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Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change ...

December 04, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand ...

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Crawford: I remember Roscoe

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

December 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Eds Note: To read more on the forensic accounting report click for a report on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, here; read about the report ...

December 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Responses to Castro's death reveal wide chasm between Obama, Trump

This past week, Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, died. The responses from President-elect Donald Trump and the Obama White House underscored how different the two men ...

December 04, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich-Cushman | Columnists

Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington's Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

December 04, 2016 | Velinda Hardy | Business

Yarbrough: Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 04, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Audit, citizenry can be a tool for change

For those who even just pay casual attention to their local government, this week brought some big news to Newton County.

December 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Sawyer: former attorney’s actions ‘detrimental to taxpayers’

On Oct. 18, 2015, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to bring a halt to the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir project, under way ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Accountant points to unapproved contracts at landfill

The landfill has been a financial burden on Newton County for years, especially since a leachate spill in 2015 caused millions of dollars in damage.

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County refutes Sawyer’s SPLOST claims

In David Sawyer's accounting analysis of Newton County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Impact Fees funds, he reported that at ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Look at Nelson Heights may spur change in county practices

While David Sawyer's reporting on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, SPLOST and Impact Fees and the county's landfill was released Monday, in May ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Former commissioners speak out against water sale

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (NCWSA) will present the team it has selected to perform due diligence to the Newton County Board of ...

December 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

4-H’er encourages others to be themselves

"I can get up and talk in front of a big crowd, now that I was in 4-H," said Rocky Plains Elementary fifth grader Miranda ...

December 03, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

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Artful Harvest kicks off at Southern Heartland

More than 100 Newton County residents attended the awards ceremony and open house for Southern Heartland Arts Gallery's Artful Harvest show, sponsored by United Bank, Thursday night.

September 16, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside cheerleader makes all-state team

Eastside High School senior Mackenzie Mallard has been named to the 2016 4-AAAA All-State Cheerleading Squad, joining 15 other students in the state of Georgia.

September 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Eastside

Juanita Jones Brookshire

Juanita Jones Brookshire, 85, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was born in Experiment to the late Samuel and Gladys Jones. Juanita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and prayer warrior. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was known for giving out birthday cards to all the church members. Juanita touched many people's lives and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Floyd "Bud" Brookshire in 1992.

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Doris Salmon

Doris Salmon, 54, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Friday, September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago to the late Alan and Sharon Frantz. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone she knew. She was a Navy wife of 30 years with her loving husband. Doris enjoyed nature and all types of wildlife. She loved decorating with flowers especially daises, tulips and roses, and working word search puzzles. She enjoyed music of all kinds, but mostly with her daughter and the marching band served as their band mom, and ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Doris Salmon

Doris Salmon, 54, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Friday, September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago to the late Alan and Sharon Frantz. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone she knew. She was a Navy wife of 30 years with her loving husband. Doris enjoyed nature and all types of wildlife. She loved decorating with flowers especially daises, tulips and roses, and working word search puzzles. She enjoyed music of all kinds, but mostly with her daughter and the marching band served as their band mom, and ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Residents begin purchasing trash center tags

Newton County began selling car tags for access to the county's trash collection convenience centers Thursday.

September 15, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Music by the Magnolias

Ah Surely, a Celtic Trio played during the Arts Association of Newton County's Luncheon Concert Series Thursday. There are two concerts left in the series, Benson and Leinweber this Thursday and the Jon Browne Band, Sept. 29.

September 15, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Letter: A higher level of service

Dear Editor,

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Columnists

A new time in Covington music

The music around town continues this week, even though one of the venues regularly featured in this space has closed recently. But other venues are stepping up to fill that void, and the proverbial tide of music seems to keep rising.

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Letter: Trash fees are a ransom

Dear Editor,

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 14

Herman Paul Morgan, 55, Covington, Sept. 13, court sentenced

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Director: Washington Street not managed by county

In August, some Newton County commissioners explored the idea of moving the operation of Washington Street and Nelson Heights community centers to the city of Covington. [See story "County discusses moving community centers under city of Covington," at http://www.covnews.com/section/1/article/201705/] Supporters of Nelson Heights Community Center attended a Covington City Council meeting in mid-August to express objections to such a move.

September 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Letter: National Arts in Education Week

Dear Editor,

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Williams receives Missouri governor’s economic development award

Covington native Otis Williams received the Missouri Governor's Career Service in Economic Development Award at the 2016 Governor's Conference on Economic Development held recently in Kansas City.

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

State driver services reminds voters to prepare for election

A driver's license with current address or a photo identification card is required to cast a ballot in Georgia. The state's Driver Services is reminding people to have proper photo identification to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election.

September 14, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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