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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.

Fight­ing lit­ter

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.

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