Arielle Coambes, a 2010 graduate of Alcovy High School, was a presenter at the recent 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association National College Media Convention.
Imagine this: Your local leaders gathered recently in a secluded lodge in Newborn, Ga., engaged in team-building activities, relay races, classroom learning, enjoying good food and fellowship, and developing a plan to give back to the community. This happened at the retreat kickoff for the Leadership Newton County Class of 2013-2014!
I've written extensively over the past several weeks that we, the voters, need to be vigilant and suspicious of the current political atmosphere.
I've been fascinated by cemeteries my whole life. The headstones found in cemeteries tell us a lot about the people who have passed this way before us, what these folks thought was important and where they wanted to be in the next life.
Editor? I am disappointed in the paper. Wonder what the Dennis and Mallard family think?
I've reached an age of almost knowing about life. Sometimes, I still believe I know nothing, yet I know more than I did the day before yesterday.
The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fall Festival Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise money for the station.
Residents looking for more information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are invited to a free forum on Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers.
Five years ago, my husband and I moved to Covington. My only knowledge of Covington was that the TV drama "In the Heat of the Night" was filmed here. I watched that show at every opportunity; I even came to an auction of articles from the show once.
Veterans from around the state made their voices heard loud and clear during the protest at the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial in Rockdale, held Sunday in conjuction with the national protest in Washington D.C.
How do you do research without the Internet? Believe it or not, five young ladies did just that this week as part of the 4-H National Youth Science Day project. Funny enough, it was actually a project about technology! This week, 4-H'ers around the country explored geographic information systems. In Newton County, we used an aerial photo as the base map of section of a Colorado town similar to the area around Oak Hill Elementary ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day. While I love to hear some of my favorite quotes, I'm never sure if the students really take it in. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind," a quote from Dr. Seuss, was read in a club meeting Friday. But then, the student asked fellow class members if they ...
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.
UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and traffic is flowing again on I-20 ----------------------- (Oct. 3, 12:14 p.m.) An incident has traffic backed up on Interstate 20 east about a half mile before the West Avenue exit (Exit 80). Ambulances and law enforcement are on the scene. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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."
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.