There was a time in professional sports (baseball in particular) that the reporters covering the game as a block refused to report on the bad behavior and even criminal activity that the player-gods engaged in.
The median age in the United States is 37.2.
I have so much t be thankful for. God has continued to bless me throughout the years. This Thanksgiving, I have so much to be grateful for.
Thanksgiving is a day in which we are supposed to set aside our glass-half-empty attitudes and be thankful for everything we have. I t is a day to remember the kindness of our fellows and everything we have been given. Americans trace this holiday back to a time when people depended on each other for survival and communities were close-knit families.
I am thankful for 1000 things but I am only going to tell you 55:: dog, house, dad, mom, table, electronics, food, watermelon, Nana, Poppy, things to do, Lego's, Grammy, Grandaddy, books, TV, candy, zoo, toys, Christmas,a friends, family, plants, the world. Letters, numbers, Easter, Granny, Papaw, time, cake, light, sun, clocks, the army, fish, animals, guns, brothers, my sister, grass, trees, worms, fire, jumping, playing, superheroes, ducktape, sharks, abc's, GOD, 7, sky, outside, and ...
The Social Circle varsity wrestling team placed third at The Parkview Tough Thanksgiving Duals at Parkview High School last week.
December is the month to share joy. It appears to be the only month when people of all religions and beliefs practice kindness toward their fellow men.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army are preparing to host their 15th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., Dec. 14 at the Covington Kmart. The cost to participate is $20, or one new, unwrapped toy per bike.
The following is my syndicated column that appeared May 27, 2003. It is more correct today than at the time I wrote it. See for yourself.
Fall and winter are when most people begin to stockpile wood for their fireplaces. Of course, some keep a large supply of wood year-round.
A hazardous winter weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newton County and other counties in the Northern and Central portions of Georgia.
Have you put into context what the Republican Party is doing to Tea Party people and every other group that dares to represent the interests of the people?
Residents and travelers in the Salem Road area will soon begin to a ramped up presence by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat crime rates seen in the area year after year.
The Social Circle High School Redskins junior varsity wrestling team raided Rockdale High School's Rumble at the Rock wrestling tournament on Saturday.
The father of Pastor Joe LaGuardia of Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers was one of the three victims killed when a disgruntled resident opened fire at a small town Pennsylvania board meeting Monday.
ATLANTA - Atlanta officials have reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.
I attended a funeral Monday for a young man who would have turned 19 yesterday. He died riding his motorcycle. As the clock approached the 3 p.m. funeral, a long line of 17- to-19-year-olds filed into the sanctuary, standing along the back wall of the filled-to-capacity room. When the floor was opened for eulogies, many of these teens made their way to the front. One young man fiddled with his phone to find his eulogy ...
Many people have expressed to me that Bill O'Reilly really nailed the "black community's" problems in a Talking Points Memo recently.
Evelyn T. Evans of Covington passed away Aug. 1 at her residence. She was born on July 11, 1939, in Atlanta, to Bill and Mary Alice McLane Thompson. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed bird-watching, reading and traveling. She had volunteered her time with Newton Reads and the Newton County Library. Mrs. Evans is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, LeBron Evans; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Marshall Ginn ...
ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season. Georgia opens at Clemson on Aug. 31 and also will play South Carolina and LSU in its first four games. Each of the three teams could be ranked in the top 15. Asked how he would have reacted to those early challenges as a sophomore, Murray said, "Oh, I'd ...
Charles Wilborn, such a gentlemen and a man who always had encouraging words! I moved to Newton County in 1987 to launch a new business venture. The Covington Shopper was formed that year, as were numerous friendships. Joining the Chamber of Commerce was one of our first steps to meeting new folks in Covington: to name a few, Dick James, Danny Stone, Bill Hardy, Betty Shaw, Davis Morgan, Janet Goodman, and Mr. Charles Wilborn! Charles ...
I, as well as most Americans, have been watching the unfolding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," on a daily asis. It truly is a moving vehicle.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are studying the idea of creating a new train to take fans from downtown Atlanta to Turner Field.
The Georgia 4-H year officially turned over to 2014 on Friday, closing out 2013 with three new Master 4-H'ers in Newton County.
I heard a defense attorney say that while she believed in the jury process and felt that they had reached the right decision, "George Zimmerman being found not guilty does not mean he is innocent."
I am retired from the U.S. Department of Defense and have resided on Lake Jackson for nine years. We used to do shopping and dining out in Covington, but we now go to Jackson and Monticello.
An Apalachee High rising senior and member of the football team died unexpectedly Monday morning.
Being an employee on a golf course when you've never played a hole is kind of an ironic situation. Customers look aghast when you say you've never played a hole in your life, and other people always ask if you play since you're working on a GOLF course, after all.
I would like to respond to a letter in the July 24 edition of The Covington News in which 14 families came to the defense of Councilman Keith Dalton concerning his ethical problems. The letter was short on substance and long on rambling, rhetoric and back slapping along with a grandiose description of their neighborhood while belittling their neighbors in the Covington Place subdivision.