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This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Lewis Henry Carter

Lewis Henry Carter, age 76 of McDonough, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born in Hollywood, Florida to the late Mavis Davis and Lewis ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for ...

March 26, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion


H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


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Three BOE members sworn in for new terms

Newton County Board of Education members, Almond Turner, Eddie Johnson, and Trey Bailey were sworn in by Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn on January 4 to begin their new terms of office. All three were reelected in the November 2016 general election.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Large road widening project underway north of I-20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit 93 on Interstate 20 and extend to Sims Chapel Road on State Route 142. Work will also be done from Harland Drive to Avenue of Champions on Alcovy Road.

January 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Recycling Centers to be open Monday, Jan. 9

Newton County's 11 Recycling Centers will be open Monday, Jan. 9 to accommodate residents due to the threat of Winter Storm Helena.

January 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Our Thoughts: A new year is upon us

The first week of the new year is under our belts.

January 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Clara Ruth Almond

Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored her church and her church family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Almond did beautiful cross-stitching - The Last Supper was her final piece. Additionally, she enjoyed gospel music and working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leah Ruth Almond; parents, Rufus H. and Martha (Edwards) Bonner; brother, Hugh Bonner.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Edward Dean ‘Eddie’ Miller

Mr. Edward Dean 'Eddie' Miller, age 60, of Covington, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellie and James Miller and sister, Dianne Offutt. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Bill Bates, Jessi and Tyler Meeks, Lindsay and Spencer Barker, Tracy and Derrick Parrish; son, Ashton Miller; grandchildren, Landyn Millard, Talyn Millard, River Bates, Autumn Parrish, Austin Parrish, Alex Parrish, Avery Parrish; sister, Vickie Miller Hinton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Miller, Charles and Brenda Watson, Jimmy and Connie Watson. Mr. Miller was an entrepreneur with a successful ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Groundbreaking on Judicial Center Expansion set for Friday

Newton County judges and officials will grab a hold of a shovel to break ground on the expansion of the Judicial Center at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure citizens are as minimally impacted as possible for this season's first significant winter weather event.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Georgia State Campuses to close at noon

Due to expected approaching inclement weather, all Georgia State University campuses - including the Newton County campus - will close at 12 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 6.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS to release early Friday

Newton County Schools will follow their early release schedule Friday, Jan. 6 due to the threat of inclement weather, according to a release from Sherri Davis-Viniard, Newton County School System director of public relations, late Thursday night.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 5

Daryl Ross Arnold, 42, Conyers, Jan. 2, possession and use of drug related objects, possession of methamphetamine

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


GPTC will close all locations Saturday

Georgia Piedmont Technical College will cease all college activities at 3 p.m. Friday, and will close all locations Saturday in anticipation of the projected impending winter weather. Based upon the severe winter storm warnings, it is anticipated that travel will be difficult in the freezing rain, with perhaps 2-3 inches of snow in the college's service area.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Winter Storm Helena route treatments start tomorrow morning

Responding to the potential for the season's first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews are pretreating all major interstates across middle, east and north Georgia, spreading brine mixture. Brine is a mixture of salt and water is used as a preventative treatment and is intended to limit the bonding of the ice to the pavement.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Mother Jessie Mae Banks Lightfoot

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr

Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born February 11, 1944 in the Stewart Community of Newton County to Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards who have preceded him in death. Stanley grew up in the Stewart Community playing baseball for the Stewart Baseball team where he exceled as a pitcher. He went to work for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and was employed there for thirty plus years. Stanley worked for a brief time at the Covington Mill and was elected to serve on the Newton County ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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