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.
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.
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.”