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Alcovy High crowns Homecoming Queen

Sueyen Chalmers, pictured with her father Paul, is the Alcovy High School Homecoming Queen for 2017. Chalmers is the captain of the Varsity Cheerleading team, the president of the Chorus Council, a member of the Gifted Girls Key Club, a co-Chief Editor of the Journalism club and a member of the Vars


Volunteers clean up during KCNB's 2017 Rivers Alive event

The Marketing and Business and Science classes at Newton College and Career Academy gather with Marketing instructor Tony Brooks (center kneeling) before setting off to pick up trash at Turner Lake Park. (Staff Photos: Larry Stanford) An NCCA student puts a piece of trash in a bag while another stud


Kelly Macdonald's kids not impressed by career

Kelly MacDonald's children are not impressed by her work. The 41-year-old actress has starred in a number of family-friendly films, including 'Nanny McPhee', 'Brave' and 'Swallows and Amazons', but Freddie, eight, and four-year-old Theodore - who she has with estranged husband Dougie Payne - are not


Seann William Scott didn't plan comedy career

Seann William Scott never wanted to do comedy films. The 40-year-old actor shot to fame as Steven Stifler in the hit 'American Pie' franchise and since the first movie was released back in 1999, Scott has starred in a number of successful movies but claims he never thought about doing comedies. Spea


A VETERAN'S STORY: Deeds not words

Words mean a lot to politicians, not to soldiers. Soldiers' lives depend on deeds, not words, not promises, and certainly not on crippling rules of engagement. Young lieutenants in Vietnam understood the weight of words, an erroneous command, a misunderstood order, telling your men to take the wrong


Walk with a Doc scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26

Newton Trails and Piedmont Healthcare invite area residents to participate in Walk with a Piedmont Newton Doc on Tuesday, Sept. 26, along the Cricket Frog Trail. (Special Photo) COVINGTON - Newton Trails, a local trail advocacy organization, and Piedmont Healthcare will host Walk with a Piedmont New


Pine Street Elementary maximum price approved

CONYERS - At the maximum, the new Pine Street Elementary will cost $22,984,805. The Rockdale County Board of Education approved the guaranteed maximum price for the new school at its meeting Thursday, a requirement for the school system to receive around $7 million in capital outlay reimbursement fr


Banks & Shane continues to bring the party

COVINGTON - Banks Burgess, one half of the iconic Atlanta-based Banks & Shane, admitted that he never thought he and Paul Shane would remain so robust as a musical entity, but here they are, celebrating their 45th anniversary as performers. "We figured we'd play for a year and get it out of our syst


Farm to tap partnerships keep authentic brews flowing

Farm-to-table cuisine is a well-known food trend in which locally grown produce is used seasonally by chefs to create an authentic hometown taste. But now, in Central Jersey, there is a new trend - farm to tap. It's a natural partnership: A craft brewer using a farmer's locally grown hops to create

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-23 14:01:00

Barrow County firefighter climbs Stone Mountain to honor 9/11 victims

Barrow County Emergency Services firefighter Sean Gluth, third from left, stands on top of Stone Mountain with firefighters from the City of Fayetteville Fire Department they did a one-mile climb up the mountain in honor of the firefighters and paramedics who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2017-09-23 19:30:00

Burn ban remains in effect until Oct. 1

CONYERS - Rockdale County Fire Rescue is reminding residents that the state's ban on outdoor burning remains in effect until Oct. 1. To comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources imposes a ban on outdoor burning from May 1 to October 1 each year. The open


Levin: The voice of the Newton County GOP: Lean Right, Look to the Center, and Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

It a busy Saturday at Bread & Butter Bakery, where an alarming slice of my disposable income comes to be disposed. Customers are nibbling on sandwiches and eyeing the dessert case, and nearby, Asian students from Oxford College are chattering over tea. My coffee companion is Scott Jay, the recently

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-22 02:26:00

Margot Robbie wants fiery end to Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie wants to see Harley Quinn and The Joker "end in flames". The 27-year-old actress starred as the female villain in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad' alongside Jared Leto's evil Joker, and the pair will reprise their roles for a spin-off film, but Margot does


Martin Scorsese launches online film course

Martin Scorsese is launching an online course in movie-making. The legendary director - whose movies include 'Goodfellas,' 'Raging Bull,' 'Taxi Driver,' 'Casino,' 'Cape Fear,' 'The Aviator' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street - has joined forces with online-education startup MasterClass for the new class,


RONDA RICH: On the road with Mama

It was November 1999, one month after my first book had been released and had made best-seller lists across the nation, aided greatly by Barbara Walters. But that's another story. This one is about Mama and me. Bellsouth, at that time one of the South's greatest corporations, sponsored a seven-city


JOHN PEARRELL: Don't let discouragement win

I received an e-mail from an individual (and was given permission to use it in this column) who was feeling down and discouraged over some ministry difficulties. Believe me, I understand! Many years ago, when I was preparing to enter vocational ministry, an older minister warned me, "John, there are


Fuhrey is finalist for Superintendent of the Year

COVINGTON - The Georgia School Superintendents Association announced Friday that Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey is one of four finalists for 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. According to John Zauner, executive director of GSSA, 20 nominations were submitted for th


JACK SIMPSON: Peace, not war

Well, to hear the voices of North Korea tell it, the United States still hasn't come to its senses even after the latest North Korean ICBM launch and claims of a hydrogen bomb. The imperialist aggressors, the United States, should be reduced to ashes and darkness and beaten with a stick like a rabid


RDOT has storm debris notification options

CONYERS - Residents can contact the Rockdale County Department of Transportation (RDOT) directly when they have storm debris ready for pickup by sending RDOT a "Service Request" any of the following four ways: Phone - 770-278-7200 Fax - 770-761-3024 Email - Send to kimberly.kelly@rockdalecountyga


DARRELL HUCKABY: We've gone too far when cotton is offensive

So now cotton is racist. The plant I mean. The beautiful, dark green, spiny plant with the beautiful white bolls that are bursting open across the American South even as I type these words. According to some folk, the very possession and display of this plant is evil and hateful because once upon a