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Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

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


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


School threat 'pre-recorded bomb threat'

A Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike's Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson, age 59 of Oxford, Ga., daughter of Willard and Martha Lamberson, both deceased, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August ...

August 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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The show is over ­­- say goodbye

Someone, anyone, please wake me from this wretched nightmare. The 2008 baseball season has turned into more than a nightmare for the Atlanta Braves. I can't think of a season involving any other team that has mirrored the path that this journey has taken for the Atlanta Braves. It's almost surreal. This kind of season can't be real, can it?

July 30, 2008 | Ben Gunby | Archives


Victim a 'loving, giving person'

A Social Circle teacher and mother of three fatally shot by her brother Friday was remembered by co-workers and parents she worked with as a loving, giving person who touched many lives in her few years in Georgia.

July 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


It's time to raise driving age to 18

In the early hours on July 13 in DeKalb County, a 14-year-old girl took the keys to a Cadillac Deville and with five children went on a fatal joy-ride. The underage girl lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a telephone pole. One passenger, a 14-year-old boy, died on the scene.

July 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Moore's Ford coverage needed

Dear Editor: Thank you for your article. I really appreciate you taking this on. I wanted to respond to the person who was interviewed and felt that the reenactment should not be done.

July 30, 2008 | Katrina English | Archives


Reader responds to Sunday column

Dear Editor: Now we know where Mr. Nat Harwell stands on presidential races. Now I will howl as he said about Mr. Obama. What about all that amazing foreign policy experience our present president had when elected. He hadn't seen the ball since the kickoff and still hasn't.

July 30, 2008 | Ernie Carlson | Archives


Dixie Boys coming to town

Friday Newton County will be hosting the Dixie Boys World Series. This will be the third time since 1993 the tournament has been played here.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dixie League opening ceremonies scheduled

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies of the Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on the Covington square this Friday night. The ceremonies will include a live band, light shows and a presentation of the teams.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Clara Anita Maynard

Mrs. Clara Anita Maynard, 93, of Covington, died July 25. The daughter of the late John and Annie Mae (Hammonds) Mitchell, she was born in 1915 in Fulton County. Mrs. Maynard moved to the Covington area 37 years ago from Atlanta. She was a member of Mayson Methodist Church, Atlanta, and was a member of the Eastern Star, Center Hill Chapter and Leland Chapter. Mrs. Maynard was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mr. James L. Maynard, daughter Marianne Lingold, and daughter-in-law Barbara Maynard.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Linda H. Sewell

Linda H. Sewell, 56, of Oxford, died July 26 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Mrs. Sewell was of the Catholic faith, loved traveling to the beach and rescuing stray animals and enjoyed flowers. She will be fondly remembered as the sweetest and nicest person in the world. Mrs. Sewell was preceded in death by stepson Channing Sewell.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bernice Duke Webb

Bernice Duke Webb, 80, of Covington, died peacefully at her home July 27. The daughter of the late Thomas Euell and Rose Laurel Reeves Duke, she was a faithful member of Baptist Tabernacle for over 30 years and retired from Pacific Uniform after 12 years of service. Mrs. Webb will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by daughter Teresa D. McCullers; sister Evelyn Banks; and brothers Bert, Van, Bub and Lamar Duke.

July 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Housing bill passes Congress

The federal housing bill Congress passed Saturday, which President George Bush said he will sign, offers something for everyone, though its critics warn it does not solve any of the underlying problems that led to the economic downturn.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Blaze destroys Duncan Road home

An Oxford home collapsed in flames Monday before Newton County firefighters could control the blaze, according to the Newton County Fire Department.

July 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A secret garden

An old farm pond that was enclosed for swimming in the early part of the last century still lives on in the legend of Gibbs Pond, now incorporated into a sunken garden hidden away in a Social Circle neighborhood.

July 30, 2008 | Rebecca Thomas | Archives


World Series predicted to make impact

In addition to providing an opportunity for local residents to enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes, The Dixie Boys Baseball World Series is anticipated as having a $2 million impact on Covington's local economy.

July 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Business, Alcovy High leaders building workforce together

Members of the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce met with business leaders to tour the facilities at Alcovy High School on Tuesday in hopes of building a relationship with the school and fostering the growth of a potential future workforce.

July 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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