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Cooking with Melanie: Eggnog and eggnog poundcake


December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING

A before-New-Years Netflix resolution

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.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING

Covington student makes Academic Achievement list at GSSU

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.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

How to find the right school fundraiser for you

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.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

West Newton Elementary School removed from state focus school list

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.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

Rainbow to distribute 40,000 lbs of food

Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut

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.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

First F-150 in Georgia goes to Covington resident

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.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy UMC hosts Giving Tree

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.

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lady Tigers advance to 1-1 in region play

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.

December 13, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Alcovy

History for Henderson

J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log

Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Our thoughts: The spirit

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.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Engagement: Kali Bell and Christopher Powell

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.

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements

Hollis Franklin Blackshear

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

December 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

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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

A lady for all the world

"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."

February 10, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives

Hoops: Heritage at Alcovy

COVINGTON - As the regular season ended Friday night, for some it would be their last game during the Heritage-Alcovy matchup.

February 10, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Randy Vinson enters race for District 5 commissioner's seat

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.

February 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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