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.
Rats and Mice Many of you would be surprised to hear some of the questions that are logged in a typical county extension office in the spring. I try to tell people all the different questions we answer during the year but the list never ends. During the past few days, I have had many calls about rodent control. I know all living things have a purpose, but some may say "so what." When rats ...
Newton County residents who lost income from the severe storms that struck last week may be eligible for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Drawing district lines along common lifestyles or economic interests and having representation that mainly served one county were some of the wishes expressed by attendees at the League of Women Voters forum on redistricting Tuesday night.
Dear Sirs: In the aftermath of the recent storms in the area, home repair work is often necessary. Unfortunately, unscrupulous remodelers can take advantage of homeowners in need. There are several important factors to consider in hiring someone to perform repair or remodeling work on your home. Following are some tips from the Newton County Home Builders Association for finding qualified, reputable residential and/or general contractors:
Damage from the killer tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week was captured in images taken by Covington native Mary Wright, a rising junior at the University of Alabama.
Gasoline prices in the metro Atlanta area are averaging $3.86 per gallon after a price hike of 10.3 cents in the past week. Nationally, the average price increased 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to $3.92 per gallon, according to gasbuddy.com. Check Covington area gas prices here.
Reader Matthew Ozburn sent this photo to us of the storm that wreaked havoc early Thursday in Newborn.
Dear Sirs: The Town of Newborn was hit by a tornado at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday. Although trees were down, blocking all entry and exit roads to the town, no injuries were reported.
Lawn Care Many years ago, a clean-swept yard was a common sight in rural Georgia. If a grass seed germinated, it meant that someone needed to pull it up and sweep the ground evenly. That mindset left the soil unprotected from the elements and erosion took place. Today, a lush, green lawn is preferred by most homeowners because of the many benefits it offers. Lawns provide protection from dust, glare, heat, noise and erosion, ...
A lot of press, including this publication, has been dedicated to trying to figure out why gas prices, already high, are headed further upward due to an increase in state and local sales taxes, effective Sunday.
Dear sirs: I would like to make a brief comment on my experiences working with the City of Covington. I am a self employed contractor and have been working in the Newton County/Covington area for over 35 years. During this time, I have had nothing but great experiences working with the employees of the City of Covington. On calls involving gas, electric or water, the city personnel have been extremely helpful and courteous to me ...
Dear Sirs: Ready or not, the future is coming. Many Newton County citizens make the decision each year whether to remain here or seek quality of life elsewhere. New people have moved here and will continue to move here. Will they be educated, self-sufficient, community-minded families who add to our quality of life?
I feel like a failure. For years, I have told you what a privilege it is to live in Georgia. We have beautiful mountains, pristine beaches, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, Vidalia onions and more concrete fishponds than you can count. And we are unhappy. Where have I gone wrong? A survey by Gallup-Healthways called the Well-Being Index released last month says Georgia is only the 31st happiest state in the nation. For ...
My favorite movie in 2010 was the football movie "The Blind Side." Like many of you, I loved the inspirational story of Michael Orr going from a homeless teenager to the NFL. This move was an incredible reminder that the human spirit is alive and well. It also showed that people do care for one another despite what we read in the news. One of my favorite scenes involved Michael's adoptive brother, S.J., trying to ...
Average retail gasoline prices in metro Atlanta have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.83/g, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com. Check out the lowest gas prices in the Covington area and across the nation here.