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Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSS Spelling Bee returns

The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton represented in merger committee

One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale recognized for Main Street

Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Science Fair winners

Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Firefighter falls on busy weekend

Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2008: if you hold the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to be important, you may join me in the belief that Memorial Day is the most important holiday our nation celebrates. That's because Memorial Day constitutes a special time when all Americans, regardless of race or creed, political party or religious affiliation, can reflect upon the sacrifices made by so many on our behalf. Memorial Day is that day of days when every American simply must stop before beginning any planned holiday festivities and contemplate the dear price paid by so many others ...

May 25, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Summer is officially here

 The familiar clanging echoes through the humid air and my red-cheeked children run with their friends, dollars in hand, to buy a frozen treat to cool them down. School is out, tomorrow is Memorial Day, and the ice cream man is another reminder that summer has officially begun.

May 25, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Reminiscing the highly-coveted Indianapolis 500

Before I begin, I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend no matter what your plans are. For me, I look forward to watching the 92nd running of one of the greatest spectacles in motor racing - the Indianapolis 500.

May 25, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Classic cold dip

 Mrs. Mary Parker Ramsey (1917-2004), always had the perfect outfit and the perfect dish to bring to her social events.

May 25, 2008 | Christina Benton | Archives


Roper, Mobley resign as head baseball coach

As the saying goes, "when it rains it pours."

May 25, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Yankees bum rush Diamondbacks, 19-0

COVINGTON - Not even scattered showers could spare the second-place Diamondbacks on Friday evening, as the severe punishment the Yankees handed out ruined any chances of that in Dixie Boys Little League play at City Pond.

May 25, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Hair salon owner arrested for defrauding her clients

The owner of a Covington hair salon was arrested for defrauding clients of tax return refunds after six victims filed reports against her, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

May 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Frances Jones Carter

Frances Jones Carter, 81, of Oxford, died May 22. The daughter of the late Harvey Key and Pauline Lynch Jones, she was born in Walton County. She had been a resident of Covington and Oxford since 1969 and retired from Bell South with 25 years of service. Mrs. Carter was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed being outdoors, working in her yard and gardening. She is preceded in death by husband Roy Winston Carter and sister Mary Elise Jackson.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Karen Leslie Church Ford

Mrs. Karen Leslie Church Ford, 64, of Covington, died May 22. the daughter of the late George and Sarah Nancy Church, she was born in Worcester, Mass. Mrs. Ford moved her from Maryland 29 years ago. She worked at the Cracker Barrel restaurant as manager/server. Mrs. Ford loved gardening and reading. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. James A. Ford.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hassie Faye Malcom

Hassie Faye Malcom, 58, died May 22 at Southern Regional Medical Center. Daughter of the late Lincoln Ellington, she was a life-long resident of Newton County and had been employed at Southern Bell and Rockdale Hospital as a switchboard operator and a receptionist. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and her hobby was her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. Mrs. Malcom was preceded in death by her brother, Dean Ellington.

May 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mixed blessings

This weekend will be bittersweet. While many will celebrate their children's graduations, the beginning of summer and Memorial Day, others will be soaked in grief as they continue to mourn.

May 23, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Pursuit of pleasure

 If there is anything that characterizes the spirit of this age, it would be the pursuit of pleasure.

May 23, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Worship leader obeys call to minister through song

 At age 23, Dana Henderson is an accomplished worship leader, singer and pianist.

May 23, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Project Adventure boasts more high school graduates

 Graduation culminates 13 years of education and, for most students, is the natural transition to adult life and a career. Graduation is something that can easily be taken for granted.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


U.M.A.S. Karate holds black belt testing

Recently the Jim Fuller's U.M.A.S. Karate Studios, with locations in Covington and Conyers, held their semi-annual black belt testing.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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