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Q&A with Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey

What are you looking forward to most for the 2015-16 school year?

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Larry McSwain: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear editor,

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club of Covington recently made a donation to the Community Food Bank Pantry serving citizens of Newton County, presenting Rev. Billy Wade with a ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


FFA-FCCLA Center hosts 3rd Annual Udder Mud Run

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center will host the Udder Mud Run on Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate ...

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


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Emily Gates Gunn

Mrs. Emily Gates Gunn, 71, a live-long resident of Covington, died June 30. The daughter of the late Joseph Marvin Gates and Evelyn Wheeler Gates, she was born in Newton County in 1936. Mrs. Gunn was a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church and retired from Steele Jones Insurance Agency where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by husband Mr. Thomas "Pete" Gunn, brothers Joseph Marvin Gates Jr. and James Harold Gates and sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jesse Henderson.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Michael Christopher West

Mr. Michael Christopher West, 42, Blairsville, passed away suddenly June 26. The son of Robert M. West and Linda Gunter West he was born in 1965 in Fulton County. Mr. West was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had lived in Blairsville since 2003, moving from Conyers. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Coach West was a teacher at Union County High School and Union County High School coach for girls basketball and head coach of boys soccer.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Our thoughts...

With gas at $4 a gallon, the Newton County Board of Commissioners should take swift action to bring what relief it can to county residents - namely by applying for an available federal grant that would provide funding for the beginning of a mass-transit system in the county.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Times have changed since '63

I was out the other day walking my dogs and watching a beautiful sunset in good ole' Social Circle. It occurred to me, as they were walking me, that I was huffing and puffing more than usual. Then it hit me. I finally realized that I am now 61 years old. A fact that I have kept suppressed for years.

July 02, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Is Mack back?

Could Vernon Jones be the next Mack Mattingly?

July 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Newton hoopsters end summer 21-4

For the Newton High basketball squad, the summer season came to an end Saturday.

July 02, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives


Amazing race

On Saturday morning, the annual Covington Project Adventure Kids Raft Race was held at Rainbow Lake, proving to be yet another success.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lee reflects on record-breaking freshman season

By Grady Steele

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tigers hosting second trail run

The second annual "Run with the Tigers" trail race will be held Saturday, July 26 on the Alcovy High cross country course.

July 02, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Oaks Course rolls out green carpet for junior golfers

By Jason Coffin

July 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Red, white and musical

Every year the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country's independence. Throughout Newton County, officials have two days packed with activities for the entire family.

July 02, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Robot Love

In the grand tradition of making movies with cute, anthropomorphic robots - a la "Short Circuit" and "Star Wars" (if you can call a handful of movies a tradition) - "WALL-E," Pixar's latest creation under its contract to Disney, is a definite crowd pleaser, with plenty of Pixar's trademark wit and storytelling heart.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Precautions can prevent holiday accidents

The Fourth of July is a highpoint of summer, with parades, picnics, cookouts with friends and family and, of course, lots of fireworks.

July 02, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Cheers and tutus

For mothers who are at their wits end when it comes to finding both attractive and affordable ballet apparel and cheer wear for their daughters, your prayers have been answered.

July 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Form-based ordinance approved

After two years of study and revising, the Covington City Council approved a new form-based ordinance, which officials hope will guide more smart growth and mixed-use developments to the city in the future.

July 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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