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Construction worker killed on I-20 on Saturday

A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him. Approximately 9:33 p.m., troopers responded to a fatal mo...

September 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A legacy of leadership

John McNeil's last shift has ended. The Covington Fire Department (CFD) Chief finished his last day on the job Friday, after announcing his resignation Sept. 15. McNeil came to Covington in June ...

September 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

My cat, the prima donna

The once outdoor cat that my husband invited inside has become quite a prima donna. She is small for a cat and rather rotund. In fact when she took up with us about seven years ago, I thought she ...

September 27, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIVING

Our Thoughts: Manners

It's become common for Newton County residents to see roads blocked off with filming equipment and tents set up hosting production company personnel, or to turn on their televisions and see the Cov...

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The ability to walk away is key to empowerment

Politicians like to talk about empowering the middle class or other segments of the voting population, but they're typically a little fuzzy on what empowerment really means. That makes sense when y...

September 27, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

America Is poised for collapse

America stands on the very brink of collapse and I believe the indications are such that if she doesn't collapse in my lifetime, she will in my son's. If that scares you, it should. America is in t...

September 27, 2014 | | OPINION

Domestic violence in sports

You could hear a calm bellow of "Amen" from the Salem Seminoles gathered in the middle of their field after a goal-line stand against Winder-Barrow that gave them a 31-24 win on Friday night. The t...

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

#FreeSimmons

ESPN is at it again. The behemoth of sports journalism (lol) entertainment has suspended its highly talented, yet highly controversial analyst Bill Simmons for three weeks for calling NFL Commissio...

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

Arthur Holmes: Athlete of the week

Arthur Holmes has been selected as the Eastside Elite Auto Collision Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Holmes helped lift the Eagles to a 49-21 win a previously undefeated Eagles' Landi...

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Aubree Thacker: Athlete of the week

Aubree Thacker has been selected as the Alcovy Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 22. Thacker's bat was on throughout the entire week. Thacker had five hits and scored two runs against Rockd...

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Clash of the titans

Two undefeated teams collided Thursday night at Turner Lake Division 1. The 3-0 Canes took on the 4-0 Seminoles and the Canes came out victorious, winning 22-0 over the 'Noles. Lo Palmer, Jeremiah ...

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

Introducing Dobbs Memorial Parkway

When Dr. William Dobbs was elected mayor of Covington, Pace Street ended at the railroad tracks and traffic lights around town were illuminated by light bulbs. As his 26 years of being mayor progr...

September 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Social Circle's City-Wide cleanup

You may have seen a city of people cleaning up the streets of Social Circle before, but here are some numbers and details on the City-Wide Cleanup that took place Saturday morning. 1. Sixty-eight ...

September 27, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Social Circle

GPC named Military Friendly School

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Perimeter College has earned the Military Friendly School designation from GI Jobs.com. The label reflects the college's efforts to provide educational opportu...

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cars of the Past come to Covington

Hot Rods will line the streets of the Covington Square once again, all in an effort to help Newton County children in need this Christmas. The Covington Rotary Club will host its 22nd Cars of the ...

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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