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April 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


Newton swept on Senior Night

The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.

April 18, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Covington Y prepares Cheerios Challenge

The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crime

There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Lumpkin County sweeps Eagles

The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play

April 17, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr.

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eastside boys whip Warhawks

Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Lady Eagles ease past Henry County

Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Election

An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


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NHS principal

There is still mystery surrounding why former Newton High School principal Eclan David resigned from the flagship high school of our county.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Cora Singley

Cora Annelle Singley, age 88, of Monroe, died on February 2, 2014. She was born in Walton County on Dec. 10, 1925, to the late Mollie Cheek Wheelis and the late George Wheelis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Melvin Singley; and three children, Phil Turpin, Richard Thompson, and Deborah Evans.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thank you, Gov. Deal

Dear editor,

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Eagles crush Madison County

Coach Greg Freeman's eighth-ranked Eastside Eagles boy's varsity basketball team is looking more and more like a team that will make a lot of noise in the Class AAAA state tournament.

February 04, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Eastside's defense dooms Madison County

With a stifling defense and excellent 3-point shooting, the Eastside Lady Eagles led from start to finish and defeated the Madison County Lady Red Raiders 56-29 at home on Senior Night.

February 04, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Rams survive Mustangs

It was an overtime thriller on Dec. 17 in Morrow in the Mustangs first meeting with the Newton varsity basketball team, when Newton miraculously completed a second-half comeback and stole a road win in region play.

February 04, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton tames Lady Mustangs

It was another easy win for Region 2-AAAAAA top's seed Monday night, as the Lady Rams proved again why they are the top dog in the region.

February 04, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Woodland wilts against Lady Rams

The Lady Rams varsity basketball team continued its dominant run Saturday night, earning its seventh consecutive victory with a 60-45 win over visiting Woodland in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams rally over Wolfpack

After waking up from the winter wonderland that overtook the region this week, the Newton Rams faced visiting Woodland Saturday fresh off a four-day break, defeating the Wolfpack 56-38 in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Closed schools

We have heard some grumblings from people who didn't understand why county schools were closed Friday.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County restructuring

The county is working on a plan officials hope will improve its management structure and streamline reporting.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County jail log

Gannon Chase Whitehead, 37, Montgomery State Prison, Mount Vernon, Jan. 23. Back for court.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington City Council agenda, info - Feb. 3

Below is the agenda for the Covington City Council's Monday meeting, while the attached PDF contains information for some of the agenda items - the information is the same as that given to city council members.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Mrs. Sara Palacios Hernandez

Our beloved "MINNIE", Sara Palacios Hernandez, age 80, of Social Circle, passed away at her home Monday Jan. 27, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Luis "Jose" Hernandez; her daughter, Joyce Gray (Michael); her granddaughter, Kimberly Bishop (Jeremy); her much loved family in Panama, Central America; and the" light of her life," her great-grandson Brenten Ace "Campion" Bishop.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond Lee Mathis

Raymond Lee Mathis of Covington, passed away Jan. 30, 2014, at the age of 60. Raymond was a hard-working man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. He loved life, never let anything get him down, had a great sense of humor and was always making people laugh. Raymond adored his family, enjoyed spoiling his children, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Preceding him in death were his parents, Ellis Grover and Marie (Woodard) Mathis.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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