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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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Newton derails fourth-ranked Douglass, 45-42

Three (shot)...two (horn)...one (swish): Pandemonium.

January 18, 2008 | Bill Dolan | Archives


No. 1 North Carolina escapes Georgia Tech, 83-82

ATLANTA - When the top-ranked team in the country makes a trek to Alexander Memorial Coliseum, particularly in atypical snowy conditions, anything is bound to happen.

January 18, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


$200 reward offered in school firework incident

Newton High School officials are reportedly offering a $200 reward for the name of the prankster who set off two packs of firecrackers in a boy's restroom at the school last Wednesday.

January 18, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Eastside swimmers lap it up at UGA meet

The Eastside swim team placed 10th overall during the UGA Invitational on Saturday in Athens.

January 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Woman murdered at home on Lake Lucinda Drive

Only two weeks into the new year and local law enforcement officials are already investigating their second murder after a 43-year-old woman was shot early Wednesday morning in her home on Lake Lucinda Drive.

January 16, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


How to eat pizza without pain

The one thing I learned in taking an entire year of Italian in college is that I could take an entire year of a college-level course and not learn a thing, despite attending class sometimes and managing passing marks.

January 16, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Violinists come to Covington

The public is invited to attend a free special concert this Sunday evening with three of Atlanta's most renowned musicians at First Presbyterian Church of Covington.

January 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Vienna boys choir to sing in Newton

The Arts Association in Newton County will present a concert by the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Porter Hall on the campus of Newton High School.

January 16, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


'The Kite Runner'

Like the vast majority of book-to-movie adaptations, "The Kite Runner" is not as good as the novel. However, that does not mean it's not worth a trip to the movie theater. Much like the 2003 novel by Khaled Hosseini, the film is a real tear-jerker.

January 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


New bakery sweetens up Covington

A new bakery selling sweet treats and cakes for all occasions has opened up in downtown Covington.

January 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


From American history to student scheduling

Gene Gaillard, registrar at Newton High School, spends most of his day huddled in front of his computer surrounded by paper stacks of important student information.

January 16, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Johnnie M. Mann

Johnnie M. Mann, 74, of Covington, passed away Jan. 7. Surviving are daughters Karen Keidel, Sherry Day and Kathleen Mann; grandchildren CJ Yearwood, Janet Yearwood, Christine Day and Thomas Day; great-grandchildren Allison and Bradley Yearwood.

January 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


James Melford Williams

James Melford Williams, 84, of Covington, died Jan. 14. The son of the late Melford G. and Annie Moss Williams, he was a lifelong resident of Porterdale and Covington. Mr. Williams was a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater where he was awarded the Asiatic-pacific Company ribbon with Bronze Star and Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He worked at Tri-city Cleaners for a number of years and at Lithonia Lighting for 22 years at the time of his retirement. Mr. Williams loved the outdoors, especially ...

January 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Hutter challenges Varner for county chairman seat

County Chairman Aaron Varner will face competition at the polls this summer as he has drawn a challenger for the Republican nomination for chairman: local developer and businessman Ed Hutter.

January 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Alleged home arson plot ends in arrest

In one of the stranger crimes of the New Year, a Covington woman was arrested Monday after soliciting her friend to burn down her ex-boyfriend's home.

January 16, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


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