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.
Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.
The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.
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.
The Covington Fuzz Run saw hundreds of people running through the streets of Covington, for a good cause Saturday.
After weeks of investigation, the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have made an arrest in the murder of a Decatur woman whose dismembered body parts were found off of Ga. Highway 212 on Oct. 29.
ATHENS - Despite having more total offensive yards, first downs, rushing yards, passing yards, completions, fewer fumbles, less punts and fewer penalties than Clarke Central, the Eagles watched their season come to an end Friday night at Billy Henderson Stadium, 14-7.
MCDONOUGH - Kenneth Patrick sat on the ground and peeled the dirty white pieces of athletic tape from his legs.
The Alcovy football team's season came to an abrupt end as it fell to Winder-Barrow for the second time this year 17-10 on Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.
DURHAM, N.C. - Tashard Choice picked up his sixth 100-yard game of the season Saturday, running for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lead Georgia Tech to a 41-24 victory over Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Two men were injured and most of the building housing Burgess Amusement and Special Events was destroyed Friday night in a blazing inferno.
Annie Mae Harper, 63, of Newborn, died Nov. 8 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Amos Ralston and Freida Wade Lance Harper, she was born in Fulton County. Mrs. Harper was the glue that held the family together.
Mrs. Louise Spearman, 98, of Covington, died Nov. 9. The daughter of the late Tommy Lee and Mary Loyd Wagner, she was born in 1908. Mrs. Spearman was the oldest member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and served as pianist.
Frances Elaine Spears, 58, of Conyers, died Nov. 9. Spears loved attending her church and teaching Sabbath School. She enjoyed camping with friends and giving herself to family and loved ones. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by all.
Michael T. Daniecki, 49, of Covington, died Nov. 5. A native of Michigan, Mr. Daniecki had been a resident of Covington for 35 years. For six years he owned and operated Reliable Plumbing Co. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church but attended Central Community Church. Mr. Daniecki was an avid Georgia Bulldog and Falcon football fan.
Friday night was a bad one for traffic violators in Newton County as members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested five and handed out 34 tickets at two roadblocks.
While it's still too early to tell if the water conservation awareness efforts of county water utilities have had an effect, authorities are optimistic that they will be able to decrease water consumption county-wide by 10 percent as mandated by Governor Sonny Perdue.
Last week, on the first Tuesday of November, America quietly observed an occasion which pretty much sets our system of government and our way of life apart from any other: election day. Surely next year, with a presidential race under way, the spiffy new voting machines will get more of a workout.
It does not look likely that the city of Covington will play host to the Tour de Georgia in 2008.
A man who has been deployed overseas before, U.S. National Guard Corporal Mark Gagne understands what a care package from back home can mean. Which is why he elected to take part in Chick-fil-A's Support Our Troops Fundraiser for Operation Sandbox.