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Teenager, Interrupted

What your growing child needs from you, right now.

April 19, 2015 | Kaitlynn Mockett | Education


Why our YMCA is so special?

I was very pleasantly surprised to find such a strong and vibrant YMCA program as offered by our local Family YMCA. It is very unusual to find such a strong program in our size town. It was founded by some far-sighted citizens in 1986. It had its beginning with an after school program and some exercise classes for adults. The Y began in the small building beside the main facility that is now used for afterschool care. It is located at 2140 Newton Drive.

April 19, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Not too busy to buckle

The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours - we stay outside until dark, go to bed late, and get up at 7:30am (which is late in our house!). So when reality hits and we get back to our school days routine, we inevitably have a few bumpy mornings.

April 19, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health


Tom Garrett leaves for Barrow County

Newton County Manager Tom Garrett will be stepping down from his position next month to become the public works director for Barrow County.

April 15, 2015 | Stanley Dunlap Meris Lutz | LOCAL


How does our community respond to Child Abuse?

Did you know that one out of six boys and one out of four girls will be abused before their 18th birthday? This is a threat to their future and all the lives they touch. One of our area's response to this challenge is "A Child's Voice". This is the children advocacy center located in Social Circle. It serves Newton, Walton and surrounding counties.

April 12, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Strike the right balance in your diet

"Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…" That is a song we all like to sing because it means birthday cake is coming! Today is my daughter's birthday and Saturday is my son's birthday so we get to have birthday cake TWICE this week!

April 12, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health


Ellis’s removal of Neuhierl

Dear editor,

April 12, 2015 | | Letters


First session finishes with a flourish

The last day of my first session was thrilling and exhausting. I worked from 7 in the morning to midnight to get "Kelsey's Law" over the finish line. Only 13 minutes remained before the official "Sine Die" when all work must cease until next year. But I am incredibly grateful that my work, and the work of Newton Representatives Pam Dickerson and Doug Holt before me, finally came to fruition after four long years. More importantly, I am humbled to be just a small part of courageous Kelsey's fight to protect fellow teenage girls.

April 12, 2015 | Dave Belton | Columnists


Gay rights movement is totalitarian

The gay rights movement has tended to be a well-choreographed stage production over the last number of decades. Over time, behind the scenes, they pushed hard for gay characters in film and television. They pushed gay actors out of the closet and encouraged celebrations of diversity.

April 12, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

April 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


All eyes on you, Jordan Spieth

AUGUSTA – Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2015


Halfway to History

How do you stop Jordan Spieth?

April 10, 2015 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2015


Spieth runs away with Day 1 lead

"I believe in fate. Fate has dictated another championship here, as it has done so many times" – Ben Crewshaw, after the 1995 Masters.

April 09, 2015 | Vince Johnson | MASTERS 2015


Welcome to your weekend (April 10)

Java. Cup o' Joe. Lead in your pencil. Fuel in your tank. So many of us are very dependent on our morning (and sometimes afternoon) cup of coffee. Do you take it black? With cream and sugar? With honey and cinnamon? In the Old West, the pioneers would boil crushed coffee beans in a pot over a campfire, maybe put some egg shells in the pot to settle the grounds, and drink their very strong tar-like coffee to start the day. When my husband and I were in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we participated in the traditional coffee ceremony. This ceremony ...

April 09, 2015 | Jenni Mauran | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER


Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

April 09, 2015 | | Business


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Newton County Jail Log

Anthony Lamar Aiken, 59, 7130 Geiger St., Covington, March 4. Failure to appear.

March 12, 2013 | | Newton County Jail Log


Fox Winery grows native Ga. grapes

Today on my travels, I stop to visit Brian Kuhn of The Fox Winery. I was excited with the anticipation of a little free wine tasting and a chance to pick up a local bottle of wine for dinner.

March 12, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Vampire Diaries fans take tour

Jessica Lowery guides a group of "The Vampire Diaries" fans through downtown Covington Saturday. Lowery runs Mystic Falls Tours, a tour guide company she started up when the show came to Covington.

March 09, 2013 | Photos by Darrell Everidge | Covington


Yell it from the street corner

PJ Alexander preaches to local traffic quoting Bible scriptures. Alexander said he picks a place and preaches on the street corner every weekend. "People stop and thank me for spreading the word, so it makes me feel as if I'm making a difference," he said. In the cold March weather, there were horns honking and people waving as Alexander stood on the corner preaching about Jesus and holding the Bible.

March 09, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge | Covington


Local Civil Rights heroes honored

Two Newton County Civil Rights leaders stood on the steps of the historic courthouse to be recognized for their contributions to Newton County history.

March 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson Lynda Edwards | LOCAL


Eagles stay perfect

The Eastside Eagles continued their unbeaten run through the early 2013 season against cross-county rival Alcovy Friday.

March 09, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Concerns for Eastside High School

As representatives of District 1 in Newton County, we have heard concerns from our constituents about language in the upcoming Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax vote on March 19 as it relates to the future of Eastside High School.

March 09, 2013 | John Douglas Jeff Meadors | Columnists


YACS senior named National Merit finalist

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has selected Rockdale County resident Dylan Veneziano of Young American's Christian School as a 2013 Certificate of Merit Finalist.

March 09, 2013 | | Education


Moms Run in Covington/Conyers

Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for moms and women of all levels and paces, now has an active chapter in Covington/Conyers/Social Circle.

March 09, 2013 | | LOCAL


Jeffares: Capitol Update

Crossover Day is a rite of passage all remaining Senate bills must go through before transferring to the opposite chamber – the House of Representatives. In order to meet the midnight deadline, the Georgia Senate worked hard to adopt nearly 30 pieces of legislation.

March 09, 2013 | Sen. Rick Jeffares, Guest Columnist | LOCAL


Daylight saving time this Sunday

The time change for daylight saving time will occur Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. This time was chosen because it was decided this was the least disruptive time of day. We change our clocks to save money on energy due to more natural light. However, studies have shown these savings to be nominal because people turn their lights on early in the morning.

March 07, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Stay on the course

The game of golf takes more than just keeping the ball on the fairway and limiting your putts. It also requires a certain amount of etiquette synonymous with the gentleman's game.

March 07, 2013 | Bryan Raines | Recreation


Eastside rallies past Newton

Eastside and Newton had to wait a week for a game which was rescheduled after rains canceled the first scheduled county matchup, and it took the Eagles a little longer to get started Saturday.

March 05, 2013 | Mikayla Newton | Eastside


First Lady reads to Newton students

First Lady Sandra Deal read to children Monday morning at South Salem Elementary School as she kicked off "Read Across Georgia" month.

March 05, 2013 | Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | Education


Newton County Jail Log - March 3

Masiska Milner Robinson, 29, 5113 Nixon Circle, Covington, Feb. 8. Contempt of court.

March 02, 2013 | | Newton County Jail Log


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