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Mrs. Dolores Moody

Mrs. Dolores U. Moody, 88 passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Pablo, Colorado to the late Harold and Edith Usery. She is also preceded by her husband James Moody, ...

March 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Call of the wild

Sure, Covington sees a lot of movie stars coming through the "Hollywood of the South," but Newton County has its own residents who made a name for themselves. One of those residents is Tom Walton....

March 28, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LOCAL

Newton High School to perform Annie

The Newton High School Drama Club is putting on a performance of the 1977 classic Annie. One thing that will stand out to an avid follower of Newton High School productions is the fact that Annie ...

March 28, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

Fire destroys house on Easter Sunday

Just before 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday a Covington resident was displaced in a house fire at 7156 Durden Circle. According to Covington Deputy Fire Chief Tony Smith a space heater placed too close to...

March 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Telling It Like It Is . . . Bunny Tales

I'm going to let y'all in on a little secret about the Easter Bunny. It started several years ago when I was working for Winn-Dixie. I enjoyed shopping there and it was also a good place to work fo...

March 27, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING

Counting down to 4-H Summer Camp

"Dear Mom and Dad," begins each of the letters sitting on my desk today from Newton County 4-H members.Each is an entry in the persuasive letter contest to win a free week of 4-H camp this summer. ...

March 27, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

Today is the most sacred day of the Christian year. The only day that would come close is Christmas. But Easter is, by far, the most sacred. Noted British theologian N.T. Niles wrote, "Take away th...

March 27, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Promotion aims to lessen leakage of retail sales in Newton County

The demand for car parts, furniture, electronics, clothing, appliances, sporting goods, books and music, as well as other retail goods, is not being completely met in Newton County. Research compi...

March 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

OUr Thoughts: Take positive action

Of the 17,850 people the article (or at least the headline) reached on Facebook, 111 voiced their opinions - some very strongly. What was the hot topic? Ashton Hills Golf Course receiving permissi...

March 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: Morning has broken

Dear Editor, It's a new day in Newton County! At least, it will be come January 1, 2017 when freshly passed legislation setting up a new county government structure goes into effect. It's been a ...

March 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Terrorists and their Privacy

One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news cycles. Another is a debate over cellphone encryption. Encry...

March 27, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Identifying ideology versus tactic

The terrorist attacks in Brussels this past Monday, claimed by the Islamic State, are a clear indication that the West has a lot of work left to do to defeat radical Islam. The attacks, which left ...

March 27, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Gov. Deal has two choices on ‘religious liberty’ bill

As Gov. Nathan Deal ponders the "religious liberty" bill that the General Assembly has adopted, he can look to recent examples of how two other Republican governors handled this particular issue. ...

March 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Passion for hunting leads to thriving business

Sure, Covington sees a lot of movie stars coming through the "Hollywood of the South," but Newton County has its own residents who made a name for themselves. One of those residents is Tom Walton....

March 27, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LOCAL

Covington girl stands tall against bullying

Bullying may be endemic in schools, but at least one Veterans Memorial Middle School student has taken a stand against it. Kayla L. Wyatt, 14, used her talents as a songwriter, actress and dancer ...

March 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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