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Sorority alumni running collection for a cause

The Newton County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta alumnae is conducting a shoe collection drive through the end of March to raise funds for organization's outreach programs. Women's suits are also be...

March 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

If you are positively tired of negative news, read this

I had intended to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the SEC primary this week but that will have to wait. For one thing, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and P...

March 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Sanders must level with his young voters

What happened in the South Carolina primary? Bernie Sanders was asked. "We got decimated, that's what happened," he responded. Here was Sanders at his best. Brutally honest. Averse to spin. Though...

March 06, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Georgia legislators contradict themselves

Talk to any member of the General Assembly and most of them will tell you one of their biggest goals is to bring business to the state and create more jobs. That's a worthy objective. I understand...

March 06, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Have you ever thought …

In our world of hurry and worry, where can I go to find a few moments of tranquility and peace? In our world of noise and interruptions, where can I step aside for a while to find some calm for my ...

March 06, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Covington puts love in award-winning chili seasoning

Clyde and Sherri Hutchison, creators of the Covington-based Backyard Safari, were named finalists in the UGA Taste of Georgia designation for Clyde's white bean chili recipe. "We are so proud to b...

March 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

VanNess: Senate approves Van Ness sponsored bill

This week the Georgia General Assembly hit an important deadline, Crossover Day. All of the bills which originated in either the House or the Senate are now seeking the approval of the opposite cha...

March 06, 2016 | JaNice VanNess | LOCAL

Jeffares: Only nine days left in legislative season

Crossover Day is now behind us as we wrap up days 30 and 31 of the 2016 legislative session. We had a short week, but that didn't stop us from passing a significant amount of legislation. We are al...

March 06, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | LOCAL

Belton: House sent 50 bills to Senate on Crossover Day

Crossover Day was very long this year as the House passed nearly 50 bills. Unfortunately, most of those bills will probably not clear the Senate as they simply do not have enough time in 10 days to...

March 06, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL

Newton Fire Chief to be recommended to BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is being recommended to hire Jeffrey L. Monroe, of Five Points, Alabama, as the county's new fire chief. Monroe has 35 years of experience in fire se...

March 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County faces $4,000 in fines for EPD violation

Newton County has to pay a $4,000 fine and meet a list of conditions detailed in a consent order by the Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Interim County Atto...

March 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Eddie Johnson running for third term on school board

Eddie Johnson announced he is running for his third term on the Newton County Board of Education, District 2 Wednesday. "It is an honor to serve, and I want to continue to contribute and sustain t...

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | ELECTION 2016

Lyons speaks on the future of Perimeter College

Georgia State Perimeter College's Newton Campus celebrated renewal this week in two ways. One was the annual Georgia Perimeter College Daffodil Festival, and another was with a luncheon attended b...

March 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Stephen Middlebrooks promoted to Covington Fire Deputy Chief

Stephen Middlebrooks was promoted to the Deputy Chief of Operations with the city of Covington Fire Department (CFD) recently. Middlebrooks, a 17-year veteran of the CFD, previously had the rank o...

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington

Blinder marketing seminar coming this week

Mike Blinder, author of the book Survival Selling and one of the world's leading digital marketing experts, is giving a seminar on the secrets for small to medium businesses in multimedia marketing...

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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