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Porterdale tabs Josephine Kelly for Main Street

Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.

May 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Gunshot fired inside Conyers Middle School

Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.

May 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Spring commencement is GPC's last before merger

Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Fire shuts down I-20 WB at Salem Rd

IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Follow the game

Dear Editor,

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Breath easier

Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the forecast and make a rain contingency plan.

May 03, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health


Rotary Day

For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Commissioners address a symptom and not the illness with Craig agreement

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Let’s seize the ppportunity

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Wouldn't it be great ...

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Solar

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Judge Johnson serves as President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia

Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newman, Warfield named new principals

One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kindergarten round-up this week

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Back to School

Summer is over, at least as far as the teachers of Newton County are concerned.

July 25, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Homicide victim remembered by acquaintances

Investigators recently named the victims injured and killed in a July 15 shooting on Kirkland Road by a Riverdale man, who reported his actions to deputies.

July 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


High and holy moment

The 180th year of the Salem Camp Meeting drew to a close Friday with last lingering visits and a floating procession of candle-lit crosses.

July 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Still opportunities in Iraq

Editor's note: This opinion essay, written by presidential hopeful Barak Obama, appeared in the July 14 edition of The New York Times.

July 23, 2008 | Sen. Barack Obam | Archives


Progress has been made in war

Editor's note: This opinion essay, written by presidential hopeful John McCain in response to the above submission by Barack Obama. New York Times editors have refused to run McCain piece as written.

July 23, 2008 | Sen. John McCain | Archives


Dog days happenings

As the summer begins to wind down and students return to school, local restaurants and bars look to host many fun-filled events on almost every night of the week.

July 23, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Joker gets the last laugh

Michael Myers. Darth Vader. Hannibal Lecter. Alex De Large. Lex Luthor.

July 23, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


A 'Knight' to remember

Often superhero movies deliver in the way of special effects, sometimes a good plot line and, every now and then, a decent acting performance. Rarely - if ever - has a superhero film been worthy of the moniker "all-around great film."

July 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Our thoughts...

On this page in today's paper, we are running an Op-Ed piece written by Barak Obama that ran in the New York Times on July 14. We are also running a response to that piece written by John McCain.

July 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Good eats for a few bones

High on taste and character and low on price, Mad Dog's BBQ is probably one of the best kept secrets in Conyers.

July 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Diomedisa "Nanay Amie" Sagayno

Mrs. Diomedisa "Nanay Amie" Sagayno, 63, of Covington, died July 18. She was a member of Clarkston International Bible Church, enjoyed watching television and crocheting and loved her family. She was preceded in death by husband Dominador Sayo Sr.

July 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jessie R. Smith

Jessie R. Smith, 62, of Covington, died July 19 at Rockdale Medical Center. The son of the late Rufus and Eva Smith, he was born in Bronx, N.Y., and enjoyed welding, camping and going to the mountains.

July 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Odessa Webb White

Mrs. Odessa Webb White died July 17. She was born in 1918 in Jasper County. She was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Will (Berda Malone) Roby; husband Mr. Hughey White Jr.; siblings Ola Mae Rhodes (Doll), Willie Mae Franklin, Johnny Roby, William Henry Roby, and Charlie Davis (CD); and children Willie Oscar Webb and Deborah Washington. Mrs. White joined Bethel Grove Baptist Church at an early age. She retired from Covington Moulding after several years of loyal service. Mrs. White was the epitome of a loving, caring and faithful mother. She was always there caring for someone ...

July 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Back 2 School Block Party set for Saturday

While the temperature outside may not indicate it, summer is winding down for the children of Newton County. To help get back into the swing of things, downtown Covington will be full of excitement on Saturday as the annual Back 2 School Block Party hits the square beginning at 5:30 p.m.

July 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Council meeting to begin earlier

The Covington City Council will now hold their meetings an hour earlier at 6:30 p.m. after a majority of council members approved the time change at their meeting on Monday.

July 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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