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Independence Day celebrations across Newton County

Several cities in Newton County are hosting celebrations for the 2016 Independence Day holiday. Check below for events in Covington, Oxford, Porterdale and Social Circle.

June 29, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


Have you ever thought …

A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of ...

June 26, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy in the summer

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp at the Newton College & Career Academy center this summer.

June 26, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


When our habits become spiritual

We moved to Oxford eight years ago so that I could be the college chaplain at Oxford College of Emory University. We left behind family ...

June 26, 2016 | Lyn Pace | Columnists


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


McCart: Whiskey Bent back in Covington

Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass ...

June 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Rowe: The sights and sounds of summer, Part 2

In my previous column I started a series on something that both myself, and you as readers, I'm sure, are very passionate about - music ...

June 19, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought ...

Who we are is a product of the people who shape and form our personalities long before we are fully aware of our dependence of ...

June 19, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Orlando is why we need surveillance

The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch - twice - and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so.

June 19, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Defeating radical Islamic terrorism

I normally do not opine about national issues, as I am a state legislator. But I find I must make an exception in this case ...

June 19, 2016 | Dave Belton | Columnists


Juvenile Court gets another tool in Casey Foundation

The Newton County Juvenile Court will have another tool to reduce juvenile detention and increase public safety starting in August.

June 18, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


Undeserving

As I write this I am in the midst of Vacation Bible School. I truly enjoy VBS. It is a chance to share the Gospel ...

June 12, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


A Trump presidency would sink all boats

Hello, investors. Come join the foreign policy experts in daily panic attacks over what a President Donald Trump would mean for your world. What does ...

June 12, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists


Some good guys leave the playing field

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few ...

June 12, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Nelson Heights to host 4th annual Juneteenth festival

Newton County is having our fifth annual Juneteenth Festival at Nelson Heights Community Center from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

June 12, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL


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Stars hit the links for worthy cause

Georgia golfers had the opportunity to play with a few notable sports celebrities for a good cause on Aug. 23 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers in the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes Golf Tournament.

August 24, 2013 | Matt Smith msith@covnews.com | SPORTS


'Heat' stars release country CD

Randall Franks, known best for his fiddling and for his role as Officer Randy Goode on the locally filmed television series "In the Heat of the Night," has teamed up with former "Heat" co-star Alan Autry to produce "Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions" released July 9 on Crimson Records.

August 24, 2013 | Carrie Huenke Special to the News | LOCAL


Eastside soars past Knights

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team might have needed a half-inning to get settled on Thursday against Johnson (Gainesville), but as soon as their nerves steadied, it was all Eagles in a 15-2 route that was called after just four innings.

August 24, 2013 | | Eastside


An eighth-grader's take on leadership

My name is Ralph Edward Brown. I'm currently an eighth-grade student at the Newton County Theme School. This summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) in Washington, D.C. I was one of 294 scholars from around the country identified as a future leader. This was an awesome experience for me. Thanks go to my seventh-grade teacher, Ms. Holly Kaas, for nominating me and serving as my mentor.

August 24, 2013 | Ralph Edward Brown Guest columnist | OPINION


Deadline nears for deer quota hunts

All interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2013 | | SPORTS


Eagles, Patriots take the field

Matching field goals were the only points posted at Eastside Field on Wednesday, but that was enough to get Eastside and Heritage coaches, players and fans excited about the upcoming football season.

August 22, 2013 | | Eastside


From the cheap seats

Well Covington, it has certainly been a whirlwind trip.

August 22, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | SPORTS


Alcovy softball ready to defend title

With the softball season already underway, the Alcovy Tigers hope the same fortunes that favored them a year ago will once again show themselves in 2013.

August 22, 2013 | | Alcovy


Eastside, Heritage ready for kickoff

While the official start of football season is still a week away, two Covington and Rockdale rivals will square off tonight in a bout of preseason football.

August 20, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | Eastside


Willie Mae Poole

Willie Mae Poole, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Aug. 18. Born in Guntersville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Melton and Alice Keylon Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Poole, who died in 2001 and a sister, Thelma Ryans. Mrs. Poole resided for 11 years at Merryvale Assisted Living Center in Oxford, where she enjoyed many activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Franklin, N.C.

August 20, 2013 | | OBITUARIES


Mini retreat, big issue

The sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, was recently indicted on 25 felony charges. A jury of his peers found him not guilty of each one.

August 20, 2013 | | Our Thoughts


About those resources

Dear Editor,

August 20, 2013 | Tim Cooper Covington | Letters


Bulldogs ranked fifth by AP

NEW YORK - Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two - No. 1.

August 17, 2013 | Ralph Russon Associated Press | SPORTS


DNR won't undo new division

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board isn't backing off its decision to create a separate Law Enforcement Division.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Gill jgillo@gainvesvilletimes.com | SPORTS


Finding fun at Ga. parks

There's always a lot of activity at Georgia's state parks, and below are a few staff selections of events coming up next week. For more events or information, visit gastateparks.org.

August 17, 2013 | | SPORTS


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