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Coyote jumps into kitchen chasing cat

A Newton County Sheriff's deputy responded Sunday to a call about an animal problem at a residence on Highway 212.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Hometown Hero

For the last six years we have had the honor to recognize people in our community who through their actions and deeds have gone the extra mile to help their neighbors or their family.

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

We need help on McGibboney Road

Dear editor,

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Rams clinch No. 3 seed

There isn't a better way to finish off the baseball season and prepare for the playoffs than a series against your rival. The third and fourth seed from Region 2-AAAAAA, Newton and Rockdale, started a three-game series on Tuesday, and finished up on Thursday. Though Newton lost the series after losses in the first two games, the Rams took the final regular season game of the season and sealed the three-seed with a 4-0 win over Rockdale, Thursday evening.

April 26, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Nearly $900,000 owed in county taxes

As the county approaches the budgetary event horizon, the Board of Commissioners will face tough decisions as department heads compete for resources and county employees grow increasingly impatient for raises.

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Thank you

Dear editor,

April 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Covington Regional Ballet Artistic Director Selected as Governor’s Honors Program Teacher

Covington Regional Ballet is proud to announce that Peter Swan has been offered a teaching position in the Governor's Honors Program.

April 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

Man arrested for missing jury duty

Brandon Lee Cooper failed to appear for jury duty and a hearing to explain why last week, and thus was sentenced to two days in jail.

April 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Man arrested for drug store robberies

Christopher Westmoreland was arrested in connection with several robberies in Newton, Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Willie Mae Barr Greenwood

Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Chamber golf tournament

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday with a beautiful day of golf at Ashton Hills Golf Course.

April 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Airport Road remains closed

The rainy and windy conditions from this past weekend are still causing problems for Newton County residents.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Haler leaving Porterdale for Conyers

Porterdale Main Street Director Terri Haler will be leaving her post to be the new tourism director for the city of Conyers.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Michael Eugene Luna

Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

$9.5 million coming to FFA/FCCLA Center

The Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center in Newton County will receive an infusion of funds, with $9.5 million in additional grand funds in the fiscal year 2016 state budget to construct new buildings.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Asbestos found on Sycamore Trail property

Asbestos has been found among the construction materials dumped onto property located on Sycamore Trail and will have to be cleaned up to avoid the health risks associated with the material.

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Railroad crosstie placed across Kirkland Road

On June 20, two unknown persons carried a railroad crosstie from the Plum Orchard Leasing Office and placed it across the west bound lane of Kirkland Road.

June 25, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Marketing expert to run for District 95

After years of working in the corporate sector, Erick Hunt has decided to try and apply the lessons he learned in fiscal responsibility to the state capitol with a run for the District 95 seat.

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Newton County man robbed at gunpoint

Deputies are looking for three men who attempted to rob a Newton County man of drugs or cash at gunpoint and shot at a fleeing car before escaping themselves, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

June 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Chairman candidate cited by county code enforcement

Hubert White, a Democratic candidate for county chairman, has been cited by Newton County Code Enforcement for garbage debris. However, most of the trash has already been cleaned up, according to officials.

June 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

From Conyers to Italy, Schmetzer eyeing karate world championship

William "Andrew" Schmetzer has qualified to represent the United States of America at the WAKO Junior World Championships Sept. 21-29 in Naples, Italy, where there will be more than 50 countries participating.

June 25, 2008 | Elizabeth Christian | Archives

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Smoke cause for alarm at NMC

Smoke from a construction-related source was reported at Newton Medical Center on Tuesday.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

AP classes make schools stronger

A quest for knowledge and a better understanding of the world as it is through history, science, literature, math and language is the basis of education.

June 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Will rebranding work?

Rebranding is the latest buzzword in political campaigns. Everywhere you look, some politician or politician's spouse is gearing up to play the rebranding game. They try to change who they are and reinvent what they've said. They're hoping voters have forgotten the old brand and will only remember the new trademark on Election Day.

June 22, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Turning the page

Every once in a while circumstances come along in everyone's life, which necessitates the turning of some sort of page. Here in America we make it a big deal when folks turn 30 or 40, for example. Graduation from high school, getting married and having that first baby are other examples, as well as hitting the century mark for the rarified few who manage to live that long.

June 22, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Donna A. Anderson

Donna A. Anderson, R.N., 70, of Oxford, died June 19 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Bill and Ida Lambert Trump, she was born in West Virginia. She was a Registered Nurse and administrator and retired from DeKalb General Hospital following 10 years of service. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and enjoyed exercising and helping people and dearly loved her family. She is preceded in death by step great-grandson Jackson.

June 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Robert L. "Jack" Smith

Mr. Robert L. "Jack" Smith, of Monroe, formerly of Monticello, died Friday, June 20. He was born Sep. 18, 1932 to the late George E. and Zettie Burrows Smith in Benham, Ky. Mr. Smith was a Mason and a Shriner, formerly belonging to E.A. Minor Lodge and was a member of the Golden Fleece Lodge in Covington.

June 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Five on trial in mortgage fraud ring

Five people arrested in 2006, as part of a mortgage fraud ring, are scheduled to go to trial this week in Newton County Superior Court for charges of racketeering and mortgage fraud.

June 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Gwinnett Co. businessman seeks post

With State Rep. Robert Mumford's (R-Conyers) decision not to seek re-election to District 95, progressive liberal George Wilson is hoping that 2008 will be his year.

June 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Fueling Cuts

The skyrocketing cost of fuel, combined with flat-lining sales tax revenues and property assessments throughout the county and municipalities, is forcing everyone to look at doing things a little differently in an effort to save money and gas.

June 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

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