Reuben Yearwood, age 79, of Covington, passed away September 30, 2014. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Mr. Yearwood loved his family dearly, and especially cherished his time spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Howard and Lovie (Chambers) Yearwood.
Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman passed away in his Covington home, September 30, 2014, at the age of 90. Mr. Hoffman was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where he also served as past chairman of the Board, Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Intermediate Department.
Covington has a history of having some outstanding fire chiefs run its fire departments.
Dr. William Dobbs was not only a good man and a great, caring doctor, but he was also an honorable politician. It was the right thing for the City of Covington to honor the memory of this respected man, just four months after his death.
Providence Christian School is proud to announce the winners of the second annual speech meet for the Upper School, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 25. The finalists and winners are listed as follows:
Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General." She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.
The statewide burn ban for Georgia is lifted as of Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Covington Fire Department.
Registration is open for Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.
Potential college students hoping to explore a new career path, learn about classes for their major, or find out about student clubs and organizations, can attend the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus open house Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him.
It's become common for Newton County residents to see roads blocked off with filming equipment and tents set up hosting production company personnel, or to turn on their televisions and see the Covington Historic Courthouse or other familiar homegrown sights.
For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Perimeter College has earned the Military Friendly School designation from GI Jobs.com. The label reflects the college's efforts to provide educational opportunities to U.S. veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list was released Sept. 23 and can be found at militaryfriendlyschools.com.
Hot Rods will line the streets of the Covington Square once again, all in an effort to help Newton County children in need this Christmas.
Olivia Martzell of Covington, a Northwestern State University student studying mass communications, was nominated for two awards for a multimedia package she produced during an internship in Italy last summer. Martzell wrote, shot, edited and produced a package that was nominated for best story in the multimedia category and best overall photography, which she won.
Evelyn Claire Thelen, Sept. 3, Sara Thelen, Mark Thelen, Covington, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, 21.5 inches.
The Covington City Council approved levying the city's 2007 millage rate at the rollback rate of 8.208 at their council meeting Monday night.
Patti Battle doesn't strike you as your average community advocate.
Two new studies, Risk for New Onset of Depression during the Menopausal Transition: the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles ("General Psychiatry, April, 2006), and Associations of Hormones and Menopausal Status with Depressed Mood in Women with No History of Depression ("Archives of General Psychiatry, April, 2006), have found the transition to menopause to be linked to depression. Both studies implicate hormonal changes as at least partly responsible for the depression.
It's not often one can drive by Oxford College of Emory University and see Superman, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk strolling along the walkways - last week and this week would be exceptions.
Atlanta might have been called "Music City USA," and rightly so, if you're talking about the so-called "Country Music" of America. It was born in Atlanta. Before you start laughing, stay with me for a moment.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, this week Bard Urological Division treated its employees to a week of special activities designed to reward them for their hard work and to highlight C.R. Bard's long and rich history.
This summer at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center children will be doing more than fishing and exploring the beauty of the wild. On July 21 and 22, children will remember their loved ones at Camp Journey.
Mrs. Linda Adams Bridges, 65, of Cornelia died June 22 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Bridges was born in 1942 in Dekalb County to the late Edward Herndon and Minnie Mae Campbell Adams. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Union County in Blairsville where she served as a youth minister and later as an older adult minister.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Senator John Douglas was recently honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, a statewide association representing over 14,000 EMS professionals in Georgia.
All you dads out there, I want you to think about how it feels to watch your children go through pain. Before I got married and had kids, I never really cried much. I made it through a forehead split open (ping pong injury), a thumb temporarily attached to the button on a football helmet, fingers smashed in a glue press and a broken leg in the last game of the season without a single tear.
Even though no one attended Tuesday night's public hearing discussing the adoption of millage rates and a budget for the county school system, members of the Board of Education waited until 7 p.m. to proceed with their regular meeting - where they voted to re-adopt the current millage rate of 19.21 and approved the $139 million general fund budget for the 2007-2008 school year.
Are you ready to play like Angel Cabrera did during this year's U.S. Open?
They've done it again.
By Charles Odum