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The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Threats

Last week we ran a story that certain leaders of our large African-American community would call for a public march if their concerns about the Board of Commissioners' decision to strip Commissioner J.C. Henderson of many of his committee assignments was not properly addressed.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


31st annual Fuzz Run

The Covington Fuzz Run saw hundreds of people running through the streets of Covington, for a good cause Saturday.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Dedicated to freshness

Four days a week, Jim Ramsey wakes up at 4 a.m., hops into his white Ford pickup and drives to the Farmer's Market in Forest Park; just so Covington residents can have fresh tomatoes.

April 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Jaguars top Warriors, 15-0

COVINGTON - After a slow start to open the season, the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars have gotten into the swing of things.

April 27, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Hospital music

What do you think of when you hear someone use the term "hospital music?" Most folks old enough to remember the Edsel categorize hospital music as the nebulous recordings of standards heard in the waiting rooms of medical offices, in the elevators of skyscrapers, and in many hospitals and office buildings. Many folks absently term the tunes "Muzak," the name of the company which pioneered music in the workplace, though countless other sources now exist. Still, Muzak is heard daily by over 100 million people in more than 350,000 locations, but the company has grown to be much more ...

April 27, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Newton track finishes fourth at region meet

The Newton High boys and girls track teams each finished fourth overall in the Region 2-AAAAA meet on Wednesday at Lakewood Stadium.

April 27, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Smith leads Eastside boys golf to finals

Eastside High Taylor Smith shot a 3-under 69 to win the medalist honor and help the Eagles to a runnerup finish during the Region 8-AAAA tournament Monday at Innsbruck Resort and Golf Club in Helen.

April 27, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eagles soar on Senior Night

COVINGTON - The Eastside High baseball team celebrated Senior Night in style with a 10-1 victory over Clarke Central on Friday at Eagle Field.

April 27, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Christine Johnson Bailey

Christine Johnson Bailey, 85, of Covington died April 19.

April 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Owner of zebra involved in prank files theft report

 The owners of Barcode, the zebra used in an Oxford College prank last week said they filed a theft report with the Newton County Sheriff's Office in hopes of deterring future pranksters.

April 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Inflation effect

Debra Ayona's husband and son love to drink milk. They often drink a gallon of it a day. But with milk nearing $6 a gallon, Ayona said she has had to cut her men down to two gallons a week and this former diet staple has become somewhat of a luxury item in her household.

April 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Porterdale set to adopt distilled spirit ordinance

Porterdale citizens may soon be able to enjoy mixed drinks at restaurants in town.

April 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Experiencing a paramount election

 For Erik Oliver, the decision to return to Nepal earlier this month to work as an elections monitor in the landlocked South Asian nation's Constituent Assembly elections was a natural one considering his history with the country.

April 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Arrest made in Saturday's homicide

The man suspected in Newton County's sixth homicide of the year was arrested in Alabama about 12 hours after police discovered the body of a Hispanic male killed in his home.

April 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Transportation woes

Some business leaders and politicians feel there was a lack of leadership in this session of the General Assembly on transportation issues. I could not agree more, not because the legislature failed to pass a tax increase, but because no one is attempting to solve Georgia's transportation woes by any other method than throwing money at the problem.

April 25, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Playing dress-up

April 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Whatever you want, you get

 Several weeks ago, our family stopped to eat at a fast-food restaurant in North Atlanta.

April 25, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


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