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This year’s pageant a rocking sock hop

Hosts Crissy Alter and Stephanie Hollis partnered with The Varsity to make this year's Fifth Anniversary Miss Covington Pageant event extra special.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LIFE

Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Neighbors: Faulkner a nice guy

Julian Leon Faulkner, who was shot after he allegedly attacked a Covington police officer with a sword Wednesday, was described by neighbors as a "nice guy" with depression issues.

July 24, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Letter from C.M. Brandenburg

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | C.M. Brandenburg | Letters

Covington Police Explorers, Post #222 excel again

Eighteen of the 26 members of the Covington Police Explorers traveled to Savannah and competed in six events during Summerfest.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

School system receives $5.1M in after-school program grants

Parents may have the opportunity not to rush to pick up their kids from learning and enrichment this year after the school district received enough grant money to expand its after-school programs.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Letter from J. Virgil Costley

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters

Training never stops to handle aggression

Every officer-use-of-force situation is a volatile and dangerous affair for the officer, the suspect and the community.

July 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County employees to get extra holiday

Newton County employees will receive 12 paid holidays, not 11 as in years past, off work next year.

July 24, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education

Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education

Father/daughter duo

It's a new beginning for the Newton softball program, as father/daughter combo Greg Cowan and Ashley Coles take over as head coach and assistant head coach respectively.

July 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Cohen: A fight for Israel’s existence

Israel fought its first war, in 1948, against five Arab nations - Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan - as well as the Palestinians. In the prediction of the fairly new CIA, the outcome was never in doubt: "Without substantial outside aid in terms of manpower and material, they [the Jews] will be able to hold out no longer than two years." It has now been 66 years, but I fear that sooner or later, the CIA's conclusion could turn out to be right.

July 24, 2014 | | Columnists

Crash cleared on I-20 WB near Salem Rd

UPDATE: The vehicles have been cleared from I-20 westbound and traffic is flowing again.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

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2 WB lanes on I-20 to close this weekend

Expect delays this weekend as highway construction projects on I-20 in Newton County continue, weather permitting.

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Legals for 5/25/2014

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 5/23/2014

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 5/21/2014

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 5/16/2014

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 5/14/2014

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals 5/11/2014

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

VA head resigns amid uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mr. Robert Harrison Cantrell, Sr.

Robert Harrison Cantrell, Sr., "Harry," 81, of Covington, passed away May 28, 2014. TSgt. Cantrell proudly served his country during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring in 1993. As a young man, Harry enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing softball. In addition, he enjoyed playing golf and watching cartoons with his family. Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother who cherished his family and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his ...

May 30, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

5 arrested in male enhancement scheme

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say five men have been charged with illegally importing male enhancement products from China.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Appalling disregard for black life by other blacks

Late one night last week I was channel surfing when I happened upon a station that was running a marathon of a reality show. Each hour-long program took the viewers through the real-time aftermath of two violent murders. Sometimes each murder was solved, with the perpetrator being arrested and imprisoned. Other times, the crimes went unsolved by the conclusion of the program.

May 29, 2014 | Mychal Massie | Columnists

‘Irreplaceable’ Chief Davenport retires

Newton County Fire Service Battalion Chief Terry Davenport asked his fellow firefighters to join him as his final shift ended Thursday, a way to say goodbye to those around him and his career of over 30 years.

May 29, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Students to learn to grow, prepare food

A pastor, farmer and chef got together one day and decided they were going to revolutionize how local residents think about and consume food. They also want to transform communities while they're at it.

May 29, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Lack of Leadership

This week the president, the commander in chief of our military, addressed the graduating class at West Point.

May 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Deep roots

The roots run deep under the white church house that sits at Hub Junction.

May 29, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION

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