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Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

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.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Search on for missing Newton man

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.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

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.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


No gazebo for now

The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

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.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

April 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


Sam B. Hay, Jr. into GCA Hall of Fame

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Happy Easter

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton swept on Senior Night

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.

April 18, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


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Bloom Salon and Boutique ready to serve

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.

January 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


William Kenneth Barnett

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.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Linda Ann Denney

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.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Irene Weaver-Moton

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 ...

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Charlotte McKnight

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.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sarah Boswell Robinson

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.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Benny Lee Wren

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.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Weighing the cost

Oxford councilman Frank Davis retired in 1993, and since that time the property taxes he owes every year have doubled.

January 30, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Best Bank robbed at pen point

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.

January 30, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Jay's Recycling owner found in contempt

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.

January 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Rainbow Community Center director charged in attack

Two women were arrested Thursday at the Rainbow Community Center in Porterdale after they allegedly attacked a resident of the homeless shelter.

January 30, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Porterdale to vote on alcohol laws

 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.

January 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Eastside's Dilligard is changing the game

Whether she realizes it or not, Rochone Dilligard is making a profound impact at the high school coaching level.

January 30, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Newton Knights place second in inaugural Wooden Bat Classic

In their inaugural tournament last weekend, the Newton Knights competed in the first Wooden Bat Classic at Criswell Park in Monroe.

January 30, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Mets, Twins reach deal for Santana

By Ronald Blum

January 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


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