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Newton County Jail Log: April 26

Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Johnny R. Bates

Johnny R. Bates, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Eastside boys soccer wins thriller in state playoffs

FORSYTH, Ga. - It's on to round two for Eastside boys soccer.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Patsy Stapp Parker

Mrs. Patsy Stapp Parker, 72, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Search is on for Banks County Deputy Shooter

COMMERCE, Ga. – The suspect in the shooting of a Banks County Deputy Sheriff may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Joe Baccus

Joe Baccus, age 74 of Social Circle, formerly of Monroe, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Eastside boys golf team punches ticket to state tournament

Eastside's boys golf team ensured Monday night that they'll keep the clubs out through the end of may.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

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

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Buy local...Antiques and Stuff

Antiques and Stuff is a place to find just that - antiques - and "stuff." The 28,000 square foot building at 2174 Elm Street NE in Covington is loaded with aisles of furniture, dishware, art, collectibles and lots of other random items.

"We have anything and everything," co-owner Matt Crowe said. "We have everything from high-end antiques to just 'stuff.' That's the best way to describe it. We have a lot of 'stuff.'"

April 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

A decade of music

On Saturday, April 18, the Newborn Opry will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the largest lineup of talent ever at Newborn. The Million Dollar Staff Band, which features three-time guitar champion Bob Saxton, champion fiddler Ernest Jump and many more will be backing up the 25 or more singers and acts expected.

"We will be featuring many of the acts that have helped make The Opry over the years," founder Bob Thompson said. "Also, we cannot forget the many entertainers who were an important part of The Opry but who are no longer with us."

April 14, 2009 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant Scores

Town Center Breads Coffee House, 87, 4171 Raphael St., March 6. Sanitizer in bucket measuring low, employee taking coffee grounds holder and banging excess coffee into trash can on inside of trash can then putting holder back on coffee machine (need to find another method so as not to cross contaminate coffee grounds holder), chemicals stored above single use items, sanitizer bucket stored on counter next to food items, thawing soup in sink with water running over it but not submerged, scoop handles and cup stored down in white powder and coffee bean containers, coffee stirrers not protected (need to ...

April 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Restaurant scores

Good Eggs

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Covington Fire Chief awarded professional designation

Covington Fire Chief Don T. Floyd was awarded the professional designation of Chief Fire Officer after completing the required assessments. The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on March 9 to confer officially the re-designation on Floyd, who is only one of 630 CFO's worldwide.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington

Banks twins

Reace and Cadence Banks, son and daughter of Melissa and Gabriel Banks, celebrated their first birthday March 1. Maternal grandparents are David and Linda Strozier. Paternal grandparents are Thelma and the late Filmore Banks.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Katheryn Anne Wilber

Katheryn Anne Wilber, daughter of Kimberly and Jon Wilber and sister to Katelin, 4, of Covington, celebrated her first birthday on March 5.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Five Generations

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living

Emma Grace Wyatt

Kevin and Holly Harrison Wyatt of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Emma Grace March 19 at Rockdale Birth Center. She weighed 9 pounds and 9 ounces and was 17.5 inches long.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Birthdays

EYESORE of the week

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week


Mr. and Mrs. Bill Norton announce the engagement of their daughter Magan Leah Norton of Covington to Justin Bass Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thom Roberts.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Mr. and Mrs. James T. Marston of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Dr. Sheryl Lynn Henderson to Mr. Philip Edward Wait of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Langdon H. Wait of Action, Mass.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements

Oscar Mell Lunsford

Mr. Oscsar Mell Lunsford of North Augusta died April 8. Mr. Lunsford was a native of Covington, a former resident of Orlando, Fla., having made North Augusta his home for the past 14 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Cokesbury Sunday School Class, a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a retired Engineer with Lockheed Martin.

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Tornado watch issued for Newton until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area until 10 p.m.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes.

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Local

Brenda Fay Yarbrough

April 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries

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