In Wednesday's paper we brought out front and center the school system's scores from the last two years, with a combined average.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County man, Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.
Mr. Allen Lee "Dink" Moore, Jr., age 78 of Conyers, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Bragg Moore; sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Susie Moore, all of Conyers, Marty and Ann Moore, Greensboro; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Kristopher Campbell, Loganville; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, David and Brenda Moore, Athens, AL; sister-in-law, Ginger Doster, Covington; multiple nieces and nephews; and special friends Larry and Sandra Hammett and family, Dahlonega. Mr. Moore graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1954 and was a DeKalb County Police Officer. After 35 ...
Michael (David) Smith, age 58, of 115 McDade Road SW, Eatonton, GA 31024, passed away at his home Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born March 8, 1956 to the late Bennie and Dorothy Smith of Oxford.
The playoff-bound Alcovy girls soccer team faced the Woodland (Stockbridge) Lady Wolfpack in a non-region match Wednesday and when the dust settled, Woodland defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1 in a hard-fought, physical playoff tune-up on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Alcovy senior forward Houston Kent scored two goals in the first half, and goalie Paul Rothe made several key saves in the second half, as the Tigers hung on to defeat the Woodland (Stockbridge) Wolfpack 2-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Rockdale's girls soccer had no shot at making the state playoffs Wednesday, but that didn't stop them from closing out the season with a 1-0 (3-1) win in penalty kicks over rival Newton.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.
Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.
Members of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and Board of Education collaborated to coordinate a job shadow day for high school seniors Friday.
Folks, let me just jump right in this morning and get your blood pumping faster even before your first sip of coffee. I want to talk to you about schools and taxes. Ready?
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Students and faculty of Oxford College joined those of more than 1,500 other colleges and universities in the nation's largest teach-in in United States history on Thursday.
After several stops and starts, it appears that the Bear Creek Reservoir project is back on.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposal at their next meeting Tuesday night to extend a property tax cut to senior citizens.
Listening to Pastor Carlton Mathis speak, it is easy to tell he is very passionate about every aspect of his life and the lives of those around him.
The positions of Porterdale's city clerk and Better Hometown manager have faced uncertainty since the beginning of the year.
Syble Carter, 89, of Covington, died January 31. A native of Carollton, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a member of Kelly's Chapel Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Garce Carter and daughter Betty Jo Buffington
Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Ann Newton, 84, of Covington, died Feb. 2. She was born March 24, 1923 and was the daughter of the late John William and Lula Mae McNabb Cagle, from Atlanta. Mrs. Newton was of the Methodist faith and formerly lived in Forest Park before moving to Covington 18 years ago.
A convenience store clerk was pistol whipped early Tuesday morning during an armed robbery of the Ellington's Shell station located at 20 Salem Circle.
The Newton County Board of Education recently announced system winners of the Middle School 2008 RESA (Regional Education Service Area) Literacy Days contest for poetry recitation, drama and ready writing held on Jan. 8 at Newton High School.
Hollie Christine Jackson, 78, of Covington, died Jan. 29 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late William Shelby and Vera Mae Rodgers Welch, she was born in Barbour County, Ala. She had been a resident of Georgia for 49 years and a resident of Covington for 20 years. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church for 20 years. She was a wonderful homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Even though she was small and frail in body, she was very strong in spirit, which enabled her to persevere for the last three years ...
Mrs. Betty L. Argo Metzger, 74, of Covington, died Jan. 29. The daughter of the late Edward and Beulah Hancock, she was born in 1933 in Montgomery, Ala. She was preceded in death by husbands Marvin P. Argo and Phillip Metzger and son David Argo. Mrs. Metzger owned and operated the Log Cabin restaurant located at the Hub Junction. She also worked many years at the Porterdale Hotel restaurant.