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Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Stolen truck chase ends in crash at used car lot

A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler

"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Cooking with Melanie


Light up the holidays

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Issues with climate column

Dear Editor: Reporter, or should I say editorialist, Rachel Oswald has clearly imbibed heavily from Al Gore's Koolaid cup by perpetuating the global warming hoax on the well-meaning public. I dare say there is no conclusive proof, nor is there a vast scientific consensus that global warming, if it is happening at all, is man-made or the cause of the perceived increases in weather related natural disasters.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


BOE discussing change in top 10 requirements

 The Newton County Board of Education met Tuesday for their monthly work session to discuss several topics and review several handbooks for the 2008-2009.

April 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Snack Attacks

 A thief broke into a truck at Frito Lay Inc. and made off with off with approximately $300 worth of cookies, crackers, peanuts and chips, according to a Covington Police Department report.

April 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Trailblazers of Change: SKC, industrial leader in environmental sustainability

Tucked away out of sight on hundreds of acres off Ga. Highway 81, the Covington campus of SKC Inc. is quietly blazing a path in the development of alternative energy technology and bio-degradable packaging.

April 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Trailblazers of change: Local man shows how to stretch what nature supplies

On quiet afternoons, Dr. David Simons, a renowned scientific pioneer in the field of myofascial trigger points, enjoys sitting on his sun porch and gazing out onto the magnolia trees growing in the backyard of his Floyd Street home.

April 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Impact fee pool in slump

At the end of fiscal year 2007, Newton County collected $6.26 million in impact fees, with accrued interest from developers.

April 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Uniforms may be required

Middle Ridge Elementary students may have a whole new look next year, at least as far as their clothes go.

April 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Baseball: M.L. King at Newton

COVINGTON - Demarco Parham, an M.L. King High freshman, is something special, particularly on the mound.

April 18, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Trailblazers of change: Oxford organic chemistry students make biodiesel for service project

The idea first struck Oxford chemistry instructor Brenda Harmon as she was waiting to pick up her children from school. She noticed a funny smell coming from the car in front of her. Almost like French fries, she said, but French fries gone a little bad. The bumper sticker on the car read, "Ask me about biodiesel."

April 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Baseball: Clarke Central at Alcovy

COVINGTON - As the end of the season nears, the bats finally came alive for the Alcovy High baseball team Monday as it won 10-1 over region opponent Clarke Central at Tiger Field.

April 16, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Eastside High golf teams retain Newton Cup

COVINGTON - On Monday, the Eastside High golf teams retained the Newton Cup by outplaying crosstown rivals Alcovy and Newton at Indian Creek Golf Club.

April 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


U.S. must participate in Beijing '08 games

We are 113 days away from the opening ceremonies of the games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China.

April 16, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Action needed

While there are a number of steps private citizens can take to reduce their carbon footprint, no matter how much we reduce, reuse and recycle it will not be enough to mitigate the effects of global warming. To seriously address climate change it will take a massive intervention by the federal government, which until now has shown a reckless disregard for the consequences of non-action.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gentle giant

The first time I ever saw him was in a picture.

April 16, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Making a change

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Friday's edition of the News will feature part three of the series featuring solutions to the problem.

April 16, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


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