Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.
The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.
Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.
Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.
Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.
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.
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.
There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.
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
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.
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.
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.
Helena Foster began working as Middle Ridge Elementary School's upper elementary academic coach at the beginning of the spring semester last school year.
Mr. Randy Ellis of Oxford announces the engagement of his daughter Kristen Nicole Ellis of Oxford to Travis Keith Carr of Jersey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Carr of Jersey.
Mickey and Susan Gerstman of Russellville, Ala., announce the engagement of forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lindsay Brooke Gerstman to Michael Brent Almond, son of Terry and Sherry Almond of Covington.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Eula) Hardeman celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married at 3 p.m. Feb. 12, 1978, at Bethlehem Baptist Church by the late Pastor Eddie L. Mitchell. The have four children - Alison, Kimberly, Kenneth O'Neal Jr. and La'Keidra, and five grandchildren - Marcus, Jazmyn, Devan, Aaliyah and Sydney.
It's a rare thing when you get to meet someone who qualifies as a truly great person. It's perhaps rarer still to be in the right place, at the right time, to catch glimpses of small-town America at its best. To bring both of those rarities together in one place and time is a memory you want to hold onto forever.
The flying turkey should've been sufficient warning that I was in for my weirdest Valentine's Day ever.
Students in Georgia generally complete their first research project during their fourth grade year, and West Newton Elementary fourth grade teacher Jeannelle Carlisle thought Black History Month posed the perfect opportunity for the research.
An elderly resident got more than just steaks when some suspicious meat sellers came to her door in Newton County's third possible case of home invasion within a week.
Worries the recent drought has wreaked havoc on the health of the county's trees cast a slight pall on Newton County's otherwise cheerful Arbor Day celebration.
After less than two hours of deliberation on Friday, the jury declared two of the three defendants charged with the shooting death of Rufus Tony Richardson guilty of murder, wrapping up the bizarre, week-long trial.
State Rep. Doug Holt (R-Covington) has joined with six other representatives to co-sponsor legislation to modify the Georgia Constitution with an amendment which would specify the uses budget surpluses can be put to.
Promising to work to preserve Newton County's rural character and to work to secure a stable water supply for the future, Mort Ewing announced he will seek a third term as District 1 commissioner.
George Moreland Stamps has worked toward the betterment of Newton County through various civic organizations and government committees since 1986.
COVINGTON - After a 10-hour drive from Illinois covering over 600 miles, the Lakers of Lake Land College were anything but prepared to play baseball Thursday afternoon against Georgia Perimeter College.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - If sentiment could fuel a race car, Dale Earnhardt Jr. would win the 50th running of The Great American Race by a heartbeat.