New Web site
Friday was an exciting day for us here at The Covington News, we debuted a new interactive, user friendly, state of the art Web page, covnews.com.
This new Web site will allow The Covington News to be, in fact, a daily newspaper as the paper and Web site will work hand in hand to bring you the latest local breaking news and sports.
The new Web site will feature videos and in the future live reports on events effecting Newton County and our surrounding area.
The most exciting feature of the new Web site is our community section; by clicking on it, your club, your organization or you yourself can upload stories and pictures about your group’s activities or your sports teams. The best part is you can do it yourself.
You will be able to go to our restaurant guide and, as it develops, see menus and locations and read recommendations from folks who have already eaten there.
Our ask the expert portion of the Web site will allow you to ask questions and receive answers direct from an expert in the field you have concerns about it.
If you ever fancied yourself as a columnist or wanted to write touching stories about your families so that the kin folks across the country could read about them, you can become a blogger it’s as simple as a couple of clicks.
The new Web site will allow our advertisers to send their message out to places that neither our newspaper nor any other advertising medium has ever gone.
Some of us are computer challenged; even we will find the Web site easy to navigate.
The future of community newspapers has never been better the addition of covnews.com to work in partnership with The Covington News insures that we can continue our 144 years of partnership with the families of Newton County for generations to come.
If you have any questions or need help navigating the new Web site, please call us, at (770) 787-6397; we would love to hear from you.
This fall, as you travel around our beautiful part of the state enjoying the rolling pastures and the changing of seasons, one of the reasons you can take in the beauty that nature has brought us is because of the efforts of the Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful.
This group, along with the help of many volunteers, works with clubs and county and state agencies to insure that the litter deposited daily by uncaring people on our roadways is kept under control. The group will be holding their third fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 14. This year’s fundraiser, the Green Getaway, will be held at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and will feature a dinner, auction and music. Call (770) 784-2015 for more information and to order your tickets. The Covington News/covnews.com is a proud sponsor of this event.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful sponsors one program that we would like to bring to your attention.
If you have ever driven down the road and seen some uncaring oaf throw trash out a car window and you wished you can do something about it, don’t fret - you can
You can keep a pre-printed card in your car. If you see someone throwing trash, you can write the license number down, mail the card to the Sheriff’s Department and that litter bug will get a “friendly” letter from the Sheriff’s Department pointing out the error of his way. You can pick up one of these cards at our office located at 1166 Usher Street in Covington or go by 1124 Clark Street to the KCNB office.
We all need to pitch in to keep our area beautiful and trash free.