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Eastside tennis successful in shortened match with Alcovy

Rain kept the Eastside and Alcovy tennis teams from completing their intra-county match, but the Eagles showed their dominance during the time they were able ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSO welcomes new deputies

The 291st Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held its graduation March 24 at the Winder Community Center.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Unexpected strategies for fighting allergies

Wheezing and sneezing definitely is not the most invigorating way of getting through the day.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Lewis Henry Carter

Lewis Henry Carter, age 76 of McDonough, died Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born in Hollywood, Florida to the late Mavis Davis and Lewis ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for ...

March 26, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion


H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Katherine E. Holahan

Katherine Engleert Holahan, 89, of North Pointe Assisted Living died Jan. 20 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew John Englert and Helen C. Englert. Mrs. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was a member of the Hilltoppers and the Women's Club. She was a homemaker and for many years a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are husband Joseph Myles Holahan Jr. of Anderson, S.C., children Christine Turner of Charleston, S.C., Cathleen LaFave and husband Jim of Hickory ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


My first week as chair

Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive in head first. My first week as chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners was a lot like diving in head first. There is so much to learn, so many names to remember and don't even mention the acronyms.

Everyone tells me that soon I will be speaking in this foreign language and even know what it means. I have become reacquainted with old friends, met many new ones and have reinforced my faith in the Newton County employees.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OPINION


Katherine E. Holahan

Katherine Engleert Holahan, 89, of North Pointe Assisted Living died Jan. 20 at AnMed health Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew John Englert and Helen C. Englert. Mrs. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was a member of the Hilltoppers and the Women's Club. She was a homemaker and for many years a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Obama signs order to close Guantanamo in a year

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama began overhauling U.S. treatment of terror suspects Thursday, signing orders to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, shut down secret overseas CIA prisons, review military war crimes trials and ban the harshest interrogation methods.

January 22, 2009 | By Ben Feller Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Howard L. Manning

Howard L. Manning, of Covington, died January 22, 2009, at Abbey Hospice, at the age of 86. Son of the late Posey C. and Frances A. Wimmer Manning, he was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church, where he volunteered to keep the church and cemetery grounds for over 30 years. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1945, where he served in World War II on Okinawa, ferrying troops and supplies to the beach from supply and troop ships and after WWII, served in China. Mr. Manning retired as concrete construction foreman for Ballinger Paving Co. in Greenville ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Bertrice Moseley

Bertrice Moseley, age 95, of Covington, passed away January 20, 2009. Born in Ft. Valley, Ga. April 16, 1913 to the late Will Buck Pearson and Clara Jo Slappey Pearson, she was a member of Covington First Baptist Church. Bert loved her 9-Hole Golf Group at Fieldstone Country Club in Conyers, where she played until she was 93 years old. She also loved her "Bridge" friends and her "Lunch Bunch" friends who were most dear to her. She is preceded in death by her former husbands George H. Braswell and A. Ray Jones, daughter Jo Ann Barber of Duluth, sister ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ga. unemployment rate hits 8.1 percent in December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate shot to 8.1 percent in December, the highest rate reported since March 1983.

January 22, 2009 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Obama institutes ethics rules, freezes salaries

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's first public act in office Wednesday was to institute new limits on lobbyists in his White House and to freeze the salaries of high-paid aides, in a nod to the country's economic turmoil.

January 21, 2009 | Jennifer Lovin Associated Press White House Correspondent | AP Top Stories


Lee Glow

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Two honored with 'I Have a Dream' Award

Making a dream reality: The 2009 MLK Jr. award winners were presented their awards Sunday afternoon at Porter Memorial Hall at Newton High School. Doug Bolton of Hands on Newton, left, and the Rev. Willie J. Smith of the Newton County Ministers' Union both received the I Have A Dream Award, created in 1987. Billy 'BC' Crowell was the first winner of the newly created MLK Trailblazer Award for his years of service to the community. All honorees are selected by a nominating committee. The awards were presented as part of celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 80th birthday ...

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Buy Local... Angela Miller-Keller Williams Real Estate

Realtor Angela Miller has 15 years of experience in the real estate business.

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Newton performers share stage on charity recording

 Three Newton County artists join 16 other performers for "An Appalachian Musical Revival: Live at the Ringgold Depot" with the purpose of encouraging youth in traditional music of Appalachia.

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | ENTERTAINMENT


Kennedy, Byrd taken from inaugural luncheon

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., battling a brain tumor, became ill at a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama on Tuesday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

January 20, 2009 | The Associated Press | LOCAL


A view from the house

Our first week of session revolved around legislative rituals. Tasks like electing the Speaker and other House officials for the 2009/2010 term, adopting rules for our chamber to operate by, and holding a joint session with the Senate to hear Gov. Perdue's state of the state address were at the top of the agenda.

This time was a bit different for me, since I had the honor of serving on the Governor's escort into the House chamber. In any case, while these activities seem a bit time-consuming, they are vitally important to maintaining a society based on ...

January 20, 2009 | Rep. Doug Holt | OPINION


Porterdale paradox

By now, we should not be surprised by the goings on at Porterdale City Council meetings. At Jan. 13's work session City Manager Tom Fox warned the council about future budget shortfalls if more expenses were not cut or if revenue did not increase. He further pointed out to the council that the 2010 shortfall was the equivalent of the salaries of five full-time employees.

After all of that doom and gloom, plus much more, the council told Fox to put merit raises for eight city employees on the consent agenda for the February meeting.

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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