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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

Our thoughts: Freedom of speech and transparency

A proposed motion during the recent Board of Commissioners meeting would have stifled citizens from speaking about certain topics at the public meeting, but that ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Regulations aren’t necessarily a bad idea

History was made last month at the C. B. King Federal Courthouse in downtown Albany.

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Matter of trust

If you have ever worked in a place where you don't trust your co-workers, you understand how that can warp your thinking and therefore ...

October 10, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

Johnston responds to Smith's letter

Covington City Councilman Chris Smith read a letter during the council comment section of Monday night's meeting against the actions of Mayor Ronnie Johnston.

October 06, 2015 | | LOCAL

Importance of bringing new business to the city

Dear Citizens,

October 06, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | LOCAL

About what progress has happened during the last four years in Covington?

The current presidential race is said by some to be the year of the outsider. Covington was ahead of that trend four years ago when ...

October 04, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Have You Ever Thought …

Most of us will never serve in an elected position. Most of us will not have great wealth. Most of us will not make some ...

September 27, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Parties seek the right path on immigration

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 27, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Let's get physical

The 19th Annual Family Health and Fitness day USA was yesterday. Man, you missed it… Wait, what is that exactly?

September 27, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Johnston: Let's move Covington forward

Dear City of Covington Residents,

September 20, 2015 | Ronnie Johnston | Columnists

The long, yet refreshing, debate

It was a long debate. "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews clocked in at three hours. The CNN debate in Simi Valley, California, ran ...

September 20, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists

What a difference others can make when facing a life crisis

I do not believe we were created to face life alone. It is said that humans among all creation needs the nurture of the family ...

September 20, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

‘Religious freedom’ and its unintended consequences

If you've been watching TV, you surely have seen the controversy in Kentucky where a court clerk has been in and out of jail ...

September 20, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

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NCSS wins public relations awards

The Newton County School System Office of Public Relations has received national recognition for publications produced during the 2012-2013 school year.

June 18, 2013 | | LOCAL

Fishing reports

According to, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 15, 2013 | | SPORTS

Clements Middle HonorRoll

The following students were named to the All-Year Honor Roll at Clements Middle School:

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL

Thanks, Dad

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.

June 15, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Road work projects this week

The following road maintenance and mowing projects are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17-20, weather permitting:

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL

Program aids recycling in Covington

The city of Covington and Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful encourage city residents to recycle. The "Streamline" program, which accepts a wide variety of materials and does not require separating, makes curbside recycling easier for city residents.

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL

Social Circle native makes music run

Taylor Marie steps out of her makeshift performance space in the corner of The Village Grille's main dining room, where she has just finished her second set, alongside lead guitarist Ryan Shafer.

June 13, 2013 | Shane Wilson | LOCAL

Severe thunderstorm warning until 1 a.m.

Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.

June 13, 2013 | | LOCAL

Flag Day

"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."

June 13, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Meeting tonight

Even though not much notice was given, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting this afternoon to discuss recent happenings in the downtown district, primarily involving the Main Street program, the resignation of its director and the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce.

June 13, 2013 | | Our Thoughts

Keys to successful pitch shots

This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.

June 06, 2013 | | Recreation

Pastor spreads word through ‘hip pop’

Passion, inspiration and true, raw talent are all things most musicians have in their blood.

June 06, 2013 | By Michelle Parham | RELIGION

Lookout issued for Conyers woman

A lookout has been issued for a Conyers woman who has been missing since Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | | LOCAL

Have kidney, will ride

Vince Lowe might look like a picture of strapping health, but this biker has been waiting and searching for a kidney since 2009.

June 06, 2013 | | LOCAL

Freedoms eroding

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -- The Fourth Amendment

June 04, 2013 | | Columnists

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