News for Saturday, June 15, 2013


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Post 77 rolls to pair of wins

DOUGLASVILLE -- The Rockdale Post 77 American Legion baseball team made an early statement in the POW/MIA Tournament.. Jake Wright had four hits, Keith Buckhault added three and Post 77 cruised to a 16-4 victory in five innings over Peachtree City Post 50 on Friday. Eric Smith tossed a

Providence Christian School changing associations for second straight year

COVINGTON -- Providence Christian School is ready to take another leap of faith as it prepares to change athletic associations for the second time in as many years.. Providence competed in the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama association last season and is moving to the Georgia Independent Christian

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Braves rally for 6-5 win over Giants

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves showed the San Francisco Giants on Saturday why they have the best home record in the majors.. Freddie Freeman capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning with a bases-loaded single off Giants closer Sergio Romo that gave the Braves a 6-5 victory

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Rob Jenkins: Some favorite things I've said about fathers

Tthere are few things I know more about than fatherhood.

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Darrell Huckaby: TV dads can't measure up to the real thing

My buddies and I all agreed that the very best TV dad of all time was Andy Griffith.

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Mark Shields: Washington snobbery distracts from the real issues

Edward Snowden has been relentlessly attacked by Washington pundits and politicians for one, unforgivable offense: He did not graduate from high school.

Letter: Nursing homes are reflections of their employees

I am sure there are many in Covington, and perhaps throughout Newton County, who are completely unaware of the passing of an era right here in our own back yard.. In recent years there has been a trend for large corporate organizations to

BOC reaches budget consensus

The BOC has reached a consensus budget.

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Local leaders share their fathers' words of wisdom

Area leaders share words of wisdom learned from their fathers.

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Four area students selected as Georgia Scholars

The Georgia Department of Education has named four area students as Georgia Scholars for 2013.