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Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Three Newton County deputies graduate from Georgia Public Safety Training Center

The 286th Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held their graduation on June 10 at the Winder Community Center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Emily LaRue Hopkins

Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Video: BOC discusses Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to clarify the wording of administrative services regarding the Nelson Heights Community Center's administrative services ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Thanks-Living

How would you fill in the following sentence? "This past week I have been most concerned about _____________." Most of us have been wrapped up in our own worlds, worrying about food, clothes, cars, housing, or insurance. We have spent 40 or more hours paying for such things, ten or more hours commuting to and from our jobs. We have spent numerous hours cooking, cleaning, doing yard work and laundry. All important things - but our lives too easily become consumed by all of this worldly stuff.

November 10, 2008 | the Rev. Foley Beach Holy Cross Anglican Church | Pulpit Notes


This little lamb went to college...

At first glance, she's an ordinary second grader.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | News Columnists


Crazy campaign coverage

Wow! If you aren't saturated with news of the presidential campaign, you've been living in a cave. TV coverage (as well as print) really took off after the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire drew great interest and big ratings. That's not to say TV news nets (broadcast and cable) were not prepared to cover this election, but the amount of air-time devoted to the campaigns is directly related to the viewers' interest. Truth be told, these news organizations are primarily businesses always looking to improve ratings because ad revenues are directly related to ratings. So ...

November 10, 2008 | Bob Furnad Guest columnist | OPINION


Community input wanted for naming of new elementary school

 With construction of a new elementary school well under way on Kirkland Road, the Newton County Board of Education is requesting community input for naming the school, which is scheduled to open in 2009.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


SEPTEMBER Students of the Month

EAST NEWTON

East Newton Elementary School announces students of the month for September.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


AUGUST Students of the Month

WEST NEWTON

West Newton Elementary announces its students of the month for August.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Honor Rolls

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Letter to the editor... The Golden Calf

Dear Editor: I had lunch with a pastor friend of mine from Walton County whom I had not seen since we moved to Covington almost two-and-a-half years ago. He told me of a sermon he preached recently. The Bible story on which it was based is found in Exodus.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter to the editor... Respect my rights

Dear Editor: During this election year, I have often been overwhelmed with a sense of pride and gratitude at being an American. I was born here - I didn't have to make the difficult choice of leaving country and kin and have to resettle in a new place. I have even had the good fortune of living in the same area for over 30 years.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts... Gang awareness

Papers in the West, notably in Arizona and California, have seen and reported on the terrible effect gangs have on a community's children and elderly.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Support our troops

This year as we settle in to celebrate the holidays, we need to be thankful and mindful of our men and women who are in harm's way in far-flung corners of our Earth, defending our right to enjoy this time with our families.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Lenton Nolley

Mr. Lenton Nolley died Oct. 19 in Newton County. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett (Minnie Benton) Nolley Sr., he was born in Jasper County in 1920. he was raised and educated in Jasper County. His family moved to Newton County in 1941. He married Ms. Ruby Wingfield, who preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Ms. Ella Ruth Foster. He joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church as a young adult. Mr. Nolley worked at Georgia Highway Express Inc. for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was an excellent craftsman and enjoyed traveling and gardening ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The American flag

 Last month, a group of local business and school leaders and Social Circle High School students witnessed a retirement ceremony for an American flag that had flown over the campus. The Redskins Battalion of JROTC, under the leadership of Major Mark Robinson and SSG Michael Marchese, conducted this educational ceremony, providing a lesson in patriotism and flag etiquette.

November 08, 2008 | Bettye Ray, Guest Columnist | News Columnists


Turning out to support the troops

In honor of those who have served and who are serving in the U.S. armed forces, Operation Sandbox and American Legion members have partnered to present a Support Our Troops Bike Ride and Festival Saturday.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Outdoors Events


Goodnight Moon

Both adults and children who have adored the classic children's book for generations will love the warmth and wonder of "Goodnight Moon," a one-hour live musical now playing at the Alliance Children's Theater.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Family Events


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