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A day after our president called ISIS "contained" the Islamic State launched a well-coordinated attack on the City of Light. ISIS just took down an ...

November 22, 2015 | Dave Belton | LOCAL

Say goodbye to Pinkie’s

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 15, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Who cares for those furry friends who have no voice?

Looking on the national scene, one answer would be the National Humane Society. They deal with issues on a large scale; issues such as advocacy ...

November 15, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Thank your veterans

Have you ever thought about what Veterans Day is all about? On Wednesday we will pause as a nation and as a community to honor ...

November 08, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

There’s no denying that it’s getting wetter

This is what the future looks like.

November 08, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Johnston: The time is now

The retail development referred to by Mr. Dalton in his letter to the citizens of Covington and Newton County, is one of the most important ...

November 01, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | LOCAL

Chamber Board: Project Kitchen Sink

Dear Citizens of Covington and Newton County:

November 01, 2015 | Chamber Board of Directors | LOCAL

How can I help reduce hunger in our community?

One out of five residents of our county is living in poverty. This makes providing enough for themselves and their families to eat is a ...

November 01, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Alcovy gets dominated at home

The Alcovy Tigers (1-7, 1-2 region, 2-AAAAAA) hosted a conference game against the Tucker Tigers in what turned out to be a rout, full of ...

October 26, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Alcovy

What is Halloween all about?

This coming Saturday, October 31, is Halloween -an "unofficial" holiday that is observed by most. Driving around Covington you can see ghosts and skeletons hanging ...

October 25, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Catching up on the news

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political ...

October 25, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

How can I live in more than one place at a time?

When most of us are asked about where we live, our reply is Covington, GA. But we could add, Mystic Falls Virginia, or Sparta Mississippi ...

October 18, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Deal moves to pick his own judicial system

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 18, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Lady Rams get shutout and shutdown in first round of playoffs

The Newton High school Lady Rams softball team (8-2 region, 8-9 overall, 2-AAAAAA) lost handedly in the first round of the playoffs to the Newnan ...

October 16, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton

Newton County shows cancer awareness

It's well known that cancer is a disease that is more and more common, and it's also known that October is National Breast ...

October 10, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton

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Massie: The people aren't buying it

The following are news headlines I observed: "Obama: 'Health Insurance … Is Your Right,'" "HHS Launches Video Contest to Attract Young Obamacare Subscribers," "State Dept. Panel Advises [Homosexual] Foreigners in Civil Unions to Get Married," and "Obamacare Website Misleads on Abortion-Inducing-Drug Mandate."

August 27, 2013 | MYCHAL MASSIE Columnist | Columnists

Waller tribute to benefit Chimney Park

Chimney Park behind the Newton County Library on Floyd Street has a thick canopy of shade trees, fanciful ruins of a once grand home, places to explore, places to be still and listen to nature, or places to read and picnic, but something is missing.

August 24, 2013 | Barbara Morgan Special to the News | LOCAL

UGA can answer gardening questions

Dead spots in your lawn?

August 24, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton | LOCAL

'Bored,' brutal young people

In the past week, a young man from Australia was killed for no apparent reason other than the fact that three mean-spirited youths were "bored."

August 24, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Stars hit the links for worthy cause

Georgia golfers had the opportunity to play with a few notable sports celebrities for a good cause on Aug. 23 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers in the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes Golf Tournament.

August 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

'Heat' stars release country CD

Randall Franks, known best for his fiddling and for his role as Officer Randy Goode on the locally filmed television series "In the Heat of the Night," has teamed up with former "Heat" co-star Alan Autry to produce "Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions" released July 9 on Crimson Records.

August 24, 2013 | Carrie Huenke Special to the News | LOCAL

Eastside soars past Knights

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team might have needed a half-inning to get settled on Thursday against Johnson (Gainesville), but as soon as their nerves steadied, it was all Eagles in a 15-2 route that was called after just four innings.

August 24, 2013 | | Eastside

An eighth-grader's take on leadership

My name is Ralph Edward Brown. I'm currently an eighth-grade student at the Newton County Theme School. This summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) in Washington, D.C. I was one of 294 scholars from around the country identified as a future leader. This was an awesome experience for me. Thanks go to my seventh-grade teacher, Ms. Holly Kaas, for nominating me and serving as my mentor.

August 24, 2013 | Ralph Edward Brown Guest columnist | OPINION

Deadline nears for deer quota hunts

All interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2013 | | SPORTS

Eagles, Patriots take the field

Matching field goals were the only points posted at Eastside Field on Wednesday, but that was enough to get Eastside and Heritage coaches, players and fans excited about the upcoming football season.

August 22, 2013 | | Eastside

From the cheap seats

Well Covington, it has certainly been a whirlwind trip.

August 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

Alcovy softball ready to defend title

With the softball season already underway, the Alcovy Tigers hope the same fortunes that favored them a year ago will once again show themselves in 2013.

August 22, 2013 | | Alcovy

Eastside, Heritage ready for kickoff

While the official start of football season is still a week away, two Covington and Rockdale rivals will square off tonight in a bout of preseason football.

August 20, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside

Willie Mae Poole

Willie Mae Poole, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Aug. 18. Born in Guntersville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Melton and Alice Keylon Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Poole, who died in 2001 and a sister, Thelma Ryans. Mrs. Poole resided for 11 years at Merryvale Assisted Living Center in Oxford, where she enjoyed many activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Franklin, N.C.

August 20, 2013 | | OBITS

Mini retreat, big issue

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

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