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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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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

Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

Mrs. Georgeanne Butts

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Gibbs, camp draws top achievers

When it comes to giving back to the community, Karen Gibbs is a good start.

June 15, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Lone democrat runs for tax commissioner

 Nicholas Day, the only Democrat running for tax commissioner, is campaigning on a platform of one thing only - to secure a homestead tax exemption for all seniors, regardless of income.

June 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

David Winton Jernigan

Mr. David Winton Jernigan, 57, of Covington, died June 11. the son of the late John Lee and Sara Muggridge Jernigan, he was born in 1951 in Athens. Mr. Jernigan was the owner of Nu-Da Sales and a faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was president of United Methodist Men's Club at Shiloh and a member of the Covington Elks Lodge. He was an NASCAR race fan and enjoyed fishing trips with family and friends.

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


 One might think that Father's Day is just another celebration, but for a day usually overshadowed by Mother's Day, one father stands out.

June 15, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Samuel Gregory McLurkin

Mr. Samuel Gregory McLurkin died June 7. He was born in 1957. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. June 14 at Rust chapel United Methodist Church, Oxford, with the Rev. Quincy Felder and the Rev. Michael Lee officiating. Interment followed at Oxford Historical Cemetery.

June 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

BOC candidates tackle issues at forum

At a crowded political forum Tuesday night, candidates for the Board of Commissioners District 1 and 3 seats debated the freezing of tax assessments, the merits of the Bear Creek Reservoir and the expansion of the county's landfill.

June 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Republican Stance

 In the race for the Republican nomination for county chairman, incumbent Chairman Aaron Varner's two challengers both say they would do a better job bringing commercial and industrial growth to the county.

June 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Parents need to take charge

During a monthly Newton County Board of Education meeting a few weeks back, I sat and listened to the mother of an Eastside High student complain to the board about the school's policy regarding absences and tardiness. Her complaint stemmed from a suspension her daughter received due to excessive tardiness. Now before I get into this, let me quickly shed some light on the situation.

June 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Looking after an ailing heart

Two score and eight years ago, a fine doctor and my namesake, Thomas Harris, debuted me at the Georgia Baptist Hospital.

June 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Learning Center extends thanks

Dear Editor: The Learning Center wants to thank all the young students and families of First United Methodist Church Preschool for their recent Little Ones for Literacy Campaign. The children donated over 250 new and used books for The Learning Center to distribute to needy Newton County families. They also collected enough pocket change that The Learning Center will be able to provide the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a new hardback book each month for an entire year, to 20 children.

June 13, 2008 | Mollie Melvin | Archives

Parents must be vigilant

It's really hard to be a parent in today's fast-paced, instant gratification world.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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