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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


Rainbow to distribute 40,000 lbs of food

Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut

Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Morgan County to Emory E. and Beverly L. Blasingame Conner. She was first married to Olin Lemuel Darby who died in 1945 leaving her with a 5-year-old son and expecting a second son in October. She remained a widow and sole support of her children until 1950 when she married Charles Stewart (Chink) Chesnut. They moved to Chesnut Farm on Chesnut Road where their son Charles was born. She resided there until Chink died and her health declined.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


First F-150 in Georgia goes to Covington resident

The first 2015 Ford F-150 sold in Georgia will be driven in Covington, as Newton County resident Mike Poole made the purchase at Covington Ford.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Alcovy UMC hosts Giving Tree

Alcovy United Methodist Church is working with the Salvation Army's Toy Drive for the third year, and helped supply toys to those who might otherwise not have anything for Christmas.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Lady Tigers advance to 1-1 in region play

The Lady Tigers of Alcovy got their first win in region 2-AAAAAA this season on Friday evening. It wasn't an easy one by any means, as the Lady Wildcats of Lovejoy gave them all they could handle. But, Alcovy fought it out, and displayed some toughness with a 51-46 win over Lovejoy.

December 13, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy


History for Henderson

J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Our thoughts: The spirit

It's hard to believe that we have less than two weeks left until Christmas day … after all we been reminded that it was coming since August at many places.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Kali Bell and Christopher Powell

Ms. Jurlean Bell of Covington is proud to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter Kali Bell, to Christopher Powell, son of Ms. Norma Lewis of Stone Mountain. The wedding will take place Saturday, March 28, 2015 at The Church at Covington in Oxford.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements


Hollis Franklin Blackshear

On August 21, 1934 the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Luvenia) Blackshear, Sr. were blessed with the birth of a handsome son whom they named Hollis Franklin Blackshear. Born in

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Rodney J. Theriot

Rodeny J. Theriot, 57, of Covington, died May 3 at Heartland Hospice. Born in Louisiana, Mr. Theriot was a fantastic Cajun cook and enjoyed woodworking. He was a kind and patient man and a loving and devoted husband, father, step-father, brother, grandfather and son. Mr. Theriot was preceded in death by father Preston Joseph Theriot, son Ryan Theriot and grandson Alex.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lee earns GSU Female Newcomer of the Year

Despite graduating with honors from Eastside High School as a standout softball player one year ago, Catherine Lee is continuing to make her presence felt in Newton County, this time at Georgia State University.

May 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eastside wins track region championship

The Eastside High boys track team ran away with the Region 8-AAAA championship Monday at Loganville High School, scoring 96 points over the two-day span while placing first in four events.

May 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Charles Alan Maxwell

Charles Alan Maxwell, 49, of Covington, died april 30. The son of the late Charles F. Maxwell, he had been a resident of Covington for 10 years and was the owner of Alcovy Trucks and SUVs. Mr. Maxwell enjoyed salt water fishing, classic automobiles and riding motorcycles and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

May 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Representative shares his stance on key issues

Traveling throughout Georgia's Congressional eighth district, Rick Goddard, Republican candidate for the seat, spent some time in Newton County last Tuesday as part of a publicity tour to meet prospective voters.

May 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | 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


BOE candidate once charged with sodomy

Newton County resident Don Gresham, who qualified to run for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education Tuesday, is a convicted sex offender, having been prosecuted for sodomy in DeKalb County in 1988.

May 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Sew delightful

 Mitzi Sparks, a seamstress by trade, is living proof people still adhere to skills that transcended our society so many years ago.

May 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Candidates crowd Newton primary

 With candidate qualifying for the general primary elections officially closed Friday afternoon, an astonishing 36 candidates have registered to run for 11 county positions.

May 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


A perfect day in Newton County

Last Tuesday was the most perfect day God ever created. Oh, there have been other days that have come close to perfect, to be sure. But if you were alive on planet Earth and were close to 33N, 84W you know that last Tuesday was the culmination of all the work, toil, blood, sweat and tears that God Almighty has ever put into crafting a perfect day.

May 04, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Finding funny ads on Craigslist has become a hobby

 It's 12:28 in the morning and I just turned on the furnace. You'd never know it's May by the chill in the air tonight. I'm tucked into my fuzzy green blanket, but I'm still a little blue around the edges. I'm enjoying it while I can, though.

May 04, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Gross national happiness

Happiness is in the data. That doesn't bode well for folks on the political left.

May 04, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives


Zoning ordinance good for growth

May 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


YMCA growing in our community

The YMCA was founded in England in 1844 by George Williams as result of unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution. It was for young men who lived far from their country homes.

May 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Marijuana deal mess up

 Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested one man and discovered marijuana and a firearm when they responded to a call of shots being fired during an argument regarding an alleged drug deal-gone-bad, according to the NCSO.

May 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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