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.
The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.
Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.
Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.
Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.
The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.
Located in a snug yellow building with black shutters on Ga. Highway 36, Bloom Salon and Boutique features friendly stylists and a range of services.
William Kenneth Barnett, 83, of Franklin, died Jan. 24. The son of the late Daniel Leo and Eva Margaret Smith Barnett, he was born in St. Catharines Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by sister Grace Visentin. He was a mechanical engineer in the fibers division of the textile mill Hercules Inc. and a World War II veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He attended First Baptist Church.
Linda Ann Denney, 63, of Monroe, died Jan. 24. The daughter of the late James Amery Scarborough and Lucy Mae Cooper Scarborough, she was born in Cabarrus County, N.C., in 1944.
Irene Weaver-Moton,90, died Jan. 22. the daughter of the late Tom "Tit" and Julia "Babe" Floyd-Weaver, she was born in 1917 in Newton County. She joined Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age. She attended Rocky Plains Elementary School and moved to Atlanta to live with relatives and graduated from Washington High School. Mrs. Weaver-Moton moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. And married Mr. Pope Moton. They moved to Detroit where she was employed by the Himelbock Department Store. After her retirement and the death of her husband, she returned to Covington. Mrs. Weaver-Moton was humble and classy. She loved ...
Charlotte McKnight, 65, of Covington, died Jan. 28 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of Ben and Frances Allen Stowe, she was born in Walton County. Ms. McKnight worked in the healthcare industry. She was a member of lead by the Spirit church, was active in prison ministry and dearly loved her church and family. Ms. McKnight enjoyed flower gardening and quilting.
died Jan. 19. Te daughter of the late Mr. John Carey Moses and Mrs. Minnie Ola Boswell Jackson, she was born in 1926 in Rockdale County. Mrs. Robinson joined Pleasant Hill Baptist church, Conyers, at an early age. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and entertaining family and friends. She was married to Mr. Claude Lackey.
Mr. Benny Lee Wren died Jan. 23 after a long bout with cancer. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin (Hester Pickett) Wren, he was born in 1956 in Augusta. Mr. Wren was one of nine children and was loved for his humor and larger than life presence. He will be missed. Mr. Wren was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wren, brother Mr. Albert Wren and sister Ms. Vickie Williams.
Oxford councilman Frank Davis retired in 1993, and since that time the property taxes he owes every year have doubled.
A man armed with a pen and paper robbed the Best Bank last week in the first bank robbery of the year in Newton County.
Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton sent a strong message that the violation of court orders will not be tolerated when he ordered the incarceration of Jay's Recycling Owner James Sharpshair Monday morning for 20 days for contempt of court.
Two women were arrested Thursday at the Rainbow Community Center in Porterdale after they allegedly attacked a resident of the homeless shelter.
Porterdale voters will weigh more than presidential primaries on Super Tuesday as they vote on an alcohol referendum on the sale of distilled spirits by the drink for on-premises consumption.
Whether she realizes it or not, Rochone Dilligard is making a profound impact at the high school coaching level.
In their inaugural tournament last weekend, the Newton Knights competed in the first Wooden Bat Classic at Criswell Park in Monroe.
By Ronald Blum