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Futurestaff to be acquired by MAU Workforce Solutions

FutureStaff, a 37-year-old staffing company in the metro Atlanta area, is announcing its intended acquisition by Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions. MAU is a family-owned and ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

'Deborah Graham, come on down!'

Oxford resident Deborah Graham was a winner on Wednesday's "The Price is Right" television program, advancing to the show's final "Showcase Showdown."

March 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LIVING

Alcovy loses narrowly to region foe Lakeside

COVINGTON, Ga. - Despite the some strong second half play - particularly on defense - and an impressive showing from sophomore Kaliya Eutsey, the Alcovy girls soccer team ...

March 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

Harrop: There's little dignity left in coal

It was a pathetic scene, coal miners flanking President Donald Trump as he signed an order to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. Trump's imagineers ...

March 29, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Covington man wins big through Shane's Rib Shack

Derrek Bowman, of Covington, is the proud winner of a large Big Green Egg Grill from Shane's Rib Shack.

March 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING

Congressman reintroduces bill to protect traveling public, federal employees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Anderson: Week 11 under the Gold Dome

With just two days left in the 2017 legislative session, we're almost to the end of what has been an eventful first year as ...

March 29, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Hice announces Military Service Academy Day for Georgia students

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), in coordination with Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and the Georgia Congressional Delegation, invites students to attend Military Service Academy ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

State agencies utilize new app to help prevent and report child deaths

More than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented. That is the finding of the Georgia Child Fatality Review Program (GCFR) which ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastside tennis successful in shortened match with Alcovy

Rain kept the Eastside and Alcovy tennis teams from completing their intra-county match, but the Eagles showed their dominance during the time they were able ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Board approves Hwy-278 CID

The Board of Directors of the Highway 278 Improvement Association, Inc. voted at its March 22 meeting to create the Highway 278 Community Improvement District ...

March 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LOCAL

Morris resigns as city utilities director

The City of Covington will be looking for a new utilities director after Tim Morris turned in his resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne ...

March 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSO welcomes new deputies

The 291st Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held its graduation March 24 at the Winder Community Center.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Unexpected strategies for fighting allergies

Wheezing and sneezing definitely is not the most invigorating way of getting through the day.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

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Akin’s proclamation on pregnancy from rape

Dear Editor: Three things are disturbing to me about the Akin proclamation on pregnancy from rape. One is that it implies that rape victims who become pregnant are really liars and willing participants. That is a myth frequently suggested by rapists in court. Two is that what Akin and Dr. Willkie, his source, assert is true was scientifically disproven by a Medical University of South Carolina study published in 1996 (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8765248). Three, that asserting populist hypotheses as fact even when contradicted by data collection and analysis appears to be a Republican tendency.

August 28, 2012 | Chris Roesel Covington | Letters

My wisteria’s haircut

I gave my wisteria a haircut this weekend. I usually trim it about twice in the summer and then really cut it back in the fall when the leaves fall off. Every time I cut it in the summer, it gets really happy and grows at a greater speed and even flowers again.

August 28, 2012 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Yarbrough : Skeeter Skates weighs in on Middle East situation

I was in the middle of preparing a PowerPoint presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for re-election in his district. The neat part was going to be explaining the $1,000 campaign contribution from the American Kennel Club, located in New York. You will be interested to know The American Goat Association, located in Pipe Creek, Texas, did not contribute to Mr. Ralston. I think this proves beyond doubt why goats have so little influence under the Gold Dome. (When was the last ...

August 28, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Clark Miller

Oxford City Manager Clark Miller recently announced he was retiring from the position due to health concerns.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Rob Watts

Last week, Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, stopped by our office to introduce himself and discuss the past, present and future of the two-year college. (For a full report on that conversation and a look at how the college is trying to get back on track, visit CovNews.com.)

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Couple banished from home for fighting

A man and woman were banished from the Covington Housing Authority after reportedly getting into a fight. Covington police responded to a call at Nixon Circle (inside the Housing Authority) in reference to a family fight around 11 p.m. on Friday.

August 28, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Co-defendants testify at Clements trial

Re-enactments of the murder of 53-year-old Tim Clements by co-defendants Brittney Beasley and Christian Caldwell had family members of the slain landscaper in tears this week, as the death penalty trial against Pablo Maldonado, the alleged ringleader of the murder, continues.

August 28, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Residents could feel effects of Isaac

Newton County residents can expect stormy weather for the next few days as the effects of Hurricane Isaac pass through the area.

August 28, 2012 | Rachel Goff | LOCAL

Storage facility robbed at gunpoint

Covington police are looking for a man they said robbed the South of the Square Storage located on Ga. Highway 36 on Tuesday.

Chief Ken Malcom said the robbery happened around noon, when a black male wearing a black hoodie, black shorts and black tennis shoes with red laces walked in and demanded money from a female clerk in the store.

August 28, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Akin’s proclamation on rape pregnancy

Dear Editor: Three things are disturbing to me about the Akin proclamation on pregnancy from rape. One is that it implies that rape victims who become pregnant are really liars and willing participants. That is a myth frequently suggested by rapists in court. Two is that what Akin and Dr. Willkie, his source, assert is true was scientifically disproven by a Medical University of South Carolina study published in 1996 (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8765248). Three, that asserting populist hypotheses as fact even when contradicted by data collection and analysis appears to be a Republican tendency.

August 28, 2012 | Chris Roesel | Letters

Skeeter Skates weighs in on Middle East

I was in the middle of preparing a PowerPoint presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for re-election in his district. The neat part was going to be explaining the $1,000 campaign contribution from the American Kennel Club, located in New York. You will be interested to know The American Goat Association, located in Pipe Creek, Texas, did not contribute to Mr. Ralston. I think this proves beyond doubt why goats have so little influence under the Gold Dome. (When was the last ...

August 28, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

My wisteria’s haircut

I gave my wisteria a haircut this weekend. I usually trim it about twice in the summer and then really cut it back in the fall when the leaves fall off. Every time I cut it in the summer, it gets really happy and grows at a greater speed and even flowers again.

The Chinese kind, which I have, is an invasive plant. It will take over the world. I have cut it out of my fig tree, which is at least 15 feet from the original plant, and from an azalea bed, which is more than 30 feet from ...

August 28, 2012 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Frank Edward Watson Sr.

Mr. Frank Edward Watson Sr., 82, of Monticello, passed away Aug. 24. A resident of Riverside Healthcare Center for the past two years, he was a logger, welder and mechanic for most of his life.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Robert E. Peterson

Mr. Robert E. "Bob" Peterson, 70, husband of Linda Dunn Peterson, died Aug. 27 at his home. Born in Appleton, Wis., he was a son of Harold E. and Norma D. Killam Peterson. Mr. Peterson was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as Operations Manager from International Paper. Mr. Peterson was a man who loved his God, family and job. He saw the good in everyone and never judged. Love is not an easy feeling to put into words. Neither is ...

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log, Aug. 29

Felicia Fedorah Eidens, 26, 210 Stone Creek Parkway, Covington, Aug. 20. Probation violation.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime

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