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Porterdale tabs Josephine Kelly for Main Street

Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.

May 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Gunshot fired inside Conyers Middle School

Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.

May 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Spring commencement is GPC's last before merger

Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fire shuts down I-20 WB at Salem Rd

IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Follow the game

Dear Editor,

May 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Breath easier

Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the forecast and make a rain contingency plan.

May 03, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Rotary Day

For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Commissioners address a symptom and not the illness with Craig agreement

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Let’s seize the ppportunity

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Wouldn't it be great ...

Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Dear editor,

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Judge Johnson serves as President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia

Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newman, Warfield named new principals

One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Kindergarten round-up this week

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Learning Center extends thanks

Dear Editor: The Learning Center wants to thank all the young students and families of First United Methodist Church Preschool for their recent Little Ones for Literacy Campaign. The children donated over 250 new and used books for The Learning Center to distribute to needy Newton County families. They also collected enough pocket change that The Learning Center will be able to provide the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a new hardback book each month for an entire year, to 20 children.

June 13, 2008 | Mollie Melvin | Archives

Parents must be vigilant

It's really hard to be a parent in today's fast-paced, instant gratification world.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Woman heals herself by helping others heal

 Mary Melton's most endearing quality is that she enjoys taking care of others.

June 13, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Witness through action

 A survey was conducted in order to assess why 95 percent of Christians never witness. Most of us might think the No. 1 answer to this deplorable situation would be a simple and understandable, "I don't know how." But according to the late Dr. James Kennedy the No. 1 answer to the question, "Why don't you witness?" was, "Because of the life I live." Sad.

June 13, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

GHSGT science scores improve

 Preliminary test results are in for the Georgia High School Graduation Test and things look good for Newton County, especially in the areas of science.

June 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Ficquett, Veterans receive technology grant

 Ficquett Elementary and Veterans Memorial Middle school were selected to receive the 2008 Hewlett-Packard Technology for Teaching Grant for the schools' desire to improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology.

June 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Part the sea

 If you were a regular at Sunday school or watched the epic movie "The Ten Commandments" starring the late Charlton Heston, then this scene is familiar.

June 13, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Chairman candidates debate issues

At several points during a political forum for candidates for county chairman, speakers took time out to attack incumbent Chairman Aaron Varner, who was not in attendance at the Tuesday night event.

June 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Eastside, Alcovy open with softball scrimmage

COVINGTON - Rivalries and scorebooks aside, the Eastside and Alcovy High varsity softball teams have officially jumpstarted their season.

June 13, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Local teams prepare for state championships

Ready or not, here they come.

June 13, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Local aquatics team kicks off summer league

The Covington YMCA swim team began its season with the first meet of the summer yesterday against Meadowbrook in the Rockdale Swim League.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Couple pleads guilty to child molestation

 Two defendants in a child molestation case pleaded guilty June 5 in Newton County Superior Courtand received sentences up to 20 years in confinement.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

George C. Busbee

George C. Busbee, 80, of Covington, died peacefully at his home June 10. The son of the late Norman James Busbee and Carrie Lou Middlebrooks Busbee, he was born in Walton County. Mr. Busbee was a retired land surveyor and member of St. John's Baptist church, Lithonia. He enjoyed fishing and collecting clocks and loved his family dearly. Mr. Busbee is preceded in death by son James A. White.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sam Cofer

Sam Cofer, 88, of Covington, died June 4 at Rockdale Health Care. The son of the late Albert and Lila Moss Cover he was born in Butts County. Mr. Cofer was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and worked for Bibb Manufacturing until 1955 when he became a building contractor. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and going to Bojangles. Mr. Cofer dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Gledys Cofer, and brothers Robert Cofer, Roy Cofer and James Cofer.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Eula Mae Stowe Kiser

Eula Mae Stowe Kiser, 82, of Oxford, died June 11 at Park Place Nursing Home. The daughter of the late H. Lee and Lillian Swords Stowe, she was born in Walton County. Mrs. Kiser had lived in Newton County for 50 years and was a life-long member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and was an excellent cook and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by son Ronald Stanley Kiser and husband Harvey Kiser Jr., to whom she was a devoted wife, looking after him at home for 21 years.

June 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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