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It’s alive!

After losing their first two Region 2-AAAAAA series against Lakeside and Tucker, it was vital for the Newton Rams baseball team to get a win in game three against Tucker, and not get swept. The sense of urgency was there for the Rams, and with Tucker leaving their game back in DeKalb County, it was a commanding victory for Newton 8-1 against the Tigers. In all actuality it was not a bad week for Newton baseball, though they lost the first two games of the series. Newton lost 4-3 in the first game on March 23, and lost the second ...

March 29, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Out Thoughts

Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a "D" or a "R" behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.

March 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Local families living with seizure disorders welcomed Governor Nathan Deal's executive order this week greenlighting cannabis oil medical treatment in Georgia, but emphasized that they remain committed to in-state growing.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Newton unemployment rate dips in February

As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Landfill: Executive Summary from Green Hill

Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia honors Vietnam veterans

Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: Election smearing

There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

County water issues remain “muddy”

Dear editor,

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCFB hosts Chinese delegation

Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

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Covington again extends drinking hours

At the final reading of the city's new alcohol ordinance Monday night, the Covington City Council voted to extend last call for alcohol to 1:30 a.m.

June 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

City to receive a share of Vogtle power

After originally requesting 35 megawatts of Plant Vogtle nuclear power from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, the city of Covington has been granted 26 MW at a cost of $102.4 million.

June 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Up from the ashes

On October 20, 2005, the city of Porterdale lost part of its identity when the Porterdale Gym was destroyed by a four-alarm blaze that left the structure in disrepair.

June 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Day one wraps up in Rick's murder trial

The trial of a Newton County teen for the murder of Kawasikis Ricks began Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from co-defendants in Newton County Superior Court.

June 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Candidates speak about local issues during forum

The candidates running for sheriff felt the heat as Newton County residents grilled them during the Newton County Voter's League forum at the historic courthouse Monday evening.

June 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Candidates speak about local issues during forum

Newton County residents packed into the Historic Courthouse Monday for final candidate's forums sponsored by the Newton County Voter's League.

June 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Cracker carousel

Over the last several years, we've seen the politics at our state Capitol become more and more like the system that has afflicted Washington, D.C., since the Nixon administration.

June 15, 2008 | Bill Ship | Archives

Father's Day

Isaac Watts, in 1719, penned the words to a well-known hymn, "O God, Our Help in Ages Past." Set to music composed in 1708 by William Croft, one of the verses speaks to the comparatively short appearance of mortals on the eternal stage of time, which marches inexorably onward.

June 15, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Enviornmental investigators

 Teachers teach. Students learn. But for two weeks at Oxford College, teachers are back in class.

June 15, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Good fathers, unfortunately, are not a dime-a-dozen

 A good man is hard to find; a good father, even harder. By circumstance or by choice, the United States now leads the world in the number of households headed by a single mother. Consequently, many people seem to view fathers as a nice thing to have, but not a necessary ingredient in raising a child. It is almost expected that a certain percentage of men will walk away from their families or take lightly this business of raising children.

June 15, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives

Man convicted of aggravated battery in domestic violence case

A man accused of assaulting his wife's ex-husband in the head with a golf club in front of her children was found guilty by a jury in Newton County Superior Court Friday and sentenced to 40 years.

June 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Robert "Geta" Burt

Robert "Geta' Burt, 47, of Oxford, died peacefully at his home June 11. Mr. Burt was a graduate of Monroe Area High School and enjoyed playing golf and softball, vegetable and flower gardening, camping, cooking and going to the mountains. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was a dedicated worker. Mr. Burt is preceded in death by daughter Cassie Jo Burt.

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Missing pieces

If you have driven by Alcovy High School lately you've seen the front drive and area near the tennis courts dug up while heavy equipment litters the area. Some of you may be wondering why a 2-year-old school is seemingly under construction again. The answer is quite simple. The county didn't have the funds to complete what architects planned years ago.

June 15, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Birdies for baseball

By Jason Coffin

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Two face charges in 2007 shooting

The trial for the remaining defendants charged with the 2007 fatal shooting of Kawasikis Shawnte Ricks begins this week in Newton County Superior Court.

June 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

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