Kasey McClure grew up to become a Christian wife, mother, founder of an organization that helps women and girls escape human trafficking and one who just received an invitation to a White House reception because of her work.
When the weather is frigid, and the garden has hunkered down for the winter, it’s time to turn to chicories. These leafy vegetables are our cold-season friends, packed with vitamins and nutrients, and winter’s replacement for sweet summer greens. While chicories are also referred to as “gree…
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Investigator John Cole Haynie, who died Saturday after a month-long illness.
The greatest military invasion in the history of war, fortunately, never happened. The ill-fated participants would have been in the millions, as would have been their casualties.
After a recent day of heavy rain I saw a local TV news report about a flooded apartment building. The video showed a stream of water flowing out the door of an apartment. My heart ached for those dealing with such a problem, but my mind went back to one morning some years ago when I encountered a similar sight.
“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (Psalm 14:1, NIV). This is without doubt, one of the harshest verses found in Holy Scripture.
Though I had never heard of him, the church lost a great ecumenical leader when Pablo Sosa died at the age of 85 on Jan. 11. Pablo Sosa was an Argentinian Methodist pastor who became a leader within the global church. He did so not by any great speeches that he gave but through the hymns that he wrote.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an excerpt from Cal Thomas’ new book “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers . . . and the Future of the United States.” Copyright (C) 2020 by Cal Thomas. Used by permission of Zondervan.
COVINGTON — Newton County school board members broke ground Tuesday afternoon on the site for the new high school to replace the current Eastside High School. The property is located on Ga. Highway 142 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 278.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.
COVINGTON — Loucy Hay, Newton Education Foundation chairperson, announced the hiring of Pamela Byrd Consuegra as the Newton Education Foundation’s first director.
Are you tired of churches arguing over who is right and who is wrong? Fighting over seemingly little details, especially considering they are supposed to all be serving and talking to the same God?
JACKSON — A Conyers man is behind bars in Butts County after allegedly ramming a Butts County Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car during a chase. The driver and his female passenger were captured a short time later after a second deputy performed a PIT maneuver to end the chase.
State budget cuts could hit mental health services hard in Georgia, forcing behavioral health officials to pump more money into handling crisis situations instead of programs to prevent those situations, the state’s mental health chief said Thursday.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for an armed robbery suspect with an appetite for pizza and wings.
COVINGTON — Expressing concern over the growing number of developers looking to build apartment complexes in Covington and a lack of restrictions on where they can build, the City Council approved a 90-day moratorium on applications for multifamily dwellings at its meeting Jan. 21.
COVINGTON — By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education reappointed Shakila Henderson-Baker as chair and Abigail Coggin as vice-chair for 2020. They will continue to serve in that capacity through the school board’s January 2021 meetings.
Soaring homeowner insurance rates in portions of Districts 1 and 5 have prompted the Newton County Board of Commissioners to take steps toward building a new fire station in the area of Elks Club and Dixie Road, Starrsville or other site yet to be determined.
Trump's call to Ukraine's president, which is at the heart of the impeachment articles, does not meet the standard of seriously harming the public or compromising the president's ability to do his job as shown by the China trade deal and the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, both signed and passed days after impeachment.
We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.
When I took Office as clerk of Rockdale Superior and State Courts in 2009, we were already on the road to court technology advances owing to the foresight of my predecessor, the Honorable Joanne Caldwell, who held the office for 23 years.
Protections are being sought by Georgia Senate Democrats against racial discrimination toward hair styles like braids, locks and twists.
A powerful trade association representing the chemical industry is testing the air in seven Georgia locations to measure ethylene oxide, a toxic gas used for sterilizing medical supplies.
Dr. Stephanie Gordon, owner of Story on the Square, an independent book store on the square in McDonough, is determined to bring top-notch books and authors to the Middle Georgia area. And thanks to her persistence, on Jan. 14 the New York publisher Harper-Collins partnered with Gordon and her staff to stage a book release in McDonough.
Transportation tech features were on display Tuesday at the first ever Transportation Tech Showcase, held at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta.
Contractors constructing the roundabout at Ga. Highways 162 and 81 were expected to begin moving traffic into the roundabout pattern Monday and away from the four-way stop configuration.
Frederick L. Johnson, a Newton County resident known for his willingness to help others and his ability to get the job done, was honored for his contributions to the community Sunday with the 35th annual “I Have a Dream Award.”
Newton County commissioners approved a one-year renewal of the county’s legal services contract with Jarrard & Davis earlier this month, with a stipulation that County Manager Lloyd Kerr evaluate and assess options for creating an in-house legal department.
ALBANY — The Royal Charter for the colony of Georgia ensured that there would be illegal distilleries in the colony even before James Oglethorpe and 114 other colonists landed on the Georgia coast. The charter of the 13th colony, unlike other colonies, stated that both slavery and “the importation of intoxicating liquors is prohibited.”
Valentine’s Day could could be even more memorable for dozens of couples this year if they make plans to take part in the Valentine’s Wedding Extravaganza at Newton County Probate Court and Magistrate Court.
Frederick Johnson was named recipient of the 35th annual I Have a Dream Award Sunday afternoon. Additional awards presented included the MLK Trailblazer Award, given to Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson; and the Young Dreamer Award, given to James Wilson and Kaegan Hill. The Legacy Award, …
One Sunday Toni was cleaning up after worship. As I entered the sacristy, I could tell something was bothering her. When I asked her, she told me how angry she was about something I said in my sermon.
In Genesis 8:22 God is responding to Noah’s offering, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
The latest protests in Iran by people angry over the Iranian military's missile launch that "unintentionally" downed a Ukrainian jetliner killing many Iranians, Canadians and others, is different from past protests over rigged elections, rising gas prices, and what Americans like to call "voter suppression."
Last weekend my wife and I went to see the newest Star Wars movie. Obviously we’re not die-hard fans of that saga since we waited several weeks after its release for the crowds to thin out before viewing the film. Nor did we dress up in appropriate costumes as our kids did for one of the pre…
This past week I read a letter by a young woman who was distraught over losing a friend because she (the young woman writing the letter) had lost her faith.
She did something a lot of kids do at that age. She stayed out all night with a friend her mother didn't like. But when Darnell Taylor got home the next morning, her mother met her at the door and told her she was no longer welcomed to live in her house.
The years of lobbying, campaigning and waiting for an expanded Senior Services Center marked a milestone Friday with the groundbreaking for an addition to the Josephine B. Brown Senior Center at Turner Lake Park.
The Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce honored several businesses and individuals at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held Thursday night at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
COVINGTON — Drivers traveling on Interstate 20 through Newton County in vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) may soon see signage directing them to the city of Covington’s CNG fueling facility on City Pond Road. The City Council unanimously approved a bid on Jan. 6 to build a pe…
COVINGTON — The Newton County Chamber of Commerce hosted an informal panel Monday afternoon allowing elected officials, including the Board of Education and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, to present their concerns to local legislators.
COVINGTON — A group of student leaders at Oxford College is ready to help continue a program that in its inaugural year has already had an important impact on leadership education at Oxford.