We are never happy to see groups come into our community, especially on holidays, to set up shop for a week or two and sell products that rob profits from our local merchants who pay taxes on a regular basis.
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Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.
An Independence Day full of activity in Newton County began with Oxford's annual Fourth of July Parade Friday.
The Order of the Eastern Star is a non-profit, benevolent order and housed in Covington at Golden Fleece Lodge.
Our community is planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in a grand way today.
"Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government."
Kiana Nichelle Mullins, 19, 35 River Walk Farm Parkway, Covington, June 3, cruelty to children, second degree, criminal damage to property in the second degree.
The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. They will re-open Saturday, July 5th.
Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI) invites everyone who volunteers or works in low-income or medically underserved areas to apply for CRI Healthy World Scholarships. The scholarships are for stays at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona in 2015. Canyon Ranch donated 25 stays to CRI to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Canyon Ranch and to further CRI's efforts to enhance community health and well-being. Applicants can apply in up to two scholarship categories that include Richard H. Carmona Scholarship for Returning Veterans, Arts and Health, Healthy Garden, Healthy Schools and Healthy Table. Full details are available on the CRI website at ...
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John W. (Johnny) Dunevent of Porterdale, passed away June 30, 2014, at the age of 87. Seaman Second Class Dunevent proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where he faithfully attended Sunday School weekly. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion Post #32, in Covington. Mr. Dunevent owned and operated Dunevent's TV Service for more than 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his wife, and he was always willing to help anyone he could. He was loved, and will be missed by ...
Robbie Graham of Oxford, passed away June 28, 2014, at the age of 51. Robbie was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was "tech savvy" and liked working with computers. In addition, he enjoyed history, genealogy, spending time outdoors fishing and attending his church, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. Most of all, he loved his children dearly. Robbie was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice (Brown) Harris and his father, Joe Graham.
The Salvation Army has had a busy start to its summer in Newton County, kicking things off with an event at Camp Grandview in Jasper. The Salvation Army sponsored 18 children from Newton County to attend the camp for children, adults and seniors. Camp Grandview gives life-changing experience to its campers. They enjoy fresh mountain air, exercise and character-based programs, and make new friends that last a lifetime.
During the recent primary election, many of Newton County's voters didn't show up. They paid no concern to who would represent them and a minority of the county's voters bothered to head toward the polls.
In observance of the upcoming Independence Day, our offices will be closed. For any questions, please contact editor Bryan Fazio via email: bfazio@covnews. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!