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Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Abraham Thomas “Abe” Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as "Jo," passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Rockmart, Georgia, to the late Noel and Rena (Davis) Embry. Jo was a graduate of Cedartown High School, in Cedartown, Georgia. In 1951, she married Milton (Coach Mac) McLaney, and together they moved to Monticello, where he started his coaching career and she found her interest in floral arrangements. They moved to Newton County in 1956, where she became active and served as president of the Covington Garden Club. Jo worked part-time for several years for Abre Sherwood ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Keep skin healthy by knowing sunscreen facts

The best way to care for skin is to be smart about sun exposure. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a host of problems, from premature wrinkling to skin cancer.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Health


Our thoughts: NYT’s pro-marijuana stance is disappointing

The New York Times editorial board this past Sunday called for the federal government to legalize marijuana in the United States.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


GPTC unveils new media program and facilities

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), along with event co-host, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, unveiled to an audience of industry executives, public officials and potential students, GPTC's new Design and Media Production Technology (DMPT) and Recording Arts Technology (RART) programs and facility. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, held at the DeKalb campus, provided guests the opportunity to meet students and learn first-hand of the cutting edge academic programs as they toured the Mac Lab and the television and production studio.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Make your walk a workout

WALKING. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don't think about it.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Health


Abraham Thomas "Abe" Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


NMC hosts uniform, scrubs sale

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Uniforms & Scrubs Sale Monday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon.

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


It’s SSEMC meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing, information sought

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington woman arrested in prostitution sting

Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug possession.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Social Circle activities

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Hoops: M.L. King at Newton

COVINGTON - As the Newton High boys fight for a playoff spot and the Lady Rams fight for their pride, both would fall short against M.L. King on Friday night.

February 03, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Goodell defends Spygate scandal

By Barry Wilner

February 03, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Covington karate kick-a-thon

A Kick-a-thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is being held Feb. 16 at all three local Jim Fuller U.M.A.S. Karate locations in the Conyers, Covington and Lithonia area.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Sensory impairments can affect mind, mood

Loss of acuity in hearing and vision is a common accompaniment to aging. This gradual onset of sensory deprivation can have important effects on the brain, including an adverse impact on mind, mood and memory. Sensory impairment adversely impacts everything, including interaction with environment, relationships, activities and feelings of self-worth. It can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation and many other problems.

February 03, 2008 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Heath-Lamb

Mr. and Mrs. William Heath of Rocky Mount, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter Bonnie Jean Heath of Decatur to Robert Jeffrey Lamb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lamb of Fayetteville, Tenn.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Petersheim-Ozburn

Mr. Kevin Petersheim and Mrs. Melodie Ray of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Marie Petersheim of Covington to Samuel David Ozburn of Covington, son of the Honorable and Mrs. Samuel D. Ozburn of Covington.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Magness-James

Ms. Stacy Walden announces the engagement of her daughter Hannah Magness of Oxford to Dustin James, son of Mr. Tony James and Mrs. Christy James.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Hoops: Eastside at Alcovy

COVINGTON - For Eugene Brown, there is no gray area as to what wins championships: It's defense.

February 03, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Building a community

February 03, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Members of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and Board of Education collaborated to coordinate a job shadow day for high school seniors Friday.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


How's that coffee?

Folks, let me just jump right in this morning and get your blood pumping faster even before your first sip of coffee. I want to talk to you about schools and taxes. Ready?

February 03, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Objection to recent column

Objection to recent column

February 03, 2008 | Robin K. Johnson | Archives


Climate of change

Students and faculty of Oxford College joined those of more than 1,500 other colleges and universities in the nation's largest teach-in in United States history on Thursday.

February 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Bear Creek Reservoir back on track

After several stops and starts, it appears that the Bear Creek Reservoir project is back on.

February 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


County to decide on senior tax cut

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposal at their next meeting Tuesday night to extend a property tax cut to senior citizens.

February 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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