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Don’t be too busy to buckle up

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 7:30 a.m. (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.

July 26, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health


Don't be too busy to buckle up

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 7:30 a.m. (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.

July 26, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health


Have you ever thought?

There is an old saying, "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." The point I think is that if we can hold on, we may find a way to get around the problem that made it seem that we were at the end of our rope. If we don't find a way to hang on, there is no hope. The challenge is to seek new possibilities and to find a way through.

July 26, 2015 | B. Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Keeping K-9 dogs cool in summer

Because dogs can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads, a closed, hot car can be like an oven, allowing little ventilation and suffocating heat.

July 26, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Rockdale provides multiple settings for films

The headless horseman rode into town last week, as the cast and crew of Fox's Sleepy Hollow began shooting season three in Rockdale County. The production team has been filming around the community in several different locations, including at a private residence on Main Street and in Olde Towne Conyers. Next week, they will film at some private residences near Ebeneezer Road and GA State Route 212.

July 25, 2015 | | LOCAL


Vacation stress?

It is hot outside. There is no denying that. It is H.O.T. Of course it is - it's July. We are smack dab in the middle of the hottest month of the summer. We are reaching the 90s every day. We are getting heat lightning at night. And we are talking about back to school… wait, what?!?!

July 19, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health


What in the world is going on with Legion Field?

On Mill Street between Floyd Street and Newton Drive is Legion Field. In a world of development it is a precious piece of green space. It holds memories of fairs dating back to the thirties. Baseball, football, soccer, and yes, cricket have been played in this space. And the exciting news is it is getting a major "redo".

July 19, 2015 | | LIVING


Obama roots for the Terrorists

I struggle to be less provocative than to suggest the president of the United States is rooting for terrorists who would harm us, but consider the evidence. Four Americans, including a Christian pastor and a reporter, have been left behind in Iran. The president specifically said they were not part of negotiations that not only lift an arms embargo against Iran, but also let it continue to grow its nuclear capabilities.

July 19, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


Alleged Ghost Face gangsters go to trial

Requesting a speedy trial, Patty Wanda Green will return to court in September to defend against charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.

July 19, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Thinking of chickens in your back yard?

On one hand, proponents believe there are lots of advantages to hosting chickens in the backyard. In fact, the only disadvantage, most people have said, is the amount of work that goes into taking care of them.

July 19, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Porterdale won’t raise mill rate this year

Despite not having the city mill rate change for 2016, some residents of Porterdale will likely see an increase in their property taxes this year.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Weekend guide

Atlanta, at once representative of the old South-anything fried is yummy-while being unabashedly open to any and all cuisines from around the world is considered one of the country's top foodie scenes. So, when Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week comes around, it's a chance to graze a smorgasbord of offerings from 35-plus restaurants, beginning Saturday, July 18, and ending Sunday, July 26. Restaurants offer $15, $25 or $35 brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Participating sponsors Trianon Tequila, BMW and Celebrity Cruises hosts different events. To find out more about the participating restaurants and to make reservations for ...

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Skin’s go to Disney

Most kids like to go to Disney World for the rides at the Magic Kingdom during the summer holiday, but the Social Circle High School Wrestling team went for a different ride. The ride the Redskins were on led them to the Championship of the AAU Scholastic Duals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Center in Orlando. The event better known as the Disney Duals, hosts over 120 teams from all over the country. There are 4 (32) team divisions and SCHS dominated their division going undefeated.

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Post 32's Mid-season update

The American Legion baseball season has been underway since the beginning of June and the Covington Post #32 A's team has continued their tradition of winning by amassing a record of 11-2 at the mid-season point. The team is once again led by veteran Coach Bill Dallas and his assistant Coach Eddie Bagwell.

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation


The Greek crisis and your planning

Today, let's take a break from Bruce Jenner, the Confederate flag, Kim Kardashian's swim suit pictures and other related matters vital to our national security. Instead, let me address something that could be of great relevance to you in your retirement planning, which is the Greek financial crisis and could it work its way across the Atlantic to us.

July 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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Jean Paige Danner &Eddy E. Pugh

Jean Paige Danner, 56, and Eddy E. Pugh, 57, of Covington, died from injuries received in a tragic automobile accident on April 21.

April 25, 2013 | | OBITS


James Stanley Moore Sr.

Mr. James Stanley Moore Sr., 59, of Covington, passed away April 24. Moore was a dedicated employee, for 40 years, at SRG Global. He loved his family, and enjoyed running, playing drums, fishing, going to the beach, woodworking and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Inez (Harcrow) Moore, sister Audrey Barela and brother Dwight Rutledge.

April 25, 2013 | | OBITS


Dr. Betty June Cottrell Hull

Dr. Betty June Cottrell Hull, 83, of Covington passed away on April 6.

April 25, 2013 | | OBITS


Barry Lynn Dunn

With great sorrow, the family of Barry Lynn Dunn, announces his passing on April 23. He was the son of Samuel Smith and Lessie (Yelverton) Dunn, born Oct. 15, 1927, in Jackson, Tenn., and moved to Atlanta soon after his birth. He grew up in West End, attended Tech High School, and was baptized and spent his youth at Gordon Street Baptist Church. He was a member of what is now called the "Greatest Generation," and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1947, he married his loving sweetheart Helen Sewell of Grove Park, and together ...

April 25, 2013 | | OBITS


Eagles let region title slip away

A 9-6 loss is disappointing enough, but for the Eastside baseball team that feeling was multiplied in its defeat at Lumpkin County Wednesday.

April 25, 2013 | | Eastside


Lady Rams end season on winning note

The Newton girls' soccer team may have missed out on the playoffs, but the Lady Rams left 2013 on a bright note winning three of their last seven.

April 25, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


"Driving Miss Daisy" premieres tonight

The New Depot Players are officially streaking – with well-written, acted and directed performances. Following up the notable, but unfortunately under-attended "Rabbit Hole," their spring production is none other than "Driving Miss Daisy."

April 24, 2013 | By Jessica Smith | ENTERTAINMENT


Newton beats Morrow, makes playoffs

Newton clinched a spot in the Class AAAAAA playoffs Tuesday, knocking off Morrow 12-2 on senior night.

April 24, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles win on Duck Dynasty night

While the camouflage jerseys the Eastside baseball team wore during "Duck Dynasty Night" Monday were new, the result wasn't as the Eagles picked up their 19th win.

April 24, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


General Jackson 'Jack' Carnes

General Jackson "Jack" Carnes, 87, of Covington, passed away April 22.

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


Jack Porter Atkinson Jr.

Mr. Jack Porter Atkinson Jr. died peacefully in his sleep at University Hospital, Augusta, April 22 following an illness of several weeks.

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log

Lutgher Clark Smith Jr., 26, 508 Moore St., Oxford, April 16. Contempt of court, child support.

April 23, 2013 | | Newton County Jail Log


Good kids

Unfortunately, in today's society, more attention is paid to the bad that our young people do than the good.

April 23, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Tornado

The folks who live in Mansfield received a real shock Friday as an unexpected smack from Mother Nature rolled through a portion of their small town. For more details, you can go to CovNews.com to see pictures and a video of the storm.

April 23, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Retaliation shooting near Salem Road Sunday night

A shooting in the Country Walk subdivision off Salem Road Sunday evening that sent one man to the hospital and another man to jail appears to be in retaliation for another shooting involving the same two people six years ago in the same neighborhood.

April 22, 2013 | | LOCAL


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