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in these try­ing eco­nomic times a pos­i­tive sales ve­hi­cle for our ad­ver­tis­ers, just re­in­forces my pride in be­ing a part of this busi­ness for over 40 years.”

The new cov­news.com will also fea­ture short news videos of im­por­tant in­ter­views hap­pen­ings around town.

Un­for­tu­nately in to­day’s busy world we can’t make it to ev­ery week­end event on the square or the big Fri­day night game. Don’t worry— we’ll be there to cap­ture events like the Mutt Show as well as the win­ning touch­down.

Din­ing Guide

If you’ve ev­er­won­dered where to go out to din­ner for a spe­cial oc­ca­sion or driven by a restau­rant ev­ery­day on the way home from work and won­dered what kind of food they serve, our new din­ing guide is just for you.

Al­most ev­ery restau­rant in the New­ton, Rock­dale and Wal­ton county area from fast-food burger joints to up­scale French cui­sine bistros has supplied our staff with per­ti­nent in­for­ma­tion about their es­tab­lish­ment.

You can view ev­ery­thing from type of food served to hours of op­er­a­tion to whether the restau­rant has a pri­vate gath­er­ing space.

Ask the Ex­pert

Have you ever won­dered how to change your own oil or won­dered if your child’s symp­toms were the cold or the flu? Our new Ask the Ex­pert sec­tion will al­low you ask ques­tions of lo­cal ex­perts through ourWeb site.

Ex­perts of all kinds from auto me­chan­ics to med­i­cal doc­tors will be­come a part of our team to help The Cov­ing­ton News sup­ply all the in­for­ma­tion you need.

Com­mu­nity sec­tion

The el­e­ment of our new Web site that we are most thrilled about, is the com­mu­nity blog sec­tion.

Through this free part of our Web site, any reader can be­come a cit­i­zen jour­nal­ist or just an ac­tive ad­vo­cate of their fa­vorite cause.

“This ca­pa­bil­ity is al­most nonex­is­tent for pa­pers of sim­i­lar size to The Cov­ing­ton News,” said Jen­nifer T. Long manag­ing edi­tor. “Our staff is eager to see what our read­ers can ac­com­plish with this new fea­ture.”

Of course we mon­i­tor the sec­tion for any vul­gar or of­fen­sive ma­te­rial, but other than that, pretty much ev­ery­thing goes.

We al­ready have a few users signed up to blog about their par­tic­u­lar church or civic or­ga­ni­za­tion, and we in­vite you to check out their pages and sign up as well.

By cre­at­ing a free pro­file on our com­mu­nity page you can not only share thoughts and in­for­ma­tion about what­ever you choose, but also up­load pho­tos to gal­leries, add events to our pub­lic com­mu­nity cal­en­dar and leave com­ments on oth­ers blogs and news ar­ti­cles.

“We are ex­cited about all of the op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­nity in­ter­ac­tion the new web­site al­lows,” said Charles Hill Mor­ris Jr., pub­lisher. “Since our in­cep­tion we have been a weekly or tri-weekly pa­per. The new site al­lows us to in­ter­act minute by minute with the com­mu­nity, not just three times per week.”

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