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Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE

The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation

Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists

Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts: Threats

Last week we ran a story that certain leaders of our large African-American community would call for a public march if their concerns about the Board of Commissioners' decision to strip Commissioner J.C. Henderson of many of his committee assignments was not properly addressed.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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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

New therapies for Alzheimer's offer hope

Alzheimer's disease is expected to affect an estimated 14 million American by the year 2050,and while there are medications that improve symptoms and slow decline for a brief period, the search continues for ways to prevent as well as to counteract the onslaught of neurodegenerative progression that so mentally, emotionally and physically devastates families who are touched by its horrific effects. Advances in many fields - genetics, molecular biology and bioengineering - now offer new findings that are cause for cautious optimism. The current paradigm is that in AD devastating brain changes result from the interaction of several factors, and ...

February 10, 2008 | Peggy Nolen | Archives

Southern Icon

At first glance, Boyd Saunders etching "The Great House" appears to be a fairly innocuous illustration of a large, white plantation.

February 10, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Winter landscapes

Winter is, unequivocally, my favorite time of the year. Of course, I realize that the winters I'm used to as a lifelong Georgia resident are generally just mild cold snaps compared to what the rest of the nation experiences. For example, a good friend up in central Michigan is not overly fond of winter, given that oftentimes they've not really dug out from the last snow up there before the next round has begun.

February 10, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Hoops: Stephenson sweeps Newton

COVINGTON - Simply put, the Stephenson High basketball squads were again just plain better than Newton on Friday evening.

February 10, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Preparing for prom season

Becky Rutledge, owner of Candlelight Bridals in downtown Covington, recently created a teen board to help her prepare for the upcoming prom season.

February 10, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

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