The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.
Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.
Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.
The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.
The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.
There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.
The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play
Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.
Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
An important primary election is coming up on May 20.
Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.
Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.
Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.
After huge wins over crosstown rival Eastside on Tuesday, both the Alcovy boys and girls squads were unable to carry the momentum into Friday night's matchup against Rockdale County.
MACON - The parents and boosters from Eastside High School were cheering and screaming the loudest at the Macon Coliseum, as their wrestling team made history Friday night.
By Tom Canavan
A proposal to raise county commissioner salaries touched off a spirited debate among the commissioners at Tuesday night's Board of Commissioner's meeting with three commissioners coming down hard against the proposed salary increase.
A pillar of the community for many years, Sam B. Hay Jr.'s calm and steady presence on the Board of Education in the 1960s was instrumental in setting the tone for a peaceful integration of the county's school system.
I was surfing the internet the other day (something I don't normally do) and was surprised to come across some of my articles posted on a discussion site of another religion.
I don't think I've ever heard of anyone saying "no" to the above question. We like knowing the secrets.
From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus defined discipleship in terms of following him. The word disciple means student, learner or follower. Simply stated, to be a Christian is to follow Jesus.
Only two weeks into the new year and local law enforcement officials are already investigating their second murder after a 43-year-old woman was reportedly shot by her husband early Wednesday morning in her home on Lake Lucinda Drive.
Former mayor of Porterdale and current Porterdale Council Post 3 candidate Wayne Maddox may face a challenge to his eligibility to run for city office.
Saturday I rode into town in a U-Haul - it's amazing how much stuff one can accumulate in just a few years time - ready to start a new phase in my life in Newton County.
Dear editor: I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the citizens who attended the District 4 Town Hall Meeting Jan. 8 at the Historic Courthouse. I heard your voice regarding issues discussed and pledge to continue to represent you and your concerns faithfully as your commissioner. Thank you for allowing me to represent you.
The phone rings the other day and on the other end of the line is none other than Big Buddy.
Donald Dunnigan, Newton County School System associate superintendent for personnel, announced the district's plan to participate in the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program at Tuesday night's board of education meeting.
Mr. Edward F. Banks died Jan. 10 at Emory Hospital. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleo (Lurlene Brown) Banks Sr., he was born in 1944 in Jasper County. Mr. Banks was raised and educated in Newton County and joined Bethel Bara Baptist Church at an early age. He married Bettye J. Elliott. A hard worker, Mr. Banks was employed by Mobil Oil Company for over 28 years as a shift supervisor. After retirement, he worked for the Newton county School System. During his spare time he had a passion for livestock and later formed C&E Farm ...