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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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A cheery Challenge

The weather took a turn to the cold early Saturday morning, but that didn't stop the Covington Y from having another successful Cheerios Challenge.

April 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | YMCA


Newton track tops Region 2-AAAAAA

The Newton boys' track team won Region 2-AAAAAA and the girls' finished second in a continuation of strong performances by both Rams teams.

April 20, 2013 | By Xavier McKnight | Newton


Little Dawg: A band of artists

On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I found David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band was having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon - the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. Clemens hovered over a basket of fresh onion rings and he was quick to introduce the rest of the band, Andrew Carroll on drums and Clayton Ferguson on bass, as well as his wife Tamra. Clemens stood up and greeted ...

April 18, 2013 | Shane Wilson news@covnews.com | LOCAL


Lelia Ruth Hebert

Mrs. Lelia Ruth Hebert, of Porterdale, died April 16 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of George and Lucille Smith, she was born in 1930 in Conyers.

April 18, 2013 | | OBITS


Little Dawg: A Band of Artists

On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I find David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band is having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon – the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. David hovers over a basket of fresh onion rings, and he is quick to introduce the rest of the band, Andrew Carroll on drums and Clayton Ferguson on bass, as well as his wife, Tamra. David stands up and greets ...

April 18, 2013 | By Shane Wilson | ENTERTAINMENT


No-hitter helps Alcovy stay in first

Alcovy's Jake Jones threw a no-hitter to lead Alcovy to a region win over crosstown rival Newton Tuesday, pushing the Tigers into first place in Region 2-AAAAAA.

April 17, 2013 | | Alcovy


To the editor: The CRCT problem

To the editor:

April 16, 2013 | | Letters


‘Les Miserables’ opening

With a cast of more than 100 strong, the Oxford Youth Singers are mounting the epic musical "Les Miserables." The show runs Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinée performance April 21 at 3 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on Newton County High School's campus.

April 16, 2013 | Jessica Smith | LOCAL


The mortgage complaint window is open

Got a beef with your mortgage company or loan servicer? Lots of people do, and thousands of them have been turning to a federal complaint hotline for action - or at least a quick response from the lender.

April 13, 2013 | Ken Harney | Columnists


Eagles miss playoffs

The Eastside boys' soccer team scored 12 goals in its previous four games - all wins - but couldn't find the back of the net when it needed to Friday.

April 13, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eastside suffers first region loss

Eastside suffered its first Region 8AAAA defeat of the season Friday night when it traveled to Sugar Hill for an 8-2 loss to the Lanier Longhorns.

April 13, 2013 | Miles Steele | Eastside


A season of new beginnings

This is my favorite time of year, a season of new beginnings.

April 13, 2013 | Curtis Singleton | Recreation


Area All-Star game coming

To area high school basketball fans, the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County Senior All-Star Basketball games, 3-point shootout and slam dunk contest are great ways to see the top talent they have rooted for over the last four years.

April 13, 2013 | Zavier McKnight | SPORTS


'Bike Fest on the Square' coming

Anyone interested in checking out bikes and wheels around the downtown square will have the opportunity to do so at a Bike Fest Sunday.

April 11, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


Pallay lifts Eastside past Lanier

The stakes for Wednesday night's game were even greater as Class AAAAA fourth-ranked Eastside just came off its second loss of the season to host Lanier, the No. 7 ranked team in the same classification.

April 11, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


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