2015 is coming. With that will come a bunch of New Years resolutions – from people that will never fulfill them – like, "I'm going to lose weight" or "I'm gonna start going to church" and of course "I'm going to stay single" as if it takes a new year to start the process, but I digress. What you should really focus on is all of the really good movies that are leaving Netflix after December.
Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.
The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.
The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.
Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time.
Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Morgan County to Emory E. and Beverly L. Blasingame Conner. She was first married to Olin Lemuel Darby who died in 1945 leaving her with a 5-year-old son and expecting a second son in October. She remained a widow and sole support of her children until 1950 when she married Charles Stewart (Chink) Chesnut. They moved to Chesnut Farm on Chesnut Road where their son Charles was born. She resided there until Chink died and her health declined.
The first 2015 Ford F-150 sold in Georgia will be driven in Covington, as Newton County resident Mike Poole made the purchase at Covington Ford.
Alcovy United Methodist Church is working with the Salvation Army's Toy Drive for the third year, and helped supply toys to those who might otherwise not have anything for Christmas.
The Lady Tigers of Alcovy got their first win in region 2-AAAAAA this season on Friday evening. It wasn't an easy one by any means, as the Lady Wildcats of Lovejoy gave them all they could handle. But, Alcovy fought it out, and displayed some toughness with a 51-46 win over Lovejoy.
J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.
Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order
It's hard to believe that we have less than two weeks left until Christmas day … after all we been reminded that it was coming since August at many places.
Ms. Jurlean Bell of Covington is proud to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter Kali Bell, to Christopher Powell, son of Ms. Norma Lewis of Stone Mountain. The wedding will take place Saturday, March 28, 2015 at The Church at Covington in Oxford.
On August 21, 1934 the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Luvenia) Blackshear, Sr. were blessed with the birth of a handsome son whom they named Hollis Franklin Blackshear. Born in
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.
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.
Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate Founder's Day at 11:30 a.m. today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
At first glance, Boyd Saunders etching "The Great House" appears to be a fairly innocuous illustration of a large, white plantation.
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.
COVINGTON - Simply put, the Stephenson High basketball squads were again just plain better than Newton on Friday evening.
Becky Rutledge, owner of Candlelight Bridals in downtown Covington, recently created a teen board to help her prepare for the upcoming prom season.
"She can have him," said Daisy, as she climbed frantically up the narrow steps leading from the Arcadian's dining room onto the main deck of the ship. Glancing backward, her heart beating faster, she pushed through the crowd of passengers, and muttered in a muddled undertone, "This is what I might have expected."
COVINGTON - As the regular season ended Friday night, for some it would be their last game during the Heritage-Alcovy matchup.
With the recent announcement that District 5 Commissioner Monty Laster will not seek re-election this fall, Randy Vinson, a former Special Projects Coordinator for the county and an architect for the Arnold Fund, has announced that he will run for the vacated seat.