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Pasta Salad Makes Weeknight Dinner Quick and Healthy

(Family Features) Now is the time for diners to transition palates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


What's in store for the Georgia Milestones

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Sara Tucker

Sara Frances "Sally" Tucker, 90, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton basketball travels to Wheeler tonight

Newton High School's elite eight matchup against Wheeler in the state basketball playoff tips off tonight at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Schools will be open Thursday

Newton County Schools are open Thursday after being closed for predicted inclement weather Wednesday.

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


John Middleton

Mr. John Raymond Middleton, 62, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia to George and Jimmie Weisner Middleton. John received his undergraduate degree from VCU and his Master's Degree from Wake Forest University. Formerly from Davidson County, he moved to Georgia where he worked with Service Master Corporation for 22 years. He then worked for Newton County from March 2000 as the Finance Director until his retirement in September 2014 as the County Manager. While working for Newton County, John touched ...

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Schools closed Wednesday

Newton County Schools will be closed for both students and staff Wednesday due to predicted inclement weather.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington Police Explorers enjoy national success

The Covington Police Explorers recently participated in a national competition designed to showcase their law enforcement skills and placed third in one category.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO to host Citizen's Firearm Safety Course

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will hold its Citizen's Firearm Safety Course March 28, teaching the public on laws governing use of deadly force, firearm safety, at and away from the firing range, nomenclature of the basic revolver and semiautomatic pistols and giving citizens a chance to complete a course of fire at the Newton County Sheriffs Office Firing Range.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties from Wednesday through Thursday.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Don't give up for Lent, just give

The official start of the Lenten season began this past week and we have heard many of our friends and colleagues talking about what they were going to give up for the 40 days leading up to the celebration of Christ's resurrection.

February 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Social Circle officer involved in shooting

A Social Circle police officer shot and wounded a man on Hwy. 11 near the Marathon gas station Friday afternoon.

February 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log; Feb. 20

Harold Glenn Aikens, 52, Covington, Feb 12, Probation Violation

February 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


BOC retreat cancelled due to weather

Newton County released the following statement Friday:

February 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The Covington Digital News, February 20th, 2015

February 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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A place to play

June 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Cornish Creek to undergo expansion

 The Newton County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $12 million bid to Choate Construction Company for the expansion of the Cornish Creek Water Treatment Facility.

June 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


BOC Dist. 3 GOPers talk issues

A farmer and an information technologies professional, both in their first campaign race, are vying for the Republican nomination for the Board of Commissioners District 3 seat.

June 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Fan drive heating up for summer

Summertime means higher temperatures, and with highs already approaching the 90s many locals are in need of relief.

June 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Local German billionaire dies in lake accident

A German billionaire who was heir to a coffee empire and one of the largest individual landowners in Newton County died after a boat struck him while he was swimming in Lake Rabun Saturday.

June 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Our thoughts...

This weekend we will have thousands visitors from all over the state and country who will be participating in the annual B.R.A.G.

June 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mysteries of life

I started in the newspaper industry when I was 14 years old, working my way up from walking the publisher's dog to owning a community newspaper in Southern California.

June 04, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Enough original excuses for a lifetime

Legend has it that the late, great James Brown, after leading police on a high-speed, two-state car chase that ended at a friend's residence, explained his behavior to police with the following gem: "I'm sorry. I didn't see y'all. I was just going to my friend's house."

June 04, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Angel in the infield

 On May 28, the Rangers of the Newton County Recreation Dixie Boys league took to the field.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Tigers seeing improvements on the gridiron

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


PATA hosts first Spring Fling

 On Saturday, Oxford College hosted the firs-ever PATA Spring Fling Junior Tennis Tournament. Having 42 local juniors ages 18 and under, the Piedmont Area Tennis Association looked to get their first tennis tournament of the year off with a bang.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Rangers pounce on Rockies early and often

 The Rockies and Rangers met in a Minor Division clash on Saturday at City Pond with the Rockies taking a 9-1 whipping from the Rangers, who improved their record to 10-3 with the strength of their bats and the domination of Jared Jones and Connor Hewell on the mound.

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Rodeos with a reason

 Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to saddle up. This weekend promises to be action packed as two rodeos roll into town.

June 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


The Donut King rules for sweet-tooths

 The Donut King, famous locally for its delicious donut holes, is under new ownership and has added several new items to its menu, including peach fritters.

June 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Sex and the theater

After a four-year hiatus the girls (if you can still call them that) of the popular HBO series "Sex and the City" are back for their silver screen farewell.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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