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STOVALL: May the power of sports teach us to deal with our differences

Sunday Sound Off I recently bought a new car after trading in my 2006 Ford Five Hundred which I had for nine years and almost 250,000 miles, and as a side benefit to having a reliable, almost bran...

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Lady Eagles basketball seeing signs of growth this summer

By Cameron Freeman You hear it all the time in sports: The game is 90% mental. Or: How are you going to win when you aren't right within? For an Eastside High girls basketball team that f...

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Pace: Contemplating Father’s Day

I've been a father for almost five years, and it's been one of the hardest experiences of my life and yet also the most joyous. There are those of you out there, I know, who can relate to such an e...

June 18, 2017 | Lyn Pace | Religion

Have You Ever Thought… Why Do We Have Father’s Day

As families gather to celebrate Father's Day today, let me share a very vital reminder that I got from a decision that another father made a few weeks ago. It was a decision about what really mat...

June 18, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living

Local resident receives musical honor

Covington resident James (Tim) Walden Sr. will be inducted into the Independent Country Music Hall fo Fame Sept. 17 during the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. He will be one of three in...

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

Piedmont Newton’s Jim Weadick : A career of care

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Piedmont Newton Hospital's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Weadick retires June 30, he will end a career in healthcare that started in Vietnam in 1968. Since arriving from ...

June 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Health

In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and is using his newest platform as City...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Irwin: The Ditch Digger

When I was a child my grandmother, Sallie Mae Cook, employed all those "stitch-in-time-saves-nine" sayings. A kind but serious sort, Grandmama harbored low expectations for her wiggly, silly grand...

June 18, 2017 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 10 during the organiz...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The recipients were selected based ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July 10-13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. dai...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things dance packed into one week. At the Covin...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

CAPTURED: Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after 3-day manhunt

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were tryin...

June 18, 2017 | Erik Schelzig, Kate Bumback Associated Press | State

Special counsel, independent investigation?

While the news media and pundits are covering the investigation and potential link between the Russian government and Trump's campaign, their ongoing fascination with who said what, how and to whom...

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman | Columnists

Harrop: Trump rates close to zero on 'war' against opioids

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liv...

June 18, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

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