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Presenting the numbers

In Wednesday's paper we brought out front and center the school system's scores from the last two years, with a combined average.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Search on for missing Newton man

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.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Allen L. Moore

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 ...

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael David Smith

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.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woodland tames Lady Tigers

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.

April 24, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Tigers secure Senior Night win

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.

April 24, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Newton soccer splits in region finale

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.

April 23, 2014 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

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.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Search on for missing Newton man

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.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

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.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


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Archive By Author - Staff Report


Building a community

February 03, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Members of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and Board of Education collaborated to coordinate a job shadow day for high school seniors Friday.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


How's that coffee?

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?

February 03, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Objection to recent column

Objection to recent column

February 03, 2008 | Robin K. Johnson | Archives


Climate of change

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.

February 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Bear Creek Reservoir back on track

After several stops and starts, it appears that the Bear Creek Reservoir project is back on.

February 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


County to decide on senior tax cut

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.

February 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Pastor looks to reunite community

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.

February 03, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Future uncertain for two key Porterdale city appointments

The positions of Porterdale's city clerk and Better Hometown manager have faced uncertainty since the beginning of the year.

February 03, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Syble Carter

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

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Dorothy "Dot" Ann Newton

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.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Victim beaten in armed robbery

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.

February 01, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Literacy days winners

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.

February 01, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Hollie Christine Jackson

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 ...

February 01, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Betty L. Argo Metzger

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.

February 01, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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