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Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE

City grants incentives to possible new manufacturer

The Covington City Council approved an incentive package for Project Box, which the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Department brought to the city.

May 04, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Newton’s Simms signs with Limestone College

Jaquan Simms moved higher and higher through the Newton High School boys' basketball program until he reached his dream Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Covington Rotary Club honors Class of 2016’s top students

The Rotary Club of Covington saluted Newton County School System students Monday in its annual Top 10 reception.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Mailchimp Today's Headlines

Eddie Dean Lackey

Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Covington Rotary Club honors Class of 2016’s top students

The Rotary Club of Covington saluted Newton County School System students Monday in its annual Top 10 reception.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton’s Simms signs with Limestone College

Jaquan Simms moved higher and higher through the Newton High School boys' basketball program until he reached his dream Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

County's form of government signed by Gov. Deal

Newton County will have a new form of government come January.

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

City grants incentives to possible new manufacturer

The Covington City Council approved an incentive package for Project Box, which the Newton-Covington Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Department brought to the city.

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton man dies after being struck by school bus

Charles Petersen, of Oxford, died after being struck by a school bus on Hwy. 278, at the intersection of Alcovy Road, around 7:15 a ...

May 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special Olympics cancelled Tuesday

A day after the Newton County Special Olympics opened with a parade on the Covington Square and opening ceremony at Sharp Stadium, Tuesday's and ...

May 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Watch: Newborn Horneyhead Festival

Newborn celebrated three decades of Horneyhead fishing Saturday in its annual Hornyhead Fish Festival and Tournament.

May 03, 2016 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fairy Houses show off the designs of the imagination

Spring in Georgia is known for a lot of things - flowers in bloom, deer running through wooded areas, bees flying from blossom to blossom and ...

May 03, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL

George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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Marian Eloise Davis

Mrs. Marian Eloise "Weesie" Davis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend, died peacefully Jan. 6. She was born in 1928 to Carl and Lois Cogburn in Marietta.

She grew up in Jasper and graduated from Pickens County High School in 1945. She graduated from North Georgia College in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in biology and physical education.

January 08, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Vampire Diaries returns Friday to film

Vampires and tourists will return to Covington for the first time in the New Year as filming of the hit television series, "The Vampire Diaries" will continue on Friday.

January 08, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Bouchillon named interim city manager

Covington City Council continues to look for a replacement for the position of city manager, but the seat was not empty at the council's meeting on Monday night.

Deputy city manager Billy Bouchillon sat in and will serve as the interim city manager for the city of Covington until a new city manager is appointed. Former city manager Steve Horton retired on Dec. 21, 2012, but attended the council meeting.

January 08, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Three NCSO officers promoted

After serving the citizens of Newton County for more than seven decades combined, three of Newton County's finest have been promoted: two to the rank of captain, one to major in the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

January 08, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

New plan for downtown Covington?

Main Street Covington now has a blueprint of how to move forward with creating a better downtown, but there is no set time of when or if any recommended changes will be implemented.

January 08, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Supporting a tasty cause

Even though many stores had their Valentine's Day wares out the day after Christmas, the real sign of a new year is seeing the smiling, green-clothed smiles of the young and exuberant young ladies of our community out in force in front of grocery stores and other major shopping outlets hawking our favorite sweet treat - Girl Scout cookies.

January 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

UPDATED: County Chief of Staff resigns

Rockdale County's Chief of Staff Greg Pridgeon submitted a letter of resignation last Friday, effective Feb. 1, reportedly to pursue other career opportunities.

January 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Basketball: Newton holds off Rockdale

Newton kept Breanna Richardson and Rockdale at bay long enough to hold on for a win Tuesday night.

January 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Newton moves past Rockdale in fourth quarter

Newton kept Breanna Richardson and Rockdale at bay long enough to hold on for a win Tuesday night.

January 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

Police investigate two weekend stabbings

Two men were stabbed in separate incidents Saturday, according to reports from the Covington Police Department.

The first incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Officers responded to a hang-up call on West Street. When officers arrived, they noticed people standing outside the residence and waving them down. A woman said that her husband had been stabbed by Anthony Clemons, who had since fled the scene.

January 08, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Social media in sports, good or bad?

Whether we like it or not, social media is a huge part of society.

This seems to be especially prevalent in the world of sports. It's a good tool to spread scores, injury updates, trade rumors, etc. However, it could also be what I consider a detriment as people get into Twitter arguments in front of thousands of readers or post demeaning pictures.

January 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

A fighter off the mat

Wrestling is about staying on your feet and not giving in to your opponent's advances.

For Newton wrestler Tyler Head, it is now a way of life to continue this wrestling tactic and Fight Like Tyler. For all Newton students, this mantra, that now hangs on a banner in the school, is the Rams' wrestling teams new motto.

January 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Yarbrough: To Cameron: Thank you for the perspective

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

Over the years it has been a tradition at the first of the year to impart some words of wisdom in this space to your father, uncle and cousins, who double as my grandsons. Perhaps some of my observations were useful to them. Maybe some fell on deaf ears. I have never asked. Anyway, they are adults now; old enough and wise enough (I hope) to figure things out for themselves. So now it's just you and me, kid.

January 08, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Travis: New Year’s realizations

The holiday season is over. For the last two months, all I have been doing is making lists. The need for a list usually hits me in the morning when I am sitting at my kitchen table and drinking my morning cup of tea. I have a whole day ahead of me and I try to organize what I need to do for the day. I can't keep as many trains of thought going in my mind as I once could, and I need written reminders. I make lists of the lists. I write on the closest thing at ...

January 08, 2013 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Pinnacle banker McNary promoted

Long-time banker Kim McNary has been promoted to business banker at Pinnacle Bank.

In her new role, Ms. McNary will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercial banking relationships, a duty she has "established a proven record of success," according to Jackson McConnell, Pinnacle's CEO.

January 08, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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