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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 | Columnists


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


On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Odessa Webb White

Mrs. Odessa Webb White died July 17. She was born in 1918 in Jasper County. She was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Will (Berda Malone) Roby; husband Mr. Hughey White Jr.; siblings Ola Mae Rhodes (Doll), Willie Mae Franklin, Johnny Roby, William Henry Roby, and Charlie Davis (CD); and children Willie Oscar Webb and Deborah Washington. Mrs. White joined Bethel Grove Baptist Church at an early age. She retired from Covington Moulding after several years of loyal service. Mrs. White was the epitome of a loving, caring and faithful mother. She was always there caring for someone ...

July 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Back 2 School Block Party set for Saturday

While the temperature outside may not indicate it, summer is winding down for the children of Newton County. To help get back into the swing of things, downtown Covington will be full of excitement on Saturday as the annual Back 2 School Block Party hits the square beginning at 5:30 p.m.

July 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Council meeting to begin earlier

The Covington City Council will now hold their meetings an hour earlier at 6:30 p.m. after a majority of council members approved the time change at their meeting on Monday.

July 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Tax-free holiday, teacher gift cards coming soon

Back to school is here for some and around the corner for everyone else. New teachers report to their respective schools today, teachers report on Friday and students return on Aug. 1. But before any instruction and learning can begin, school supply stores and big box retailers will be full of activity.

July 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


A peaceful place

When J.P. Godfrey stands in the section of the Oxford Historical Cemetery where slaves and their descendants were buried, where some might see only the work left to be done, he sees a huge amount of progress.

July 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Issues raised over flyer

In a complaint filed with the Secretary of State's office Monday, a Newton County resident accused sheriff's candidate Stacey Cotton of improperly using the Newton County Sheriff's Office badge on a campaign flyer - a flyer that brought admonishment from the current sheriff but no formal penalties.

July 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Major projects on radar for Newton County

Despite the gloomy market, interest in Newton County's development potential remains high with three unnamed projects reportedly very interested in locating new industries in the county.

July 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Newton American All Stars continue torrid streak

Like Batman in the summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight," the 9-10 year-old Newton County Minor League American All Stars have also dominated - on the diamond.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | 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 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Skyrocketing gas prices a concern for high school football

Due to the ever-increasing price of gas, in conjunction with the reclassification of several Newton County high schools, prep football has taken a hit across the state of Georgia.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Nelson Jenkins-Halstead

Crystal Nelson-Jenkins of Covington and Douglas Halstead of Covington were married May 24 at New Hope community church with the Rev. Leon Bohannon officiating.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Green Bay not the only team in need of Favre

When I heard a week ago that retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre asked for his unconditional release to enter the NFL free agent market, I was laughing so hard that I had a headache.

July 20, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Belcher-Anthony

Rodney and Angela Belcher announce the marriage of their daughter Tequila Monique Belcher of Covington to Kevin Troy Anthony, son of Danny and Jean Anthony of Covington June 21.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton American All Stars heading to state finals

The Newton American Major All Stars earned a trip to the state tournament Saturday in Augusta after winning the district tournament earlier in Covington.

July 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Bessette-Mosely

Chip and Debbie Junkin of Conyers and Bill Bessette of Houston, Texas, announce the engagement of Meagan Elizabeth Bessette of Conyers to Jonathan Elliott Mosely, son of Asa Jr. and Donna Mosely of Conyers.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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