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.
By Paul Newberry
LITHONIA - Friday night proved to be a rough evening for the Newton varsity basketball squads, as both the girls and boys teams would each drop a decision to Stephenson in region action.
The Newton County Recreation Commission is offering a unique opportunity to advertise in the form of a 4 feet by 8 feet ball field fence sign to be located at Turner Lake Complex, City Pond Complex and/or Stone Road Complex.
I love commencement exercises. I love to witness graduates - wearing their cap and gowns with the tassel up top - flying freely about in the air.
By Paul Newberry
Ah, the joys of married life. Pure bliss, is it not? It's kind of like visualizing a crystal clear lake as a new day dawns, with nary a ripple on the mirror-like surface. Tranquility and unruffled calm abounds.
In a surprise turn of events, the man accused of murdering a gas station owner in August 2007 pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional five years.
It's not too late to buy your tickets for The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting this Thursday evening at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
After meeting only twice in the 50 years since their graduation, the Newton High School class of 1957 decided regular get-togethers were in order. So those class members still living in the area made the promise to meet once a season for a nice breakfast.
A small group of search and rescuers clustered together on a hilltop at the FFA-FCCLA Center preparing for the thunderous roar of the approaching helicopter.
Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bill Watterson is officially pursuing his lifelong dream after announcing Friday afternoon that he intends to run for the position of Newton County's next sheriff.
After a day of lecturing on the dry subject of computer science at Georgia Tech, Bill Leahy goes a step further than the typical Atlanta commuter in his quest to unwind.
Established in 1824, the Porterdale Baptist Church began outside the village across Ga. Highway 81 from the Baptist Cemetery. Noah Phillips donated land to the church with the understanding that if it ceased to be a church, it would revert back to the Phillips family. When the Porterdale Mills were established, the church moved to the village and the property went back to the Phillips family.
The New Year has begun with tears in Georgia. Every day we have heard updates on the missing hiker, Meredith Emerson. The news has gone from bad to horrible. January 1, Meredith Emerson, a 24 year old from Buford, and her dog Ella are last seen hiking on a trail near Vogel State Park. January 2, Emerson's car, water bottle and dog leash are found. January 3, despite bitter cold, nearly 100 police and volunteers search the mountains for Emerson. Gary Hilton, who had been seen hiking in the area, is named as a "person of interest." January 4 ...
In the Broadway spoof "Spamalot" there is a poignant scene where King Arthur is lamenting his plight and feeling isolated and alone. During this dark moment his knights rejoin him and sing, "He's all alone, apart from us" to which Arthur then picks up and sings, "Each one of us is all alone. So what are we to do in order to get through? We must be lonely side by side, it's the perfect way to hide."