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April 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Election

High winds, heavy rain expected in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say high winds and heavy rains are expected across much of Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Man sentenced after threat to eat judge's kids

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who was found guilty but mentally ill after prosecutors say he threatened to kill and eat a judge's children has been sentenced to prison.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

ATLANTA (AP) - Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Kroger helps give back

The next time you buy your groceries part of the proceeds could go to your favorite nonprofit.

April 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Monday is voter registration deadline

Monday is the voter registration deadline for anyone who wants to vote in May 20 Primary Election.

April 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Newton swept on Senior Night

The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.

April 18, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

A death to redeem us

On Christmas Eve, we talked about a child who was born to save us. We talked about his purpose. Tonight, we see that baby, now grown, fulfill it. And I have to warn you - it's not pretty. No longer a cuddly little baby in swaddling clothes, this grown man had been beaten, stripped, mocked, whipped, and could barely physically drag his pulp of a body out to this hill for the climax of this cruelty. It is not pretty. Yet this Friday is Good, precisely because it is Him doing what He came for. In order to save us ...

April 17, 2014 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Covington Y prepares Cheerios Challenge

The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Yes, he rose

Just a Thought: Did Jesus really rise from the dead? And does it really even matter? The answer to both questions is an emphatic YES!

April 17, 2014 | William Burnham | Columnists

Crime

There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

The Color of Georgia

My father, Newt Gingrich, ran for congress in rural, west, middle Georgia in 1974. At the time, Georgia was dominated by the Democratic Party, there were few Republicans in the state and Watergate was in full swing. Somehow, against this headwind, he managed to garner 49 percent of the vote. He never stopped running, waking up the day after the election to shake hands at the Ford Factory as their shift changed.

April 17, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Gazebo gets committee’s support

The hotly-debated gazebo proposed to be built on the Covington square was sent to a committee this week for more citizen and business owner feedback.

April 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Reach for their roots

Recess was over, but a group of Middle Ridge Elementary School second-graders was still outside, accompanied by teachers and even the principal. And there was nothing but encouragement.

April 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

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Letter to the editor - Point of no return

Dear Editor: Make no mistake about it, in my opinion, vehicles that race on drag strips are designed and built to do two things: they make an incredible amount of noise and they go extraordinarily fast. Pertaining to drag racing, speed and noise go hand in hand. You do not have one without the other. Regardless of how many noise engineers are consulted and no matter how you spin it, drag strips are built in wide-open spaces and the noise from the vehicles adversely affects the quality of life for people for miles around. The noise level from these drag ...

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters

Workman vehicular homicide hearing continued until Feb. 9

Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton agreed to continue the motion status for Johnny Otis Workman until February to allow attorneys on both sides more time to review a report from the Georgia State Patrol.

January 27, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

New York Subways

I had planned to ride a lot of commuter trains around New York to practice for when Atlanta's new rapid rail system opens. That will be just as soon as the excavation is completed and the city is put back together again.

January 27, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Time for tea

What this state needs is a good old-fashioned Tea Party. Not one directed at the liberal weenies in Washington who tried to ram health care reform down our throats. This protest needs to focus on the State of Georgia.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Visions of song

The Hunt Gallery at Oxford College of Emory University currently has an exhibition on display featuring a selection of paintings and drawings by Art Rosenbaum and documentary photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Tickling the ivories

Sunday afternoon local twins Becky Ramsey and Alice Walker will give a piano and organ concert at Covington First United Methodist Church, which is just off the Covington Square at 1113 Conyers Street.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Idus (Ide) H. Price Jr.

Idus (Ide) H. Price Jr., born in 1931 died Jan. 21, 2010. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Local spoken-word artist to appear on Mo'Nique

Troy University student and Newton High graduate Ricky Latimore will appear on the BET broadcast of the Mo'Nique Show Tuesday at 11 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County School System to host county spelling bee

The Newton County School System will host the 2010 System Spelling Bee on at 10 a.m. on January 29 at Eastside High School. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will send its school spelling bee champion to participate in the county competition.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Eva Griffin

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

The Cyclorama: A disgrace

The strains of "Dixie" come up softly at first and then grow louder and louder. Recorded musket fire bristles in the background. There is a vague human cry from somewhere in the distance. Perhaps it is a Rebel yell, or perhaps it is some mother's child catching a bullet 114 years ago.

January 26, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Planning and zoning commission holds work session on drag strip

The Social Circle planning and zoning commission held a work session on Monday night with representatives advocating and protesting the proposed motorsports complex.

January 25, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Social Circle

Geraldine Farrar Ellington

Geraldine Farrar Ellington of Oxford, GA, died Sunday January 24, 2010, at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born on August 30, 1914, in Oxford, GA, to the late Charlie Claud and Calidona Mitcham Hood. Mrs. Ellington is survived by Daughter and Partner Gwen Donie Ellington and Teresa Williams of Conyers; Daughter-In-Law Yvonne Ellington of Covington; Granddaughters and their Spouses Lee and Peter O'Driscoll of Villa Rica, GA, and Calidona Farrar and Patrick Briggs of Covington; Sister Lois Bliss of Wheeling, WV; Sisters-In-Law Charlotte Hood of Oxford and Beverly Hood of Loganville; Great-Grandchildren Hannah, Grace, Meghan O'Driscoll and Charlie ...

January 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Operation Book Bag

School supplies: On Jan. 13, Alcovy FFA donated new school supplies to the local DFACS office. In this project, Operation Book bag, Alcovy FFA members donated new and unused school supplies and book bags. Once enough school supplies had been collected, the Alcovy FFA officer team counted, organized, and boxed the school supplies to deliver to DFACS. On Jan. 13 after school, three representatives of Alcovy FFA, consisting of Ronnie Few, Happy Outlaw, and Dillon Parker, took the school supplies to the local DFACS office. Operation Book bag is a annual community service project that Alcovy FFA participates in. This ...

January 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

From centerfold to senator

You'd have to be eligible for Social Security to remember the last time a Republican sat in the Senate seat made vacant last year when Ted Kennedy died. Scott Brown is the first Republican to win the seat since Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. won it in 1946.

January 24, 2010 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Our Thoughts

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