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.
Newton County may be rocked after midnight tonight by a line of strong to severe storms. The National Weather Service has issued a forecast map that calls for the severe weather to enter northwest Georgia about 9 p.m., then effect metro a swath of Georgia from Gainesville to Atlanta to north of Columbus around midnight. The storms may pack damaging wind, large hail and isolated tornadoes. The chance of rain is 100 percent. The high should be ...
The Spring Fling will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Southern Heartland Gallery, 1132 Monticello St., while A Taste of Downtown, a showcase of fare from seven downtown restaurants, will be offered next door at 1138 Monticello Street Banquet Hall.
It seemed to be a cold, snowy winter, but the last freeze for the Atlanta area occurred in February, the earliest last freeze date since 1945, according to the National Weather Service.
The inaugural health fair on Wednesday at the Turner Lake Complex featured health tests, food, information and sample giveaways. Vendors included Newton Medical Center, the Newton County Recreation Department, Fire Services, Chick-fil-A, Cigna, Senior Services, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig.
Say hello to an American musical theater classic this week, as the Oxford Youth Singers and the Oxford Singing Children offer their takes on "Hello Dolly!"
Notecards designed by Covinton-area children are on sale now in a Miracle League fundraiser. The cards were drawn last year in the Miracle League's annual competition to raise awareness of exceptional children and their recreation needs. Each pack of 12 cards costs $10 and features two cards designed by each of the six featured artists. All proceeds go to the construction of the Miracle League Complex at City Pond Park. Cards are available at ...
Washington and New York were stops for a group of students from Piedmont Academy earlier in April.
A tornado watch has been issued for Newton and Rockdale counties and much of metro Atlanta until 3 a.m.
Even though we may ignore reality, somehow the stark truth shines through even the deepest denials. This is where we are now when we look at the relationship between domestic Islamic terrorists and members of the Obama administration.
Dear sirs: Before anyone of us attempts to answer your (April 4 Editorial Page) question, what will it take to help us (in Newton County) make healthier decisions, we need to first ask the following questions:
Sunday, The News asked: "What will it take to make Newton County healthier?" The question was prompted by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report ranking Newton 143rd of 159 Georgia counties in community health factors. The question is being asked anew, but answers have been documented as long as they have been ignored by a majority of our local elected leaders. Health begins and ends with personal responsibility, but healthy living thrives in a healthy ...
In 1998 the American Film institute listed the 100 greatest movies of all time. At the top of the list was Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane."
Dear Sirs: I believe that our public school system needs to be not only regionally but also globally competitive and accountable for our children to be successful. I also believe the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2002," needs to be re-evaluated. The emphasis or lack of on the dreaded Criterion Reference Competency Test, better known as the CRCT, should not be the major source of success standards. In wake of the recent scandals involving ...
Dear Sirs: When you hear (Covington Planning Director) Randy Vinson say, "We need to do this," what he really means is that we have to come up with more funds to justify his job and add to his personal assets.
The solution for supper is easy for next Wednesday, as the Covington Lions Club stages its 39th annual chicken barbecue. Tickets are on sale now for the barbecue, which will be held form 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.