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Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler

"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE

Light up the holidays

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE

Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dahlia Jo Minton

Little Miss Dahlia Jo Minton, age 5, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Riverdale. Dahlia attended Rock Springs Church and Jackson Presbyterian Church. A sweet, joyful child, she loved to make friends, sing, dance, and laugh.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

William Bruce Henderson

William Bruce Henderson passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Bill was born in Athens, Alabama to the late Merle and James Henderson. He is preceded in death by six siblings.

November 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Engagement: Kimberly Blair Malcom

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haralson of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Malcom of Shadydale announce the engagement of Kimberly Blair Malcom to James Timothy Walden Jr.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements

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Community thanks

Community thanks

December 07, 2007 | Newton County Minister's Union Youth Department | Archives

VMMS GEMS sparkle

December 07, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

A lifetime of praise in song

Well known poet and songwriter Doris Bowie was born in Floyd County in 1921. Her family moved to Porterdale when she was 18 months old and to Covington at age seven. After graduating from Covington High School, she worked at the Covington Shirt Factory and earned 23 and half cents an hour.

December 07, 2007 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

The rest of the story

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that December 7, 1941, was "a date which will live in infamy." It was 66 years ago today that the Japanese fighter/bombers attacked the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Eighteen U.S. ships were sunk, 2,386 Americans were killed and another 1,230 were wounded. December 7 has been known as "Pearl Harbor Day" ever since. It propelled the United States of America into World War II. But inside this big story are human stories that are amazing, that remind us that God can bring some good out of the ...

December 07, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives

Christmas past

Inevitably this time of year, I am inundated with questions about whether or not Christians should even be celebrating Christmas, let alone fighting for recognition of the holiday. Those who argue against the holiday generally point out that December 25th-- at least in a section of the Roman world - was a pagan holiday, and that it was the early Catholic church who set this day as the day we should celebrate. Let's look at some facts.

December 07, 2007 | John Pearrell | Archives


"Wait." You can imagine how many times I heard that growing up as my dad tried to enforce his rule that the Christmas tree would not go up until Christmas Eve. He was holding on to the truth that the Christmas season starts on December 25th - that's when the 12 days of Christmas begin, so that's when we would start. "Before then," he would say, "It's Advent. So wait."

December 07, 2007 | Pastor Jonathan Scharf | Archives

Laodicea: then and now

Through the Apostle John, Christ sent seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor. Laodicea was the last letter, and it is recorded in Revelation, chapter 3, verses 14-22.

December 07, 2007 | Rev. .Wayne Rutherford | Archives

Local County Roundup

The Eastside boys and girls varsity basketball teams avenged their losses to crosstown Newton on Saturday by defeating Morgan County on the road in Tuesday action.

December 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Newton's late rally falls short, 51-47

Energy that high school basketball players bring to the court is nothing short of impressive and eye-opening, even in defeat.

December 07, 2007 | Robert Lougee | Archives

Dodgers, Andruw Jones reach preliminary agreement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones is set to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the dangerous slugger they sorely need.

December 07, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

Athlete of the Week

You could see it in his eyes - sheer determination; a fire that screamed you cannot and you will not beat me.

December 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Alcovy seeks first win over Jackson County

Both the Alcovy boys and girls varsity basketball squads are each seeking their first win of the season tonight against the visiting Jackson County Panthers.

December 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Public warned to beware of phone scam

A mysterious new scam has left victims in Newton County questioning calls regarding jury summons and bench warrants.

December 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Kaye Adams Phillips

Kaye Adams Phillips, 54, of Covington, died Dec. 5 at Emory University Hospital. Born in Fulton County in 1953, she retired from AT&T with 25 years of service. Mrs. Phillips was a seven-and-one-half-year liver transplant survivor and a very active member of Covington First Baptist Church and Pairs and Spares Sunday school class. Mrs. Phillips was a devoted daughter, wife and mother and loved cooking and home decorating. She was preceded in death by father Herman P. Adams.

December 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives

Two robbed in Hy-Line parking lot

 Two Hy-Line employees were robbed at gunpoint earlier this week while they sat in a delivery truck in the company parking lot located at 4432 County Road 213 in Newborn.

December 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

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