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Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


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


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Landfill expansion worries some

 Despite the county's efforts to calm the fears of residents of Lower River Road that the landfill does not pose a health threat, some people still have concerns.

April 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Alcovy outlasts Panthers in region action, 11-7

COVINGTON - In just its second season, the Alcovy High baseball team matched its win total from a year ago Friday night with an 11-7 victory over Jackson County.

April 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Knights finish second at USSSA Super NIT Warm-up

MORROW - On Saturday, the Newton Knights, Covington's 11 & under AA boys travel baseball team, competed in a field of AAA and AA teams from the Atlanta area in the USSSA Super Nit Warm-up at the Morrow/Lake City Complex.

April 02, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


From court to the classroom

Carrie Tinsley, fifth grade teacher at Middle Ridge Elementary School, is only a second year teacher, but she has lots of experience with young people.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Remember the fallen when on Victory Drive

Night fell too soon upon the marble-like monument as I stood facing the nose of a huge granite marker in the center of the median.

April 02, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives


Nothing wrong with 'Boo'

It was sometime in the early 90s, Sanford Stadium in Athens, the Tennessee Volunteers beating the snot out of our beloved Dawgs - again.

April 02, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Old school values

My old Catholic elementary school has been struggling, and that's not good for anybody.

April 02, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives


All dogs go to heaven

For the pet-owner dealing with the loss of a beloved pet, Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home and Crematory has you in mind when it opens up its pet crematorium later this summer.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Newton County records fifth murder of year

 A Newton County man was found murdered in his home Sunday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office, in the County's fifth homicide of the year.

April 02, 2008 | Mandi Singer | Archives


Chicken by Lions

 The Covington Lions Club will hold its 36th annual Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 9 at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Challenger emerges in 2008 tax chief race

Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington Newton County United Way, will challenge incumbent Barbara Dingler for the position of tax commissioner in the Republican primary this July.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Two men rob Covington Chinese restaurant on U.S. Highway 278

 Two men robbed and held up a Covington Chinese restaurant late Friday evening, according to the Covington Police Department.

April 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Human toll

Unlike previous Iraq War movies, "Stop-Loss" has a real chance of appealing to a wide audience due to its close focus on the human fallout of the war instead of the political aspects surrounding it.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


lights, camera...Covington

Tyler Perry will be filming scenes for his newest movie in Covington this Thursday and Friday.

April 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Encounter new cultures at Oxford

 Newton County residents will have an opportunity to travel to new places and encounter new cultures without leaving the state at two upcoming events at Oxford College.

April 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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