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Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


The New Jazzercise to offer free classes all year for girls 16-21

Leading global dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc. is proud to announce a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Kemp: Be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns citizens to be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims. Over the weekend, violent storms ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Severe storms rip through South Georgia

As you may have seen and heard in the news, an enormous storm system made its way through the Southeast over the weekend claiming the ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Charles (Ricky) Aycox

Charles (Ricky) Aycox, of Covington, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Aycox was a hard-working family man. He adored his ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rose Marie Watson

Rose Marie Watson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Mrs. Watson, trained as a registered nurse, was a ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Red Cross urges public to review tornado safety tips

Gathered from Red Cross
Across the southeast, there were more than 200 reports of severe weather and several dozen reports of tornadoes so far this ...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


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Hoops: Alcovy hoopsters split with Salem

By Josh Briggs

February 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Panthers win wrestling duals

The Indian Creek Middle School wrestling squad won the New Rock League Championship on Saturday at home.

February 01, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Housing tops discussion at Porterdale Candidate Forum

The dilemma of how to address dilapidated housing dominated questions from audience members at Tuesday night's Porterdale Candidate Forum.

February 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Spellbound

Stephanie Lightsey, eighth grade student at Clements Middle School, probably doesn't have to worry much with running spell check.

February 01, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


New details emerge in double homicide

New details of last week's double murder of a young couple have surfaced as the Newton County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation of the case.

February 01, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Mayor meets with Perdue and GDOT

After meetings with Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner last week, Mayor Kim Carter is optimistic the two officials will keep Covington in mind when they are considering future projects.

February 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Crotts sets sights on Douglas' Senate seat

After he was found ineligible to run for State Senate in 2006, former State Senator Mike Crotts moved to Covington where he announced on Thursday that he will again challenge Sen. John Douglas for the Republican Party nomination.

February 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Southern iconography

The Arts Association in Newton County and Oxford College of Emory University will present a month-long art exhibit "Southern Iconography in Printmaking, Return of the Wanderer" Feb. 8 through Feb. 29 at Oxford's Candler Student Center.

January 30, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Live it up for a good cause - Monte Carlo style

If you haven't already purchased your tickets to Southern Heartland Arts Inc.'s Monte Carlo for the Arts Night you have just three more days to do so. The last day to purchase tickets is Friday.

January 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Steering students toward success

In the 10 years Alice Brown has taught elementary school, she has learned what works and what doesn't in engaging students in learning.

January 30, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


A chance to have a voice

Never in my life - my voting life, that is - have I had the opportunity to have a voice in the presidential primary. Actually, I won't again this time around either because I moved to Georgia a few weeks too late to be registered in time to vote on Feb. 5.

January 30, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Tax break for seniors

Dear Editor: This coming up Feb. 5, in our presidential primary, in our state, there will also be on the ballot a question asking the voting citizens to allow the seniors of our county, over 65 years old and with an adjusted income no more than $25,000 income, to have an additional $10,000 exemption from school taxes - for a grand total of $30,000.

January 30, 2008 | Don Gresham | Archives


Bloom Salon and Boutique ready to serve

Located in a snug yellow building with black shutters on Ga. Highway 36, Bloom Salon and Boutique features friendly stylists and a range of services.

January 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


William Kenneth Barnett

William Kenneth Barnett, 83, of Franklin, died Jan. 24. The son of the late Daniel Leo and Eva Margaret Smith Barnett, he was born in St. Catharines Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by sister Grace Visentin. He was a mechanical engineer in the fibers division of the textile mill Hercules Inc. and a World War II veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He attended First Baptist Church.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Linda Ann Denney

Linda Ann Denney, 63, of Monroe, died Jan. 24. The daughter of the late James Amery Scarborough and Lucy Mae Cooper Scarborough, she was born in Cabarrus County, N.C., in 1944.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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