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Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis ...

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 18

Antwuan Deangelo Banks, 30, Conyers, November 15, Probation violation; theft by shoplifting; probation violation

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crop production rises

It's been a good year for soybean and corn production, while cotton is down almost 20 percent from a year ago.

November 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: There should be no end to the gratitude

On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County residents asked to donate luggage for foster children

The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent

Jessica Brooke Hinton and Jason Scott Vincent were married in a twilight ceremony September 26, 2015, on the patio at The Lake House in historic ...

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Weddings

Veteran's Day specials around Covington

Amici: Veterans and active duty military get 40 percent off one entrée.

November 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Piedmont Newton in Covington.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Second man arrested in murder case of Adrian Brooks

Just under a year after a warrant for his arrest was issued for his involvment in the murder of Adrian Brooks in July of 2014 ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Percentage of Newton County students graduating surpasses state's average

Newton County schools have something to celebrate. The percentage of students graduating from one of the county's three high schools has risen at two ...

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Record crowd runs for Fuzz

Over 2,500 runners turned out in the muggy morning mist for the 25th annual Covington Police Department Fuzz Run Saturday.

September 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin

Mr. Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin, of Shady Dale, died Sept. 8 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of the late Robert Freddie Hamlin and Vada Maloy Hamlin, he was born in Butts County in 1924. He was a longtime resident of the Oak Hill Community and was retired from Lithonia Lighting.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Clarence Herring Jr.

Mr. Clarence Herring Jr. died Sept 4 in Rockdale County. The son of the late Clarence Herring Sr. and Justine Brown, he was born in East Orange, N.J., in 1943. Mr. Herring graduated from Automotive High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service. In 1972 he became a police officer with the Long Island Railroad, retiring in 1994 as a detective. He was a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and later worked for Jamaica Hospital as security guard and retired as ...

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Overtime thriller

Maybe it was a near full moon. Maybe it was a case of one team's determination to over come the odds. Whatever was the case, Eastside and Newton put on a show in front of a packed Sharp Stadium Friday with the Eagles escaping with a 29-27 double-overtime win.

September 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Investigators find new lead in murder case

A truck sought in connection with the August murder has been located in Atlanta, though the suspect, Porfirio Roman, was still nowhere to be found as of Friday.

September 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Area gas stations run dry

Motorists flocked to gas stations Friday afternoon after gas prices sharply increased amidst news that Gulf Coast refineries were shutting down in preparation for Hurricane Ike.

September 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Serve as a shining light

Shiloh Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. September 21 with dinner on the church grounds immediately following the service. Their theme, "All for his Glory," has been evident over the years and will continue to be carried out in their programs. The church was organized in Jasper County in 1808, moved to Morgan County in 1855 and settled in its present location at 9595 Ga. Highway 142 in Newborn in 1883. In 1986, a lightning bolt struck the church and destroyed the sanctuary. Only the annex and contents were salvaged. A new sanctuary was ...

September 12, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

In his image

Last week I received two letters intent on correcting me regarding my belief that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity - the son of God. Both letters quoted only a portion of John 1:18, "No one has ever seen God." And, then, based on that phrase concluded that Jesus could not therefore be God in the flesh.

September 12, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

My life is the Lord's

Deuteronomy 32:39

September 12, 2008 | the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf | Archives

Forgive them too?

"Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors" (Matthew 6: 12).

September 12, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

Eastside looks for county sweep

The Newton County football championship will be decided tonight at Sharp Stadium. Newton and Eastside face off in a matchup of two teams riding the emotion of big wins last week versus tough competition.

September 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Making his impact felt

If you haven't seen him play yet, you need to check out a Newton Ram football game.

September 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Loaded pistols found in homeowner's yard

A resident of Shenandoah Lane found more than weeds in his yard while mowing grass Monday. According to reports, the homeowner was in the process of cutting the grass in the back of his residence when he noticed something odd. Upon further inspection he found that his yard had become a dumping ground for two loaded guns and a ski mask.

September 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Colonel Cob corn maze rises again

With the fall season comes many annual delights - cooling weather, football season, pumpkins and, now, corn mazes.

September 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Dist. 5 candidate residency in question

There may be a qualification issue for Tim Fleming, Republican candidate for District 5, stemming from a homestead exemption filed on a house he owns that is outside of the district.

September 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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