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Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


School threat 'pre-recorded bomb threat'

A Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike's Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson, age 59 of Oxford, Ga., daughter of Willard and Martha Lamberson, both deceased, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August ...

August 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Move over music city

"What was I thinking?" laments a young girl as she sits barefoot on rocks strumming a black guitar. Just a few feet away, a group of people cluster around a monitor, but 17-year-old Taylor Braun stares off into the distance with a look of determined enjoyment.

July 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Homicide victim remembered by acquaintances

Investigators recently named the victims injured and killed in a July 15 shooting on Kirkland Road by a Riverdale man, who reported his actions to deputies.

July 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Back 2 School Block Party set to hit the square

The Back 2 School Block Party is set for tomorrow evening with the event starting at 5:30 p.m. on the square in Covington.

July 25, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


NASCAR's biggest challenge: change

July 25, 2008 | Brandon Clay | Archives


Newton County swinging for a 'miracle' field

The Miracle League slogan is simple: "Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball."

July 25, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Georgia Football Magazine releases top 50 seniors list

Eastside High's Justin Wray has been selected as one of the top 50 high school seniors in Georgia for the Class of 2009, according to the Varsity Sport's Media's 2008 Georgia Football magazine.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Alcovy berry farm brings back old days

The hot summer months bring back memories of picking blackberries in the sweltering Georgia heat. Hopefully we would pick enough for my Grandma to make a blackberry pie. That is, of course, if I didn't eat them all first.

July 25, 2008 | Sarah Portocarrero | Archives


Back to School

Summer is over, at least as far as the teachers of Newton County are concerned.

July 25, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Homicide victim remembered by acquaintances

Investigators recently named the victims injured and killed in a July 15 shooting on Kirkland Road by a Riverdale man, who reported his actions to deputies.

July 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


High and holy moment

The 180th year of the Salem Camp Meeting drew to a close Friday with last lingering visits and a floating procession of candle-lit crosses.

July 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Still opportunities in Iraq

Editor's note: This opinion essay, written by presidential hopeful Barak Obama, appeared in the July 14 edition of The New York Times.

July 23, 2008 | Sen. Barack Obam | Archives


Progress has been made in war

Editor's note: This opinion essay, written by presidential hopeful John McCain in response to the above submission by Barack Obama. New York Times editors have refused to run McCain piece as written.

July 23, 2008 | Sen. John McCain | Archives


Dog days happenings

As the summer begins to wind down and students return to school, local restaurants and bars look to host many fun-filled events on almost every night of the week.

July 23, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Joker gets the last laugh

Michael Myers. Darth Vader. Hannibal Lecter. Alex De Large. Lex Luthor.

July 23, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


A 'Knight' to remember

Often superhero movies deliver in the way of special effects, sometimes a good plot line and, every now and then, a decent acting performance. Rarely - if ever - has a superhero film been worthy of the moniker "all-around great film."

July 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


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