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CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate ...

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

Dear Editor,

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


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Major projects on radar for Newton County

Despite the gloomy market, interest in Newton County's development potential remains high with three unnamed projects reportedly very interested in locating new industries in the county.

July 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Newton American All Stars continue torrid streak

Like Batman in the summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight," the 9-10 year-old Newton County Minor League American All Stars have also dominated - on the diamond.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


High and holy moment

The 180th year of the Salem Camp Meeting drew to a close Friday with last lingering visits and a floating procession of candle-lit crosses.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Skyrocketing gas prices a concern for high school football

Due to the ever-increasing price of gas, in conjunction with the reclassification of several Newton County high schools, prep football has taken a hit across the state of Georgia.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Nelson Jenkins-Halstead

Crystal Nelson-Jenkins of Covington and Douglas Halstead of Covington were married May 24 at New Hope community church with the Rev. Leon Bohannon officiating.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Green Bay not the only team in need of Favre

When I heard a week ago that retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre asked for his unconditional release to enter the NFL free agent market, I was laughing so hard that I had a headache.

July 20, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Belcher-Anthony

Rodney and Angela Belcher announce the marriage of their daughter Tequila Monique Belcher of Covington to Kevin Troy Anthony, son of Danny and Jean Anthony of Covington June 21.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton American All Stars heading to state finals

The Newton American Major All Stars earned a trip to the state tournament Saturday in Augusta after winning the district tournament earlier in Covington.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Bessette-Mosely

Chip and Debbie Junkin of Conyers and Bill Bessette of Houston, Texas, announce the engagement of Meagan Elizabeth Bessette of Conyers to Jonathan Elliott Mosely, son of Asa Jr. and Donna Mosely of Conyers.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Olivia T. Farmer

Olivia Tadon Farmer, daughter of Brandon and Tara Farmer of Covington, celebrated her birthday June 9.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Harper K. Henderson

Harper Keith Henderson was born on Mother's Day, May 11.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Group arrested for Porterdale burglary

Four Porterdale men were arrested Thursday by an interagency team in connection with a burglary after investigators found stolen items leading to their residence.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Troy Moon

Troy Moon, 89, of Oxford, died July 14. The son of the late James Thomas Moon and Allie Beck Piper Moon, he was born in Rockdale County in 1919. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Leona Hawk Moon. Mr. Moon proudly served his country as staff sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tharon Stubbs

Mr. Tharon Stubbs, 86, of Covington died July 19. The son of the late Thomas Lester and Lucy Myrtle Bohannan Stubbs, he was born in Newton County and retired from C&D Technology. Mr. Stubbs was of the Baptist Faith, enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, baseball, racing and loved his family.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Good as new

The gazebo in Porterdale near the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road is getting a facelift and will be reopened soon.

July 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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