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Filling the gap for hungry children

Bad enough to be cooped up in the house during the summer because parents are at work and child care is cost prohibitive. But imagine being stuck inside and not having anything to eat. During the ...

July 05, 2015 | | LOCAL

Hollywood of the South news

In the wake of Nina Dobrev's departure from "The Vampire Diaries," last season, producers are bringing Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching), mother of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), ...

July 05, 2015 | | LOCAL

Former UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor, effective...

July 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Former UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor, effective...

July 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Mass Hysteria in America

In the 1400s, a nun in a French convent started making sounds like a cat. Other nuns began to do the same. Eventually, they started biting one another. As word of the bitings spread, so, too, did t...

July 05, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists

Tax increase proves need for better county government

Dear editor, Many taxpayers in Newton County recognize that our county remains in a depressed economic situation that is reflected by a reduced tax digest and less county tax revenue compared to a...

July 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Constitutional ignorance and dereliction

The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A c...

July 05, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Freedom First!

The Fourth of July we celebrate this weekend heralds a document proclaiming both our nation's independence and our unwavering commitment to freedom. It's true, of course, that our nation was far f...

July 05, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Have You Ever Thought …

If it seems like we have been celebrating Independence Day for more than a week, that's because we have. This is the time we celebrate our birth as a nation and the freedoms that we cherish. It see...

July 05, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

By our love ...

"I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other." ...

July 05, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Life can get full!

There are so many things clamoring for our attention, demanding our time, thoughts and devotion. We can find ourselves pursuing many things at the same time. Not only do we fail to catch up on anyt...

July 05, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

Dereliction of duty or political scapegoat?

"And Aaron shall cast lots upon two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat." - Leviticus 16:8 TIn biblical times one goat was sacrificed and a second goat, the 'scape...

July 05, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

4th of July Time-Lapse

A time-lapse of the Covington Square on the 4th of July

July 04, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Having a Blast: Local man orchestrates Covington fireworks show

For the sixth consecutive year, Covington will continue its tradition of blasting off fireworks in the city's town square this weekend. Social Circle resident Juri Van Der Heijden, the man behind ...

July 04, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Woman injured in Social Circle shooting

A 23-year-old Covington woman was injured when her boyfriend accidentally shot her at a residence in Social Circle early Saturday morning, according to Social Circle Police Chief Terry Sosbee. The...

July 04, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

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