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If there's anything that will catch the eye of our elected officials in Washington, DC, it's an advertisement like this article's heading ...

November 29, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

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 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

What it takes to make Covington special?

One of the keys to making our city so special are those willing to offer themselves for elective office and serve when elected. At the ...

November 29, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Learn from history

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

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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

About those resources

Dear Editor,

August 20, 2013 | Tim Cooper Covington | Letters

Bulldogs ranked fifth by AP

NEW YORK - Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two - No. 1.

August 17, 2013 | Ralph Russon Associated Press | SPORTS

DNR won't undo new division

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board isn't backing off its decision to create a separate Law Enforcement Division.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Gill | SPORTS

Finding fun at Ga. parks

There's always a lot of activity at Georgia's state parks, and below are a few staff selections of events coming up next week. For more events or information, visit

August 17, 2013 | | SPORTS

Bulldogs ranked fifth by AP

NEW YORK - Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two - No. 1.

August 17, 2013 | Ralph Russon Associated Press | SPORTS

Massie: Show up and protest

Last Saturday, I happened to be driving by the Hilton off International Drive, where the Obamas were scheduled to regale wounded veterans moments after their limousine pulled up to the venue. You can imagine my surprise (and nausea).

August 17, 2013 | | Columnists

Plan the Ga. 212 stoplights better

Dear editor:

August 17, 2013 | Susan Fiese | Letters

NHS grad selected for VSU initiative

A self-described "lab rat," Gregory A. Jackson, 22, spent the summer tucked away inside his home away from home, the Valdosta State University Hugh C. Bailey Science Center. The senior chemistry major, a 2009 graduate of Newton High School, helped develop a collection of science experiments for an upcoming public school road show and also conducted research into the use of copper to treat tuberculosis and, possibly, cancer.

August 17, 2013 | Jessica R. Pope Special to the News | Education

Mission group headed to Kenya

Members of the Light of the World Christian Tabernacle in Stockbridge will be embarking on a mission trip to Kenya next month.

August 15, 2013 | Kaitlyn Weber | LOCAL

Jonah Bryce Barnett

Jonah Bryce Barnett, 11, of Covington, died Friday, Aug. 9, at his residence. Jonah was born in Dublin and was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Covington where he lived the past four years. He attended the seventh grade at Cousins Middle School. His journey touched the lives of many and his testimony was touching to all that he met. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Grady Barnett Sr.

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

It's time for 4-H fall programs

If your child will be age 9 by the end of 2013, it's time to start 4-H meetings!

August 10, 2013 | By Terri Kimble Fullerton 4-H Agent, Newton County | LOCAL

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