where we need to address our courthouse. There is no blame; however, it is time to address the issue.
It is amazing the lengths that our county leadership will go to convince citizens of the need to build a new courthouse for their personal glory.
I attended the Rockdale County Courthouse Committee meeting on Tuesday Dec. 11 and was ashamed of the attitude most of the members took toward the general public and how the committee wants to restrict the public’s right to speak at the upcoming town hall meetings.
I got one of my degrees 40 years ago from a very reputable, nationally known institution in metro Atlanta. I went back earlier this year to take a variety of soft discipline classes from their undergraduate catalog. Let me share with you what I have learned first-hand from this “before” and “after” snapshot of the same school. It’s not pretty.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Frank B. Turner Jr., a partner at Greer Stansfield & Turner LLP in Covington, on his recent reappointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Community Affairs.
Join ALA Unit 77 in remembering our men and women in the military. For years, The American Legion supported a National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is now recognized annually on the third Friday of September.
As we approach our 30th year of service in our community, we are excited to announce that we have a new name: Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale/Newton!
It’s been a fast-paced start to the school year, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop and take a moment to thank some very special people who helped us get the year started off right.
As summer winds down and families are preparing for their students to return to school, I am reminded of the difficulties that many face with back-to-school expenses.
After reading about Newton County’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget in the local newspapers and studying the actual budget documents on the county’s web site, a few observations are in order.