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NMC hosts uniform, scrubs sale

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Uniforms & Scrubs Sale Monday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon.

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


It’s SSEMC meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing, information sought

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington woman arrested in prostitution sting

Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug possession.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Social Circle activities

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Be fair and impartial

There was an unfortunate incident in our community last week where a man for reasons unknown at this time was seen in a quiet community wielding a sword of some type, harassing passing cars and trash cans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Snapping Shoals meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Explorers, Post #222 excel again

Eighteen of the 26 members of the Covington Police Explorers traveled to Savannah and competed in six events during Summerfest.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter from J. Virgil Costley

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters


Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Live: 2014 Primary runoff results

Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Delia Long Lanners

Mrs. Delia Long Lanners, 84, of Morganton, N.C., passed away April 4 at her residence. Born in 1923 in Salem Fork, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Alexander Long and Ester Haymore Long. Mrs. Lanners had a zest for life and, along with her husband Tom, was a world traveler and an active member of an Airstream Camping Club that took them on many adventures across the country and beyond. She will be remembered by family and friends for her fun-loving sense of humor and her optimistic outlook on life which spilled like sunshine onto all ...

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Samuel W. Lee

Mr. Samuel W. Lee, 63, of Conyers, died April 5. The son of the late Samuel Willard Lee Sr. and Helen Irene Merck Lee, he was born in Fulton County. Mr. Lee was a fifth-generation son of Georgia with roots in Laurens County. A truly self-educated man, he loved literature and read widely, pursuing a life-long quest for knowledge. Until his retirement in 2000 from Beers/Skanska Contractors, he had a successful career in the construction industry as a project manager. A mentor to many, Mr. Lee proved unforgettable to many professional associates. He had the opportunity to travel throughout ...

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Rewarded by students' learning

 Sometimes it takes years for many people to figure out what they want out of their professional life.

April 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Merchant of media

Recording the special moments in life, crafting unique company slogans and designing Web sites, Current Events Productions has become quite a presence around town.

April 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


New Slang

Here at the News we pride ourselves in being in the know when it comes to popular culture. Personally, I have never considered myself too old to be out of the loop when it comes to language and colloquialisms - but I could be wrong.

April 09, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Issues with News story

Dear Editor: After reading a recent article by reporter Michelle Kim about the charges filed against Alcovy High teacher Derrick Roberts, I have a few comments. I must first state that Derrick Roberts is a personal friend of mine. With that said, I will try and remain unbiased as much as possible.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Skeeter on my heater

It landed on my arm as light as a feather boa as worn by William "Refrigerator" Perry.

April 09, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Kate Barnes

Mrs. Kate Barnes, of Covington, died April 5. The daughter of the late Robert Henry and Nina Walton Barker, she was born in 1912 in Jasper County. She was the widow of Leonard Franklin Barnes and a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Hither Rose Grier

Mother Hither Rose Grier died March 27. The daughter of the late Eddie and Rebecca Baker, she was born in 1915 in Conyers. She joined Shady Grove Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Usher's Ministry and faithfully served as president of the Mothers' Board. She was recently recognized as the oldest member of the church. Mrs. Grier was preceded in death by husband Mr. Bennie L. Grier and children Mr. Bobbie Grier, Mrs. Ruby Reynolds and Mr. Lonnie Grier.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Monroe Harris

Deacon Monroe Harris (Uncle Woo) died April 3. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Will (Cindy) Harris, he was born in 1914 in Morgan County. His mother passed away when he was 4 years old, and he was raised by his stepmother, the late Mrs. Octavia Harris. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by siblings Dolly, Vera, Laura, Mary, Charlie and Willie. He accepted Christ at the age of 16 and served faithfully at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rutledge, as chairman of the Deacon Board. He served in World War II in the Western Pacific. He received a World War II ...

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


John Wayne Hardnet

Mr. John Wayne Hardnett died March 26. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver (Katie Ruth) Morris, he was born in 1949 in LaGrange. He was preceded in death by siblings Annie L., Willie, Oliver Morris, Robert Morris, Ernest Morris and Katie Ruth Talley.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Peruse the park

The proposed community park adjacent to the Newton County Library was recently officially named Chimney Park because of the planned garden featuring the remnants of an old home on the property.

April 09, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Life on the spectrum

 Many parents have experienced the heart-stopping moment of losing a child in a crowd, but for Glenda Gaither, the anxiety is always compounded by the fact her son, CJ has autism spectrum disorder. This makes it difficult for him to communicate to others, and it also makes him less aware of dangerous situations.

April 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Baseball: Eastside at Alcovy

COVINGTON - Entering Monday, the Eastside and Alcovy High baseball squads were both tied for ninth in Region 8-AAAA play.

April 09, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Native son writes biographical screenplay

 A screenplay written by one of Newton County's native sons has been turned into a movie of the week and will be airing this Saturday night on the ION Channel.

April 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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