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Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


It’s SSEMC meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing, information sought

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington woman arrested in prostitution sting

Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug possession.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Social Circle activities

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Be fair and impartial

There was an unfortunate incident in our community last week where a man for reasons unknown at this time was seen in a quiet community wielding a sword of some type, harassing passing cars and trash cans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Snapping Shoals meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Explorers, Post #222 excel again

Eighteen of the 26 members of the Covington Police Explorers traveled to Savannah and competed in six events during Summerfest.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter from J. Virgil Costley

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters


Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Live: 2014 Primary runoff results

Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Max G. Kilgore

Max G. Kilgore of Covington, Georgia, born April 17, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 19, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Palmersville, Tennessee, to John and Charlie Bostic Kilgore who preceded him in death along with his six siblings, Ned, Ralph (Doc), Mary, Dorothy, Annabelle and Sue. Max went to school in Palmersville, Tennessee, until joining a CCC Camp where he worked and completed his final year of high school in Powell, Tennessee. Max was a graduate of the University of Tennessee; and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after ...

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Center for Community Preservation honored by regional civic league

March 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Ten-year-old survives pit bull attack

Case Hall is one resilient kid. If he were a cat, he would be down a couple of lives, but would be enjoying the lives he has left to the fullest.

March 05, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Recreating black history

Several Newton County Schools closed Black History Month with presentations and events Friday.

March 04, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Loganville takes two from Eastside in soccer

The Eastside High varsity soccer teams were swept at home by Loganville Friday night in Area 8 action.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Eastside wrestling riding the ultimate wave

I have a question for you: What if dreams of greatness and courage were illegal in this world? Well, if that were the case then the 2008 Eastside High traditional wrestling state champions would not only be guilty of such a crime, but they would also be deemed as rugged outlaws.

March 02, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


'Wild Thing' Moylan makes his mark with Braves

By Paul Newberry

March 02, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Master planning

The results of a UGA workshop on the update of Covington's Downtown Master Plan paint a very attractive picture for the future of the city's downtown, though that future hinges on the availability of funding to implement the Master Plan.

March 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Police bust Avery Street drug house

Covington-Newton County Special Investigation Unit forces struck a known Covington drug haven Friday afternoon, arresting five people in connection with using or selling cocaine and marijuana.

March 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Changes ahead for Newton's landfills

The Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Management Plan, recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners, includes future plans for an expansion of the county's landfill and the possible franchiseing of curb-side trash pickup.

March 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Vision of the future

Deanna Middleton began wearing glasses when she was in third grade.

March 02, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


New appointments made to several key city committees

A number of the city of Covington's volunteer committees have been dissolved or are in the process of being retooled with several new appointments to the city's major committees already in place.

March 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Thomas Howard Parham III

Mr. Thomas Howard "Tommy" Parham III, 60, of Oxford died Thursday, Feb. 28. Mr. Parham was born August 14, 1947 in Bibb County to the late Thomas Howard Parham, Jr., and Dorothy Rebecca LaFavre Parham. He was a longtime resident of Newton County, attended Red Oak United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was a Boy Scout leader.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Vandy McGiboney

Mr. Vandy McGiboney of Covington died Feb. 29 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 57. Son of the late Horace and Vera Franklin McGiboney, he was a carpenter in the construction business. Mr. McGiboney loved going to the Waffle House, riding a Harley motorcycle and fishing. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Recreating black history

Several Newton County Schools closed Black History Month with presentations and events Friday.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Alcovy Baseball: Fast learners

The Alcovy varsity baseball team, though young, will rely on a vast amount of returning sophomores this season.

March 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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