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Ethics complaint filed over NY fundraiser

ATLANTA (AP) - A former state lawmaker says a New York City event billed as a fundraiser for Georgia's Democratic Party was unethical and illegal.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Mother Darlene Strong

Celebration of Life

July 25, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

ATLANTA (AP) - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Woman shot, killed by police south of Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Henry County police officer shot and killed a woman in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Oxford’s stake in EPA-proposed CO2 regulations

Oxford's electricity generation and rates may change in the coming years after a new carbon dioxide regulations proposal was released by the U.S. EPA in June.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Just a thought: Lord, you take over

Isn't it true that we spend most of our time operating in our own strength and power? When was the last time you said, "Lord, You take over…" and wasn't it after you had given it your best and your best wasn't good enough to get it done. We often fall into the trap of thinking "This is what I do, and I will do it…Spiritual and impossible things are what God does and when I need help with those things I'll turn to Him." But just as it was for Peter, it is for ...

July 24, 2014 | William Burnham | RELIGION

Chief: Gainesville tragedy won’t be repeated here

Three Hall County firefighters were injured Tuesday after a fire truck ladder collapsed under them during training. The accident resulted in the Sutphen Corp. asking fire departments nationwide to pull some models of their ladder-trucks from service.

July 24, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Q&A: Can Kelley return Alcovy to prominence?

To say the Alcovy basketball program has been in a flux for the past couple years would be an understatement. Now with a new coach in Duane Kelley, the program could finally be headed in the right direction. In our Q&A with Kelley, he speaks on summer workouts, his style of play and getting the program to the state playoffs.

July 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Rasmussen: Do not be afraid — this is expected

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim. Have you heard that name? On May 11th of this year she was convicted of apostasy and adultery. What had she done? Well, she was a Christian, having been raised by her Christian mom. But since her dad was a Muslim, even though he had been absent, since he was a Muslim – her being a Christian was apostasy. And then, she married a Christian and got pregnant. And since she was supposed to be a Muslim, and he wasn't a Muslim man, that's adultery. The Sudanese government gave her three days to reject the Christian ...

July 24, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | RELIGION

Zion Baptist Church to hosts event series Saturday

Zion Baptist Church in Covington aims to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION

Student concert returns to the Square

A group of diverse musicians will perform at McKibben Music's open-air recital in the Square. The event is free and open to the community.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LIFE

This year’s pageant a rocking sock hop

Hosts Crissy Alter and Stephanie Hollis partnered with The Varsity to make this year's Fifth Anniversary Miss Covington Pageant event extra special.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LIFE

Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Neighbors: Faulkner a nice guy

Julian Leon Faulkner, who was shot after he allegedly attacked a Covington police officer with a sword Wednesday, was described by neighbors as a "nice guy" with depression issues.

July 24, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Letter from C.M. Brandenburg

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | C.M. Brandenburg | Letters

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Man shot near Stewart Church Road

An unidentified man was shot late Tuesday night near Stewart Church Road in Covington and air lifted to Atlanta Medical Center.

October 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman Josh Briggs | LOCAL

Capturing hope: Breast cancer survivors display portraits

During the month of October, enlarged portraits of 36 local women will be displayed in the storefronts on the square. Though the women vary in age, shape and size all of them have one thing in common - they are all breast cancer survivors.

October 12, 2008 | Jennifer T. Long | LOCAL

Mental patients strain emergency rooms

 As the result of the crisis in the state's psychiatric hospitals, Newton Medical Center's emergency room has become very crowded of late as mental health patients wait for placement in Atlanta.

October 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | LOCAL

City of Porterdale Reunion

Friends of Porterdale hosted the Annual City of Porterdale Reunion on Saturday October 4, 2008. Current and past Porterdale residents turned out to enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and a street market in The City of Porterdale.

October 11, 2008 | Photos by Mandi Singer | Porterdale

Clarence Herring Jr.

Mr. Clarence Herring Jr. died Sept 4 in Rockdale County. The son of the late Clarence Herring Sr. and Justine Brown, he was born in East Orange, N.J., in 1943. Mr. Herring graduated from Automotive High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service. In 1972 he became a police officer with the Long Island Railroad, retiring in 1994 as a detective. He was a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and later worked for Jamaica Hospital as security guard and retired as ...

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin

Mr. Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin, of Shady Dale, died Sept. 8 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of the late Robert Freddie Hamlin and Vada Maloy Hamlin, he was born in Butts County in 1924. He was a longtime resident of the Oak Hill Community and was retired from Lithonia Lighting.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Record crowd runs for Fuzz

Over 2,500 runners turned out in the muggy morning mist for the 25th annual Covington Police Department Fuzz Run Saturday.

September 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

House candidate discusses views

While campaigning around the district, Republican nominee for Congress Rick Goddard stopped by Covington last week to talk about energy policy, the Iraq War and Sarah Palin.

September 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

City of Covington water rates changing

The city of Covington is preparing to change its water rates to bring in line the prices that city residents and residents living outside of the city pay. The council is also expected to approve a new water conservation rate schedule.

September 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

David Scott Mansfield

David and Mariana Mansfield of Oxford announce the birth of their son David Scott Mansfield Jr. Aug. 25 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. His grandparents reside in Georgia and Mississippi.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sequoia Alexis Sanders

Belinda Stanley and Lyle Sanders of Covington, announce the birth of their daughter Sequoia Alexis Sanders Aug. 24 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 18 inches long

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Philip and Becky Howard and Delores Howard of Kennesaw announce the engagement of Jennifer Howard of Marietta to Danny Hartman of Covington, son of Don and Sue Hartman of Social Circle.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rebecca Shai Holder of Social Circle and James Wayne Skelton of Monticello were married Aug. 22 in Savannah.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

My stance: Keep quiet

Y'all keep asking when I plan to write a column about politics. It's such a hot topic, one that is especially important to families. It only seems natural that I'd chime in with my beliefs, right?

September 14, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives

Myspace profile helps crack stabbing case

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were called to a home on Varner Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 11 in reference to a stabbing.

September 14, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

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