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Black Cat store owner wanted for felony probation violation

The co-owner of the Black Cat Curio Co., a New Orleans style voodoo store in Olde Town Conyers, is wanted for felony probation violation out of Floyd County, Georgia.

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Fall Festival, car show at CrossRoads

CrossRoads Baptist Church , in Social Circle, is holding its 10th Annual Community Fall Festival tonight from 6-8 p.m.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSS graduation rates top rest of Ga.

Graduation rates, released Thursday, show the Newton County School System is four percentage points higher than the rest of the state's average.

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Brief standoff ends with kidnapping suspect in custody

A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log

Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 36, Covington, Oct 16, Parole Violation

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


High Museum director to step down

The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Local teen competes for Miss Georgia

Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Statewide trafficking prosecutor named

Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he has appointed a new prosecutor, Camila Wright, who will be dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. As a prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office, she will have the authority to prosecute human trafficking throughout the entire state and will assist jurisdictions as they work these complex cases. In addition to handling prosecutions, Ms. Wright will conduct trainings around the state for law enforcement and oversee the Attorney General's policy agenda on human trafficking.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton County drug court graduates

Newton County's Adult Felony Drug Court held its graduation ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the jury assembly room of the Newton County Judicial Center.

October 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Family court graduates three

Three citizens graduated from Parent Accountability court recently.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


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Newton County Tigers win tourney

The Newton County Tigers 12-year-old AAA baseball team traveled to Ellenwood this past weekend to participate in the USSSA Director's Cup Qualifier Tournament.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lady Jags win four at new home

COVINGTON - The Georgia Perimeter Lady Jaguars christened their brand new softball facility on their new Newton campus over the weekend, going undefeated in four straight games.

April 23, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Today, women are racing with hearts like a wheel

Things change, especially in the male driven world of competitive racing, and mostly for the better.

April 23, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Christian school seeks to expand

 Unable to agree on the appropriate number of students for a private Christian school near Oxford, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to table a proposal to expand the number of students at Providence Christian School Tuesday night.

April 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


County, shelter wrangle over required funding

 Litigation against Newton County from a local domestic violence shelter may be pending on allegations that the county is not paying its share of funding, according to a letter sent out by the shelter's attorney.

April 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Covington's pioneer of style

Bertha Goss is a fixture around Covington.

April 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


The world series

I must admit that for the moment I'm weary of politics, disgusted with corporate greed, disturbed at what seems to be a complete and inborn inability for people to cohabit peacefully and play well with others, and bemused that anyone seriously thinks that having a different name on the desk in the Oval Office will do anything other than change which group of fat cat supporters gets fatter living off their candidate's largesse during the next Presidential term of office.

April 20, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Porterdale Council working together, with community

 The Porterdale City Council met for an unscheduled called work session Tuesday to discuss recent issues that have put a strain on council members.

April 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Catalytic converter thefts on the rise

 Thefts of catalytic converters have been on the rise in recent months, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office reports, driven in part by the rising price of the precious metals found inside.

April 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Methane levels still concern residents

 After three public hearings and two Newton County Board of Commissioner meetings, residents of Lower River Road continue to raise concerns about the proposed expansion of the county landfill.

April 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Officer shocks self during arrest

 A traffic stop turned into a physical brawl with both defendant and officers being struck by a Taser, according to a Covington Police Department report.

April 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Pauline McWilliams Cobb

Pauline A. McWilliams Cobb, 86, of Decatur, died peacefully in her sleep April 17. Mrs. Cobb was retired from Atlanta Gas Light. Mrs. Cobb's family takes great pride in being some of the first pioneers to establish DeKalb County where she was a life-long resident. She graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 1939 and later attended the Atlanta Business School, taking administrative classes. During World War II, she worked with the Kraft Food Company on Memorial Drive at a time when few women were in the work force. Mrs. Cobb took great pride in the preservation of her ...

April 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Linda Hall

Mrs. Linda Hall, 61, long-time resident of Covington, died at her home April 17. The daughter of the late Linville Venters and Helen Pass Venters, she was born in 1946 in Letcher, Ky. Mrs. Hall was a devoted and active member of the Light of Calvary Baptist Church and was the special speaker last year at the women's conference. She was also in charge of the fellowship hall. Mrs. Hall was a strong, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, son Christopher Hall and brother Dale Ray Venters.

April 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lois Fincher Edwards

Mrs. Lois Fincher Edwards, 90, of Covington died April 19. Daughter of the late Ambus and Elson Moss Fincher, she was born Dec. 17, 1917 in Newton County. Mrs. Edwards was a lifelong resident of Covington and a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church.

April 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Protecting Planet Earth

Photos by Anthony Banks.

April 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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