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Alcovy’s fantastic four

Sydney Ziglar, Baylea Payne, Ryleigh Langford and Daphne Ramirez make up the four freshmen that helped propel Alcovy's girls soccer team to a No. 2 seed and a trip to the playoffs. Get all four fr...

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Thornton to soar at Georgia Southern

Breanna Thornton made her mother, Jennifer Grant, proud on Thursday when she signed her letter of intent for a full ride scholarship as a track and field athlete at Georgia Southern University. "T...

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Rams track and field wins first region championship in 14 years

On April 22, the Lady Rams Track team won the Region 2-AAAAAA championship and recognized that no matterhow things look in the beginning, good or bad, it is whatyou achieve at the end. With team ef...

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Taking notice

Last year around this time Eastside baseball was 14-12 (9-7 in region play) sitting at home while other teams were in the playoffs. Enter new head coach Bruce Evans with a load of talent such as Gr...

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Former NHS softball player wins award

Markea Sheppard, whose also president of Claflin University's 2014-2015 Student Athlete Advisory Committee, won the Female Athlete of the Year award on April 17 Claflin's Annual Athletics Award. Sh...

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Social Circle seniors honored

Social circle senior baseball players Jacob Link and Ryan Fitzgerald were honored last week at their final home game of the regular season last week.

May 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Social Circle

Newton legal fees spiral out of control

A new proposal to cap county attorney fees at $800,000 could help bring the county's legal spending within the upper range of other Georgia counties, but it would also be a significant budget incre...

May 03, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Extent of chemical contamination at SRG Global plant unknown

The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote on whether to allow SRG Global to carry out testing around its Covington plant to determine the extent of chemical contamination after a 2013 test re...

May 03, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Porterdale City Hall making termite repairs

There's nothing a termite likes more than a damp, dark place rich. So, because there was a hidden leak in the roof of Porterdale's City Hall building on Main Street, the cellulose-eating insects c...

May 03, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

There is no question, Answer Man has all the answers

What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol' mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While we can't guarantee total and compl...

May 03, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Wouldn't it be great ...

Dear editor, It would be great if Americans would stop listening to the pundits on MSNBC and Fox News that make money by hyping up the tensions between white and black. It would be great if we wo...

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Let’s seize the ppportunity

Dear editor,We all learned recently that Tom Garrett would be resigning as County Manager after a short eight months on the job. Tom is a capable young man educated in public administration and ev...

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Commissioners address a symptom and not the illness with Craig agreement

Dear editor, On Wednesday night, three members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners announced a deal they had struck with the County Attorney to cap his legal fees at $800,000 per year. Thi...

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Rotary Day

For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that i...

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Breath easier

Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the fo...

May 03, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

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