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Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE

The News hosts Autumn Fest

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local marketing options

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation

Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Jesse D. Patten

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Covington Academy celebrates new location

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

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.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists

Our thoughts: The Square

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.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Elida Tanner

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.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts: Threats

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.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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Covington planning commission to vote on meeting times

A vote will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Covington Planning Commission's monthly meeting on whether or not to move the commission's public hearings to a time later in the day in order to improve public access.

September 09, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Newton County's great outdoorsman

If Kris Pope's parents knew 22 years ago what they know now, they might have seriously considered using "Danger" as a middle name for their newborn son.

September 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Two arrested for lying, meth

An anonymous caller informed the Covington Police Department that Tabatha Jones, who had warrants out for her in Newton County, and a man named David were staying at the Quality Inn on Ga. Highway 142. The caller also advised that a possibly stolen blue Ford Explorer was parked outside the hotel room.

September 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

CD player theft leads to fight, two arrests

Two men were arrested and banned from the housing authority Thursday for disorderly conduct after a dispute over a stolen CD player.

September 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

The annual physical exam

 I'm not sure when the term "preventative maintenance" first entered my consciousness. Most likely it was in the early 1960s, when my daddy taught me how important it was to change the oil in the car every 2,500 miles. And not only was it important to change the oil, but to grease the suspension fittings.

September 09, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Dolores E. Varkonda

Dolores E. Varkonda, 81, of Covington, died Sept. 7 at Walton Regional Medical Center. The daughter of the late Thomas A. and Bertha Blair Davis, she was born in Clarion County, Pa., in 1926. Mrs. Varkonda was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, Ohio, where she served as deacon and member of Trias Chapter of the Eastern Star of Youngstown. She was a registered nurse for over 50 years as well as a former hospital administrator. Mrs. Varkonda also volunteered her nursing services at the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. She was a devoted wife, mother and ...

September 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

The fuzz heats up

The 24th annual Fuzz Run was a record setter this year, with a new fastest race time and a new high in attendance.

September 09, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Candidate's residency questioned

An official challenge has been raised to candidate Gigi Shinall's eligibility to run for Porterdale City Council Post 2 in November.

September 09, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Eagles top Red Devils

LOGANVILLE - For the second straight week, the Eastside varsity football team was not only victorious but also held its opponent scoreless, proving that defense wins football games.

September 09, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Falcons ready for season opener against Vikings

By Dave Campbell

September 09, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


 Randall and Michelle Donaldson of Covington, announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Lynn Donaldson to Bobby Jacques, son of Bob and Diane Jacques of Covington.

September 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

When does perfection become unhealthy?

Although perfectionists tell themselves that their determination to be perfect will win success, acceptance, love and fulfillment, the opposite more often occurs.

September 09, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives

Bringing King's message to China

When Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "I Have a Dream" speech, it's doubtful he thought his words would be performed in Mandarin Chinese.

September 09, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Helping the troops with a late-summer twist

 Have you noticed that it's begun? Summer is finally loosening its death grip and it's a little easier to breathe again. After a particularly brutal August, the heat is beginning its slow retreat. Seasonal allergies be damned - my windows are open to the refreshing breeze that cleanses my house on these beautiful, cool mornings. How grateful I am that fall is waving hello, sending notes of its return even though it's still weeks away.

September 09, 2007 | Kari Apted | Archives

Newton vs. Alcovy

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, a roar could be heard from the home bleachers at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday evening.

September 09, 2007 | Corey Dickstein | Archives

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