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Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Webpage offers tips on dealing with nuisance wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Eastside baseball coach Bruce Evans wants 'maturity' from team ahead of playoffs

Last Thursday evening the Eastside baseball team finished the regular season in style after traveling to Salem High and defeating the Seminoles in a doubleheader ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Immunization is a shared responsibility

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Peachtree Academy spring sports excelling down season's stretch

Peachtree Academy is having a successful spring on the court, field and track. During the last weekend, the Panthers placed two baseball and three softball ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Don’t miss this free, fun outdoors event: 21st Annual J.A.K.E.S. Day at Charlie Elliott

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Come get "wild" at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Ann Elizabeth Sneed

Ann Elizabeth Sneed ,of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 82. Mrs. Sneed loved animals and was an avid reader ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb. 16.

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents; Peter and Sue Pastorok of Albany New York. She leaves behind her daughters; Tre'Shell and Micayla, her mother; June (Thomas) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Florida her father; Robert (Kathleen) Cleary of Saratoga Springs, New York her brothers; Judson (Catherine) Cross of Waxhaw, North Carolina Peterson (Maria) Cross of Ballston Spa, New York miles Cleary of Burlington, Vermont her step-brother Michael (Mara) Johnson of Astoria, New York her nieces and nephews; Morgan, Judson, Clayton and ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


NCSO Explorers take home 2nd

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Explorers received second place at the Boy Scouts of America "Winterfest" competition held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Feb. 11.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in January 1952; but was honorably discharged, due to injury, later that year. Mr. Walker attended Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, in Miami, Florida, briefly, before going to work for Western Electric where he retired after 25 years of dedicated employment. During layoff periods with Western Electric, he worked as a firefighter, at Station 12 in Atlanta, and for Atlanta Gas Light. While employed with Western Electric, he served the Communications Workers of America - Local 3290 as ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

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February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor and increase student success.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University's Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County celebrates 2017 National FFA Week, Feb. 12-18

Each of the FFA Chapters in Newton County will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. This year's theme is Transform Purpose to Action, and it embraces more than 89 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization's future. Nearly 650,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


NCSO recognizes promotions

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) recently promoted two employees; Deputy Jacob Rice and Deputy Steve Walden were both promoted to the rank of corporal.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Law Enforcement Academy tries to bridge communication gap

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) of Georgia Piedmont Technical College(GPTC) hosted its second week-long session designed to train working police officers in the art of communication with members of the communities they serve.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 77 in the presence of her loved ones. Mrs. Mills was a treasured member of both the Newton and Rockdale Education communities. Her education career began notably as the secretary for Newton County's first integrated middle school. She was active in championing underprivileged children in both counties as well as supporting missions in Brazil. A loving wife and mother, spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy. She liked traveling, shopping, reading, playing basketball and softball. Mrs. Mills also excelled at accounting ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County Theme School announces 2017-2018 application procedures

The Newton County Theme School opened in the fall of 2009 and pilots special features, such as the development and implementation of a program which integrates research-centered/hands-on projects; the requirement of higher order problem solving and critical thinking and increased reading assignments at home that are continued throughout the summer.

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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