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Breath easier

Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the forecast and make a rain contingency plan.

May 03, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Rotary Day

For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Commissioners address a symptom and not the illness with Craig agreement

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Let’s seize the ppportunity

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Wouldn't it be great ...

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Judge Johnson serves as President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia

Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newman, Warfield named new principals

One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Kindergarten round-up this week

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Walk Among the Heroes, May 2

If you're looking for some entertainment this weekend for kids and adults of all ages, look no further than Parker Road in Conyers.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Kroger to host racing theme Fan Fest

The Kroger on Salem Road is celebrating racing and its customers today during Fan Fest from 3-7 p.m.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

No vote from BOC after executive session

The Newton County Board of Commissioners did not conduct a vote or public business following an executive session to discuss personnel Wednesday.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log; Apr. 29

Joshua Alexander Aaron, 34, Covington, Apr 26, Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony, Criminal Trespass

April 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Rotary Club celebrates top 30 students

The Covington Rotary Club held its 50th annual Top Ten Reception and Awards Ceremony Tuesday evening.

April 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Carter transfers to Memphis

One's loss is another's gain.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Hensley named new Rams coach

The search is over for the next Newton High baseball head coach.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Outlook not so good for the disabled Braves

After a decade of ruling the National League East, the Braves have spent what seems like an eternity watching the postseason from home.

June 20, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Operation Falcon nets more than 100 local arrests

Approximately 100 people were arrested in Newton County last week as part of the fifth annual state-wide sweep, led by the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement agencies, for people wanted for felonies and outstanding warrants.

June 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Teen found guilty in Ricks murder

After four hours of deliberation on Wednesday evening, a jury unanimously declared a Newton County teen guilty of murder for the 2007 shooting death of Kawasikis Ricks during a botched armed robbery.

June 19, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

A great-grand pair looks ahead

Emily Grace came sweeping into our house in her little pink basket Sunday to inspect her great-grandparents for the first time. She must have given Reny and me high marks. She giggled and smiled during most of the visit. She only made a face and cried when bottle time ticked around.

June 18, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives

Making a new home

Moving has always been pretty easy for me.

June 18, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Chimney park moving along

Dear Editor: Just home from a trip to beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland, I feel a renewed belief in the need for and value of parks and green space in four community and an enthusiastic commitment to seeing Chimney Park funded and built in a timely manner.

June 18, 2008 | Barbara Morgan | Archives

Bear Creek essential for future

Formulating smart plans for the future is an essential duty of local governments.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Anticipation builds for Dixie Boys World Series

The 2008 Little League regular season ended last week at City Pond, with postseason slated for July.

June 18, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Please spare me the agony of the NBA finals

I can't take it anymore.

June 18, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives

Johnny Gordon (John) Davenport

Mr. Johnny Gordon (John) Davenport, 61, of Covington, died June 15. The son of Mr. Hobert T. L. Davenport and the late Margie Louise Davis Davenport, he was born in Newton County. He graduated from Newton County High School and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. Mr. Davenport was a faithful member of Christ Cornerstone Church where he served as usher. He loved God, his pastor and his church family. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in the yard and building anything.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Frances Allen Fannin

Frances Allen Fannin, 76, of McDonough, passed away peacefully June 13 after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of Lollie Avery Allen and Will (W.J.) Allen, she was born in Covington, one of three children. She was preceded in death in 2002 by husband of 46 years Rogers Fannin. Also preceding her in death were brother Willie Clifford Allen in 1992 and seven half-brothers and -sisters Bessie Cawthon, Essie Watts, Nina Moore, Gertrude Rosser, Emmett, Linzy and Herman Allen. Mrs. Fannin retired from Southern Bell (BellSouth) after a 30-year carrer. She reentered the workforce, working for a number ...

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Louise Wall Steward

Louise Wall Steward, of Covington, died June 14 at Westberry Health Center, Conyers. The daughter of the late Julius Pierce and Ardella Johnston Wall, she was born in 1920. She was the widow of Edgar H. "Bid" Steward. Mrs. Stewart was a long-time member of Zion Baptist Church where she worked as a secretary for many years. She also worked for Bibb Manufacturing in the spool room for several years before she began work at Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by sisters Ruth Plunkett King and Beatrice Wall and Brother Horace P. Wall.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Covington approves FY 2009 budget

The Covington City Council approved the city's fiscal year 2008-2009 budget, which projects expenditures at $132.8 million, at their Monday night meeting.

June 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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