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Salem camp meeting hosts 5K race Saturday

Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Salem Camp meeting starts this weekend

The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Tax increase proves need for better county government

Dear editor,

July 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Pratt's 100th birthday

Francis Malone Pratt celebrated her 100th birthday June 28.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Tour of Homes coming this December

For the 18th time, the Satsuki Garden Club will present its Christmas Tour of Homes this December.

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

It’s official: Baxalta launches

Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: July 1

Rod Clark Coleman, 22, Covington, June 26, burglary – 1st degree, criminal trespass

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Sheriff's Office issues fireworks caution

COVINGTON- The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fireworks, hotel fee, gas tax changes hit July 1 with new laws

July 1 typically brings a bevy of new laws into effect that were approved by the General Assembly earlier in the year. This year, Georgians can expect to see a new $5 fee tacked on to hotel/motel stays, slight changes to their gas taxes, and will now be able to buy aerial fireworks that were formerly illegal.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Landfill Meeting Tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and likely vote on the Green Hill P3 proposal to lease and operate the county landfill.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Davis named Rotary Club president

COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia State Patrol steps up enforcement this weekend

The July Fourth weekend is not only a chance for many people to celebrate, it is also the busiest travel period of the year. The holiday weekend is recognized as beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, July 5 at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Coming soon: Covington Century Bike Ride

COVINGTON - Anticipation is brewing for hundreds of local cyclists.

July 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Newton Co. American All Stars win district title

MACON - On Saturday, all three Newton County Minor League All-Star teams (Southern, American and National) traveled to North Macon Park to compete in the Dixie Youth District All-Star Tournament.

July 11, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Loganville High alum producing for Boston Red Sox

Brandon Moss is still seeing red.

July 11, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Bank of North Georgia to hold back to school food drive

Summer vacations are winding down and school is right around the corner.

July 11, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Covington council awaiting approval on 3 public broadcasting stations

The Covington City Council is currently awaiting approval for a television program that could potentially bring life to three already existing cable channels.

July 11, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Online Exclusive: Mike Crotts on the issues...


July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Miles "Milo" Floyd Hamrick Jr.

Miles "Milo" Floyd Hamrick Jr., 80, died July 8 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The son of the late Miles Floyd Hamrick Sr. and Ethel Kendrick Hamrick, he was born in 1927 in Cramerton, N.C., Mr. Hamrick was a member of Union Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a member of the Men of the Church. He was a member of Holland Memorial Masonic Lodge, No. 668, and American Legion Post 233. Mr. Hamrick was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and was the owner of Milo Concrete Company Inc. and Milo Construction ...

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Online Exclusive: John Douglas on the issues...

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Patrol car slams into home

 When Newton County resident Denise Daniels awoke to the sound of a wall-shaking boom in the early morning hours of May 25 at her mother's Salem Road home, her first thought was that burglars were attacking the house. Heart racing, she jumped up and called 911.

July 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Campaign irregularities emerge

In Democratic county chairman candidate Hubert White's campaign efforts to woo voters, a number of irregularities have emerged, including his continued financial support of the Republican Party and a large number of citations for housing projects his company has built.

July 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Senate race endorsements, charges heat up before primary

In what has been one of the more acrimonious primary races for Newton County voters, state senate Republican candidates John Douglas and Mike Crotts wound down the last few days before general voting begins with a flurry of last minute endorsements, rallies and accusations.

July 11, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Robber ties up Magnolia Heights residents with video game cords

 On July 6, an armed robbery at Magnolia Heights got physical, as a local resident was struck in the back of the head with a pistol and robbed of $300.

July 09, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Little Phillies, big taste

In business since 1976, Little Phillies has been a Covington cultural staple for many years now and has gained a reputation among customers for their hand-battered chicken wings and old-fashioned hoagies.

July 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Volunteers still needed for Century Bike Ride

Volunteers and sponsors are still needed for the upcoming 20th annual Covington Century Bike Ride.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Newton High drill camp begins Monday

The Newton High Marine Corps Junior ROTC program is currently conducting its annual drill camp beginning Monday through July 18 at the school.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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