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Of the power that is in imagination?

Behind the Newton County Health Department and near the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, you will find a very different place, Chimney Park ...

August 30, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Jimmy Carter shows a special kind of courage

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Newton resident publishes first book

Ellen Kelly Gordon, a daughter of the late Deacon Nelson Kelly and Mrs. Jeanie Kelly and a Newton County 1978 graduate, has published her first ...

August 23, 2015 | | LIVING


Have you ever thought?

Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted in our nation. One out of three women will be abused in their life time. In addition many ...

August 23, 2015 | B. Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Newton County Jail Log: Aug 19

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, August 17, child support default

August 23, 2015 | | LOCAL


A stage show at the courthouse

Dear Editor,

August 23, 2015 | Barbara Morgan | Letters


While you were sleeping, the government you deserve

Dear Editor,

August 23, 2015 | Steve Brown | Letters


What’s in store for this weekend?

Events 8-21-15

August 20, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Demands for senior services will rise at as population ages

There's no place like home.

August 17, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Of how powerful words can be?

Whoever said, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" was wrong. Words are powerful.

August 16, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The courtesy of legitimacy

This past weekend at my annual RedState Gathering, I rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak after getting the runaround from his campaign on ...

August 16, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


School starts - and the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


John Douglas returns to work at GPC

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that ...

August 14, 2015 | | LOCAL


Solid Waste panel meeting cancelled

The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled

August 13, 2015 | | LOCAL


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Massie: The people aren't buying it

The following are news headlines I observed: "Obama: 'Health Insurance … Is Your Right,'" "HHS Launches Video Contest to Attract Young Obamacare Subscribers," "State Dept. Panel Advises [Homosexual] Foreigners in Civil Unions to Get Married," and "Obamacare Website Misleads on Abortion-Inducing-Drug Mandate."

August 27, 2013 | MYCHAL MASSIE Columnist | Columnists


Waller tribute to benefit Chimney Park

Chimney Park behind the Newton County Library on Floyd Street has a thick canopy of shade trees, fanciful ruins of a once grand home, places to explore, places to be still and listen to nature, or places to read and picnic, but something is missing.

August 24, 2013 | Barbara Morgan Special to the News | LOCAL


UGA can answer gardening questions

Dead spots in your lawn?

August 24, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton tkimble@uga.edu | LOCAL


'Bored,' brutal young people

In the past week, a young man from Australia was killed for no apparent reason other than the fact that three mean-spirited youths were "bored."

August 24, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Stars hit the links for worthy cause

Georgia golfers had the opportunity to play with a few notable sports celebrities for a good cause on Aug. 23 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers in the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes Golf Tournament.

August 24, 2013 | Matt Smith msith@covnews.com | SPORTS


'Heat' stars release country CD

Randall Franks, known best for his fiddling and for his role as Officer Randy Goode on the locally filmed television series "In the Heat of the Night," has teamed up with former "Heat" co-star Alan Autry to produce "Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions" released July 9 on Crimson Records.

August 24, 2013 | Carrie Huenke Special to the News | LOCAL


Eastside soars past Knights

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team might have needed a half-inning to get settled on Thursday against Johnson (Gainesville), but as soon as their nerves steadied, it was all Eagles in a 15-2 route that was called after just four innings.

August 24, 2013 | | Eastside


An eighth-grader's take on leadership

My name is Ralph Edward Brown. I'm currently an eighth-grade student at the Newton County Theme School. This summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) in Washington, D.C. I was one of 294 scholars from around the country identified as a future leader. This was an awesome experience for me. Thanks go to my seventh-grade teacher, Ms. Holly Kaas, for nominating me and serving as my mentor.

August 24, 2013 | Ralph Edward Brown Guest columnist | OPINION


Deadline nears for deer quota hunts

All interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2013 | | SPORTS


Eagles, Patriots take the field

Matching field goals were the only points posted at Eastside Field on Wednesday, but that was enough to get Eastside and Heritage coaches, players and fans excited about the upcoming football season.

August 22, 2013 | | Eastside


From the cheap seats

Well Covington, it has certainly been a whirlwind trip.

August 22, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | SPORTS


Alcovy softball ready to defend title

With the softball season already underway, the Alcovy Tigers hope the same fortunes that favored them a year ago will once again show themselves in 2013.

August 22, 2013 | | Alcovy


Eastside, Heritage ready for kickoff

While the official start of football season is still a week away, two Covington and Rockdale rivals will square off tonight in a bout of preseason football.

August 20, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | Eastside


Willie Mae Poole

Willie Mae Poole, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Aug. 18. Born in Guntersville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Melton and Alice Keylon Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Poole, who died in 2001 and a sister, Thelma Ryans. Mrs. Poole resided for 11 years at Merryvale Assisted Living Center in Oxford, where she enjoyed many activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Franklin, N.C.

August 20, 2013 | | OBITS


Mini retreat, big issue

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


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