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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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Oxford's Bonner Leaders

Eun Lee, a sophomore at Oxford College of Emory University, received many letters from the college after her acceptance, but none that intrigued her as much as a brochure for the Bonner Leaders Program.

November 30, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Donald M. Clower

Mr. Daniel M. Clower, 90, of Covington, died Nov. 27. He was born in 1917 in Gwinnett County. Mr. Clower was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked at Ginn Motor Co., was a manager of Meadors Freight Lines and owned Joe's Auto Alignment in Decatur. Mr. Clower was past-president of the Covington Rotary Club, served twice as president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, was past commander of American legion Post No ...

November 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Donald M. Clower

Mr. Daniel M. Clower, 90, of Covington, died Nov. 27. He was born in 1917 in Gwinnett County. Mr. Clower was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked at Ginn Motor Co., was a manager of Meadors Freight Lines and owned Joe's Auto Alignment in Decatur. Mr. Clower was past-president of the Covington Rotary Club, served twice as president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, was past commander of American legion Post No ...

November 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Donald M. Clower

Mr. Daniel M. Clower, 90, of Covington, died Nov. 27. He was born in 1917 in Gwinnett County. Mr. Clower was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked at Ginn Motor Co., was a manager of Meadors Freight Lines and owned Joe's Auto Alignment in Decatur. Mr. Clower was past-president of the Covington Rotary Club, served twice as president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, was past commander of American legion Post No ...

November 30, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Jerry Sorrow

Jerry Sorrow, 61, of Covington, died Nov. 27 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Sorrow was a minister of the gospel for over 30 years as an evangelist, music evangelist and pastor. He was a gifted singer and songwriter and a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Sorrow enjoyed working as a bus driver for the Newton County School System after he retired from the ministry. Many children riding his bus called him Mr. Happy.

November 30, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


John S. Wright

Maj. John S. Wright, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 83, of Oxford, died Nov. 28. The son of the late Felix H. Wright Sr. and Verda Mae Crawford Wright, he was born in 1924 in Newton County. Maj. Wright was retired from the U.S. Air Force, was a certified real estate appraiser and owned and operated Wright Realty Co. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by wife Barbara Dahl Wright.

November 30, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Preparing students for life outside of school

Before Martha Bouts' sons were born, she worked as a paraprofessional in DeKalb County.

November 28, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Shelf after shelf of cute

Fans of Hello Kitty will be delighted to know that a new boutique has opened in Newton County selling predominantly Hello Kitty merchandise.

November 28, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Bush? Any relation to Hugh Hefner?

There was a guy I used to work with who would do the most odd thing when he met people.

November 28, 2007 | Len Robbins | Archives


Arts Association presents 'Nutcracker'

The Arts Association in Newton County will host the sixth annual performance of the classic ballet "The Nutcracker" featuring Covington Regional Ballet Company this Saturday and Sunday.

November 28, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Experience 'A Porterdale Christmas'

Porterdale Better Hometown Director Patti Battle recently announced the city's lighting of the tree ceremony will take place at approximately 8 p.m. Dec. 6.

November 28, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Newton County Cheeseheads

Newton County Recreation Department's Division I (8 and under) All Stars have completed their play of two tournaments after being picked for the All-Star team at the end of the regular season.

November 28, 2007 | Alan Howard | Archives


Enchanting!

The old Disney magic is back with "Enchanted," a truly delightful spin on the traditional Disney princess-in-distress tale.

November 28, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Eastside basketball wins Pope Tourney

The Eastside boys basketball team has started off 3-0 thus far this season, something the Eagles have failed to do over the past several years.

November 28, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Redskins safety dies a day after being shot

By Matt Sedensky

November 28, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


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