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Board of Commissioners Video for February 18th 2014

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC

Twelve Oaks gets OK to host weddings

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast will be allowed to host weddings and other special events moving forward after the Covington City Council approved an agreement Monday brokered between the bed and...

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Rams’ magic runs out

Foul line struggles ended the Newton Rams' run for a region title Tuesday night, as Newton fell 50-46 to Luella at home in the finals of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament. Newton led 40-36 with 5:52 ...

February 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton

Unmatched perfection

Perfection comes only every so often in sports. Tuesday night, the Newton High Lady Rams reached that pinnacle, capping off an unblemished 2013-2014 region trek with a 65-46 victory over Luella in...

February 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton

Family of missing man offers reward

A $2,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the location of Robert "Bobby" Weaver III, a now 28-year-old who has been missing for more than five months. Weaver's family is offe...

February 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Protecting children is more important than guns at church

Let me run some numbers by you. 152: The number of children who died in 2012 in Georgia, despite the intervention of the state's Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). 13: The number of c...

February 18, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Minority rule & common sense

This week, we read that an Atlanta woman was petitioning Georgia legislators to ban the pitbull breed of dogs from the state. Before you dismiss this as the possible craziness of one woman, rem...

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Don't change zoning

Dear editor and City Council, It is my understanding that Twelve Oaks is operating an unauthorized and unlawful "Events Facility". Furthermore this illegal activity has only been made possible be...

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Forbidden fruit is always sweet

I don't know what it is with us humans, but we always want more or think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. It is the lure of forbidden fruit, which according to the song of the ...

February 18, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE

Clogged arteries & slow drivers

If you've ever driven a car, you'll recognize this situation. You're about to pull out onto a busy street where there's no traffic signal. So you sit there, and you wait and wait and wait. Finally,...

February 18, 2014 | David McCoy | LIFE

Shoplifting call leads to twins' arrests

Twin brothers were arrested Sunday after a reported shoplifting call. Just before 6 p.m., a Covington police officer was dispatched to the Raceway on U.S. Highway 278. Dispatch notified the offic...

February 18, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Whalon Stone

Whalon Stowe of Oxford, Ga., age 37, died Feb. 10, 2014. He is survived by his precious daughter, Peyton Stowe; his father, Doug Stowe of Pensacola, Fla.; his mother, Theresa Campbell of Covington;...

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Ike Hay

Ike Hay, 69, of Lancaster, Pa., died on Feb. 14, 2014, at home, of ILD. He was born to the late Isaac K. Hay Sr. and Florice Caldwell Hay, April 28, 1944, in Atlanta. He grew up in Bethesda, Md., ...

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Brenda Mae Bruce

Brenda Mae Bruce of Covington passed away Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 67. Grandma Red, as she was affectionately known by so many, was a lively, spirited lady who loved life, adored her family, an...

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Donna Dodd Ayer

Mrs. Donna Dodd Ayer, 74, of Cartersville passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center. Born on Nov. 3, 1939, in Porterdale, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Watson...

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

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