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Williams proves nothing is impossible

Tichelle Florence is a walking, talking miracle - emphasis on walking.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

CAEC donates backpacks to Middle Ridge

The stuffed backpacks keep rolling in, with or without accessorized wheels.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Douglas: abandon 2050 Plan

At Tuesday's Board of Commissioners work session, commissioner John Douglas called for the abandonment of the 2050 Plan.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hospital evacuated due to faulty AC unit

A faulty air handling unit filled with smoke and caused the evacuation of Newton Medical Center's emergency room Sunday evening.

August 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Walter Richard (Rick) Almand

Born on June 26, 1951, Walter Richard (Rick) Almand passed away August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Miriam Hamby Almand; children Bryan Owenby and Rachel Almand Wimbush; grandchildren Leanne Brown, Bryanna Owenby, Ashley McKibben, Keeley Owenby, Jordan McKibben, Erica Owenby and Alexis Almand and great-grand daughter rAaliyah Lumpkin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Hugh Newsome

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Terry McWaters

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Darnell (Debo) Gillam

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

A muddy good time

Local runners, mudders and thrill-seekers from around the Peach State braved the summer heat in the dirtiest of ways Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race made its way to the Georgia International Horse Park

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

6 tips for the upcoming hunting season

Hunting is a popular hobby and sport enjoyed by millions of people across North America. Over the last 10 years, data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that more and more females are taking up hunting.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE

Heartland Woman’s Club honored as the oldest club

The Heartland Woman's Club will hold a reception Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woman's Club Building honoring The Covington Woman's Club for being recognized as the oldest club in the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE

5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

County deserves stronger leadership

A simple question doesn't have an easy answer. But it should.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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Therapist charged with sexual battery

More possible victims and witnesses have come forward regarding a Covington physical therapist who was arrested after allegedly inappropriately touching a female employee, according to the Covington Police Department.

February 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Joe Gheesling resigns

Newton High School will lose its leader at the end of this school year.

February 13, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Trio of accused murderers go to trial

The trial of Christopher "Big Boy" Rozier, Xavier "Pretty Boy" Dyer and Willie "Scooter" Dyer will continue today following an exhaustive first day in court Tuesday in which the prosecution called 12 people to the stand.

February 13, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Making a joyful sound

A collection of gospel lyrics written down over the past 20 years and stored in a "maybe one day" folder, became a dream-come-true for gospel songwriter Kay Miller, as she released her new album "By His Spirit" in September of last year.

February 10, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Hoops: Eastside at Rockdale County

CONYERS - On Friday, the Eastside High hoopsters split a pair of region games against host Rockdale County.

February 10, 2008 | Ryan Zontek | Archives

JoyLynn Decoux

JoyLynn Decoux, 44, of Covington died peacefully at her home Feb. 7. Daughter of the late Beverly Pace Boothe, Ms. Decoux was a member of Baptist Tabernacle. She loved watching NASCAR, arts and crafts and traveling to Florida to visit her grandchildren.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Duncan Salvador Reid

Tommy M. Reid of Covington and Brunicia G. Reid of Miami, now of Lawrenceville, announce the birth of their son Duncan Salvador Reid Sept. 11. He weighed 9 pounds and 10 ounces and was 23 inches long.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Adam Scarborough

Adam Scarborough, 20, of Covington, a 2006 graduate of Eastside High School, died Feb. 7. A member of Central Community Church, he was employed by Advantage Sprinkler Company in Duluth and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Damarien Denard Grundy

LaToya and Davick Grundy of Conyers announce the birth a their son Damarien Denard at Rockdale Medical Center Jan. 15. He weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces and was 18 inches long.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Vann Alan Pearson

Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Paige Hibbard) Pearson of Auburn, Ala., announce the birth of a son Vann Alan Pearson on Jan. 15. He weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Graves Chapel A.M.E. honors founder

Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate Founder's Day at 11:30 a.m. today.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Kylie Brianna Curtis

Tanya Martin and Kyle Curtis of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Kylie Brianna Curtis at Rockdale Medical Center Jan. 28. She weighed 8 pounds and 3.9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Al and Linda Wright of Rockford, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter Teresa Lynn Wright of Covington to Richard Kim Blankenship Jr., son of the late Kaye Phillips and the late Richard Kim Blankenship of Covington.

February 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

City hosts Black History Month exhibit

Covington Mayor Kim Carter proclaimed the month of February as Black History Month at the opening of the month-long 2008 Black History Art Exhibit located at City Hall.

February 10, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Transportation plan meeting scheduled

Newton County residents concerned about what further population growth holds for the county's transportation system are invited to attend a meeting on the county's Comprehensive Transportation Plan at 7 p.m. this Tuesday evening at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Covington.

February 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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