To area high school basketball fans, the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County Senior All-Star Basketball games, 3-point shootout and slam dunk contest are great ways to see the top talent they have rooted for over the last four years.
Anyone interested in checking out bikes and wheels around the downtown square will have the opportunity to do so at a Bike Fest Sunday.
The stakes for Wednesday night's game were even greater as Class AAAAA fourth-ranked Eastside just came off its second loss of the season to host Lanier, the No. 7 ranked team in the same classification.
We are glad to see the Newton Board of Education has narrowed its choice to replace Dr. Gary Mathews.
The Covington City Council, at a work session this past week, decided to move forward with the idea of building a natural gas fueling station.
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For the first time this season, the Eastside baseball team was shutout and lost just its second game of the season, 1-0 to Jackson Monday.
Prior to the Nelson Heights Community Center opening in 2010, there was a struggle for control between District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and The Newton County Recreation Commission. Commissioner Henderson's attempts to be intimately involved in the operation of the center were ultimately rebuffed, however his aspirations to be the anointed leader never diminished.
In a recent MSNBC "Lean In" commercial, Tulane professor and network commentator Melissa Harris-Perry said this about traditional parenthood:
Not only is Covington known as the Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular TV shows and movies, but it is gaining traction in the music department as well.
Now that the weather is starting to change and the Masters is right around the corner, it's time to get back into golf.
Eastside continues to pour it on, this time racking up 13 hits and stealing eight bases in a 14-4 win over Johnson, Gainesville Wednesday.
I am somewhat dismayed by the efforts of Newton County's leadership to change the mailing address of Baxter International.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
Cassandra L. Ogletree, felony theft by deception, 10 years probation, $1,000, pay restitution.
Quintarus Antonio Aikens, 28, 10160 Allen Drive, Covington, March 16. Probation violation. Michael Eugene Allen, 50, 7214 Lakeview Drive, Covington, March 18. Crossing guardline with drugs, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, open container. Mussie Abera Asha, 31, Atlanta, March 15. Probation violation. Tony Abayomi Babalade, 26, 9158 Bent Hill court, Covington, March 16. Probation violation. Davante Sanchez Bailey, 18, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, March 18. Family Violence Act criminal trespass. Jose DeJesus Barajas, ...
Eastside baseball suffered its first loss of the season to Jackson County Saturday, before picking up revenge in the nightcap of the doubleheader by beating Jefferson.
With spring just around the corner, many residents are making their way over to Turner Lake Park to walk the trails, and several have noticed it is looking good. The Newton County Recreation Commission said it recently went in with machines and cleared out much of the underbrush and limbs in order to keep the public safe and the park looking nice.
We've made progress on improving the education system here in Newton County, but in order to attract more businesses like Baxter International, and retain them, we need to strive every day to continually improve our education further.
Two Eastside Eagle players homered for the first time in their high school careers as the Eagles beat the Morgan County Bulldogs by a score of 9-2 on Tuesday night. Freshman Nick Womack cleared the fence in the third inning and Peyton Pallay went long in the sixth inning.
Let's have a picnic! Today, I walked through the park and saw families and friends walking, playing and sitting at tables. Sherry Saylam and her friend Shanna Goss, among others, were laughing and enjoying the sun. "With so many days of rain, I just had to get out," Saylam said as she sipped her soft drink. "Yes, I'm so sick of the cold weather and it's beautiful out here today," said her friend Goss.
Believe it or not, there is a county-wide decision to be made next Tuesday, March 19, which will affect your pocketbooks for five years between 2015 and 2019.
Anthony Lamar Aiken, 59, 7130 Geiger St., Covington, March 4. Failure to appear. Beverly Ann Arciles, 41, Conyers, March 4. Probation violation. Douglas Santel Arnold, 32, Athens, March 4. Probation violation. Richard Lee Autry, 23, 60 Spring Court, Newborn, March 4. Burglary. Teresa Lynne Barefield, 49, 2182 Gum Creek Road, Oxford, Feb. 27. Contempt of court, Family Violence Act battery, criminal damage to property in the second degree. Ronald Lewis Belcher, 52, 105 Shelby Oaks ...
Today on my travels, I stop to visit Brian Kuhn of The Fox Winery. I was excited with the anticipation of a little free wine tasting and a chance to pick up a local bottle of wine for dinner.
Jessica Lowery guides a group of "The Vampire Diaries" fans through downtown Covington Saturday. Lowery runs Mystic Falls Tours, a tour guide company she started up when the show came to Covington.
PJ Alexander preaches to local traffic quoting Bible scriptures. Alexander said he picks a place and preaches on the street corner every weekend. "People stop and thank me for spreading the word, so it makes me feel as if I'm making a difference," he said. In the cold March weather, there were horns honking and people waving as Alexander stood on the corner preaching about Jesus and holding the Bible.
Two Newton County Civil Rights leaders stood on the steps of the historic courthouse to be recognized for their contributions to Newton County history.