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A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of ...

June 26, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


When our habits become spiritual

We moved to Oxford eight years ago so that I could be the college chaplain at Oxford College of Emory University. We left behind family ...

June 26, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Columnists


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


McCart: Whiskey Bent back in Covington

Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass ...

June 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Rowe: The sights and sounds of summer, Part 2

In my previous column I started a series on something that both myself, and you as readers, I'm sure, are very passionate about - music ...

June 19, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought ...

Who we are is a product of the people who shape and form our personalities long before we are fully aware of our dependence of ...

June 19, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Orlando is why we need surveillance

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch - twice - and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.

June 19, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Defeating radical Islamic terrorism

I normally do not opine about national issues, as I am a state legislator. But I find I must make an exception in this case ...

June 19, 2016 | Dave Belton | Columnists


Juvenile Court gets another tool in Casey Foundation

The Newton County Juvenile Court will have another tool to reduce juvenile detention and increase public safety starting in August.

June 18, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


Undeserving

As I write this I am in the midst of Vacation Bible School. I truly enjoy VBS. It is a chance to share the Gospel ...

June 12, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


A Trump presidency would sink all boats

Hello, investors. Come join the foreign policy experts in daily panic attacks over what a President Donald Trump would mean for your world. What does ...

June 12, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Some good guys leave the playing field

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few ...

June 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Nelson Heights to host 4th annual Juneteenth festival

Newton County is having our fifth annual Juneteenth Festival at Nelson Heights Community Center from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

June 12, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


The Higher Choir opens The Listening Room

After taking off for the Memorial Day weekend, welcome back to another installment of The Minute. We have plenty to catch up on, so let ...

June 09, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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The perfect fiscal storm

The political disappointments in today's government abound. The national debt is out of control, the ideological divides are gaping, and the government has been shut down for more than a week. The average person has not yet felt the effects of the shutdown, but the concern for our nation's future is clear. Just about everyone has an opinion, but it's hard to find the real factors that must be considered in the current economic environment.

October 12, 2013 | Mark Flowers | Columnists


It’s time for new GOP leadership

Those of us who consider ourselves conservatives need to understand that conservatism to the Republican hierarchy is defined differently than we define it. And those who consider themselves Republicans because they still believe the party represents what it did at its inception or what it did under President Reagan must understand that's no longer the case.

October 12, 2013 | Mychal Massie | Columnists


Rams breeze by Druid Hills

The Newton Rams earned their second region win of the season Friday night, getting back to .500 with a 32-21 victory over Druid Hills at Sharp Stadium.

October 12, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Senior Expo, Grandparents Fest Oct. 25

Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.

October 10, 2013 | Hunter Terrell news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Students need character education

During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.

October 05, 2013 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


Rams spoil Tigers' Newton Cup hopes

The Newton Rams won their region opener, while grabbing their second win of the season, against the Alcovy Tigers on Friday night 17-14 at Sharp Stadium, spoiling the Tigers' hopes of obtaining the Newton Cup.

October 05, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Traffic flowing again on I-20 eastbound in Rockdale

UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and traffic is flowing again on I-20

October 03, 2013 | | LOCAL


Rove, Republicans are going rogue

It should be understood that few of today's Republicans are conservative. In fact, some are as left-leaning as any Democrat. Even more troubling, many conservative voters are being wantonly deceived because they refuse to understand that the Republican Party in its current incarnation is not our friend.

October 01, 2013 | | Columnists


Newton woman, former candidate withdraws lawsuit against city of Conyers

Former Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware has withdrawn her civil lawsuit against the city of Conyers, according to a letter filed in Rockdale County Superior Court on Monday.

October 01, 2013 | | LOCAL


Eagles fly past Red Raiders

The Eastside Eagles earned their first region win of the season and their third win overall, Friday night at Sharp Stadium, defeating Madison County 31-14.

September 27, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Eastside


We don't need Common Core

It's a well-known observation that whenever businessmen get together, sooner or later their conversation turns to how to best separate consumers from their money (which is why businesses, in reality, exist).

September 24, 2013 | Mychal Massie Columnist | OPINION


Richard J. Katenkamp

Richard J. Katenkamp, 81, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Katenkamp was a commercial draftsman for 50 years. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served in the Naval Reserve.

September 24, 2013 | | OBITUARIES


Gary Douglas Ingram

Mr. Gary Douglas Ingram Sr., 71 of Mansfield, died Sept. 23 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Ingram was born in Thomaston, the son of the late Aubry and Lenora Morris Ingram. He was a retired machinist with Nunley Tool & Die Company and enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking, and he loved "dog."

September 24, 2013 | | OBITUARIES


Singer/songwriter finds inspiration

There is a room attached to Wild Bill's Crown Lounge where white couches line the walls and red felt pool tables await the sharks of that sport. This is where I caught up with Ashley Walden after her hour-long set on the lounge's stage for the club's Georgia Country Night. After playing her set as the opener for another Covington native, Ty Chesley, she sat next to me, beaming. She was definitely pleased with her set.

September 19, 2013 | | LOCAL


Three stories the media ignored

You want to know just how biased and disreputable the media are? Consider this past week.

September 17, 2013 | Mychal Massie | Columnists


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