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Williams proves nothing is impossible

Tichelle Florence is a walking, talking miracle - emphasis on walking.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


CAEC donates backpacks to Middle Ridge

The stuffed backpacks keep rolling in, with or without accessorized wheels.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Douglas: abandon 2050 Plan

At Tuesday's Board of Commissioners work session, commissioner John Douglas called for the abandonment of the 2050 Plan.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hospital evacuated due to faulty AC unit

A faulty air handling unit filled with smoke and caused the evacuation of Newton Medical Center's emergency room Sunday evening.

August 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Walter Richard (Rick) Almand

Born on June 26, 1951, Walter Richard (Rick) Almand passed away August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Miriam Hamby Almand; children Bryan Owenby and Rachel Almand Wimbush; grandchildren Leanne Brown, Bryanna Owenby, Ashley McKibben, Keeley Owenby, Jordan McKibben, Erica Owenby and Alexis Almand and great-grand daughter rAaliyah Lumpkin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Hugh Newsome

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Terry McWaters

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Darnell (Debo) Gillam

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


A muddy good time

Local runners, mudders and thrill-seekers from around the Peach State braved the summer heat in the dirtiest of ways Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race made its way to the Georgia International Horse Park

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Student volunteerism can have a positive impact ... and help pay for college

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


6 tips for the upcoming hunting season

Hunting is a popular hobby and sport enjoyed by millions of people across North America. Over the last 10 years, data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that more and more females are taking up hunting.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Heartland Woman’s Club honored as the oldest club

The Heartland Woman's Club will hold a reception Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woman's Club Building honoring The Covington Woman's Club for being recognized as the oldest club in the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


5 ways college students can eat healthy

If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


County deserves stronger leadership

A simple question doesn't have an easy answer. But it should.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Colorful urine

There used to be a guy who would come to my office once a week, asking me for money.

August 29, 2007 | Len Robbins | Archives


Progress on new bank continues

Construction is speeding along on McIntosh Commercial Bank's Covington branch location with a grand opening set to take place in January.

August 29, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Showing Covington how to cook

When sisters Wendy Harrington and Robyn Bowen started Covington Cooks last November, they thought their cooking supply store had everything amateur chiefs in the area could possibly want. But as business grew and the sisters started seeing repeat business, one request kept coming up again and again.

August 29, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Prim & proper

Perhaps staying too close for true originality to the style and plot line of 2005's "Pride and Prejudice," director Julian Jarrold nevertheless strikes a chord with his prim and proper take on Jane Austen as a young woman trying to live up to the heavy expectations of Georgian society.

August 29, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Taking it one day at a time

Even though all of Daphne Cofer's students are unable to speak, she does her best to give them a voice.

August 29, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Taking it one day at a time

Even though all of Daphne Cofer's students are unable to speak, she does her best to give them a voice.

August 29, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Man takes law into own hands over theft of pit bulls

A man took the law into his own hands Monday when he tracked down the men who stole his pit pull puppies and, with the help of a gun, demanded them back.

August 29, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Pizza Hut employee robbed outside of local restaurant

An unidentified man held up a Pizza Hut employee Monday morning outside the restaurant located on U.S. Highway 278.

The victims, a shift manager and her mother, were on their way to make a bank deposit for the restaurant at approximately 10 a.m. when they were approached by a black man wearing a gray jump suit.

August 29, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Talking politics

August 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Social Circle extends olive branch to BOC

After months of their respective attorneys handling all communications, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the Social Circle City Council will sit down face-to-face to discuss the county's lawsuit against the city.

August 29, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Smith enters council race

A second candidate has thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Covington council member Roger Tingler's old seat.

August 29, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Grover"Bradley" Jarrell

Surviving are mother Mildred (Bobby) Gaines of Newnan; father Donald Lee Jarrell Sr. of Warner Robins; sons Levi Jarrell, Dustin Jarrell of Grantville; partner Chastity Edwards of Covington and her children A.J. Edwards, Jamie Lynn Edwards, Brandy English; sisters Natalie Jarrell of Newnan, Eugenia (Riley) Holloway of Newnan; brothers Donald (Tammy) Jarrell Jr. of Franklin, James Kevin Jarrell of Newnan, Timothy (Frankie) Jarrell of Newnan; stepbrothers Lee Gaines, Tommy Gaines, Steve Gaines, all of Alabama; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

August 29, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Orville Otis Ray Jr.

Mr. Orville Otis Ray Jr., 81, of Oxford, died Aug. 25. The son of the late Orville Otis Ray Sr. and Lola Custis Pounds Ray, he was born in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1926. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Conyers. Mr. Ray served in the South Pacific in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked as a route salesman for Atlanta Dairies for over 30 years. He loved gardening and listening to Neal Boortz on the radio. Mr. Ray was a devout Florida Gator fan.

August 29, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Jane Smith

Mrs. Jane Smith, 66, of Covington, died Aug. 28 at Heartland Hospice, Conyers. Born in England to the late Archibald and Barbara Smith, she enjoyed gardening and loved to travel. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by grandchildren Jimmy Beitzel and Heather Smith and brother Colin Smith.

August 29, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament announced

The 2007 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament begins at 10 a.m. on September 21 at the Oaks Golf Course.

August 29, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


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