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NMC hosts uniform, scrubs sale

Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Uniforms & Scrubs Sale Monday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon.

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


It’s SSEMC meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing, information sought

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington woman arrested in prostitution sting

Conyers police are turning their sights to deterring prostitutes, instead of just johns, from coming to Conyers with a recent undercover sting that arrested two women for prostitution and one man for drug possession.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Social Circle activities

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Be fair and impartial

There was an unfortunate incident in our community last week where a man for reasons unknown at this time was seen in a quiet community wielding a sword of some type, harassing passing cars and trash cans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Snapping Shoals meeting time

About 1,357 Snapping Shoals EMC members turned out for the 76th annual shareholders' meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park Thursday, July 24.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington teen missing

Fourteen-year-old Jordan Aaron has been reported missing to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts on recent local news items

The Covington City Council voted this past week to add a code officer to its staff. The city currently has only one officer.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Explorers, Post #222 excel again

Eighteen of the 26 members of the Covington Police Explorers traveled to Savannah and competed in six events during Summerfest.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Letter from J. Virgil Costley

Dear editor,

July 24, 2014 | J. Virgil Costley | Letters


Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Live: 2014 Primary runoff results

Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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Rocky Plains' musical Matt

Usually a room plastered with posters of The Beatles, Miles Davis and Stevie Ray Vaughn can be found in the interior in a college dorm, but the scene can also be found in the music room at Rocky Plains Elementary School.

February 27, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Biscuit time

Commuters driving through Jersey on their way to Social Circle and Covington will have a reason to stop for a bit once The Biscuit Factory begins serving breakfast sandwiches.

February 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Stanley Walker Harris

Stanley Walker Harris, 61, lifelong resident of Newton County and president of Walker Harris Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep since 1969, died Feb. 23. He was a 1965 graduate of Newton County High School, where he was a member of the basketball team which won the State Championship and was selected as an All-State Basketball Player. Mr. Harris also played basketball at Middle Georgia College for two years before graduating in 1967. He was a 1969 graduate of the University of Georgia. Mr. Harris was a member and former president of the Covington Rotary Club, a past member of the Board of Trustees of ...

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Tony McClure

Donald Anthony "Tony" McClure, 66, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 23 at Cox Dunbar Family Car Home. Mr. McClure was a native of Covington and a graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church. Mr. McClure was a Duke of Paducah, a Kentucky colonel and a professor at Paducah Community College from 1974 to 2000. While at Paducah Community College, he served as athletic director, girls and boys basketball coach and was named Men's Basketball Coach of the Year in the Seventh Region in 1986. He was preceded in death by ...

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Robert McCormick Smith Sr.

Mr. Robert McCormick Smith Sr. of Covington died Feb. 22 at Rockdale Medical Center. The son of the late Winton Bradley Smith and Minnie Godard Smith, he was born in 1938 in Fulton County. Mr. Smith was a longtime resident of Conyers and a self-employed truck driver, a job he enjoyed. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was a Mason and Shriner. He was preceded in death by parents and son Robert McCormick Smith Jr.

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Waymon Lee Stapp Sr.

Waymon Lee Stapp Sr., 57, of Covington, died Feb. 24. A lifelong resident of Newton County, he was a self-employed carpenter for over 40 years and a man who enjoyed life's simple pleasures. Mr. Stapp enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling, yard

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Local business leader Harris dead at age 61

Remembered for his leadership and keen sense of sportsmanship, Stanley Walker Harris, former president of Walker Harris Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, died Saturday at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer.

February 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Dynamite discovered in with scrap metal

A local scrap metal yard got more bang for their buck than they expected on Monday.

February 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A true Cinderella story

Cinderella was the belle of the ball with a little help from a few dedicated volunteers.

February 27, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Girl whips out butcher knife in middle school fight

Three middle-school-aged Covington girls were charged in a fight where one girl wielded a butcher knife, according to a report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

February 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


No split for Alcovy Judicial Circuit

It now appears likely that rather than split the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Gov. Sonny Perdue will approve a fifth judge for the circuit instead.

February 27, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Newton Knights win first tournament

MCDONOUGH - The Newton Knights, a newly organized 11 and under travel baseball team, were crowned champions Sunday during the first annual USSSA "Let's Get It Started"11 U AA boy's baseball tournament at Heritage Park.

February 27, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Edwards wins duel in Auto Club 500

By Mike Harris

February 27, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Wrestling: Eastside captures state title

DULUTH - After a disappointing finish at the Class AAAA State Duel Tournament last month in Macon and finishing as state tradition runners-up the year before, Eastside finally captured Newton County's first-ever traditional state wrestling title.

February 27, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Doin' the mess around

The music of Ray Charles, a favorite son of Georgia, reached a younger generation with the 2004 film release of "Ray" starring Jaime Foxx.

February 24, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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