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Of the power that is in imagination?

Behind the Newton County Health Department and near the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, you will find a very different place, Chimney Park ...

August 30, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Jimmy Carter shows a special kind of courage

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Newton resident publishes first book

Ellen Kelly Gordon, a daughter of the late Deacon Nelson Kelly and Mrs. Jeanie Kelly and a Newton County 1978 graduate, has published her first ...

August 23, 2015 | | LIVING


Have you ever thought?

Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted in our nation. One out of three women will be abused in their life time. In addition many ...

August 23, 2015 | B. Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Newton County Jail Log: Aug 19

Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, August 17, child support default

August 23, 2015 | | LOCAL


A stage show at the courthouse

Dear Editor,

August 23, 2015 | Barbara Morgan | Letters


While you were sleeping, the government you deserve

Dear Editor,

August 23, 2015 | Steve Brown | Letters


What’s in store for this weekend?

Events 8-21-15

August 20, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Demands for senior services will rise at as population ages

There's no place like home.

August 17, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL


Of how powerful words can be?

Whoever said, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" was wrong. Words are powerful.

August 16, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The courtesy of legitimacy

This past weekend at my annual RedState Gathering, I rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak after getting the runaround from his campaign on ...

August 16, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists


School starts - and the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

August 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


John Douglas returns to work at GPC

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that ...

August 14, 2015 | | LOCAL


Solid Waste panel meeting cancelled

The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled

August 13, 2015 | | LOCAL


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Covington native awarded Army medal

In a recent ceremony in Warner Robins, U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, Eighth District of Georgia, presented the Meritorious Service Medal to retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William Ike Robertson of Covington.

June 20, 2013 | | LOCAL


Vacation in Covington

For at least one resident of Orlando, Fla., and his family, there is someplace even more magical than Magic Kingdom itself: Covington, Georgia. Move over, Disney World. Covington has a lot to offer as well…at least if one is a fan of any of the TV shows and movies that have filmed in this area.

June 20, 2013 | By Carrie Huenke | LOCAL


NCSS wins public relations awards

The Newton County School System Office of Public Relations has received national recognition for publications produced during the 2012-2013 school year.

June 18, 2013 | | LOCAL


Fishing reports

According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 15, 2013 | | SPORTS


Clements Middle HonorRoll

The following students were named to the All-Year Honor Roll at Clements Middle School:

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL


Thanks, Dad

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.

June 15, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Road work projects this week

The following road maintenance and mowing projects are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17-20, weather permitting:

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL


Program aids recycling in Covington

The city of Covington and Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful encourage city residents to recycle. The "Streamline" program, which accepts a wide variety of materials and does not require separating, makes curbside recycling easier for city residents.

June 15, 2013 | | LOCAL


Social Circle native makes music run

Taylor Marie steps out of her makeshift performance space in the corner of The Village Grille's main dining room, where she has just finished her second set, alongside lead guitarist Ryan Shafer.

June 13, 2013 | Shane Wilson | LOCAL


Severe thunderstorm warning until 1 a.m.

Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.

June 13, 2013 | | LOCAL


Flag Day

"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."

June 13, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Meeting tonight

Even though not much notice was given, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting this afternoon to discuss recent happenings in the downtown district, primarily involving the Main Street program, the resignation of its director and the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce.

June 13, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


Keys to successful pitch shots

This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.

June 06, 2013 | | Recreation


Pastor spreads word through ‘hip pop’

Passion, inspiration and true, raw talent are all things most musicians have in their blood.

June 06, 2013 | By Michelle Parham | RELIGION


Lookout issued for Conyers woman

A lookout has been issued for a Conyers woman who has been missing since Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | | LOCAL


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