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GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Local student recognized at LaGrange College commencement

Daniel Garrett of Covington, Georgia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from LaGrange College with a B.A. Degree, History and a B.A. Degree, political science.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Harrop: The Donald Trump apology tour

Barack Obama much annoyed many of his critics when he noted less-than-stellar moments in American history during his trips abroad. They called it Obama's ...

June 11, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Have You Ever Thought … How our community is on the cutting edge of saving lives?

Several years ago, not many would have said that thousands in the world would look to our area to be the difference between life and ...

June 11, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Action Ministries to launch 3rd year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

COVINGTON, Ga. - Action Ministries announced it will launch the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization's nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Pace: Traveling Through Europe with Oxford College Students

The idea for this trip began with a suggestion from Oxford College's Communications Director, Cathy Wooten. Five years ago she looked at me and ...

May 21, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Yarbrough: Hogs not happy at being compared with politicians

A few years ago, I decided that what this country needed was an organization that specialized in both in-depth analysis of major political developments as ...

May 14, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

BD to acquire Bard

COVINGTON, Ga. – BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) has announced an agreement under which it will acquire C.R. Bard, Inc., according to an April 23 ...

May 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

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10K raises 14K for Action Ministries

A 10k to raise 10k was held Sunday, March 27 at Denny Dobbs Park. C. R. Bard's veterans and employees raised over $14,000 to assist Action Ministries in their continued work in our community, specifically for housing assistance for veterans. Global Distribution Center's active veterans group, pictured from left, are: John Jones, Ralph Gotel, Tracy Jewett, Allen Payne, Frank Kelton, John Curtis, Ken Twilley, Kimberlyn Clark, Reggie Parker and Dexter Vason.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

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 operated staffing, recruiting, and outsourcing firm providing services in eight branch locations across Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah, as well as through its worldwide professional recruiting presence. FutureStaff's three metro Atlanta branches, located in Fayetteville, Newnan, and Conyers, will be a great addition to MAU's current service locations.

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow participation.

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Liberty Middle to compete in international robotics challenge

The Liberty Middle School TSA Robotics Team has won the 2017 VEX IQ Teamwork Challenge Georgia State Championship.

March 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Jeffares: Week 7 from under the Gold Dome

We are now at the point in the session where legislation originating in the Senate must be passed favorably out of Senate committees, or it will be dead for the session. The deadline has come very fast, and now we are shifting into overdrive to ensure sound legislation has the opportunity to go to the Senate floor for a full body vote. We passed a number of bills this week that deal with healthcare in Georgia, transportation initiatives and women veterans.

February 26, 2017 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | Legislative Updates

NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor and increase student success.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Gingrich Cushman: Yes, And...

If you have ever engaged in improv theater, then you have experienced the process of "yes, and..." What happens is a person says something that may or may not make sense, and you continue forward by following their statement with a "yes, and," which links to what you say next.

February 11, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Crawford: Sonny Perdue will feel right at home

The new president has finished filling the vacancies in his cabinet by nominating Georgia's own Sonny Perdue as the secretary of agriculture.

January 28, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

University of North Georgia announces President's Lists for fall 2016

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 semester.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

The New Jazzercise to offer free classes all year for girls 16-21

Leading global dance fitness company Jazzercise, Inc. is proud to announce a new initiative for 2017 that supports the growth and development of young women by offering free classes to girls aged 16-21. Dubbed GirlForce, the program aims to empower young women by giving them a place to get fit, learn healthy habits, and find a place they belong in their communities.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Keep America Great

This week has placed us at two distinct ends of the American spectrum. At the beginning of the week we celebrated the most iconic figure of civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Friday, we experienced the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, who over the weekend attacked another civil rights icon and rep from the great state of Georgia, Congressman John Lewis. This places us in a conundrum because we find a president who based his candidacy on the premise that America was a Christian nation that had fallen into obscurity at the hands of ...

January 22, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion

Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 1 through 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

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