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Abraham Thomas "Abe" Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


NMC hosts uniform, scrubs sale

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Uniforms & Scrubs Sale Monday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon.

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


It’s SSEMC meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing, information sought

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington woman arrested in prostitution sting

Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug possession.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Social Circle activities

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Be fair and impartial

There was an unfortunate incident in our community last week where a man for reasons unknown at this time was seen in a quiet community wielding a sword of some type, harassing passing cars and trash cans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Snapping Shoals meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Explorers, Post #222 excel again

Eighteen of the 26 members of the Covington Police Explorers traveled to Savannah and competed in six events during Summerfest.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter from J. Virgil Costley

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters


Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Listen to the voices of the past

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., pastor and mentor to Sen. Barack Obama, has been in the news much of late. Who has not heard the tape of his cursing America or his claiming that the U.S. invented AIDS as a way to kill black people?

April 04, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Christians of convenience

There is a cancer growing in Christendom today - a growing number of professing Christians who are not true believers.

April 04, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


County coaches weigh in on men's Final Four

You've heard from all the experts. And you've already alienated yourself from the rest of your family after watching too much ESPN and CBS regarding the men's Final Four.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Hansbrough one HEEL of a hoops player

My co-workers have a twisted sense of humor sometimes.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eagles battered and bewildered by Loganville, 13-1

By Eric R. Wallace

April 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Georgia State's Catherine Lee earns second Rookie of the Week award

ATLANTA - Georgia State's Catherine Lee was named Colonial Athletic Association softball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Alcovy, Eastside split region match on the tennis courts

By Eric R. Wallace

April 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Eastside High golf leads Newton, Alcovy during annual Newton Cup

COVINGTON - On Tuesday the Eastside High golf team led after the first round of the Newton Cup, an annual tournament involving all three local high schools, including Alcovy and Newton.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Accusations swirl around teen beating incident

Residents of the Covington neighborhood where seven teenagers were arrested last week for the robbery and assault of a 16-year-old boy say the incident was connected to drugs the victim was bringing to the area and say several of the boys were wrongly charged.

April 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


V. David Bishop

Mr. V. David Bishop, 73, of Mansfield, died April 1 at his home. The son of the late William Jackson and Julia Ellis Bishop, he was born in DeKalb County. Mr. Bishop was president of Bishop & Bergbower Contractors, a commercial pipeline business for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958, enjoyed woodcrafts and was loved by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving brother.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Louise Jones Grier

Mrs. Louise Jones Grier passed away March 31 at her home following a courageous struggle with cancer. The daughter of Leroy and Esther Summerour Jones, she was born in 1916 and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. She married Hubert Grier in 1946, and he always declared that she was the best thing that ever happened to him. They were happily married until his death in 1998. Mrs. Grier was an employee of the Bibb Manufacturing Company for over 25 years where she served faithfully as a time keeper. She was a devoted member of Salem United Methodist Church ...

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Edward S. "Eddy" King

Edward S. "Eddy" King, 60, of Social Circle, died March 30. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years in Vietnam.

April 04, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Spring break activities planned

For many, spring break is a time for family vacations. Trips to Florida or week-long jaunts to the beach are always popular.

April 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rams, Tigers split on the tennis court

COVINGTON - On Wednesday, the Alcovy and Newton tennis squads split a pair of crosstown tennis matches at Newton High School.

April 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Arrest made in latest murder

 A New Jersey resident was arrested Thursday for the recent murder of a Newton County man, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

April 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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