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.
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.
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.
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.
Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.
Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order
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.
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.
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
Florence Parker, 91, of Covington died April 23. The daughter of the late Perry W. and Susan A. Campbell, she was born in Muscogee County and retired from Covington Molding. Mrs. Parker enjoyed sewing, cooking, flowers, word search puzzles and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Elwood Parker.
Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series examining autism and law enforcement.
Citing a desire to spend more time with his law practice, State Rep. Robert Mumford (R-Conyers) announced last Thursday that he will not run for re-election for District 95.
American soldiers don't have the luxury of heading down to the corner convenience store to buy shaving cream or a snack when they're in the middle of the desert, over 7,000 miles away from home.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently released the name of the victim in Saturday's homicide, the sixth in Newton County for 2008.
The race for Newton County chairman became a little more interesting this week with a third candidate definitely throwing her hat into the ring and a fourth candidate rumored to be considering it.
Newton High School has a new principal. The Board of Education announced Tuesday that Roderick Sams will replace outgoing principal Joe Gheesling for the 2008-2009 school year.
Eastside High School was evacuated Monday morning after unknown persons left bomb threats via e-mail and voice messages to the principal, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.
Eastside High's Taylor Smith capped his senior year Monday by signing a golf scholarship with Georgia College.
Yep, sign me up - I'm officially on the Atlanta Hawks bandwagon, just like the 20,016 fans on hand at Philips Arena on Monday night who certainly weren't there during the regular season.
COVINGTON - If standing toe-to-toe with a giant isn't hard enough to begin with, imagine having to do it over a span of seven innings.
COVINGTON - On Monday night, the Eastside High baseball team played its last home game of the season. Drawing Heritage High, the senior Eagles were in for a long goodbye.
Three weeks into the season and it's live at City Pond Park.
The 64-year-old man dubbed the "Grandpa Bandit" who was charged with robbing seven banks across Georgia and Tennessee last year, including First Georgia Community Bank in Covington, pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery April 22 in the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Four days a week, Jim Ramsey wakes up at 4 a.m., hops into his white Ford pickup and drives to the Farmer's Market in Forest Park; just so Covington residents can have fresh tomatoes.