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Ringing In the New Year

Whether it's a party, a delicious meal or live music is your way to celebrate, there will be plenty of opportunities to help ring in 2015 in Newton County and the surrounding area.

December 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Farm Bureau wins state awards

Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau annual meeting, held Dec. 7-9 on Jekyll Island. NCFB received the Georgia Farm Bureau McKemie Award in the organization's 2,180-member plus category during the 77th Annual GFB Convention, beating out nine other counties to win the award in its membership division.

December 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


New Year’s Resolution

Dear Editor,

December 27, 2014 | Richard Callus | Letters


Track Santa with military grade tech

In this day and age, not even Santa Claus can pass through monitored airspace undetected.

December 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Atlanta's Plaza Theater gives gift of The Interview

The Plaza in Atlanta announced on Twitter Tuesday that it will be one of the only theaters in the country to screen the controversial film The Interview, despite threats of violence made by hackers warning against the film's release.

December 23, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Local students honored at Georgia College

Georgia College recognized some of Newton County's own high achievers this week, awarding five degrees to local residents and honoring over two dozen students for their scholastic aptitude and hard work.

December 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Rain till Christmas for Newton County

Showers and thunderstorms over the next day or so are expected to give way to sun by Christmas, as the National Weather Center warned of possible hailstorms Tuesday morning.

December 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Virginia O'Hanlon

In 1897, a young girl named Virginia O'Hanlon got into an argument with her classmate over whether Santa Claus was real. Her classmates teased her and called her names because she believed in him.

December 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OPINION


Celebrating the Festival of Lights

The Jewish celebration of Hanukah is often associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, but that association has little to do with the significance of each holiday and more to do with the timing. Each is celebrated at the end of the year when the holiday season has hit full swing. But much like the story of Christmas, the story of Hanukah is a rich one.

December 20, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Changing the CULTURE

On Friday night, the Alcovy Tigers basketball team welcomed South Gwinnett to town. Going into the game, Alcovy was looking to get its first win of the season. Despite Alcovy playing with outstanding effort, once against they came up short, losing 64-54.

December 20, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


Cooking with Melanie: Eggnog and eggnog poundcake

Eggnog

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


A before-New-Years Netflix resolution

2015 is coming. With that will come a bunch of New Years resolutions – from people that will never fulfill them – like, "I'm going to lose weight" or "I'm gonna start going to church" and of course "I'm going to stay single" as if it takes a new year to start the process, but I digress. What you should really focus on is all of the really good movies that are leaving Netflix after December.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


Covington student makes Academic Achievement list at GSSU

Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


How to find the right school fundraiser for you

The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


West Newton Elementary School removed from state focus school list

The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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Mother's Day - Don't take her for granted

I used to take her for granted.

May 09, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives


Gas tax pandering has no merit

During the last couple weeks, we have watched both Hillary Clinton and John McCain propose a holiday for the summer from the federal gas tax. McCain wants the break just to provide relief over the summer. On the other hand, Clinton wants to enact a "windfall profits tax" on oil companies to make up for the lost revenue (more on that in a moment).

May 09, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Grandparents taking on role of parents

Every now and then, there is a sequel in this section of newspaper real estate I get to occupy.

May 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


A new look for The News

You may have noticed a few changes in this morning's edition of The Covington News. We're still the same great hometown newspaper we've always been since 1865, but with a little bit of a facelift.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rotary Club honors local scholars

Last Tuesday the Covington Rotary Club honored 30 of the brightest and most active students of Newton County. We are impressed and encouraged by the depth of the honorees resumes every time we have the privilege to attend one of these award ceremonies that celebrate the accomplishments of our young people. It gives us hope that we do indeed have a bright future pool of businessmen and leaders that will carry not only our community but our country forward into the rest of this century.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Scientific methods

 After spending seven years in Morgan County, Hawkins is a in his eighth year at Indian Creek Middle School.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Tattersall's to relocate its tomes

After 27 years of business, Tattersall's Book Merchants of Conyers will be closing their doors at the end of June.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Saying thanks to Mom on her day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and just like most of you Molly and I have dispatched off a present to my mother to tell her we were thinking about her and to show our love.

May 07, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


I apologize for... something, possibly

Recently, I have watched with interest how public figures such as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and baseball players Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Jason Giambi have handled their respective scandals.

May 07, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Covington murder suspects plead not guilty to homicide

 Two Covington teens and one Newton County man charged with murder appeared in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday for arraignment hearings and entered pleas of "not guilty."

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Our thoughts

When one of our community's noted "characters," Horace Don Gresham, attended local board meetings and made a spectacle of himself, people shrugged. When he attended one meeting in transparent shorts with no underwear, according to Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols, people just snickered.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shelter takes pet's lives seriously

Dear Editor: Concerning the May 2 letter to the editor from Ms. Karen Key of Covington, it is a difficult thing for people to read this type of reality, but Ms. Key is right in pointing out the numbers of animals that are euthanized every week. The animal control officers have a very difficult and stressful job. They face neglect, cruelty and irresponsibility by pet owners on a daily basis. They speak to people everyday who wish to give up their pets for reasons that some of us can't even imagine. I respect the job that they do and ...

May 07, 2008 | Nina Henderson | Archives


Gresham remains a BOE candidate

 The question regarding Horace Don Gresham's candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education is still in the air despite the revelation of his 1988 felony conviction of sodomy of a child under the age of 14 in DeKalb County.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Meeting environmental goals

 For local businesses and industries interested in doing their part to help the environment but not sure where to begin, there is help available.

May 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Extensive fraud ring uncovered in Covington

 Covington Police Department Detective Daniel Seals has seen many cases of identity theft throughout his career, but nothing quite like the case he came across a couple weeks ago.

May 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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