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Eat your way to a healthy, happy you

My super-busy life began seven years ago when my dad was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. At the time, his diagnosis was really scary for our family.

February 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Health

An embarrassment that needs action

The camera crews and on-air personality from Atlanta's Channel 11 were in Newton County last week for some in-your-face television journalism aimed at revealing to the world the sorry state of affairs in our local county government.

February 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Schulz sends letter to constituents

Last night 11 Alive News aired a report on the fees paid to the Newton County Attorney, Tommy Craig. Many questions were raised by the reporter as well as citizens who were interviewed. Many have questioned why the Board agreed to reappoint Mr. Craig as County Attorney. Prior to the vote, I made the following statement which was made part of the official minutes of the meeting.

February 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Douglas, Maddox pen letter on Craig

From our view:

February 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Judge Horace J. Johnson (video)

Covnews intern Javon Dickerson interviews Judge Horace J. Johnson about Black History Month

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Stone Mountain Pecan product recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

NCSS Spelling Bee returns

The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton represented in merger committee

One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Porterdale recognized for Main Street

Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Enough original excuses for a lifetime

Legend has it that the late, great James Brown, after leading police on a high-speed, two-state car chase that ended at a friend's residence, explained his behavior to police with the following gem: "I'm sorry. I didn't see y'all. I was just going to my friend's house."

June 04, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Angel in the infield

 On May 28, the Rangers of the Newton County Recreation Dixie Boys league took to the field.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Tigers seeing improvements on the gridiron

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

PATA hosts first Spring Fling

 On Saturday, Oxford College hosted the firs-ever PATA Spring Fling Junior Tennis Tournament. Having 42 local juniors ages 18 and under, the Piedmont Area Tennis Association looked to get their first tennis tournament of the year off with a bang.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Rangers pounce on Rockies early and often

 The Rockies and Rangers met in a Minor Division clash on Saturday at City Pond with the Rockies taking a 9-1 whipping from the Rangers, who improved their record to 10-3 with the strength of their bats and the domination of Jared Jones and Connor Hewell on the mound.

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Rodeos with a reason

 Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to saddle up. This weekend promises to be action packed as two rodeos roll into town.

June 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

The Donut King rules for sweet-tooths

 The Donut King, famous locally for its delicious donut holes, is under new ownership and has added several new items to its menu, including peach fritters.

June 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Sex and the theater

After a four-year hiatus the girls (if you can still call them that) of the popular HBO series "Sex and the City" are back for their silver screen farewell.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Covington extends drinking hours

The Covington City Council voted to extend last call hours to 1 a.m. at their Monday meeting but held off voting on the requirements that would prohibit convicted felons from working at bars/restaurants.

June 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Community gears up for B.R.A.G.

Newton County is gearing up for the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia which kicks off in Oxford on Sunday.

June 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Jane Hart

Jane Hart, 81, of Conyers, died May 26. The daughter of the late Albert B. Legg Sr. and Lucile Sanders Legg, she was born and reared in Knoxville, Tenn., attending Central High School, Draughon's Business College and the University of Tennessee. She was active in church work for 60 eyars as pianist and organist. Mrs. Hart taught Sunday school and Bible school and was president of Women in the Church, circle chairman and Bible study leader. She was a past member and officer of the Order of the Amaranth, was a volunteer for the Georgia Literacy Coalition, Georgia Regional ...

June 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Pilfered Pumps

With gas prices soaring through the roof, more than doubling from this time last year, everybody is feeling the pinch. Some are even resorting to stealing fuel in various ways.

June 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Donald (Don) Stephens

Donald (Don) Stephens, 62, of Monticello, died May 30. A person who was loved by all, Mr. Stephens worked hard, loved to party and enjoyed life from his back yard. He liked fishing, four-wheelers, working on cars and lifting weights to stay in shape.

June 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Covington buys into Plant Vogtle

Opting for a middle of the road approach, the Covington City Council voted to seek 35 megawatts of nuclear power through the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia at their Monday meeting.

June 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Walter Toner

Walter Toner, 80, died June 1. He was a dedicated educator and teacher of mathematics to junior and high school students. Born and raised in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was a lifetime member of Plattsburgh Methodist Church, he lived and served the Plattsburgh area for most of his life. Mr. Toner graduated from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, with a B.S. in Education, an M.S. in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration and Supervision. Mr. Toner was a long-term and honorary member of the Chazy Volunteer Fire Department, served in the U ...

June 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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