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About what progress has happened during the last four years in Covington?

The current presidential race is said by some to be the year of the outsider. Covington was ahead of that trend four years ago when ...

October 04, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Have You Ever Thought …

Most of us will never serve in an elected position. Most of us will not have great wealth. Most of us will not make some ...

September 27, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Parties seek the right path on immigration

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 27, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Let's get physical

The 19th Annual Family Health and Fitness day USA was yesterday. Man, you missed it… Wait, what is that exactly?

September 27, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Johnston: Let's move Covington forward

Dear City of Covington Residents,

September 20, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | Columnists

The long, yet refreshing, debate

It was a long debate. "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews clocked in at three hours. The CNN debate in Simi Valley, California, ran ...

September 20, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists

What a difference others can make when facing a life crisis

I do not believe we were created to face life alone. It is said that humans among all creation needs the nurture of the family ...

September 20, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

‘Religious freedom’ and its unintended consequences

If you've been watching TV, you surely have seen the controversy in Kentucky where a court clerk has been in and out of jail ...

September 20, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Double homicide on Helm Drive

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a double homicide on the 100 block of Helm Drive, near Almon Road and ...

September 17, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

7 qualify for District 43 Special Election as of Tuesday

With qualifying for the State Senate District 43 seat this week, candidates are revealing their desires to be state senators and grab a hold of ...

September 16, 2015 | Martin Rand III, Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Politicians are human beings too

Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) is a politician who's had a lot of things going his way.

September 13, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Jobs in Georgia still strong

On the Economic Development Committee, we talk a lot about attracting good jobs to Georgia. We also hear a lot of reports about where the ...

September 13, 2015 | Dave Belton | Columnists

Of the power of us coming together in prayer?

The Faith Community of Newton County is being called to a time of prayer this evening, Sept. 13, 2015. This is the annual time of ...

September 13, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Thousands hit the streets for Fuzz Run

Around 3,000 runners and walkers came to Covington to support the Covington Police Department and participate in the annual Fuzz Run Saturday.

September 12, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | LOCAL

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It’s time for new GOP leadership

Those of us who consider ourselves conservatives need to understand that conservatism to the Republican hierarchy is defined differently than we define it. And those who consider themselves Republicans because they still believe the party represents what it did at its inception or what it did under President Reagan must understand that's no longer the case.

October 12, 2013 | Mychal Massie | Columnists

Rams breeze by Druid Hills

The Newton Rams earned their second region win of the season Friday night, getting back to .500 with a 32-21 victory over Druid Hills at Sharp Stadium.

October 12, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Senior Expo, Grandparents Fest Oct. 25

Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.

October 10, 2013 | Hunter Terrell | LOCAL

Students need character education

During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.

October 05, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL

Rams spoil Tigers' Newton Cup hopes

The Newton Rams won their region opener, while grabbing their second win of the season, against the Alcovy Tigers on Friday night 17-14 at Sharp Stadium, spoiling the Tigers' hopes of obtaining the Newton Cup.

October 05, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Traffic flowing again on I-20 eastbound in Rockdale

UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and traffic is flowing again on I-20

October 03, 2013 | | LOCAL

Rove, Republicans are going rogue

It should be understood that few of today's Republicans are conservative. In fact, some are as left-leaning as any Democrat. Even more troubling, many conservative voters are being wantonly deceived because they refuse to understand that the Republican Party in its current incarnation is not our friend.

October 01, 2013 | | Columnists

Newton woman, former candidate withdraws lawsuit against city of Conyers

Former Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware has withdrawn her civil lawsuit against the city of Conyers, according to a letter filed in Rockdale County Superior Court on Monday.

October 01, 2013 | | LOCAL

Eagles fly past Red Raiders

The Eastside Eagles earned their first region win of the season and their third win overall, Friday night at Sharp Stadium, defeating Madison County 31-14.

September 27, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside

We don't need Common Core

It's a well-known observation that whenever businessmen get together, sooner or later their conversation turns to how to best separate consumers from their money (which is why businesses, in reality, exist).

September 24, 2013 | Mychal Massie Columnist | OPINION

Richard J. Katenkamp

Richard J. Katenkamp, 81, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Katenkamp was a commercial draftsman for 50 years. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served in the Naval Reserve.

September 24, 2013 | | OBITS

Gary Douglas Ingram

Mr. Gary Douglas Ingram Sr., 71 of Mansfield, died Sept. 23 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Ingram was born in Thomaston, the son of the late Aubry and Lenora Morris Ingram. He was a retired machinist with Nunley Tool & Die Company and enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking, and he loved "dog."

September 24, 2013 | | OBITS

Singer/songwriter finds inspiration

There is a room attached to Wild Bill's Crown Lounge where white couches line the walls and red felt pool tables await the sharks of that sport. This is where I caught up with Ashley Walden after her hour-long set on the lounge's stage for the club's Georgia Country Night. After playing her set as the opener for another Covington native, Ty Chesley, she sat next to me, beaming. She was definitely pleased with her set.

September 19, 2013 | | LOCAL

Three stories the media ignored

You want to know just how biased and disreputable the media are? Consider this past week.

September 17, 2013 | Mychal Massie | Columnists

Tigers' early push thwarts Eastside

The Alcovy Tigers earned their second win of the season in a thriller against cross-town rival Eastside, pulling out a 20-10 victory at Sharp Stadium Friday night.

September 14, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy

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