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College football Hall of Fame finds home

ATLANTA (AP) - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | STATE

Pentagon cites Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

August 22, 2014 | ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | NATION/WORLD

Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Good decisions made for 2050

We believe Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting was the most critical in recent memory, and we applaud the commissioners for their efforts.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Bear Creek dam site to move

Bear with some small changes to the Bear Creek Reservoir's location, because it'll mean the roads around it won't have to close during its construction.

August 21, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City OKs changes for mini-warehouses

"Non-conforming" is a designation no business owner wants. It means a business can't be rebuilt if more than 65 percent of the building is burned, or if things are put on hold for more than six months. And it makes selling such a business much more difficult.

August 21, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Newton kicks off against Berkmar

Finally, football is back.

August 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Alcovy High to host college fair

High school students in the Newton County School System are invited to attend a PROBE College Fair at Alcovy High School Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the school commons area.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Volunteers help with DUI training

The blaring blue flashing lights behind The Main Event in Porterdale Wednesday did not result in any arrests, but it would have had it been a real-life situation.

August 21, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

How the game was won:

In case you missed it, Eastside topped Alcovy 5-4 in an early evening matchup that showcased talent on both teams, but also shed a light on areas of improvement. We break down the strengths and weaknesses for both teams as of right now.

August 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Political stereotyping

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views, the reality, based on political science research, is much different. A

August 21, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Panthers look strong in opener

On a beautiful sunny day for soccer at the RYSA complex in Conyers, coach Ken Van Ness and his 2014 Peachtree Academy Panthers took down conference foe Furtah Prep 7-0, in a home game that saw the Panthers excel in every phase of the game.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation

Tuition pays for this

According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools, such as Columbia University and George Washington University, charge yearly tuition and fees close to $50,000. Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like to know what they're getting for their money.

August 21, 2014 | Walter Williams | Columnists

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First love

On Jan. 14, Covington resident, singer and emerging songwriter Cindi Hall was sitting at her desk at C.P. Richard's Construction Company when she received a call on her cell phone from Dave Petrelli, director of events with NSAI, the Nashville Songwriters Association International. After asking how her day was going, he said, "I'm about to make it better."

Hall and co-writer friend Derek Toomey entered the CMT (Country Music Television) Listeners' Choice Award contest in November 2009. Out of 2,000 entries, their song, "Your First" made the top 10.

January 31, 2010 | Colleen Capes Jackson | LOCAL

Landress-England

?Jess and Evelyn Matheson of Covington and Deidra and Bob Howell of Magalia, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter Tracy Matheson Landress to Marcus Walton Englund of Covington, son of Bill & Susan Englund of Ringgold. ?The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Juanita Christensen and the late Oleta Cason. She is an assistant store manager for Kohls in McDonough. ?The future groom is the grandson of Maureen Hamner of Arizona. He is a manager/contractor for SageMark Building & Design. ?The wedding will be Oct. 9 on the Florida coast.

January 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Engagements

Johnson-Ennley

 Loyal Johnson and Kirt Ennley, both of Covington, were married Jan. 16 at Magnolia Terrace in Helen. Maid of honor was Christie Powell of Illinois. Best man was Ben Irwin of Dawsonville.

January 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Weddings

Shakyree D. Smith

 Shakyree Danshell Smith, daughter of Shatrice Nolley celebrated her first birthday Feb. 2. Her grandparents are Meshell Nolley and Daniel Nolley, great-grandparents Bonnie Benton and the Rev. James and Jannie Nolley and godparents Barry Reid and Sherry Ann Price. Uncle is TyJay Ried.

January 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Kathryn Eve Strickland

 Kathryn Eve Strickland, daughter of Whitney and Shane Strickland of Monroe, was born Jan. 12 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 9 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

January 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Births

January Student of Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for January. Pre-K Matthew Whyte, Ethan Whitley. Kindergarten Emma Brown, Christopher Nolley, Christian Rosa, Alonah Travis, Ashleigh Lazenby. Grade 1. Josie Branch, Chasity Taylor, Kayla Brown, Kayla Weddington, Kenya Brown. Grade 2. Jordyn Armour, Annsleigh Burdette, Taneil Gordon, Christian Cole, Isaiah Williams. Grade 3. Katelyn Conerly, Cody Mason, Elizabeth Kirbow, Scarlett Talley, Chandler Gates. Grade 4. Kaivanu Burrello, Keelon Tate, Stephen Agyare, Hannah Sadler, Cayla Jackson. Grade 5. Adryenne Durden, Jalean Anderson, Sheily Fernandez, Chikosia Delaney.

January 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Mock trial students take the stands in County courtrooms

Local high school students are getting firsthand knowledge of what it would be like to go before a judge - both as an attorney, witness, victim and suspect - while preparing for Newton County's mock trial regional competition.

January 29, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

InVEST in the NCSO campaign - Jan. 29

The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to Newton Co. Sheriff's Office and earmarked for safety vests and equipment. Please mail donations to NCSO c/o April Jones, 15151 Alcovy ...

January 29, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

McIntosh Bank welcomes new retail development manager

Ms. Cheryl Connell has recently joined McIntosh Commercial Bank, Covington as Retail Development Manager. Ms. Connell has been in banking since 1981 and brings her excellent customer service and banking knowledge as well as her community spirit to our team. She began her banking career at First Bank of Conyers. Ms. Connell has been an active community leader in the markets she serves. With the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, she completed the Leadership Henry class in 2007. Ms. Connell also served on their Ambassador Committee, Small Business Council and Membership Committee. She served as Secretary of the Promotions Committee ...

January 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Not a podunk area

Dear Editor: I am writing concerning the proposed drag strip which if built at the juncture of I-20 and Highway 278 would be less than three miles from my home on Cannon Drive in Social Circle.

January 29, 2010 | Lora W Alligood Social Circle | Letters

Can someone explain?

Dear Editor: I have not lived in Newton County very long. I moved here last year to be closer to my daughter and grandchildren. I do not understand the manner in which the city of Covington and Newton County decides how tax money is to be spent.

January 29, 2010 | Sara Matthews Covington | Letters

Friday Scrapbook

Verdant nature: Heather Barrett has traveled throughout Newton County to gather these colorful, vibrant images. The railroad tracks are off Cook Street in Covington. The pink dogwood and the purple iris lilies were photographed in the garden of the Rev. Jackson on Moore Street.

Nice Catch! Smokie Christopher caught this fish in a small lake near Mansfield. It took both Dennis Christopher and Roy Boy to bring it in. Smokie is currently a resident at Riverside Health Care Center in Covington.

January 29, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | LOCAL

A long way to go

After a break for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Jan. 18, the Georgia House and Senate spent three days receiving budget requests from the various departments of state government. Gov. Sonny Perdue led the briefings on Tuesday afternoon with his overall assessment of state finances and his proposed amended FY 2010 and full FY 2011 budgets. The "amended budget" means that money taken in over the previous budget estimates can be applied to important programs or visa versa if less money is received than estimated.

January 29, 2010 | Senator John Douglas Guest Columnist | OPINION

4-H 4-Ever: Look confident

One of my professors this semester starts each class with the take home message, so here is mine: look confident.

January 29, 2010 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Parson to Person: Two misconceptions

I would like to use this week's column to dispel two misconceptions that prevail in Christianity.

January 29, 2010 | Dr. John Pearrell | Columnists

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