In today's paper – and on our website since Friday – is the full list of folks who have qualified to run for local, state and federal political seats for 2014, representing Newton County.
A very eager, but inexperienced, Eastside Eagles boys soccer team hung with a bigger, faster more technically sound Lumpkin County Indians program well into the second half of Friday's region opener, but, in the end, the Indians wore down the Eagles and defeated Eastside 3-1 at Sharp Stadium.
Missing four starters, and playing six freshmen, the Eastside Eagles girls soccer team was at a disadvantage from the opening whistle Friday night against visiting Lumpkin County.
One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
On Wednesday, the weather was supposed to be gray with a threat of sleet. Instead, the sun shone through and the sky was a beautiful blue, with plenty of wispy white clouds speeding by.
The Eastside Eagles evened their record at 3-3 Wednesday night after hosting the Morgan County Bulldogs (5-3) in a 16-0 run-rule affair.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
In Tim Burton's awesomely creepy masterpiece "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Johnny Depp gives his best performance since we were first introduced to Captain Jack Sparrow.
At an early December manufacturer's roundtable brought together by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle in Atlanta, the high cost of health care, energy taxes and green energy possibilities all weighed heavy on the minds of Georgia manufactures.
On December 18, the Federal Communications Commission voted by a 3-2 vote to loosen regulations to allow more media consolidation.
Originally from Illinois, Cindy Hultine has lived all over the country working for General Mills.
Robert (Bob) Allen Corley Sr., 70, died Dec. 25 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Herbert (Ruth Allen) Corley, he was born in Newton County. He graduated from Newton County High School, Young Harris College and Georgia Southern College. He was an avid duplicate bridge player and was the owner of Alken Moving and Storage in Savannah for 30 years before he retired.
Mrs. Kathleen C. Gregg, 83, of Covington, died Dec. 28 at Riverside Healthcare Center. The daughter of the late Estil and Hattie Mae Lowe Crist, she was born in West Virginia. Mrs. Gregg was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and traveling to West Virginia. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Mrs. Gregg is preceded in death by husband Clark Gregg; daughter-in-law Sandra Gregg and brothers James Crist and Jack Crist.
With the drought foremost on the minds of many government officials and planning experts across the state some individuals, including residents in Newton County, are advocating the adoption of a water conservation plan to guide the area both in times of rain and in times of drought.
First-time customers at The Squeeze Inn can't help but widen their eyes the first time they see the restaurant's famous Squeeze With Cheese.
How was your Christmas? Or, perhaps I should ask, how is your Christmas, still? The Christmas marketing season began way back before Thanksgiving this year, and the post-holiday sales and returns are furiously underway even now. By my poor reckoning, that makes fully a quarter of the calendar year - or the fiscal year depending on your point of view - designated in the United States as "the Christmas season."
Sex without condom use is unsafe at any age, but many seniors haven't gotten the message.
From nine homicides to three life sentences to one drug task force disbanded, 2007 was a record year for law enforcement in Newton County. As the county continued to grow, the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department and the Newton County District Attorney's Office were forced to handle an increased number of major cases while coping with budgetary concerns.
Steadily growing by more than a 1,000 students a year for several years, new enrollment in Newton County Schools in 2007 was actually lower than the previous year.
If you don't want to drive all the way into Atlanta for the annual Peach Drop or other New Year's parties, there are plenty of local low-key, rockin' or religious celebrations for anyone and everyone.
Covington finally now has its very own youth wrestling program - the first in Newton County.