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Take Heart Month to heart

February is considered Heart Month by the American Heart Association; it means something to me because I am a heart attack survivor. The men in my family are very healthy except for one major heal...

February 22, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists

Take Heart Month to heart

February is considered Heart Month by the American Heart Association; it means something to me because I am a heart attack survivor. The men in my family are very healthy except for one major heal...

February 22, 2014 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Columnists

Concealing the evils of socialism

Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution, caring for the less fortunate, and the will of the ma...

February 22, 2014 | Walter Williams | Columnists

County attorney faces citizen's ire

Dear Editor, $823,822.15. Re-read that figure and let it sink in. It's important because that number is the amount of money we Newton County taxpayers spent on the legal services of County Attorne...

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Family movie night to support cancer research

This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the 4-H office, located at 1113 Usher St. in Covington. Enter at the employee entrance on Elm St...

February 22, 2014 | | LOCAL

Good news

The announcement that a major department store, Ross, is planning to open up shop in Covington gives great hope to a community that has been suffering through a major economic slump for the past fi...

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

BOC to decide

It looks like the BOC is going to sit down and decide soon if we are going to operate under a county manager form of government, or if we'll have a government run by the chairman of the BOC. For s...

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

House weighs measures to amend U.S. Constitution

The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of...

February 22, 2014 | Doug Holt R-Social Circle | LOCAL

NCSO honors employees for service

The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday. The department held its fifth annual awards ceremony at the Newton County Judicial ...

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Newton couple serving on Young Farmer committee

Newton County Farm Bureau members B.J. and Kaci Marks of Covington are serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014. The Markses and other farmers on the committee from acros...

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Families encouraged to apply for farm awards

Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place. T...

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Watershed concern could scuttle plan for new McDonald's

McDonald's wants to open a location on Ga. Highway 11, attached to the BP gas station just off I-20, but residents and officials are split on whether to grant an exception to the county's watershed...

February 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Car reported stolen from sales lot

An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business. An officer with the Covington Police Department responded to Fuller Select Auto on Washington S...

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

NHS names its Top 11 students

Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year. Newto...

February 22, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education

Ty Reed Golf Classic to be in May

The annual Ty Reed Golf Classic is approaching. The sixth annual tournament will be held May 5 at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Monroe. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Ty Reed Memorial...

February 22, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS

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