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Reuben Yearwood

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.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman

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.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our Thoughts: Thanks

Covington has a history of having some outstanding fire chiefs run its fire departments.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts: Honor

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.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Speech meet winners announced

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:

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy

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.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Outdoor burn ban lifted

The statewide burn ban for Georgia is lifted as of Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Covington Fire Department.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NMC to host Billy Taylor Classic Golf Tournament

Registration is open for Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

GPC Newton Open House Oct. 18

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.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Construction worker killed on I-20 on Saturday

A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him.

September 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Manners

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.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

GPC named Military Friendly School

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Perimeter College has earned the Military Friendly School designation from GI 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

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cars of the Past come to Covington

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.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington student completes internship

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.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New arrivals

Evelyn Claire Thelen, Sept. 3, Sara Thelen, Mark Thelen, Covington, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, 21.5 inches.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Births

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City Council votes to levy 2007 millage rate

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.

June 24, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Helping a community in need

 Patti Battle doesn't strike you as your average community advocate.

June 24, 2007 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Menopause depression a serious health concern

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.

June 24, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives

GTI to the rescue

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.

June 24, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

The birth of country music

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.

June 24, 2007 | Clifford Brewton | Archives

Bard Urological Division marks 100th anniversary

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.

June 24, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

10th Anniversary

June 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives

Abbey Hospice, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center hosting Camp Journey

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.

June 24, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Linda Adams Bridges

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.

June 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives

State EMS association honors John Douglas

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.

June 24, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

God Has Come to HelpHis People

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.

June 22, 2007 | The Rev. Jonathan Scharf | Archives

BOE votes to re-adopt millage rate

 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.

June 22, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

2007 Open begins July 14 at Oaks Golf Course

Are you ready to play like Angel Cabrera did during this year's U.S. Open?

June 22, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

District champs!

They've done it again.

June 22, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

VanGorder takes long route to Falcons

By Charles Odum

June 22, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

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