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Friday night football roundup 10/24

There were some dominating performances in this week's football matchups.

October 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

BOC postpones cell tower vote

Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Special needs workshop upcoming

Parents and guardians of students with special needs have a special workshop upcoming specifically geared towards assisting the child with his/her education.

October 24, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Porterdale church catches fire

The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.

October 24, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia woman, 'voice of Siri,' speaks in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Whether it's giving sports score updates or naming the hottest restaurant in town, the voice heard by millions of iPhone users took center stage at Augusta's Legends Club on Tuesday.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McGiboney, Alcovy Trestle made safer

Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

I-20 pedestrian bridge project under budget

The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.

October 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

NEW YORK (AP) - From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

October 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Parson to Person: God is not to blame

The devastating earthquake which hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, has dominated the news. Haiti, once considered the pearl of the Antilles because of its beauty was once one of Frances richest colonies. In our day however, Haiti has the distinction of being the most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere. Even before this devastating earthquake, stories coming out of Haiti told of people making mud pies and eating them in an attempt to stave off the hunger and get at least some form of nourishment.

Since the earthquake I have both read and heard people's opinion on why ...

January 22, 2010 | Dr. John Pearrell | Columnists

Through the storm

Minister Ryan Hugley is a self-described young man with an old heart. He received his spiritual calling at a young age.

"I was called to be a minister of music," he said.

January 22, 2010 | By Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION

John Frank Dearing

Mr. John Frank Dearing, 93, passed away Jan. 20. The son of the late "Red" and Eula Mooney Dearing, he was born in 1916 in Porterdale. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Virgil Dearing and sister Nevelyn Gwin. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hoover, Ala. Mr. Dearing started his career in Porterdale Cotton Mill as a young man. He enlisted in Coast Guard in 1937 and returned June 1959 as WO-1. He received medals for American Theatre, European Theatre, Asiatic- Pacific theatre, American defense, Philippines Liberation Bars and Good Conduct Medal.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ned Brown

Mr. Ned Brown died Jan. 13. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Sinclair Scott) Brown, he and his twin brother were born in 1936 in Henry County. Mr. Brown was raised in Henry County, graduating from Henry County Training School in 1955. He then worked at Georgia Tech and later at Delta Air Lines as a Customer Service Ramp Agent, retiring after 30 years of service. He joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, McDonough, at an early age. He later joined Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, becoming an active member. Mr. Brown served as trustee and steward ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

William G. Borella

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), 94 of Covington, passed away Jan. 18. The son of the late John B. and Mabel Hannah Borella, he was born in 1915 in Newport, Vt. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1940 and had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, serving in the European Theatre during World War II under the 9th Air Force and the 19th Tactical Air Command, which was a new wing created to support Gen. Patton's 3rd Army from the air. He retired in 1967. Lt. Col. Borella met ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Wilbur Leslie Mote, Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington, died Thursday January 21, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington, Ga. on August 20, 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during WWII in the Philippines. Mr. Mote was married to Doris Hicks Mote for 50 years, who survives. Other survivors include ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Sheriff, dentist awarded at MLK celebration

At the 25th annual Newton County Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday afternoon, two prestigious local awards were presented to community icons.

Dr. Melvin O. Baker, DMD was honored with the I Have A Dream Award. The I Have a Dream Award was first presented in 1987 is given to individuals who "exemplify the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King," according to celebration committee secretary Josephine Brown.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Robert "Bob" Patrick, Jr.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ona Ruth Loyd

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Brasstown bold

The Covington City Council voted to hold their annual retreat at the Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa located in the scenic North Georgia Mountains.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Councilman Whatley says media portrayal of retreat unfair

Councilman Mike Whatley spoke out Wednesday night against recent criticism directed toward the city council for their decision to have their annual retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa. Whatley said he thought media and public portrayal of the decision was unfair. His full speech is below:

January 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington to stay out of SC drag strip debate

The Covington City Council informally decided Wednesday that they are going to stay out of the Social Circle drag strip debate, because the proposed project would be outside the Covington city limits.

January 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington receives $75,000 more in NSP money

Because of recent success, the City of Covington is receiving an additional $75,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program money from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

January 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Governor announces additional cuts to NCSS budget

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that in the budget presented to legislature by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, the NCSS will see more cuts this year.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Search for Georgia’s 2010 STAR students and teachers underway

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has launched its annual search for Georgia's highest SAT-scoring high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic success. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, which co-sponsors STAR with the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, has received more than 500 nominations from public and independent high schools across the state. STAR students and STAR teachers will be announced in local communities throughout the state during February and March. Georgia's 2010 State PAGE STAR student and teacher will be announced ...

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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