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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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Injured teen remains in intensive care

A 14-year-old boy Alcovy High School student was struck by a car while jogging Friday evening.

August 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Delta’s ready when you are

Lithuania has voted for independence from the Soviet Union. Other Soviet provinces want the same thing. The sweet wind of freedom is blowing.

August 11, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Investigators searching for owner of car used in attempted armed robbery

Authorities are searching for the owner of a 1999 silver Ford Taurus that they believed was used in an attempted armed robbery over the weekend.

August 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Films for the whole family

School may have just started a few days ago, but here's a chance for your kids to catch a movie they may have missed over the summer, before you wind up knee-deep in homework.

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | News Columnists

Zon to become next DA

Interim District Attorney Layla Zon has been appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as the next District Attorney of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

August 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Aug. 11

• Kayla Shanee Notae, 20, 7102 Pine Needle Dr., Covington, July 22. Theft by shoplifting.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

The top contestant in Covington

Amanda Baird and Crissy Alter have long histories involving beauty pageants. Their children have competed in pageants across the state of Georgia for the last several years. Baird had competed in the Miss Georgia USA Pageant in 2002. Both women share a love for pageants and they have their own dislikes for the events as well. So together, they decided to form Pageants of Hope, to bring forth everything they enjoy about pageants to Covington. They will be hosting the inaugural 2010 Miss Covington Pageant on Aug. 14.

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | LOCAL

Food Banks

There sure is a lot going on at this time of year. Most thoughts are on our children going back to school, and this year we have the added burden of trying to keep cool.

When this happens, the last group that is generally on our minds are the Food Banks, despite the fact we take good care of our own in Newton County.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Stop Signs

It is just amazing that no one has the authority or the determination to take down the useless stop signs at the non-used railroad crossings in Newton County.

To hop through all the hoops that chairman Morgan suggested in a recent story just doesn't make sense.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

“Let’s Make a Miracle”

More than 130 cars, trucks and motorcycles attended the Car Show held Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Newton County Recreation Commission's Turner Lake Complex. The event raised more than $3,600 for the Miracle League.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New employees added to Piedmont Academy

Veteran educator and incoming Headmaster Tony Tanner kicked off the new school year this week with three new faculty members joining the ranks at Piedmont Academy. Tanner retired from 30 years from Jasper County Public Schools in June. Being a resident of Jasper County for 30 years and an administrator in education for three decades, he was able to fill the shoes as headmaster with ease and confidence.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Supporter Spotlight - The Oaks Golf Course

Golfers and non-golfers have been enjoying the scenic charms of The Oaks Course for many years.

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

The results are in - State Legislature

Tuesday's unofficial runoff returns have determined the party candidates competing in the Nov. 2 general elections. A final tally of ballots will be confirmed at a later date. Results from the races concerning Newton County are as follows as of press time:

August 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Election

The results are in - Newton County Board of Education

The seat for Newton County Board of Education District 1 has been filled and the Democratic ticket decided for District 3.

August 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, 92, of Abbeville, Ala., formerly of Starrsville, died Aug. 8, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. Mrs. Belcher was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Albert J. Hicks and Lilly Mae Herndon Hicks. She was reared in Woodstock and Marietta and lived in Starrsville, many years before moving to Abbeville in 2007. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Starrsville United Methodist Church. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin in Marietta. Mrs. Belcher was preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Belcher; sisters Dottie McCoy and Juanita Gunter; and brothers Billy ...

August 10, 2010 | Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Holman Abbeville Mortuary | OBITS

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