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Champion for change

From the base of a rural Georgia court room, Judge Sheri Roberts carries a message across her home state and the nation: we can do a lot better by the young people served by our courts.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Proclamation signed for Youth Art Month

Members of the Arts Program at GFWC Service Guild of Covington gathered at Covington City Hall to have Mayor Ronnie Johnston sign a Proclamation partnering the National Council for Art Education and the National Council for the Arts with Covington and Newton County schools, encouraging public support of quality student art programs.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Donna Rogers

Donna Rogers, 63, of Covington, passed away on February 28, 2015. Donna was born in Eatonton on January 20, 1952 to the late J. D. and Katherine Rogers.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Our thoughts: Proud of our Rams

Courage is inner power to make you fight for your very existence and trying, when you know you may lose. Courage and determination makes a fighter.

March 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Cold bats give Newton its third loss

Even with the winter weather we experienced this past week, spring sports are off and running in full affect. The Newton High School baseball team has already got into the middle of their non-region schedule. Due to several rain-outs, Newton had only played two games until Friday evening where they were looking to get a win over the MLK Lions. Going into the game 0-2, Newton needed this win to kick start the season, but couldn't get it done and fell 8-4 to the Lions.

March 01, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Celebrating Black History

During its 5th Annual Black History Program Covington held a celebration, themed "A Century of Black Life, Culture & History" in the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

February 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Man convicted of 2001 Newton County murder scheduled for execution

Brian Keith Terrell, the man convicted of killing 70-year-old John Watson in his Covington home in 1992 is scheduled to be executed March 10 at 7 p.m., Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ida Arbeau

Ida M. Arbeau, 83 of Oxford passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Riverside Healthcare. She was born on December 11, 1931 in Clayton. to the late Cecil and Clara Mae Thompson. Ms. Arbeau loved the Lord and was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She sewed for the church, the school system and even made costumes for the show "In the Heat of The Night". Ms. Arbeau also lovingly cared for many children in her home. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Canaan Baptist Church for over 35 years. Everyone knew her by "Aunt Ida" or ...

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Pasta Salad Makes Weeknight Dinner Quick and Healthy

(Family Features) Now is the time for diners to transition palates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


What's in store for the Georgia Milestones

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Sara Tucker

Sara Frances "Sally" Tucker, 90, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton basketball travels to Wheeler tonight

Newton High School's elite eight matchup against Wheeler in the state basketball playoff tips off tonight at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Schools will be open Thursday

Newton County Schools are open Thursday after being closed for predicted inclement weather Wednesday.

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


John Middleton

Mr. John Raymond Middleton, 62, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia to George and Jimmie Weisner Middleton. John received his undergraduate degree from VCU and his Master's Degree from Wake Forest University. Formerly from Davidson County, he moved to Georgia where he worked with Service Master Corporation for 22 years. He then worked for Newton County from March 2000 as the Finance Director until his retirement in September 2014 as the County Manager. While working for Newton County, John touched ...

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton County Schools closed Wednesday

Newton County Schools will be closed for both students and staff Wednesday due to predicted inclement weather.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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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


Global warming: keep high school sports beautiful

Enough is enough.

May 23, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Pearlie L. Adams

Mrs. Pearlie L. Adams died May 15 in DeKalb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, she was born in Newton County in 1933. Mrs. Adams was raised and educated in Newton County and was a skillful basketball player.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Thomas Edward Norton

Mr. Thomas Edward Norton, 84, of Covington, died May 20. The son of the late Will A. Norton and Elender McGiboney Norton, he was born in Rockdale County in 1923. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. Mr. Norton worked for many years as a meat cutter for Food Giant.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Chamber gives quarterly report

In the first quarter of 2008, the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce pursued leads on 19 development projects with a total known future investment of between $78 and $88 million.

May 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


CPD looking for men who forged checks

 Covington police are looking for two men who cashed about $2,400 in forged checks from a Covington bank last week, according to a Covington Police Department report.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Demolition bid awarded for abandoned home

The first razing of an abandoned home in more than six years is set to move forward, with the Monday night approval by the Covington City Council of a demolition bid.

May 23, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


MEAG seeks Oxford money for power plant

 During a presentation at the Oxford City Council work session Monday, representatives from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia recommended Oxford buy into a portion of a nuclear power plant expansion, but sell those rights for the first 20 years.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Meet Newton High School's top 2008 seniors

 The three Newton County high schools bid farewell to their graduating seniors Saturday.

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


BOE approves tentative FY 2009 budget

 The Newton County Board of Education approved the operating budget for fiscal year 2009 at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.

May 23, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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