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Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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 | Our Thoughts

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

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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


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


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

Olivia T. Farmer

Olivia Tadon Farmer, daughter of Brandon and Tara Farmer of Covington, celebrated her birthday June 9.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Harper K. Henderson

Harper Keith Henderson was born on Mother's Day, May 11.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Group arrested for Porterdale burglary

Four Porterdale men were arrested Thursday by an interagency team in connection with a burglary after investigators found stolen items leading to their residence.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Troy Moon

Troy Moon, 89, of Oxford, died July 14. The son of the late James Thomas Moon and Allie Beck Piper Moon, he was born in Rockdale County in 1919. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Leona Hawk Moon. Mr. Moon proudly served his country as staff sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Tharon Stubbs

Mr. Tharon Stubbs, 86, of Covington died July 19. The son of the late Thomas Lester and Lucy Myrtle Bohannan Stubbs, he was born in Newton County and retired from C&D Technology. Mr. Stubbs was of the Baptist Faith, enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, baseball, racing and loved his family.

July 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Good as new

The gazebo in Porterdale near the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road is getting a facelift and will be reopened soon.

July 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Moore's Ford lynching reenactment set for Friday

This Friday, concerned citizens and civil rights activists will mark the 62nd anniversary of the last mass lynching in America with prayers and a reenactment of the murders of four black sharecroppers in nearby Monroe.

July 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Another fire breaks out at NMC

A fire broke out Friday in the third floor construction area of Newton Medical Center for the second time in two months, according to the Covington Fire Department.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

BOC approves commercial rezonings

Though there are no tenants lined up, the Newton County Board of Commissioners went ahead and approved the re-zonings of two commercial developments located in the western end of the county, at their Tuesday meeting.

July 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

High-speed interstate chase ends in crash

Two Atlanta teens led police on a four-county, high-speed chase ending in a highway crash after they hijacked a car at gunpoint from a Newton County church parking lot Thursday.

July 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Back-to-school bash set for Sat.

The dog days of summer are winding down and the children of Newton County return to school in less than two weeks.

July 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

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