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Eastside boys whip Warhawks

Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Lady Eagles ease past Henry County

Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Election

An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/13/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/11/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/9/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/6/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/4/2014

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Archive By Author - Staff Report


Evelyn Rhodes Belcher

Mrs. Evelyn Rhodes "MeMaw" Belcher died Sept. 20. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noel Jr. (Rosie Lee) Rhodes, she was born in 1942 in Newton County. Mrs. Belcher joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Mansfield, at an early age. She praised God in all four corners of the building, especially from the choir. As a cheerleader for God, she'd tap a pastor or singer on the shoulder to let him know that he was going a good job. Mrs. Belcher retired from C.R. Bard after 17 years and worked as a dietitian at several ...

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Man dies in accidental blaze

A 29-year-old man was found dead early Saturday morning after his trailer on Ga. Highway 20 burned to the ground in an accidental fire.

October 03, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Charlie Brown Jr.

Mr. Charlie "Pop" Brown Jr. died Sept. 14. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie (Minnie) Brown, he was born in 1948 in Jasper County. He was preceded in death by siblings Robert Brown, Ruby Mae Hector and Eve Stanford and daughter Cathy Laface Brown.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Charter officials address recent billing issues

While the first cable bills sent out by Charter Communications have caused a fair amount of anxiety for customers, Charter officials want to assure those customers that it is a misunderstanding and will be straightened out with the next billing cycle.

October 03, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Norman James Busbee

Norman James "Bo" Busbee, 74, of Covington, died Sept. 30. The son of the late Norman James Sr. and Carrie Middlebrooks Busbee, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Busbee was retired from The Atlanta Journal and also as a surveyor and an EMT. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially attending his grandchildren's events. Mr. Busbee also enjoyed fishing, making candy, playing cards, singing, hummingbirds and watching the Braves and Falcons. He was a humble man who was generous, fun loving and full of life and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Porterdale considers extending Friday night drinking hours

Patrons of Porterdale Bar and Grill could soon see the extension of last call from midnight on Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

October 03, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Emmie Mae Howard

Ms. Emmie Mae Howard died Sept. 23. The daughter of the late Mr. Hulon (Zona Bell) Howard Sr., she was born in 1941 in Morgan County. She attended Carrie H. Taylor Grade School in Shady Dale and Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Ms. Howard loved flowers and collecting angels. She was preceded in death by brother Mr. Hulon Howard Jr. and sister Ms. Eva Mae Howard.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


City Council discuss spending cable funds

A general consensus by the Covington City Council appears to have formed around funding several items with the Covington Cable proceeds. Those items are the airport, the city's pension fund and retiring the city's most expensive debt.

October 03, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Charlie Eugene Johnson

Mr. Charlie Eugene "Coon" Johnson died Sept. 21. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John (Hattie Clark) Johnson, he grew up in Jasper and Newton counties, later moving to Rockdale County. He was preceded in death by siblings Mr. John S. Minter, Mrs. Annie Lou Maddox, Mrs. Minnie Mae Griffin, Mrs. Sallie F. Williams, Mr. Jimmie Banks, Mr. Charles (C.B.) Banks, the Rev. Willie L. Banks and brothers-in-law Jessie and Johnnie Johnson.

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Kerri LeAnn Mincy

Kerri LeAnn Mincy, 16, of Monticello, died Sept. 30 in Covington. Born in Henry County, she was an eleventh-grade student at Jasper County High School. While attending Piedmont Academy, she played softball. She was an active member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church and the New Rocky Creek Teen Ministry. People were drawn to Kerri's glowing, winsome personality. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved children and animals and expressed a genuine concern and compassion for everyone. She was instrumental in influencing her family to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Her ...

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Elizabeth (Lil) Bell Pridgett

Mrs. Elizabeth (Lil) Bell Pridgett died Sept. 23. The daughter of the late Mr. Limmie Bell Sr. and the late Mrs. Ola Mae Hector, she was born in 1949 in Walton County. One of 10 children, she grew up in Frog Town in Covington and attended R. L. Cousins Middle School. She was first employed at the Chicken Poultry, then Bibb Manufacturing and finally at QSP Distribution. She was preceded in death by devoted stepfather Mr. Robert Hector Sr., sister Mrs. Mildred Bell Peaks, stepbrothers Mr. Bobby Elder and Mr. Bobby Hector Jr., and brothers Mr. Limmie Bell Jr., Mr ...

October 03, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Last line of defense

With the advent of the cell phone, many thought amateur radio operators might go the way of the dinosaur.

September 30, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Former Porterdale police officer arrested by GBI

A former Porterdale Police officer was arrested Wednesday for reportedly stealing handguns from the department almost three years ago.

September 30, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Sexual addiction

Among treatment professionals, the validity of sexual addiction as a form of psychological addiction as opposed to being a symptom of an underlying obsessive-compulsive or impulse control disorder is a hotly debated topic with evidence on both sides of the debate. It is not currently included in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (SMV-IV). Those who support its legitimacy as an addiction diagnoses equate it to food, gambling and shopping addictions, where an outside substance is not used in getting "high," an activity that comes to be used as a way to manage mood or stress which increases ...

September 30, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Following in Hitler's footsteps

The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited New York City last week to make an address at the United Nations. Now, I'm unwilling to make the effort to pronounce correctly or spell his name, so bear with me. Late night CBS talk show host Craig Ferguson calls the guy, simply, "I'm a dinner jacket." It works much better if you affect a pseudo-British accent slurred with a Southern drawl. Try it with me, if you will: Imuh dinnuh jacket.

September 30, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


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