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Marshall’s Music Minute: Hotspots in Covington

It's your pal Marshall McCart here. I'm so pumped to be doing this segment for The News to give its wonderful readership a ...

February 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington's council meeting Feb. 1.

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Alcovy Road commercial development no more

The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lady Tigers playoff dreams denied

The No. 4 (Rockdale) and No. 5 (Alcovy) seeds in 2-AAAAAA met at Newton High School Wednesday in a fight for the playoffs. A win ...

February 10, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.

February 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Notae, Simms & Hagans named All-Region

Three Newton Rams made the All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball team and Rockdale's Jalen Jordan beat out Tucker's Kenton Eskridge and Newton's JD Notae ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Hodges named Player of the Year; Newton & Alcovy players highlight All-Region team

In her senior season after averaging 23 points per game and 12 rebounds, Tierra Hodges was named Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of ...

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION

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A new holiday: Whew Day!

We need a new holiday, not so much for the sake of the greeting card industry, but for our own peace of mind and perspective. We have Thanksgiving, where we give thanks, and we have Christmas where we receive gifts. We need a special holiday combining both themes into one glorious day of giving thanks for gifts never received. Let's call this holiday, "Whew Day" in honor of the comic books of my youth. "Whew" is the sound of air rushing from your body. It's the sound you make when you realize just how close you came to ...

December 29, 2012 | David McCoy | Columnists

Tax reform works for voters, not political class

Tax reform with lower rates and fewer loopholes would be good for America and popular with voters. But substantive reform won't come any time soon.

December 29, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Take time to rest and reflect before New Year

A year ago, I resolved to spend 2012 praying more and, in my prayers, asking for patience. I have prayed, I have asked, I have received, but not enough.

December 29, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

It doesn't take a hero

My thoughts are that of a Vietnam veteran concerning a Vietnam veteran, thus is as it should be.

December 29, 2012 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL

Better home town is the spirit of social circle

In January, 2013, our Better Hometown Program will celebrate its 15th year anniversary. The Better Hometown Program, launched by former Governor Zell Miller, is a downtown revitalization effort for smaller cities sponsored by the Georgia State Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in partnership with Georgia Power, the Georgia Municipal Association and the State Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The first five pilot BHT cities in Georgia received a small "welcome-to-the-program" monetary grant. After that, state assistance to BHT designated communities has been in the form of technical assistance, manager/board training and coordinated networking opportunities. The program relies on ...

December 29, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle

Allene Floyd

Mrs. Allene Gunnells Floyd, 86, of Covington, passed away Dec. 26. Mrs. Floyd was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32, of Covington. She retired as secretary, from Colony Realty Company, after 30 years of dedicated service. In addition, she was a secretary for the law firm of King, Ballard & King. Mrs. Floyd was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting in her younger years, but her real hobby was her family. She loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. Mrs. Floyd was preceded in death ...

December 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Deacon Nathaniel B. Tyler

In memory of a joyful spirit gone too soon. We pause to give tribute to Deacon Nathaniel B. Tyler with love and affection.

December 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Frances Hiott Quinn

Mrs. Frances Hiott Quinn, 64, of Mansfield, passed away Dec. 27. She enjoyed reading, traveling to the mountains of North Carolina and Edisto Beach, S.C. She loved her family and her animals. Mrs. Quinn is loved, and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Dell (Roberson) Hiott.

December 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ronald McGiboney

Mr. Ronald Dwayne McGiboney of Covington died on Dec. 23 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 23, 1962 in Covington to Ronald Lewis and Martha Laverne Pittman McGiboney.

December 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Brigitte Hollingsworth

On April 9, 1946, Brigitte Marie (Peggy) Hilz Hollingsworth was born in Germany where she spent her life through her youth.

December 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Seminar to help farmers’ exporting decisions

For farmers, the decision to start exporting produce can be daunting or even confusing.

December 29, 2012 | By Michael Wheeler | LOCAL

Tax exemption helps ag producers save money

At more than $3 a gallon, buying 300 gallons of diesel fuel isn't cheap, but it's necessary for Scott Glover to run his dairy and creamery. After Jan. 1, the price tag for all that fuel - along with any other products used in production at Mountain Fresh Creamery and Glo-Crest Dairy in Clermont - will be tax exempt.

December 29, 2012 | By Matt Chambers | LOCAL

McCoy: A new holiday - Whew Day!

We need a new holiday, not so much for the sake of the greeting card industry, but for our own peace of mind and perspective. We have Thanksgiving, where we give thanks, and we have Christmas, where we receive gifts. We need a special holiday combining both themes into one glorious day of giving thanks for gifts never received. Let's call this holiday, "Whew Day" in honor of the comic books of my youth. "Whew" is the sound of air rushing from your body. It's the sound you make when you realize just how close you came to ...

December 29, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Officials table decision for relocation project

The Newton County Board of Commissioners tabled entering into an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for road repairs at Alcovy Trestle Road and River Cove Road.

December 29, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

An artistic view of 2013

While some people may be planning to lose weight, travel more or save more money with in the 2013 New Year, one Covington artist looks to begin a new journey and open a new business.

December 29, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

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