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Red Cross urges public to review tornado safety tips

Gathered from Red Cross Across the southeast, there were more than 200 reports of severe weather and several dozen reports of tornadoes so far this weekend as of early Sunday morning in an on...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

February Pruning

Before I moved to Newton County around 12 years ago, my wife and I owned a home with a yard that was full of flowering shrubs. Yard work was a pleasure and my shrubs showed their appreciation by p...

January 22, 2017 | Ted Wynne | Agriculture

Parson: Making the right seed choices for your garden

Here we are in the cold, dark days of January. With temperatures in the mid-50s, we are right in line with what I expect this month. Wait a minute… Those are the lows! I have always heard ...

January 22, 2017 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture

Middle Ridge students travel to Atlanta for project

Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to work in an innovative project to build a...

January 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

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 ex...

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

Have You Ever Thought?... How great it would be to have more variety in shopping and eating out?

I say we have great merchants and eateries in Covington. But I would add what is needed is more variety in both areas as well as more opportunities for entertainment. The answer to these dreams w...

January 22, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Columnists

Oxford College celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Songs and words of inspiration filled the air Wednesday night in Oxford as believers in a dream packed the Historic Old Church for the Oxford College annual Celebration of The Life of Martin Luther...

January 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

Marshall’s Music Minute: Famous by February, Bluesman Adrian Barksdale playing back-to-back shows

Welcome back to the Minute, good readers, so glad you could join us once again. Famous by February Founded in 2013, Famous by February is an Indie-rock group based out of Covington and is compr...

January 22, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. Craig Edwards, 17, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 222, sponsored ...

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Yarbrough: Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits and blah-blah bloggers who can be more boring than a tr...

January 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Belton: A week off is a week on

The General Assembly does not meet during the MLK week. Instead, various committees work on the budget as the rest of us work on bills. Georgia is now the fourth best state in the nation in produ...

January 22, 2017 | Dave Belton | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Anderson: Update from the Capitol: Budget Week

Another week has passed under the gold dome and it was an eventful and informative one. This week, we took a break from our usual routine to hold joint budget hearings. While I am eager to be back ...

January 22, 2017 | Sen. Tonya Anderson | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne and Elizabeth Morrow, of Jefferson. The bri...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of J. Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington. The bride is the ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

4-H’ers honored for service work

As a second grader, I remember finding out that Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't actually royalty. Somehow I'd come up with that idea since he had his own day, I guess. As an adult, I was even more ...

January 21, 2017 | Terri Fullerton | Agriculture

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