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Two dead in apparent murder suicide

The Covington Police Department responded to a shooting Thursday, discovering a man and woman shot when arriving on scene.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New section of Social Circle Bypass to open

The new section of the Social Circle Bypass from State road 11 to East Hightower Trail will open Tuesday, June 2, according to Superintendent of traffic, safety and utilities J. Robert Manning of ER Snell Contractor.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Harry Owens likely interim county manager

Newton County revealed the name of the candidate under consideration for the position of interim county manager Friday following the departure of former County Manager Tom Garrett last week.

May 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Throughout the last seven days there was plenty to celebrate, with a big week of appreciation coming on the heels of Mother's Day.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Stacey Cotton appointed to medical marijuana study group

Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton has been named one of 11 members named to Gov. Nathan Deal's new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Thank you partners

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May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Certified Quality Breast Center at Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Preparing for graduation

The Newton County School System's high schools will be celebrating graduation Friday and Saturday.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log

Charles Eugene Aikens, 42, Covington, May 12, Theft by Deception

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marilyn Jester, of Covington, announces the engagement of her daughter LaTara Shamika Jester, also the daughter of the late Ronnie Scofield, to John Dee Taylor III of Covington.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Engagements

Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS

Better late than never

For any high school athlete, signing that national letter of intent to their respected college or university may be the best moment of their high school tenure. Usually that special moment comes somewhere during that athlete's senior year, but in some cases it can come after that. Well, how about nearly a year after graduation? Newton's 2014 forward Mercedes Booker finally got that moment as she will be taking her talents to Southern Crescent Technical College.

May 10, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

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Inaugural Eagle Golf Tournament begins Monday

The first ever Eagle Wrestling Golf Tournament is Monday at the Indian Creek Golf Club.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed with a breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. and shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Piedmont Academy ends youth summer basketball camp

Piedmont Academy recently finished its annual summer basketball camp that ended the week of June 16.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

From underdogs to wonderdogs, Bulldogs from California win title

In the summer hit "Get Smart," the silly Maxwell Smart - a blundering spy agent who eventually nabs the bad guys and sweeps the girl off her feet - catapults to instant hero status in the end.

June 27, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Fresno State took long, hard road to title

OMAHA, Neb. - "Road to Omaha" is the catch phrase of College World Series hopefuls across the country.

June 27, 2008 | Eric Olson | Archives

CRCT not a true measure of worth

In the age of the No Child Left Behind Act, standardized test scores have become the all-important, end-all-be-all measurement of the educational world.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Report: Oxford financially sound

 Oxford is in strong financial shape, according to the 2007 financial report given at the city council work session on June 16.

June 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Porterdale applies for documentary grant

 Porterdale Councilwoman Arline Chapman and the Friends of Porterdale recently applied for a grant to receive funds to make a historic documentary on the small mill town. The grant is through the History Channel and is meant to be used in conjunction with students in the Newton County School System.

June 27, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Burglars take booze, cigarettes, cash

 Burglars ravaged several Washington Street businesses Tuesday night, knocking a hole through walls of two stores and taking large amounts of liquor, cigarettes, and cash, according to a Covington Police Department report.

June 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Emily Stearn

June 27, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Shepherding his sheep

We have been looking at Psalm 23 in this column. Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most familiar passages in all of scripture. We are generally familiar with the great words of comfort found in this psalm, but many of us don't know the deep riches of the text.

June 27, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Keep your eyes on Jesus

"Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus."

June 27, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

Train them up

Join the party. We're celebrating Captain Kangaroo's birthday (June 27, 1927 - Jan. 23, 2004).

June 27, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Local program spreading excitement

Some days waking up and going to work can be a chore.

June 27, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

The fight against annoying kudzu

The network morning shows only have news for about the first 30 minutes, from that point on they launch into everything from how to cure a hangnail to picking a couple to have a wedding on a New York street corner.

June 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

The pastor and the prophetess

Pastor Clinton and Prophetess and author Carlitta M. Reed take No Compromise Ministry to the streets and minister through a heart of love and compassion for people who are homeless, living in a spirit of poverty, possessed by demonic spirits and addicted to drugs, alcohol and desires of the flesh.

June 27, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

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