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Alcohol suspension overturned for The Social House

The Social House, located at 2101 Main St. in Porterdale, is able to serve alcohol again after a unanimous vote from the Porterdale City Council earlier tonight. The Porterdale City Council met in...

November 18, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Martha ‘June’ Hammond

Martha "June" Hammond, 74, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Porterdale on February 16, 1942, to the late Lonnie and Marie Guthrie. Hammond loved being outdoors a...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Donations for Deputy White accepted at local bank

Donations to the family of Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Justin White can now be made at any branch of Bank of North Georgia by making a secure deposit to the "Deputy Justin White Memorial Fund." ...

November 18, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Susan Marie Paul

Susan Marie-Paul, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born November 10, 1948, in Giessen, Germany to parents, Robert and Florence Farley Page, who precede her...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: A Holiday Illumination

The Christmas season officially started in downtown Covington Thursday evening with the Lighting of the Tree. Santa Claus made his debut on the Covington Square to light up a Christmas tree and th...

November 17, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

No. 5 Newton looking for pay back against Henry County

Armani Harris will admit it. He, nor his Newton boys' basketball teammates, takes losing very well. In fact, not only does he acknowledge it, but he seems proud of it. So when Harris and the No. ...

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Fire Services selling Cajun Fried Turkeys for a cause

The Newton County Fire Services (NCFS) will host a Cajun Fried Turkey fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Interested individuals can purchase a certificate for a fully c...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Stephanie Tikita Foster

A graveside service for Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 241 Ebenezer Road, Ga...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Council questions ordinance change

The Covington City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance change to allow The Cork Boutique to host alcohol tastings outside during its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 21. Councilmem...

November 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Alcovy's Koby Perry gets trio of offers

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar knew enough about the potential in Koby Perry until he was convinced that it'd just be a matter of time before scholarship offers would start trickling in. It ap...

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Letter: This school works

Dear Editor, My children attend Georgia Connections Academy, a public, free "virtual" charter school. I was interested in this public school option because it gives them a quality education that I...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System's (NCSS) annual budget. According to Samantha Fuhrey, NCSS superintenden...

November 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 16

Jerel Latavius Adams, 28, Macon State Prison, Nov. 10, back for court Raymond Patrick Anderson, Sr., 56, Conyers, Nov. 14, probation violation Tameka Lasha Atwater, 37, Conyers, Nov. 14, on ankle...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime

Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter, of Covington, passed away November 14, 2016. He was born in Savannah to the late Frances Louise and Ernest Marion Flitter, of Thomaston, on February 28, 1937. Cary served in the Unite...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Parson: What’s happening on the farm?

I get asked what's happening on the farm several times a day, and I'm never sure if people really want to know that answer or if they are just making conversation. It makes no difference to me beca...

November 16, 2016 | Daniel Parson | Agriculture

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