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Striders qualify for Nationals

Members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club competed at the AAU Region 8 qualifier at Eastside High School, Taylors, South Carolina June 25th-28th. Five qualified for the AAU National Track and Field Championships at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA August 1st-8th.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation


National All-Stars win district

The Newton National PeeWee All-Stars defeated Collins Hill 13-3 on Monday June 22, 2015 for the title of District Champs. The All-Stars will play in the State tournament July 3-5 & 10-11 in Buford Ga.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation


Have You Ever Thought …

If it seems like we have been celebrating Independence Day for more than a week, that's because we have. This is the time we celebrate our birth as a nation and the freedoms that we cherish. It seems that we can't get it all into just one day.

July 05, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Mass Hysteria in America

In the 1400s, a nun in a French convent started making sounds like a cat. Other nuns began to do the same. Eventually, they started biting one another. As word of the bitings spread, so, too, did the bitings. They swept through other convents all the way to Rome.

July 05, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


Hollywood of the South news

In the wake of Nina Dobrev's departure from "The Vampire Diaries," last season, producers are bringing Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching), mother of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), back in all her mischief making glory for Season 7. Details are vague, but it's anticipated that Mama Salvatore will shake things up in Mystic Falls.

July 05, 2015 | | LOCAL


Filling the gap for hungry children

Bad enough to be cooped up in the house during the summer because parents are at work and child care is cost prohibitive. But imagine being stuck inside and not having anything to eat.

July 05, 2015 | | LOCAL


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in northwestern Forsyth County

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Authorities say they are treating the burning of a rainbow flag on a vehicle at a northwestern Forsyth County home as an anti-gay hate crime.

June 30, 2015 | Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | LOCAL


Cripps had no choice after officer tests positive

In early May, Porterdale Police Officer Trevor Jones reported to his chief he was under investigation by the GBI and U. S. Post Office. When the results of a urine test came back positive, Police Chief Jason Cripps said he had no choice.

June 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


4th of July events sparkle across Newton

COVINGTON- One of the joys of small town Georgia is the town square. It's not just an area where people can shop and eat, but it's a place where they can come together to celebrate holidays, hear seasonal concerts, and take a breather under the trees during a hectic work day.

June 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Council re-imagines amenities for Yellow River Park

There have been changes in Porterdale since the plans for Yellow River Park were drawn up in 2011-12.

June 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Why we see dogs as man’s best friend?

For centuries dogs have been called man's best friend. Many of us either have dogs as pets or remember with fondness the years that we did. Perhaps it is because in most cases the dogs seem to think a lot more of us than we are really worth. A dog can be a great example of unconditional love. The other day I found a whole new reason to give this title of "best friend" to a dog.

June 27, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Communities gather for Emmanuel 9

Approximately 150 people from churches around Newton County came together Wednesday night at St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Covington to hold vigil for the nine people slain while at prayer services in Charleston last week.

June 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


EHS soccer holds 4th annual alumni match

Eighteen current and former Eastside Eagles gathered together Saturday evening at Cousins Middle School to play in the fourth annual Eastside High School Alumni soccer match.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Eastside


Stephens: Why Father's Day

Today is the day that tradition has set aside in our nation as the day we honor our fathers. Though there is no clear history on the day. When we look at the time line, the day came into existence after Mother's Day was first observed.

June 21, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


A Lack of Trust

Neither Donald Trump nor Ben Carson will be president of the United States. Having observed political campaigns actively since 1988, neither campaign has the connections, opinion leader support or organizational abilities to win the nomination. But they are candidates who can throw a wrench in the process.

June 21, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


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April 11, 2013 | | OBITS


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April 11, 2013 | | OBITS


Eastside takes 2nd loss

For the first time this season, the Eastside baseball team was shutout and lost just its second game of the season, 1-0 to Jackson Monday.

April 09, 2013 | | Eastside


Pay off

Prior to the Nelson Heights Community Center opening in 2010, there was a struggle for control between District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and The Newton County Recreation Commission. Commissioner Henderson's attempts to be intimately involved in the operation of the center were ultimately rebuffed, however his aspirations to be the anointed leader never diminished.

April 09, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Wow...

In a recent MSNBC "Lean In" commercial, Tulane professor and network commentator Melissa Harris-Perry said this about traditional parenthood:

April 09, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Covington's Crooner

Not only is Covington known as the Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular TV shows and movies, but it is gaining traction in the music department as well.

April 04, 2013 | Michelle Parham Special to the News | LOCAL


Break off the winter golf rust

Now that the weather is starting to change and the Masters is right around the corner, it's time to get back into golf.

April 04, 2013 | Brian Raines | Recreation


Eagles hit parade rolls over Johnson

Eastside continues to pour it on, this time racking up 13 hits and stealing eight bases in a 14-4 win over Johnson, Gainesville Wednesday.

April 04, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


What’s in a name?

I am somewhat dismayed by the efforts of Newton County's leadership to change the mailing address of Baxter International.

April 04, 2013 | By Jim Burgess | Columnists


Covington's Country Crooner

Covington, if you thought our limelight was dying down, think again. Not only is Covington known as The Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular television shows and movies, but we are gaining traction in the music department as well. Local country musician, Gannon Adams, has been on a roll with positive attention. Country music fans will fall in love with his upbeat mix of music. Especially his big hit "Game Face."

April 04, 2013 | By Michelle Parham | ENTERTAINMENT


Briem hits two home runs for Eastside

Eastside's scoring output gradually increased until Musashi Briem made it a no-doubter with a grand slam in the seventh to seal the Eagles' 13-3 road win over Johnson, Gainesville, Monday.

April 02, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Holt: A view from the House

Last week saw the conclusion of this year's legislative session. In three all-day floor sessions, we considered 22 bills and resolutions, and also worked through more than 40 reviews of amendments and compromise positions between House and Senate versions of bills.

March 30, 2013 | | Columnists


Young Lady Rams win 2 straight

Gizelle Ferguson and Precious Buddington led Newton's girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Rockdale on Friday.

March 30, 2013 | | Newton


Pallay pitches to seventh victory

Eastside defeated Walnut Grove in the second game of the series, Friday night winning 4-1 to remain unbeaten in Region 8-AAAA.

March 30, 2013 | | Eastside


Local business eyeing new site

Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.

March 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight news@covnews.com | Business


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