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Revolutionary road

Marching toward the Newton County School Board in 1970, local black students knew they needed to be treated fairly.

October 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Athletes of the week: 10/20

Carlos Huggins and Emma Waddell have been named Eastside's and Alcovy's athletes of the week respectively. Newton played on Saturday (past deadline) and the Rams' Athlete of the Week will be named at CovNews.com on Monday.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

High turnover

Over the last three years, Alcovy softball has accumulated 63 wins – which include back-to-back-to-back trips to the playoffs – and become a staple in region 2-AAAAAA establishing a model of consistency for the program.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Playoffs?

With just two games left for most teams and one game for others, the playoff race is in the final lap and the teams are headed toward the finish line. Some teams fare better than others, but every Newton County high school football team has a shot at making it to the big dance. Here are the current playoff implications for each team. (Note: this was written before Newton's game against Lovejoy).

October 25, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Huggins emerges as lead back

Eastside ran over Hampton on Friday with its 47-14 win. Carlos Huggins ran for two touchdowns and the Eagles' defense was making plays all over the field, including some huge hits against Hampton. The defense also recovered at least four fumbles, and took advantage of Hampton's giveaways.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

For love of the GAME

As he walked into Jim Stalvey's on a Friday afternoon, you could see a look of ease on Kirk Hoffman's face. His team, Alcovy – still seeking its first win of the season – is on a bye week and Hoffman doesn't have to play a game that Friday night.

October 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

The power of positive beliefs

My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer in the mid-1970s, when I was in grammar school. Her goal, at that time, was to stay alive to see my older sister Kathy and me graduate from high school. She neither dwelled on the disease, nor on why she was stricken with it, but instead focused on getting rid of the cancer and living for her two daughters.

October 25, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich-Cushman | Columnists

Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Ben Bradlee was a leader and a friend

Ben Bradlee would not have liked me to say so, but he was the living refutation of the Declaration of Independence: All men are not created equal. Certainly, he was not. He was born rich and well-connected, a member of the WASP tribe that once ran much of America and nearly all of its prestigious institutions. He was compellingly handsome and so smart that no crossword puzzle could really challenge him. It's not that he didn't have a weakness. He did. He was a sucker for the underdog.

October 25, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists

Embarrassing economists

So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists.

October 25, 2014 | Walter E. Williams | Columnists

Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Town hall looks for safety in Fairview area

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown assured a crowd of dozens of concerned citizens that crime is down in their neighborhoods, and they urged community leaders that they want that trend to continue because they still feel threatened.

October 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Home makeovers

I spent last week helping one of my daughters paint the paneling in her den. For most of you who are not my age those two words (paneling and den) are probably words you have not heard very often.

October 25, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE

Cooking with Melanie

Melanie Thompson is a 13-year-old seventh grader at Indian Creek Middle School has been cooking since she first helped her great grandmother, Louis, in the kitchen when she was 2.

October 25, 2014 | | LIFE

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All’s right with the Rotary

Rotary honors:

(Left) Nine members of the Covington Rotary were recently honored with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award. They were (from left) Nathan Pulliam- past president, Carolyn Leonard, Patrick Crawford, Lanier Simms, Jody Smith, Wayne Pugh, Dick Bellairs - Past President, Mike Lassiter - Past President, Christy Lassiter and District Governor Gene Windham.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Come on down to Party-dale!

Porterdale is revved up and ready for the 2010 Porterdale Reunion. Each year since 2003, the City of Porterdale, The Porterdale Woman's Club and the Friends of Porterdale have sponsored this gathering, which has drawn in current and former Porterdale residents since the very first gathering.

August 25, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

Review: The Switch marred by unfortunate premise

So I decided to take a break from gory violence and mindless comedies this weekend and made the choice to watch a romantic comedy instead. Boy, what a choice I made. "The Switch," directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck ("Blades of Glory"), seemed middlebrow initially, but the more I thought about it, the more I became disgusted with it.

August 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | LOCAL

Kooks of the Klan fascinate Yankees

Big-Time media seems obsessed by the Ku Klux Klan. Give them anything that has a sheet or a pointed hat involved in it, and it's time to pull out all the stops.

August 25, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Supporter Spotlight - Piedmont Academy

Piedmont Academy began with a group of parents hoping to create a school they could trust. The school was constructed modestly in 1970, with 133 students enrolled in the first year. Over 40 years later, Piedmont has become a reputable nonprofit, accredited, college preparatory institution located in Monticello.

August 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

SteelCo builds school in five weeks

SteelCo President Shane Millwood was laughed at, derided and told he simply couldn't do it - that didn't stop him from essentially building a school in five weeks.

August 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Don’t feel sorry for the squirrels in my backyard

If you find any dead squirrels in my backyard, it is because they have laughed themselves to death.

August 25, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Man holds family captive in Wal-Mart

Officers were called to Wal-Mart Friday afternoon when a woman with five children passed a note to the service desk clerk, begging her to call the police because she was being held hostage.

August 25, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Let’s focus on the important issues

As they moved through the first week of their general election campaign for governor, Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes focused their attention on this burning issue: the proposed construction of a mosque two blocks from the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City.

August 25, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our thoughts... Oxford City Hall

The city of Oxford will dedicate their new city hall and community center on Thursday.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Popeyes closes; CharterBank moves out of McIntosh

A couple of local businesses have left Covington recently as the effects of the recession continue to linger amidst the hope of an economic turnaround.

August 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Our thoughts... The Fate of Main Street

The Covington City Council will be voting soon on whether to take the whole Main Street Covington program and place it under their sole control.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thoughts... B.C. Crowell Week

The city of Porterdale did it right - they have set aside a special week in honor of their hometown hero and native, B.C. Crowell.

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Georgia wins Race to the Top

Governor Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that Georgia was selected as a winner by the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of "Race to the Top" grants. The state is projected to receive $400 million over four years to implement its plan.

August 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

One fabulous mama: Eat, play, love

Dinner time is a big deal at the Hallman house. My husband and I didn't grow up with the notion of family dinner being important or even necessary, but once we created this family of ours, we knew it simply was.

August 22, 2010 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | News Columnists

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