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Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


An important primary election is coming up on May 10.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/13/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/11/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/9/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/4/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/2/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Mrs. Charlyne Varner

Charlyne Aaron Varner, age 87, died April 13, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Varner and by her parents Rabun and Ellie May Aaron. She was married to Roy for 66 years. She played the role of devoted helpmate to him as he served 16 years as chairman of Newton County Board of Commissioners. Her personality was to avoid the limelight so politics were a challenge for her. Nevertheless, she took care of all the details which led to Roy's success. She was devoted to her family. She made sacrifices ...

April 14, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Bubba does it again

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba…"

April 13, 2014 | Vince Johnson | Masters 2014

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Size means nothing to the Newton High boys

Oh, if only they had some size.

January 27, 2008 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives

Hoops: Newton at Luella

MCDONOUGH - Smooth ball movement. Steady defense. Easy transition baskets. Solid shooting.

January 25, 2008 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives

Cougars top Oxford on the court, 76-64

OXFORD - As the snow melted from Sunday's wintry wonderland, so did the opportunity of a heroic late comeback for the Oxford men's basketball team.

January 25, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Falcons hire Smith as the head coach

By Charles Odum

January 25, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives

Worldwide Track Club bodes well during LSU indoor meet

Staff Reports

January 25, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Helping single parents

 Terri Webster spent 19 years as a single parent and learned to cope with life's challenges by trusting God to answer prayer. She was recently named coordinator of the Single Parent Ministry at Eastridge Community Church. Under the supervision of missions director, Linda Miller, she and team members, Denise Barrett, Scott and Sue Brannon and Sharon Waters, are actively seeking resources to build a support system for single parents.

January 25, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

A look at educational issues

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part commentary from Jenny Thompson. The second will appear in the Sunday edition of The Covington News.

January 25, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Abortion and heart

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe in Roe V Wade, recognized a constitutional right to privacy and legalizing abortion in the United States.

January 25, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives

Family's time of need

Dear Editor: I wanted to write and tell you of our experience with Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home in Covington when my mother passed away on Dec. 23, 2007. To lose a loved one is difficult but to lose one at Christmas is even more difficult. I took my mother to Caldwell & Cowan to preplan her funeral a year ago, and we immediately knew that we wanted to work with their staff. They were honest and their prices were fair and competitive. Owner Judson Caldwell gave us his undivided attention and spent a great deal of time with us in selecting ...

January 25, 2008 | Shiree Goss and Family | Archives

False judgement

In my last article I tackled the difficult but important subject of making judgments. Many people today want to argue that you should never make a judgment about anything (they have already made their judgment on that issue). Many times people will bolster their arguments by appealing to Matthew 7:1-2, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." "See," they argue, "Jesus said it is wrong to judge."

January 25, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Who is Jesus?

At the heart of the Christian faith is a central personality, Jesus, who said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). Without Christ there is no Christian faith. Without Christ, there is no possibility of hope, salvation or eternal life.

January 25, 2008 | The Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives

Oxford remembers MLK

January 25, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Every Life For Christ

Psalm 34 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." There are plenty more passages like that one. But here's the thing. Has it ever felt like you aren't getting the desires of your heart?

January 25, 2008 | Pastor Jonathan Scharf | Archives

Rethinking liquor laws

The city of Covington has responded to complaints from members of the community that its existing alcohol ordinance is too cumbersome and confusing by beginning the process of re-writing the entire ordinance.

January 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

J. Tyrone (Ty) Gibson

J. Tyrone (Ty) Gibson, Ph.D., one of Auburn's leading business leaders, passed away on January 22 after a brief illness. He was born on 1943 in Albany and was raised on a peanut farm in Vada. As a teenager, he worked as a laborer on farms in the Hopeful and Dellwood communities cropping tobacco, hoeing peanuts, "sacking" peanuts, picking cotton and raising hogs, working from sunup to sundown in June, about 14 hours, to earn $5 a day.

January 25, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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