Former State Rep. and attorney J.C. Maddox, 76, of Calhoun, passed away Jan. 29 at Gordon Hospital following a brief illness. He began his law practice as an associate with Ronald F. Chance in 1961 and became a partner in the Chance & Maddox Firm. He was a graduate of Porterdale High School in 1949, West Georgia College in 1956, the University of Georgia in 1957 and John Marshall University in 1961. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. Mr. Maddox was active in local politics, having served as Georgia State Representative. He also ...
Mr. Warren "Kirk" Kirkland, 83 of Covington, passed away Feb. 4.He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Pratt Kirkalnd. Mr. Kirkland, a former Marine, was a longtime local business owner, Jaycee, Kawanian and Elk. Golf, fishing, gardening and travel were his life's pleasures. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family alike.He is survived by his daughters June (Tony) Cordell, Becky (Andy) Christo, Patti (the late David) Roberts-Jones, Joy (Herb) McCaull, Emmalie Kirkland, Julie (Roy) Griffin; brothers James, Sam and Tommy Kirkland of Homassassa, Fla.Mr. Kirkland was "Pop" to nine grandchildren and ...
The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a gray and white long-haired cat, about 1-2-years-old. The shelter has other cats and kittens available for adoption. Also the shelter has a 3-month-old, mixed-breed, puppy, black; a blue heeler/Aussie mix; a black Lab mix; a brown and white terrier mix, 1-yar-old; another Lab mix, tan; a shepherd mix, black; an adult hound mix with blue collar; a blue merle with black collar; a 2-year-old cocker spaniel, black; an adult brindle-colored dog named Hunter; a white and tan Akita; two 8-month-old Spitz-mix dogs, one named Bert and one ...
February 04, 2009|
Courtesy of the Newton County Animal Shelter
|Pets of the Week
Only 26 of these flags are flying statewide and of those 26, only nine are flying on Georgia high school campuses. It's the flag marking the 2008 Georgia Schools of Excellence. And Eastside High School is one of them!
On January 23, 2009, Eastside High School was officially recognized as a 2008 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement at the Georgia Department
ATLANTA - A Covington woman, who is the treasurer of a Forest Park lottery pool, has claimed a quarter-million dollar lottery win. Candice Goodson, and eight of her co-workers at Premier Transportation, matched the first five winning numbers in the Jan. 27 Mega Millions drawing and won a second prize of $250,000.
The others in the lottery pool with Goodson are ecstatic. Members of the group chose to use their date of hire for the lucky combination.
After a long week of budget hearings, the General Assembly reconvened for regular session on Monday. The pace is increasing daily as senators and representatives begin to introduce new bills and meet in committees.
Though things are slowly getting back to normal at Newton High School, the death of 17-year-old Terrence J. Dorsey, known as T.J., is still weighing heavily on the students, both those who knew him and those who did not.
The dulcet tones of handbells will ring out in Covington Saturday afternoon as the First Presbyterian Church hosts a day-long handbell festival and concert featuring three handbell choirs playing simultaneously.
If you like theater and you have not paid a visit to the Social Circle Theater to catch a play, a local entertainer's performance, or performances by the children in the community, then you have missed a real treat.
Recently, Social Circle Theater students participated in the 2009 Junior Theater Festival. The festival hosted more than 1,400 students this year. Social Circle was represented by a group of 19 young actors ages 8 to 16.
If you or a family member has ever not had enough money to pay your taxes and had to work out a payment plan, or received a letter from the IRS informing you that your taxes weren't figured correctly and you owed the government money - know there is no easy way to negotiate with the IRS.
No matter what plan you work out, you are going to pay a healthy penalty and a high rate of interest to pay this debt off. If you don't make your payments, the IRS has a division that is a kin to ...
Dear Editor: The essay by Mr. Nat Harwell, published in The Covington News Sunday, Feb. 1, is a prime example of blind partisanship. His last sentence states "beware, the USB: the Unilateral Sate of Barack" because of the use of presidential directives. Where has Mr. Harwell been for the eight years of the G.W. Bush administration? Is he ignorant of the 92 presidential directives issued by Mr. Bush? For example, where was his article in 2007, when Mr. Bush produced National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20 that, on the President's say so, does ...
Dear editor: I am writing this letter to introduce you to a man I met several years ago while doing research on the Bear Creek reservoir in Newton County. His name is Emmett Denby. Emmett has the misfortune of owning a home that sits in the footprint of the dam site of this proposed reservoir. He has lived under the threat of condemnation for the last 12 years.
February 03, 2009|