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.
There's a 50-50 chance for rain after 2 p.m. today in Newton County, with the National Weather Service saying we could receive a quarter-to-half-inch of precipitation this afternoon.
Whether you are the farmer or a parent driving your child to Little League ball games, the rising cost of fuel is having an impact on your life and pocketbook.
Change is inevitable. We change jobs, cars, houses, schools, eating habits, our clothes, and our minds. In fact, we are constantly changing. Even so, many of us resist change. In Colossians 3:1-11, Paul gives three positive points to begin to make much needed changes: Change your focus. Paul says, "Set your sights on heaven." In other words, "Look up." Today, many churches are so concerned about numbers that they focus on the membership roster rather ...
I had the occasion not long ago to read Daniel Pink's "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future" (Penguin Books, 2005) and Tony Wagner's "The Global Achievement Gap" (Basic Books, 2008). What follows are Pink's thesis, Wagner's compliment, and implications for K-12 education.
Mosquitoes I have been surprised how high the mosquito population has been the past few weeks. Dry weather generally suppresses their numbers because they need moisture to complete their life cycle. But going outside late in the afternoon has been hazardous: I constantly slap myself to prevent being eaten alive. Mosquitoes live and raise young within just a few yards of your home. The adults lay eggs on the surface of pools of water most ...
The unemployment rate in Newton County was 11.8 percent for May, two points higher than the state average, according to information released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.
A line of strong storms packing wind gusts of up to 60 mph moved through Newton County Wednesday evening, dropping the temperature into the 70s in some locations.
Porterdale Councilwoman Linda Finger has announced that she will seek re-election to the council.
Oxford has a new budget year and a new council member. David Eady was sworn in as the Post 4 representative on Monday evening during a called meeting of the city council. In other business, the council approved a city budget of $4,078,130 and agreed to a change in the city fiscal year to begin on July 1 instead of Jan. 1. Eady was appointed earlier in the month to serve the remainder of Sue Dale's term ...
Dear Sirs: This letter is in response to (Nat Harwell's) recent column regarding gathering ammo and weapons to oppose trails in Newton County. As a common man who does uncommon things, I respectfully disagree with many of the column's conclusions.
Dear Sirs: I got a big laugh out of Nat Harwell's ridiculous column entitled, "Gather Weapons and Ammo," in your June 12 issue.
Now that summer is upon us it is time to seek out reading material we know as the beach read, the fun novels that have no other purpose than to entertain us.
Dear Sirs: One hundred eight-eight years ago my family moved from Warren County to the newly formed Newton County, looking for a new life in this frontier community. I don't know what trials and tribulations they endured, but they surely lived by the notion that, "Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success." (Unknown) I wonder what those hardy souls would think about today's Newton County? The recent article in The Covington News about our ...
Dear Sirs: It was with much dismay that I read the editorial in Wednesday's Covington News attacking Mr. T. M. Ewing and your reference as "the pseudo leader of the county and his gang." Such a slam is totally unjustified. Obviously, your writer does not know Mr. Ewing. You can search until your heart is content, and you'll never find a person with more impeccable integrity, ethics, morals and character. Part of a gang? ...
Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet each other with Christian love. All of God's people here send you their greetings.