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Three NCSS teachers receive grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NHS JROTC accepting Toys for Tots

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Toy Ride to be held Dec. 13

The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Stolen truck chase ends in crash at used car lot

A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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 | Cooking with Melanie


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 | LIVING


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


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Willie B. Stapp

Willie B. Stapp, 42, of Mansfield, died Oct. 5. He was employed with the city of Mansfield and attended the Church of Covington. Mr. Allen loved working in the yard, model cars, fishing, working on lawn mowers and anything that pertained to the outdoors. Mr. Stapp was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Johnson Stapp.

October 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newcomer challenges Hamby for Porterdale Mayor's seat

Incumbent Bobby Hamby, a longtime fixture in Porterdale government, faces James Himes, a relative newcomer to the city but a forceful candidate, in the Porterdale mayoral elections on Nov. 6.

October 07, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Maryland tops Georgia Tech

By Matthew Barakat

October 07, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Portraits of hope

Jane Williams learned she had breast cancer - infiltrating ductile carcinoma - this January.

October 07, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Fire department investigating possible arson

The Covington Fire Department is currently investigating the fire which destroyed most of C. B. Auto Sales' main building early last week.

October 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Juvenile charged with burglarizing Clark's Grove home

A juvenile was arrested Friday morning after reportedly sneaking into a house through an open window and stealing more than $100 in change and a cell phone from a home in Clark's Grove.

October 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Locked and loaded

Despite falling to Madison County 6-1 in region action Thursday afternoon at Tiger Field, the Alcovy (16-10 overall, 5-7 Region 8B-AAAA) varsity softball team still has plenty to play for this season.

October 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


ACC keeps high-tech eye on officials' performance

By Aaron Beard

October 05, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


ACC keeps high-tech eye on officials' performance

By Aaron Beard

October 05, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Eastside softball defeats Madison County, 3-2

On Tuesday it was Senior Night for the Eastside varsity softball team. Six seniors were honored before the game, each escorted onto the diamond by their parents to a thunderous applause.

October 05, 2007 | Jason Mincey | Archives


Our changing channels

The first few years of my life, I was a television remote control. My parents would tell me what channel they wanted and off I scampered to change it.

October 05, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Hearing the public's cry

Dear Editor: I would like to thank our city council members for the vote on Sept. 17 to take approximately 5 percent from the sale of Covington Cable to purchase property that will be used by Rainbow Ministries and FaithWorks, though admittedly the vote was by a very small margin. I am a taxpayer and, therefore, very interested in how the council invests my money. I believe in this life there are investments that should be made that involve issues other than money. Such an investment is in people. Here we have people who are committed to helping those who ...

October 05, 2007 | Mrs. Ben T. (Bobbie) Banks | Archives


Pat yourselves on the back

Dear editor: Like many, I have strong opinions on recent events in the news in our city. But, today, I urge all the people of Covington to pat yourselves on the back and take pride in your community. As one of thousands on the Square Friday night, I enjoyed a fabulous evening of community fellowship and great entertainment at the Ken Ford concert put on jointly by the Newton County Arts Association, Mainstreet Covington and Springfield Baptist Church.

October 05, 2007 | Maurice Carter | Archives


Real eastern promises

 Gateway Community Church Pastor John Pearrell and his praise team recently visited the European country of Belarus on mission to spread the word of God.

October 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


The best former president

October 05, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives


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