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John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate ...

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

Dear Editor,

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Mary Elizabeth Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Snapping Shoals members gather

Snapping Shoals EMC held its annual Round Up and members' meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

July 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Rotary Club to host golf tournament

The Covington Rotary Club will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Empty Stocking Fund and other local projects.

July 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Sara Elizabeth King

Sara Elizabeth King of Covington, passed away July 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She was a quick witted, one-of- a-kind, generous lady. Mrs ...

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our Thoughts: The good, the bad and the ugly

The times are tumultuous lately and not much seems to be changing after a week full of heartbreaking, heart-wrenching and well just heart-shaped news.

July 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Another thing about funerals

When I was young, funerals were somber occasions which affected me only sporadically. I guess that was a normal thing, for young folks don't lose too many friends if nature runs her normal course.

December 16, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Another thing about funerals

When I was young, funerals were somber occasions which affected me only sporadically. I guess that was a normal thing, for young folks don't lose too many friends if nature runs her normal course.

December 16, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Loganville at Alcovy

The undefeated Loganville Red Devils arrived at Alcovy High School on Friday night looking to extend their perfect season one more game.

December 16, 2007 | Brian Harper | Archives


Public greets Mitchell Report with a shrug of indifference

By Nancy Armour

December 16, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Feast of historical proportions

Cooking a holiday meal - with the variety of dishes and decorations involved - can challenge any chef, but imagine having to bake a ham with only the freshest ingredients not knowing at what temperature to set the oven or how long to cook it.

December 16, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


33 arrested in flea market raid

December 16, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Oxford teacher balances faith and science

At first glance, the life Theodosia Wade seems to be a contradiction. The devoted wife of a Presbyterian minister, Wade is also a very passionate teacher of biology at Oxford College. But despite the divide between science and church, Wade is able to harmonize her love for both.

December 16, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Water restrictions expected to stay in place for 2008

Newton County residents hoping for an easing next year in the Level 4 drought restrictions which would allow them to resume watering their lawns again shouldn't hold their breaths.

December 16, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Christmas in Washington

WASHINGTON - There is something about visiting the president's house that leaves one in awe. I had a chance to go to the White House on the regular tour for the purpose of seeing the Christmas decorations.

December 14, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


District honor band members

Six students from Cousins Middle School have been selected to participate in this year's District Honor Band.

December 14, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


NCSS becomes national board of distinction

 The Georgia School Boards Association recently recognized the Newton County Board of Education as one of 15 boards in Georgia earning the title of "school board of distinction."

December 14, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Days of Christmas past

The First Baptist Church of Covington will present, "The Covington Christmas Musical" Dec. 15 at 2 p.m., Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Eastside High School Auditorium. The presentation features "I'll Be Home for Christmas," a musical about family and hope in the golden days of radio.

December 14, 2007 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Freedom of religion

 Tomorrow is the 216 anniversary of the ratifying of the U.S. Bill of Rights. The importance of this document to early Americans cannot be overstated. Without this guarantee of individual rights, there probably would not have been a United States of America. The citizens of America had just fought a war against a king and they were not about to give up their hard won freedom.

December 14, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives


Christmas roots

My recent articles have been on the subject of Christmas. In the first of this series I set forth a case to remind those who have been desperately trying to sanitize the holiday of its Christian meaning, the fact that were it not for the coming of Christ there would be no celebration at Christmas time.

December 14, 2007 | John Pearrell | Archives


Repent!

"Hey sinners! Yeah, you! Repent! You don't have much time left!"

December 14, 2007 | Pastor Jonathan Scharf | Archives


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