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Newton soccer splits in region finale

Rockdale's girls soccer had no shot at making the state playoffs Wednesday but that didn't stop them from closing out the season with a 1-0 (3-1) win in penalty kicks over rival Newton.

April 23, 2014 | Josh Briggs | Newton

Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside

Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS

Search on for missing Newton man

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside

No gazebo for now

The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

April 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Election

Sam B. Hay, Jr. into GCA Hall of Fame

The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Happy Easter

Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Several recent drug arrests made locally

Local law enforcement has recently been cracking down on drugs in the county making several arrests for a variety of drug related offences.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Community meeting focuses on growth

Approximately 200 people ignored the dire warnings of inclement weather to attend the first in a series of community meetings to address county growth issues at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex Saturday morning.

January 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Team Depot lends a helping hand

Most of the time, if a customer needs assistance in a Home Depot store a friendly sales associate is more than happy to assist a customer find something.

January 23, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Hayden Michael Williams

Brad and Kristi Williams of Covington announce the birth of Hayden Michael Williams on Dec. 15 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 18 inches long.

January 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Growing school leadership

The Newton County School System needs more experienced leaders according to central office administrators.

January 20, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Give the ball to Herschel

The scene: A track met at a school in Wrightsville, Georgia, about 100 miles south of Athens, and sixty miles east of Macon. The scorching Georgia sun blazed the field; runners were poised for the one-mile race. The gun was fired, and they were on their way. One of them was a black boy, a sixth-grader, who dreamed of being an athlete - perhaps a basketball player or a track star, like his two older brothers. But a timidity kept him from making the first step. Now, at last, he had his chance.

January 20, 2008 | Clifford Brewton | Archives

Community service

Not long ago I couldn't help but notice some additions to the downtown Covington area. Near the town square, at corners featuring pedestrian crosswalks but lacking traffic signals, spiffy new signs have sprouted in the middle of the street. These signs are rectangular in shape, appear as little columns in the center of the street, are bright yellow and white and feature a miniature STOP sign near the top of the column.

January 20, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pittman of Bryan-College Station, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Elizabeth Pittman to Adam Scott Anthony of Bryan-College Station, son of Mrs. Lisa Anthony of Bryan, Texas.

January 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Cheyenne Elizabeth Terrell

Katy and Dean Terrell of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Cheyenne Elizabeth on Dec. 20 at Rockdale Birth Center. She weighed 7 pounds 3.4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

January 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Math wizard

Most students don't think math is a very exciting subject - but when Mike Byster works a problem, kids laugh and shout.

January 20, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Morris A. Fincher

Morris A. Fincher, 60, of Covington, died Jan. 17 at heartland Hospice. The son of the late Morris B. Fincher, he loved to garden and do yard work.

January 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

John Douglas, Doug Holt both seeking re-lection in 2008

Both State Sen. John Douglas (R-District 17) and State Rep. Doug Holt (R-District 112) will be running for re-election.

January 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Jay's Recycling still operating?

Despite an order by the Newton County Superior Court to cease its operation, a scrap metal yard on Roseberry Road appears to still be in business.

January 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Boy struck by school bus

A 9-year-old boy was struck by a school bus on Plum Orchard Drive while on his way to school early Friday morning.

January 20, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Ezell throws hat into county sheriff's race

The Democratic Party has its first candidate for Newton County Sheriff after Lt. Ezell Brown officially announced his intentions to run for the soon to be vacated position.

January 20, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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