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April 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


Newton swept on Senior Night

The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.

April 18, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Covington Y prepares Cheerios Challenge

The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Crime

There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Lumpkin County sweeps Eagles

The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play

April 17, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr.

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eastside boys whip Warhawks

Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Lady Eagles ease past Henry County

Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Manson | Eastside


Election

An important primary election is coming up on May 20.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Traffic slow at I-20 west near Salem Rd.

Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.

April 16, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Annual Fairy House Festival to return

Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Bizzy Bee Exterminators acquires ace exterminating company

A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Legals for 4/16/2014

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


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NCSO investigates double homicide

A man and woman were reportedly found dead at a residence in The Falls subdivision at 695 Freeman Drive Tuesday night in what investigators believe to be a double homicide.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Exploring Newton County

Week two of my newcomers log (makes me feel like I'm on the Starship Enterprise) and I can add another day of snow to my Newton County experience. That's two more days of snow than I've seen in the last five years.

January 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Commissioners pay raise

Dear Editor: Last week our two town papers reported that Commissioner J. C Henderson and myself requested an increase in the pay for Commissioner's. This is simply not true. What we were trying to do is find out the original information and the resulting formula that established the criteria for the commissioner's salary and adjustments.

January 23, 2008 | District 2 Commissioner Earnest Simmons | Archives


Flags for veterans

Dear Editor: I want to thank whoever placed American flags on the graves of veterans in the Covington City Cemetery. It could have been the VFW, American Legion or DAR.

January 23, 2008 | Carol Callaway Veliotis | Archives


Italian favorites, Southern charm

January 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Focusing on all children

Cheryl Thomas had always actively participated in her children's education and decided she was at school so much she might as well make teaching her career.

January 23, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Jail manager announces candidacy for sheriff

Marty Roberts officially announced Monday his intentions to run for the position of sheriff of Newton County after 23 years with the department.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Elks 'Hoop Shoot'

Amidst the wintry weather, the Covington Elks Club annual Hoop Shoot was held Sunday at the Newton High School Gymnasium.

January 23, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


$31,650 awarded to 14 non-profits

Focusing for the second year in a row on children, youth and families, The Community Foundation for Newton County has awarded $31,650 in grant funding to 14 local non-profit organizations.

January 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Eastside wrestling pinned by Ringgold in finals

MACON - In a bizarre change of events due to the inclement weather entering the championship match Saturday at the Macon Centreplex, the Eastside wrestling squad - who wasn't notified of a schedule change by the GHSA - lost to Ringgold, 38-36.

January 23, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Jathen Thomas Crosby

Little Jathen Thomas Crosby of Conyers died Jan. 19 at Rockdale Medical Center. After a brave fight for life, he has found rest and piece.

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Local wrestlers place in Sandy Creek Patriot Classic

TYRONE - On Saturday, five youth wrestlers from Covington's Black Watch Wrestling program competed against athletes from around the metro area at the Sandy Creek Patriot Classic held at Sandy Creek High School.

January 23, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Louis W. Bailey

Lois W. Bailey, 92, of Covington, died Jan. 22. the daughter of the late James T. and Clara Hardegree White, she was born in Walton County. She retired from Covington Mill with over 40 years of service and then from Newton Medical Center after 30 years where she worked as supervisor of housekeeping. Mrs. Bailey was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, serving on many church committees in several different capacities. She was preceded in death by husband Judson P. Bailey and brothers Bill White, Clifford White, Clarence White, Crawford White, Earnest White and Bud White.

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Celebration of dreams

Forrest Sawyer and Dennis Cheek received the "I have a dream" award Sunday afternoon during Newton County's three-day celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Shirley Ann White Baker

Shirley Ann White Baker, 58, of Atlanta, died Jan. 17 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Dothan and Maude White, she was born in Tampa, Fla. She was a customer service ambassador for Scottish Rite Hospital for over 15 years where she gave her all for the children and their families as well as to her family at home. Ms. Baker was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel Baptist Church, Decatur, and enjoyed painting, music, singing and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by brother Christopher Charles White.

January 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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