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Red Cross urges public to review tornado safety tips

Gathered from Red Cross
Across the southeast, there were more than 200 reports of severe weather and several dozen reports of tornadoes so far this ...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Anderson: Update from the Capitol: Budget Week

Another week has passed under the gold dome and it was an eventful and informative one. This week, we took a break from our usual ...

January 22, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Belton: A week off is a week on

The General Assembly does not meet during the MLK week. Instead, various committees work on the budget as the rest of us work on bills.

January 22, 2017 | Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Yarbrough: Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Marshall’s Music Minute: Famous by February, Bluesman Adrian Barksdale playing back-to-back shows

Welcome back to the Minute, good readers, so glad you could join us once again.

January 22, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Oxford College celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Songs and words of inspiration filled the air Wednesday night in Oxford as believers in a dream packed the Historic Old Church for the Oxford ...

January 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

Have You Ever Thought?... How great it would be to have more variety in shopping and eating out?

I say we have great merchants and eateries in Covington. But I would add what is needed is more variety in both areas as well ...

January 22, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Columnists

Keep America Great

This week has placed us at two distinct ends of the American spectrum. At the beginning of the week we celebrated the most iconic figure ...

January 22, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion

Middle Ridge students travel to Atlanta for project

Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to ...

January 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Parson: Making the right seed choices for your garden

Here we are in the cold, dark days of January. With temperatures in the mid-50s, we are right in line with what I expect this ...

January 22, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture

February Pruning

Before I moved to Newton County around 12 years ago, my wife and I owned a home with a yard that was full of flowering ...

January 22, 2017 | Ted Wynne | Agriculture

Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

4-H’ers honored for service work

As a second grader, I remember finding out that Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't actually royalty.

January 21, 2017 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

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Stocks move higher following strong job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New TSA policy on knives, bats sparks backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US adds 236K jobs, unemployment falls to 7.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Online fishing guides provide tips to Ga. anglers

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has introduced a new website to help anglers take the guesswork out of finding a place to go fishing.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Chattahoochee whitewater course to open in May

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - After more than a decade of planning and construction, a man-made whitewater course on the Chattahoochee River will soon open.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hot chicks: At 60, Peeps more popular than ever

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - It's Easter morning. A boy rouses his younger brother, and they run to the living room to find their baskets filled with - what else? - Peeps.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE

Lowest gas price - March 8

The lowest gas price for regular fuel in Conyers is $3.61 at BJ's, located at 1800 Dogwood Drive SE and Terry Drive SE.

March 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - March 8

The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.55 at the Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.

March 08, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Celebrate St. Paddy's with parade, shortest endurance run

Conyers-Rockdale celebrates all things Irish with the World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade and 0.1 mile World's Shortest Endurance Run on Friday, March. 15, in Olde Town Conyers.

March 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Serving at the statehouse

Chase Berry of Almon served as a page for Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, at the state Capitol Feb. 12. (From left) Holt, Chase Berry and Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, speaker of the house.

March 07, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Helen C. Ricks

Mrs. Helen C. Ricks of Covington, 87, passed away March 6. She was born in Griffin, to Percy and Rosie (Berry) Christian, was a lifelong resident of the Oak Hill Community and faithful member of Covington Church of God. Mrs. Ricks enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking and baking. She was friendly to everyone and never met a stranger. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, J.W. Ricks; one brother and two sisters; and daughter-in-law Lula Ricks.

March 07, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Daylight saving time this Sunday

The time change for daylight saving time will occur Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. This time was chosen because it was decided this was the least disruptive time of day. We change our clocks to save money on energy due to more natural light. However, studies have shown these savings to be nominal because people turn their lights on early in the morning.

March 07, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | LOCAL

Chair’s first chat packed with drama

Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis keeps a small egg timer near his microphone to track the minutes when a resident speaks during the public comment portion of the Board of Commissioners meetings. Ellis knows that is not enough time for some problems. So this week, he launched bi-monthly Chats with the Chairman. Every Monday before the BOC meetings are held between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Ellis will be in his office so Newton County residents can privately air their concerns and views.

March 07, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | LOCAL

Teaching the basics

James Jackson set his goal in life to coach his favorite sport while starring for the Newton Rams' basketball team back in the 1970s.

March 07, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

Eastside's Boyd signs with Berry

Just beginning its football program, Berry College will be seeing its share of adversity and changes and will need players familiar with and capable of handling those pressures.

March 07, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

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