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Elizabeth Gail Baker

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Gail Baker: April 11, 1954 - June 13, 2017. Funeral Service Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Sims ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Delia Sweat Fleming

Delia Sweat Fleming, of Covington, passed away June 26, 2017, at 67 years of age. Born to Forrest and Kathryn (Hilderbrand) Sweat, who have preceded ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Kroger raises funds by ‘Rounding Up’ to support the USO

Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization (USO) from June 25 – July 8 to "Round Up" support for American troops and their families ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Kroger store launches ClickList online ordering for customers

The Kroger located at 5341 Highway 20 South in Covington, has launched ClickList – a service that offers customers the ease of placing orders online and ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Season planning underway for waterfowl hunters: dates and season regulations approved

Hunters can begin making waterfowl season plans now that the 2017-2018 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were approved by the Board of Natural ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Currently flightless geese can cause feather and feces frustration for land owners

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of habitats, with many of those locations in close proximity to people ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Columnists


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer eight students from the Piedmont Academy FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


9 ways to mosquito-proof your yard this summer

A winter that wasn't as cold as it should have been combined with a warm, wet spring has created a "perfect storm" this summer ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Letter: Dear Covington: Here’s a little advice

I've lived in this city for almost 10 years now, and I'm still captivated by my decision to move from sunny southern California ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: The difference between ‘The Media’ and your community newspaper

Within the past couple of years, news outlets have been given a bad rap. We've been lumped into this big, bad category of "The ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


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GM dealers expect word on plans to cut 1,100 shops

DETROIT (AP) - A day after Chrysler LLC told a quarter of its dealers that it won't renew their contracts, owners of General Motors Corp. dealerships are awaiting word on whether they will be next.

GM said it will notify 1,100 U.S. dealers on Friday that their franchise agreements will not be renewed. Dealers expect to hear either by telephone or FedEx letters that will begin arriving Friday morning.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Alcovy High School’s Class of 2009 offered more than $2 million in scholarships

To date, 50 out of approximately 300 seniors have been offered 69 scholarships totaling $2,148,543. A total of 18 different colleges and universities from nine states contributed to this year's class total. Presently, they have accepted $1,978,343 of that amount. This includes all types of scholarships, such as academic, athletic, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 31 local scholarships donated through 21 different organizations totaling over $32,000.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


These won’t make you cry

Sweet-tasting: Rotarian and past club president Ricky Adams is all smiles as he checks off the bags of onions that Covington Rotarians were picking up on Tuesday to deliver fresh Vidalias to local residents. The Rotarians are selling 1,000 bags this year to help support their annual Christmas Stocking fund. A few bags remain; to get a 25-pound bag for only $15 ask any Rotarian.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NMC volunteer services director honored with prestigious award

 The Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Organizations is pleased to announce that Martha Taylor, Newton Medical Center director of volunteer services, is the recipient of the Director of Volunteer Services of the Year award. This award is given annually for outstanding contributions and professionalism in the field of volunteer administration.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Letters to the Editor

Opposing trails

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts

Between a rock and a hard place

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Army Briefs May 14

  • Army Pvt. Marcus S. Barton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Barton is the son of Kimberly Whedbee of Covington.
  • Army Pvt. C. Forsythe has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Forsythe earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course. He is the son of Lana Forsythe of Covington.
  • Army Reserve Pvt. Marquice S. Geter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Geter is the grandson of Earline Brown of Covington. The private is a 2007 graduate of Newton High School.
  • Army Pvt. Johnathan D ...

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Ginn Chrysler safe from closure

NEW YORK (AP) - Chrysler LLC wants to eliminate roughly a quarter of its 3,200 U.S. dealerships by early next month, saying in a bankruptcy court filing Thursday that the network is antiquated and has too many stores competing with each other.

The company, in a motion filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, said it wants to shed 789 dealerships by June 9. Many of the dealers' sales are too low, the automaker said, with just over 50 percent of dealers accounting for about 90 percent of the company's U.S. sales.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Mrs. Juanita "Jeannie" Snyder

SNYDER

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Newton County school release 2009 Georgia High School Graduation Test results

Newton County School System (NCSS) students matched or outperformed their statewide peers on the 2009 Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). As a result, the district's pass percentage rate increased in every category of the test in 2009, with the greatest gains in science and social studies, where the district pass percentage rates increased by three points, going from 86 percent in 2008 to 89 percent for both subjects in 2009. The district's pass rate for English language arts increased by one percentage point, going from 91 percent in 2008to 92 percent in 2009 – two points higher than ...

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students of the Month April

EAST NEWTON

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Robert H. Hawkins

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Bobby Nichols

Bobby Nichols, a longtime resident of Mansfield, died April 25 at Social Circle Nursing and Rehab. The son of the late Luther Nichols and Ellie Johnston Nichols, he was born in Newton County in 1929. Mr. Nichols owned and operated a barbershop on Ga. Highway 162 for 37 years, was a member of Mansfield United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


General Mills to build distribution center

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue says General Mills is planning a 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center in Social Circle, where it will invest $42 million and create 112 jobs.

The governor says General Mills will contract with a third-party provider to staff and run the distribution center in Walton County. The facility will distribute General Mills products throughout the Southeast.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Health insurance from Uncle Sam gets a look

WASHINGTON (AP) - Look out Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Senators are meeting behind closed doors to consider whether the federal government should jump into the health insurance business.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


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