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Hoffman, Covington radio pioneer dies

In 1957 Bill Hoffman reached out to much of the Newton County community through the airwaves.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

SSEMC linemen to wear pink hardhats

Snapping Shoals EMC's linemen will be making a fashion statement and an effort to educate members and employees about breast cancer prevalence and early detection during the month of October.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Reuben Yearwood

Reuben Yearwood, age 79, of Covington, passed away September 30, 2014. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Mr. Yearwood loved his family dearly, and especially cherished his time spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Howard and Lovie (Chambers) Yearwood.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman

Ralph William "Bill" Hoffman passed away in his Covington home, September 30, 2014, at the age of 90. Mr. Hoffman was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where he also served as past chairman of the Board, Sunday School teacher and superintendent of the Intermediate Department.

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our Thoughts: Thanks

Covington has a history of having some outstanding fire chiefs run its fire departments.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts: Honor

Dr. William Dobbs was not only a good man and a great, caring doctor, but he was also an honorable politician. It was the right thing for the City of Covington to honor the memory of this respected man, just four months after his death.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Speech meet winners announced

Providence Christian School is proud to announce the winners of the second annual speech meet for the Upper School, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 25. The finalists and winners are listed as follows:

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General." She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Outdoor burn ban lifted

The statewide burn ban for Georgia is lifted as of Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Covington Fire Department.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NMC to host Billy Taylor Classic Golf Tournament

Registration is open for Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

GPC Newton Open House Oct. 18

Potential college students hoping to explore a new career path, learn about classes for their major, or find out about student clubs and organizations, can attend the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus open house Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Construction worker killed on I-20 on Saturday

A worker was killed at the construction zone of Interstate 20 westbound in Rockdale Saturday when a dump truck reportedly backed over him.

September 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Manners

It's become common for Newton County residents to see roads blocked off with filming equipment and tents set up hosting production company personnel, or to turn on their televisions and see the Covington Historic Courthouse or other familiar homegrown sights.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

GPC named Military Friendly School

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Perimeter College has earned the Military Friendly School designation from GI The label reflects the college's efforts to provide educational opportunities to U.S. veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list was released Sept. 23 and can be found at

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Cars of the Past come to Covington

Hot Rods will line the streets of the Covington Square once again, all in an effort to help Newton County children in need this Christmas.

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Mansion dreams

If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the Gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of Heaven.

March 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Newton County Tigers crowned King of the Diamond

CONYERS - The Newton County Tigers a 12 and under AAA travel baseball team won their first tournament of the 2008 season during the King of the Diamond USSSA World Series Qualifier on Sunday at Johnson Park.

March 21, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Newton High tennis sweeps Redan in region play

STONE MOUNTAIN - On Tuesday afternoon, the Newton High boys and girls varsity tennis teams made the trek to Redan High School to do battle with their Region 2-AAAAA rival.

March 21, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Young Harris spanks young Jaguars, 8-1

By Eric R. Wallace

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Newton Knights runner-up at King of Diamond tourney

CONYERS - The Newton Knights, an AA 11 and under travel baseball team from Covington, competed in the King of the Diamond tournament last weekend at Legion Field.

March 21, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Worldwide impresses at track championship

NEW YORK - D'Angelo Cherry (Mt. Zion High) of the Covington Worldwide Track Club won the 60 meter dash at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships Sunday.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

'This, too, shall pass'

Speaking before the East Metro Board of Realtors Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) spoke at length of the troubles facing the housing industry, saying "these are trying times."

March 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Two die in late afternoon wreck on County Road 213

Two people died in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on County Road 213, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Reward offered in connection with hit-and-run incident

The family of the pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run incident and a local bar are offering $1,200 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver, according to the victim's mother.

March 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Residents should expect stimulus checks in May

 Newton County residents have a big incentive to file their tax returns this year - doing so ensures they will receive a stimulus check from the federal government.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

BOE adopts new graduation requirements

 Members of the Newton County Board of Education listened to information about the new state graduation rule as presented by NCSS Director of High School Curriculum Kathy Reese at Tuesday night's board meeting.

March 21, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

BOC approves intergovernmental contract with Porterdale

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental contract with the city of Porterdale Tuesday night for the purchase of right-of-way necessary for intersection improvements at Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81.

March 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Five busted in motel raid

 Five people were arrested in a pre-dawn motel raid and charged with drug possession felonies after an accusation of sexual assault led police to their rooms on Tuesday, according to a Covington Police Department report.

March 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Lee A. Demerski

Lee A. Demerski, 83, of Covington, died March 17 after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Victor and Louise Sinico, Mrs. Demerski was born in Springfield, Mass. She attended West Springfield High School and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College as a licensed practical nurse. In 1979 she moved to Hollywood, Fla., and then to Covington in 1998.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Called to service at Pleasantview

 Minister Tammy Russell is the president of the welcome ministry at Pleasantview Baptist Church located at 302 Fincher Road in Covington.  

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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