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Stone Mountain Pecan product recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain pecan products for potential health risk. The products were distributed only in the State of Georgia, directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company, located in Monroe.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS Spelling Bee returns

The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton represented in merger committee

One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale recognized for Main Street

Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Science Fair winners

Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Firefighter falls on busy weekend

Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Report: Oxford financially sound

 Oxford is in strong financial shape, according to the 2007 financial report given at the city council work session on June 16.

June 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Porterdale applies for documentary grant

 Porterdale Councilwoman Arline Chapman and the Friends of Porterdale recently applied for a grant to receive funds to make a historic documentary on the small mill town. The grant is through the History Channel and is meant to be used in conjunction with students in the Newton County School System.

June 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Burglars take booze, cigarettes, cash

 Burglars ravaged several Washington Street businesses Tuesday night, knocking a hole through walls of two stores and taking large amounts of liquor, cigarettes, and cash, according to a Covington Police Department report.

June 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Emily Stearn

June 27, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Shepherding his sheep

We have been looking at Psalm 23 in this column. Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most familiar passages in all of scripture. We are generally familiar with the great words of comfort found in this psalm, but many of us don't know the deep riches of the text.

June 27, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Keep your eyes on Jesus

"Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus."

June 27, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Train them up

Join the party. We're celebrating Captain Kangaroo's birthday (June 27, 1927 - Jan. 23, 2004).

June 27, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Local program spreading excitement

Some days waking up and going to work can be a chore.

June 27, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


The fight against annoying kudzu

The network morning shows only have news for about the first 30 minutes, from that point on they launch into everything from how to cure a hangnail to picking a couple to have a wedding on a New York street corner.

June 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


The pastor and the prophetess

Pastor Clinton and Prophetess and author Carlitta M. Reed take No Compromise Ministry to the streets and minister through a heart of love and compassion for people who are homeless, living in a spirit of poverty, possessed by demonic spirits and addicted to drugs, alcohol and desires of the flesh.

June 27, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Dukes of Covington

As the sun began to set, the Covington square began to fill with die-hard "Dukes of Hazzard" fans.

June 27, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Professor to run for state senate seat

After 32 years in the education sector watching the state's school systems continue to struggle, Rudy Cox says he was moved to try and change things from the inside with a run for the state senate.

June 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Covington Pihranas devour competition, 460-145

COVINGTON - Summer is in full swing, and so is the Covington YMCA's Pihranas aquatics team.

June 26, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


So far, so good...

SAVANNAH - The journey for the 2008-2009 Newton High boys basketball team started on May 26.

June 26, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives


Does winning cure all things, even for the Hawks?

Well, if you are a casual fan of the National Basketball Association and only tune in for the playoffs, you might be confused by this headline.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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