We are proud today to salute the teachers, students and parents of Middle Ridge Elementary School here in Newton County.
It is always fun to attend a play or a concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and the award-winning, direct-from-Broadway "Sister Act" is no exception to that stance.
It's always fun to attend a play or a concert at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. So it made it doubly fun to be able to attend opening night of the award-winning play "Sister Act," direct from Broadway.
I have to admit I don't know too much about the Oxford Youth Singers, but having spent a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon watching their performance of my favorite production, "Les Miserables," I am now a fan.
Two weeks ago, I told my wife Molly that I wasn't going to spend the weekend doing Honey Do's especially around the yard. Honestly, I should say I requested this, since I was still suffering from a poison ivy infection on my feet received from picking up sticks in the woods from the weekend before. Molly is very particular about our woods. She suggested that we go to see the movie "2016" based on the award winning book "The Roots of Obama's Rage" by Dinesh D'Souza.
I remember in 1971, Frankie Valli, who had been singing on his own, had just reunited with the Four Seasons and they were touring the country. On a warm Saturday in June, a friend and I went to Carowinds, an amusement park located in South Carolina, and joined 5,000 other devoted fans and sat through one of the most enjoyable concerts I had ever attended. During the middle of the concert, a horrific summer rain ...
I have always loved Christmas and its traditions; even as I have grown older, I find that really deep in my heart I still believe in Santa Claus and the spirit of the whole season, and I just can't wait until I see the "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" re-runs at this time of year with the grandchildren.
I am still not quite sure whether it is the result of the open-heart surgery I had 13 years ago or the fact I have gotten older, but it seems that I can well up with uncontrolled tears these days due to the strangest things.
This year marks a half-century for me in the newspaper business. I started out at age 13 as a news carrier, and I was probably the worst one the old Evening Capital ever had. I was saved by a grizzled and kindly old circulation manager who put me to work at 14 inserting and delivering papers and walking the publishers big Chesapeake Retriever. In my 50 years I have seen our industry undergo more changes ...
Today is Mother's Day, and just like most of you, Molly and I have dispatched flowers and candy to my mother to tell her we were thinking about her and to show our love.
After all these years in the newspaper business and being in areas where natural disasters, murders and community political misbehaving's have taken place, it still catches me off guard and amazes me what type of story will really get readers' attention and that will get legs and be transported around the country.
Operation onion: A small part of Vidalia arrived in town this week as the Covington Rotary gathered to collect the famous Vidalia onions they will deliver to local folks who paid $18 for a 25 pound bag of the sweet delight. The money raised by the Rotarians is used for their annual Christmas Stocking fund. If you missed ordering your onions this year, contact a Rotarian or Covington News general manager T. Pat Cavanaugh at ...
My Grandmother Cope would have been 112 this year. I miss her and everyday I thank her for the strength and character she gave me. To this day when I fall short, I feel I have disappointed her. She was born in Charlottesville, Va., in 1898. Her father, my great-grandfather was a hauler. He was killed when she was very young when a wagon he was fixing rolled over him. My great-grandmother died soon after that.
The people who pay taxes in this county and all of us who have children or grandchildren have every right to be concerned with what is happening to our school system.
I have always been proud to be a Baby Boomer. Being born in the fall of 1946; I was actually in the first wave of that group.