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Newton swept on Senior Night

The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.

April 18, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Covington Y prepares Cheerios Challenge

The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Lumpkin County sweeps Eagles

The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play

April 17, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr.

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Eastside boys whip Warhawks

Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside

Lady Eagles ease past Henry County

Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/13/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

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Fresh bread

In John, chapter 6, we are told the story of Jesus performing the miracle of feeding 5,000 people with only five small barley loaves of bread and two small fish. After doing this, Jesus said: "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).

February 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Christian life

Our heritage is very important in determining our future. Karl Marx once said that people without a heritage are easily led. He certainly talked a lot of people out of their heritage.

February 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

New schools named

After deferring the naming of the county's new elementary and middle school at the January meeting until Tuesday night's work session, the Newton County Board of Education approved the names South Salem Elementary and Liberty Middle.

February 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

GBI detonates suspicious Valentine's Day package in Newton Plaza

Valentines Day started with a bang when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation detonated a suspicious package that was discovered in Newton Plaza.

February 15, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Athletes compete in district hoop shoot

COVINGTON - The Covington Elks Hoop Shoot was held Saturday at the Newton High School gymnasium to determine who will advance to the state tournament Feb. 23.

February 15, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Trees planted at county schools

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago" - Les Brown.

February 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Fleming out, Clark to seek BOC seat

With District 3 Commissioner Ester Fleming's decision to not run for re-election, local businessman Jimmy Clark is optimistic about his chances of winning a seat on the commission this November.

February 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Local leaders clash at Porterdale City Council

At a meeting lasting until approximately 1 a.m. Thursday, the Porterdale City Council voted not to reappoint Shari Stevenson as city clerk and Patti Battle as Better Hometown director.

February 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

County travel time expected to rise

Depending on growth assumptions, travel time on the county's most trafficked corridors is expected to more than double by 2030.

February 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Kiwanians honor students with top SAT scores

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student program sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).

February 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

New NCSS personnel director named

The Newton County Board of Education approved a replacement for Associate Superintendent for Personnel Donald Dunnigan, who is transferring to another district, at Tuesday night's board meeting.

February 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Forward progress: Fulmer pushes on despite football injury

October 27, 2007, was senior night for the Newton High football team - an opportunity designated to recognize accomplishments before the home crowd one last time.

February 15, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

I-20 on ramp from Alcovy Road to close temporarily

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the I-20 westbound on-ramp from Alcovy Road in Newton County will be closed, weather permitting, to traffic from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 14.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Masiello enters guilty plea

A Covington man indicted for murder and arson pled guilty but mentally ill on Tuesday, receiving a sentence of life in prison plus 25 consecutive years.

February 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Bobby Anglin

Bobby Anglin, 70, of Covington, died Feb. 9 at Heartland Hospice, Conyers. He was the son of the late Clarence and Ozella McCullers Anglin.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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