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Task Force formed to target DUI drivers on I-20

Georgia State Patrol Troop E has formed a task force to target impaired drivers. The task force will patrol the troop's 21 assigned counties that run along Interstate 20 from Conyers to South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kroger hiring 2,000 jobs in Atlanta division

Kroger announced recently it will be hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


The News hosts Autumn Fest

Mark your calendar and join the community for a weekend event to provide fun, entertainment and even some early holiday shopping for anyone in the family.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Carter named Livingston Elem. Principal

Dr. Patrick Carter was approved as Principal of Livingston Elementary School Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local marketing options

As we continue our series explaining the value of going to an expanded Sunday publication, we want to explain why going through this change not only will improve readership enjoyment for our subscribers, but also will enhance the power of our marketing pull for advertisers.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crowell scholarship fund looking for sponsors

Sponsorship of the 2014 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament provides you and your company with an economical vehicle for advertising, as well as, supporting B. C.'s on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a student, annually from the local high schools: Alcovy High, Eastside High and/or Newton High. The Scholarship Fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Covington Academy celebrates new location

Covington Academy has a new home to teach its students, and the "Home of the Bulldogs" is open for business. The private school celebrated its new location at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Kissinger’s support for Israel runs deep

At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book - his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, "World Order" is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially thought, was a review of it in The New York Times by John Micklethwait, the editor-in-chief of the admirable Economist magazine - and I praised it to him in an email. A bit later, I did a double-take. I still like the book, but Micklethwait's review is a different matter.

September 16, 2014 | Richard Cohen | Columnists


Our thoughts: The Square

Covington's Square Park, which has become world renown because of the movie industry that is attracted to its uniqueness, has recently been spruced up by the city of Covington. This valuable piece of earth has been one of the main reasons the city's tax base has remained fairly consistent when other municipalities have suffered loss of tax dollars.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hospital seeks partner to survive

Newton Medical Center is seeking an "equity relationship" with another healthcare system in the metropolitan Atlanta area, hospital officials announced Monday.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Amazing

The Ray Rice incident is an example of what's wrong with our new American society in so many ways.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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Changes on tap

 Members of the Porterdale City Council and those in attendance on Monday waited patiently for 59 minutes to hear the final reading of the newly adopted liquor ordinance.

May 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Marvin Riley

Mr. Marvin Riley, 96, of Atlanta and originally of Covington, died April 24. The son of Grand and Sara Riley of Emory Street, Mr. Riley was born in Covington and graduated from Clark University. He became the director of the Harlem Boys Club in New York City and was the director of Camp Wallkill in upstate New York.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rodney J. Theriot

Rodeny J. Theriot, 57, of Covington, died May 3 at Heartland Hospice. Born in Louisiana, Mr. Theriot was a fantastic Cajun cook and enjoyed woodworking. He was a kind and patient man and a loving and devoted husband, father, step-father, brother, grandfather and son. Mr. Theriot was preceded in death by father Preston Joseph Theriot, son Ryan Theriot and grandson Alex.

May 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lee earns GSU Female Newcomer of the Year

Despite graduating with honors from Eastside High School as a standout softball player one year ago, Catherine Lee is continuing to make her presence felt in Newton County, this time at Georgia State University.

May 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eastside wins track region championship

The Eastside High boys track team ran away with the Region 8-AAAA championship Monday at Loganville High School, scoring 96 points over the two-day span while placing first in four events.

May 04, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Charles Alan Maxwell

Charles Alan Maxwell, 49, of Covington, died april 30. The son of the late Charles F. Maxwell, he had been a resident of Covington for 10 years and was the owner of Alcovy Trucks and SUVs. Mr. Maxwell enjoyed salt water fishing, classic automobiles and riding motorcycles and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

May 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Representative shares his stance on key issues

Traveling throughout Georgia's Congressional eighth district, Rick Goddard, Republican candidate for the seat, spent some time in Newton County last Tuesday as part of a publicity tour to meet prospective voters.

May 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Known drug dealers targeted for arrest

 The Covington-Newton County Special Investigations Unit dealt area drug dealers a significant blow as they rounded up at least 39 people with a total of 55 counts in connection with selling cocaine as part of a wide-ranging, four-month investigation involving secret videotaping and undercover work.

May 04, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


BOE candidate once charged with sodomy

Newton County resident Don Gresham, who qualified to run for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education Tuesday, is a convicted sex offender, having been prosecuted for sodomy in DeKalb County in 1988.

May 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Sew delightful

 Mitzi Sparks, a seamstress by trade, is living proof people still adhere to skills that transcended our society so many years ago.

May 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Candidates crowd Newton primary

 With candidate qualifying for the general primary elections officially closed Friday afternoon, an astonishing 36 candidates have registered to run for 11 county positions.

May 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


A perfect day in Newton County

Last Tuesday was the most perfect day God ever created. Oh, there have been other days that have come close to perfect, to be sure. But if you were alive on planet Earth and were close to 33N, 84W you know that last Tuesday was the culmination of all the work, toil, blood, sweat and tears that God Almighty has ever put into crafting a perfect day.

May 04, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Finding funny ads on Craigslist has become a hobby

 It's 12:28 in the morning and I just turned on the furnace. You'd never know it's May by the chill in the air tonight. I'm tucked into my fuzzy green blanket, but I'm still a little blue around the edges. I'm enjoying it while I can, though.

May 04, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Gross national happiness

Happiness is in the data. That doesn't bode well for folks on the political left.

May 04, 2008 | Tom Purcell | Archives


Zoning ordinance good for growth

May 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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