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Caldwell and Cowan embalmer completes advanced training

Christine Banks, embalmer at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home, completed more than 130 hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training in Springfield, Missouri recently. The training, pa...

October 10, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mildred Hutchison St. Clair

Mildred Hutchison St.Clair, 82, of Covington, passed away October 9, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. St.Clair regarded her children's spouses as if they were...

October 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Butterfly Garden dedicated at Academy Springs park

The Satsuki Garden Club hosted a dedication to Covington's new pollinator garden in Academy Springs Park, off Conyers Street and Legion Drive, Monday. The pollinator garden is designed to attract ...

October 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Students celebrate day of peace

Students at the Montessori School of Covington gathered around the school's peace pole to celebrate the International Day of Peache on Sept. 21. Students read out poems they had written displayed ...

October 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

WSA and county to move forward on water initiative

The proposal could help Newton County out of its financial woes. At the Oct. 4 Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, the Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to move forward with a proposal to sell the coun...

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

FMA entertains while educating middle school students

Using hip hop, dance, film and comedy, Forces in Motion (FMA) Live! made Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Law of Gravity come to life during a performances on Friday at Newton ...

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jason Smith named Teacher of the Year

Jason Smith wept and hugged his wife and sons when he was announced as the Newton County School System's top teacher. The Newton High School band director was selected from among 23 outstanding te...

October 09, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

We are in the last few weeks of another election cycle. Have you ever thought what the impact of winning can have on the winner's life? Sure, running for office takes a large amount of effort. But ...

October 09, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Redman: Student Leadership

I have been in schools and around education for years and have watched several student counsels get formed. During these times I have seen that some students truly want those positions and others w...

October 09, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION

More states should ban the death penalty

Most of the civilized world has come to regard killing someone held in captivity as barbaric. The death penalty has been abolished in the European Union and 19 U.S. states. Governors in four states...

October 09, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Village completes community housing initiative

After three years, the Village of Porterdale completed the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing and Mayor Arline Chapman and City Manager Bob Thomson were part of the "graduating class" during ...

October 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Trust and respect need to be earned back

Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien served the residents of this county for eight years. He led the county's fire department and steered Newton residents to safety. On Thursday,...

October 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sizing up what makes Georgia the place to be

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multi-millionaires who play a kid's game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allow...

October 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Take a close look at the constitutional amendments

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8. Amendment 1, as it is numbered on the ballot, would authorize the creat...

October 09, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

NCWSA plan may not include Bear Creek

When discussing the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority's plan to purchase the county's water infrastructure, Hopkins said the topic of the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir comes up frequently....

October 08, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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