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Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Columnists


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer eight students from the Piedmont Academy FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession ...

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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Newton County Jail Log 4/5/09

o John Samuel Durham, 26, 320 White Birch Dr., Covington, March 16. Probation violation.

April 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Young Georgia Authors’ 2009 winners announced

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Young Georgia Authors' contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades kindergarten through 12th in the county competition in the form of short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports or other original student writing.

April 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Doing necessary work

This past week we carried a story on our front page that described how a step-father took a belt to his teenage daughter; this action was and is inexcusable.

We believe that a parent has a right to discipline his or her child in a manner that works for the family, but this does not include belts and sticks or any other form of discipline that can cause bodily injury to a child.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Pick another day

We support the county's effort to tighten its belt during this current fiscal crisis.

We appreciate the efforts of every manager and employee who has come up with cost-saving measures to help county employees keep their jobs or not have their earnings cut.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Nearing the end of the session

 The 2009 Legislative Session ends today. This was a busy week as we focused on the economy and others areas as well.

April 03, 2009 | By John Douglas | News Columnists


Budget, health, transportation issues abound this season

 The fiscal 2010 budget was still in the Senate's hands last week, as their Appropriations Committee reviewed the bill. However, the recently released February revenue numbers have us wondering whether this budget will have to be cut even further. State revenue during February was down an incredible 34.8 percent, compared to February 2008. Contrast this to a drop of 14.3 percent for January, and 8.9 percent in December. It's possible that this astounding plunge is some kind of statistical fluke, perhaps due to a slowed pace of businesses and taxpayers filing their 2008 returns. If ...

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | News Columnists


Cards for soldiers

In our thoughts: Sharp Learning Center students Marquavious Massey, Baye Patrick and Alexus Tate pose with cards the students made and will send to soldiers deployed overseas.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Lions Club Chicken Barbecue on April 8

The Covington Lions Club Chicken Barbecue is back for its 37th year of serving up finger-licking vittles.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Linda Ann Baldwin Walker

Mrs. Linda Ann Baldwin walker died March 20 at Emory University Hospital. The daughter of the late William Babe Baldwin and Exonia Baldwin Whitlock, she was born in 1950 in Walton County, the fourth of 13 children. She was preceded in death by sister Annie Louise and five brothers - Robert, Donald, Kenneth, Dwight and McArthur, and "second mom" Mrs. Alberta Easley. She was a graduate of Carver High School and at an early age joined Tabernacle Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Later she joined Williams Memorial A.O.H. Church, becoming an active member. In 1979 she ...

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Laurie Stone Smith

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Eastside Counselor named Region IV Secondary Counselor of the Year

Eastside High School guidance counselor, Dr. Tina Daniel-Reasey, was recently named the Region IV Secondary Counselor of the Year by the Georgia School Counselors Association. As part of the award, Daniel-Reasey received a $1,000 scholarship for EHS to award to a graduating senior from PROBE. She also received a personal award of $300. "This was such an honor," said Daniel-Reasey. "When you look at the other region nominees, it's such an honor to be included with them. They are amazing counselors." Daniel-Reasey added that the $1,000 scholarship was "a great surprise! It's a phenomenal thing to ...

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Albert B. (Pete) Mask, III

April 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Oxford University's Dr. Tiffany Stern to lecture at Oxford College

Dr. Tiffany Stern, Bouverie fellow and tutor in English at University College, Oxford; lecturer in English, Oxford University; and a noted scholar of Shakespeare and the history of the theater, will present a lecture on performing Shakespearean drama on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 pm in Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College of Emory University. Dr. Stern will be at Oxford College for one week in which, in addition to delivering her lecture, she will be a guest lecturer in classes at both Oxford College and Emory College. During the week, she will also conduct a master class ...

April 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Buy local...Borage Grill

Zia Tusmani believes there are three key elements to any successful restaurant: quality, pricing and service. Tusmani is the owner and main cook of Borage Grill in Olde Town Conyers and he said he practices those elements every day.

Quality meals begin with quality ingredients and Tusmani buys and cooks only the best, freshest food he can find. All of the vegetables are brought to the store fresh every morning. All of the sauces and marinades are made from scratch every day. All of the meat is organic, and the lamb in particular is delivered all the way from Australia ...

April 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Leading future leaders

We are more than pleased to see that teacher Sara Vinson, of the Covington Montessori School, has taken the time to teach her students the value of not only learning about the great jobs that non-profits do in our community, but also about the added value of learning how to help support them.

Mrs. Vinson's class spent time talking with Tamara Richardson, who is the director of the Newton Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.

April 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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