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Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Stolen truck chase ends in crash at used car lot

A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler

"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Cooking with Melanie


Light up the holidays

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Spring Fling

 In 1191, Richard the Lionheart deployed the first two trebuchets at the Siege of Acre during the first confrontation of the Third Crusade.

May 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Pants-less perpetrator

 A Covington woman arrested for driving under the influence was reportedly driving pants-less as well, according to a Covington Police Department report.

May 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Known drug dealers targeted for arrest

The Covington-Newton County Special Investigations Unit dealt area drug dealers a significant blow as they rounded up at least 39 people with a total of 55 counts in connection with selling cocaine as part of a wide-ranging, four-month investigation involving secret videotaping and undercover work.

May 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Beyond the Trail of Tears

 The story of the Cherokee Indians is one of tragedy and triumph: a tragedy of sorrow and a triumph of the human spirit.

May 02, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


4-H members earn top honors

 Seventeen local teens competed at 4-H District Project Achievement in March and earned top honors.

May 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Ministry reaches out to destitute

 Third Disciple Street Rescue is a gutter-level intervention outreach to homeless women and Vietnam Veterans. According to founder and Covington resident, Jim Smith, there are more homeless Vietnam vets than servicemen who died in that conflict.

May 02, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


The cross is the way

 In my last article I wrote about the exclusivity of Jesus' statement in John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'" (John 14:6, NIV).

May 02, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Ministry reaches out to destitute

 Third Disciple Street Rescue is a gutter-level intervention outreach to homeless women and Vietnam Veterans. According to founder and Covington resident, Jim Smith, there are more homeless Vietnam vets than servicemen who died in that conflict.

May 02, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


The cross is the way

 In my last article I wrote about the exclusivity of Jesus' statement in John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'" (John 14:6, NIV).

May 02, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Evelyne King Lester

Evylene King Lester, 91, of Conyers, died May 1 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Grover and Dessa Maloy King, she was the oldest member of Honey Creek Baptist Church, was retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Lester is preceded in death by husband Walker Lockhart Lester, grandsons Rodney Moon and Dale Lester, brother Melvin King and sisters Byrdice Barker and Carroll George.

May 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


New zoning ordinance contains urban design elements

The new form-based zoning ordinance the Covington City Council will consider adopting in June collapses several of the city's more unwieldy zoning districts into districts that allow a greater degree of flexibility for developers.

May 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Six candidates to run for sheriff

The race for the sheriff's office heated up with the addition of another Republican candidate Thursday, bringing the total number of candidates to six.

May 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Seven set to vie for District 3 commission seat

The race for District 3 commissioner is shaping up to be one of Newton County's most crowded contests yet with five Democrats and two Republicans already qualified as of Thursday.

May 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


District 2 seat for BOE to be a contended race

 Retired Newton County postal veteran Don Gresham threw his hat in the political arena Tuesday when he qualified to run for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education.  Gresham, 71, will face incumbent Rickie Corley, who also registered Tuesday, for the Republican ticket in the July 15 general primary.

May 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Proposed rule upsets some restaurateurs

Under the draft alcohol ordinance to come before the Covington City Council Monday, all employees of establishments that serve alcohol would have to submit to a background check and fingerprinting at the police department and pay an annual nonrefundable $50 processing fee.

May 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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