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Newton soccer splits in region finale

Rockdale's girls soccer had no shot at making the state playoffs Wednesday but that didn't stop them from closing out the season with a 1-0 (3-1) win in penalty kicks over rival Newton.

April 23, 2014 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Search on for missing Newton man

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

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.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


No gazebo for now

The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

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.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

April 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


Sam B. Hay, Jr. into GCA Hall of Fame

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Happy Easter

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Elderly targeted by scam

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.

February 17, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Speaking for the trees

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.

February 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Two found guilty in Richardson murder

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.

February 17, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Holt aims to amend state constitution

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.

February 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Ewing to seek third term as commissioner

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.

February 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Making an impact

George Moreland Stamps has worked toward the betterment of Newton County through various civic organizations and government committees since 1986.

February 17, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Georgia Perimeter sweeps Lakers

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.

February 17, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Junior's got a new car and something left to prove

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.

February 17, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Hoops: Macon downs Oxford, 95-79

OXFORD - For seven sophomores, it would be their final game wearing an Oxford College uniform on Friday evening.

February 17, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


County schools pull beef

The Newton County School System was notified on Feb. 4 that the U. S. Department of Agriculture has placed an administrative hold on certain cases of ground beef crumbles the district recently received. Upon notification, the school system immediately identified cases of beef from the list of "On Hold" lot numbers and isolated them from the rest of the food inventory.

February 15, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Johnson elected Leadership Georgia Board of Trustees vice president

Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson was recently elected vice president of the 2008 Board of Trustees of Leadership Georgia.

February 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Clemens is the only one doing misremembering on Capitol Hill

By Tim Dahlberg

February 15, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Newton High eliminated from Region 2-AAAAA tournament

STONE MOUNTAIN - Every team experiences its fair share of ups and downs.

February 15, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives


A dark and bloody history

I have a great affinity for the south. I spent much of my early years in rural and small-town Tennessee and hardly a day goes by without the sights and sounds of those days floating up to the surface of memory: watching the old men whittle on the court square, floating on Kentucky Lake under a July sun and listening to the cicadas swarm in their regular cycles of death and rebirth.

February 15, 2008 | Robert Lamb | Archives


Grammy night

I watched a good portion of last week's Grammy awards on television. I'm still trying to figure out why.

February 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


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