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What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists


Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of ...

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


What can we learn from a ground hog?

There it is on the calendar for February 2: "Ground Hog Day." I don't know who selects which days to note on the system ...

January 31, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


You have more options for college funding than you think

The cost of their children's college education will take a big bite out of parents' retirement savings.

January 31, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Crawford: Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 31, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Jeffares: Week 3 brings bills and committee meetings

Committee meetings are finally underway here at the Capitol. I, and many of my colleagues, have had a busy week juggling our various committee appointments ...

January 31, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | LOCAL


Belton: House votes on amended budget

The third week of Session we voted on what is called the "Small" or "Amended" budget. It is basically the mid-year adjustment to account for ...

January 31, 2016 | Dave Belton | LOCAL


Irwin: Why do I live in Covington? It's home.

While hashing out the idea of writing my column about Southern small town life, I settled on the name Neurotically Sentimental.

January 31, 2016 | Andy Offutt Irwin | LIVING


How we trust in God as a community and a nation?

Recently there have been debates about the use of our nation's motto, "In God We Trust." It is found on the dollar bill, on ...

January 24, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Deal backs away on teacher pay issue

Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal had everyone thinking he would make major changes in the state's public education system when the 2016 legislative session ...

January 24, 2016 | | Columnists


Jeffares: A busy week at the Capitol

It has been a short but busy week here at the state Capitol in Atlanta.

January 23, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | LOCAL


Redskins repeat

Dan Gable said, "Once you wrestled, everything else in life is easy." There are not many things about wrestling that are easy, but the Social ...

January 18, 2016 | | Social Circle


Eagle swimming has strong showing on senior night

Eastside Swimming Eagles Team Captain Trey Hanson had a perfect night last Friday with four first place events but it wasn't enough as the ...

January 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside


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Featured Obituary: Minnie Ola Shipp

Mother Minnie Ola Moore Shipp, 85, of Conyers passed away Saturday, June 15.

June 13, 2013 | | OBITS


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


'Heat' actor has 'sweet' memories

Once upon a time, Covington was not known for the vampires of Mystic Falls. It was the fast-paced police chases, robberies, bloody murder scenes, and various other gruesome crimes that put the city in the national spotlight.

June 01, 2013 | Carrie Huenke news@covnews.com | LOCAL


9 arrested for pimping, prostitution, pandering

Police arrested six "johns," including a Covington man, and a Covington woman charged with pimping in a bust of a prostitution operation at a Conyers motel Tuesday.

May 31, 2013 | Michelle Kim news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Escort planned for wounded soldier

SPC. Sam Walley, an Auburn, Ga., serviceman who lost an arm and a leg to an IED explosion in June, is making his first visit home, and special escort is planned for him when he returns to Georgia Thursday.

May 29, 2013 | | LOCAL


Lois Elaine Fortner Holloway

Lois Elaine Fortner Holloway, 58, of Monticello, died May 27, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon.

May 28, 2013 | | OBITS


John William “Billy” Moate

John William "Billy" Mote, 57, most recently of Monroe, formerly of Covington, died May 25. He was a native and longtime resident of Newton County.

May 28, 2013 | | OBITS


Proposed Bear Creek Reservoir scrutiny:

With the proposed reservoir nearing the construction stage, there has been no protection for the citizens'/ratepayers' protection provided by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

May 25, 2013 | Samuel M. Hay, III | Letters


Become an expert in your short game

For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.

May 23, 2013 | | Recreation


Flash flood watch expires, rain continues

UPDATE: The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for counties including Rockdale and Newton has expired but warnings of rain storms continues through the night.

May 19, 2013 | | LOCAL


Rams debut under Banks

Newton's blue team beat the white team 30-27, but that's not what Friday's spring game at Newton High School was all about.

May 18, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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