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Crash on I-20 eastbound near exit 80

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near Exit 80 in Rockdale County Sunday afternoon left a car on the median and traffic backed up. First ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington fire fighter leaving for higher calling

If you were to ask a room of firefighters why they chose their dangerous profession, the majority would give you the same answer: They were ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Sharon Degonia: Give John Douglas a second chance

Dear editor,

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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


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BOC approves $55.1 million FY'09 budget

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved the county's $55.1 million Fiscal Year 2009 budget at its Tuesday night meeting. The board also voted to keep the same millage rate for county operations as last year - 9.73.

June 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


BOE changes district honor grad policy

The Board of Education finally approved a revised section in the Program Planning Guide for 2008-2009, concerning the designation of honor graduates.

June 20, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Sheriff's candidates have another chance to speak

More than 100 people turned out Wednesday evening to hear the sheriff's candidates speak at the second forum of the week, which was taped at the Turner Lake complex for broadcast on a local cable channel.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Post 77 drops doubleheader to Loganville

CONYERS - The Conyers Post 77 American Legion baseball team could not overcome a tirade of hits administered by Loganville Post 233 in doubleheader play Monday, losing both games, 15-6 and 12-3.

June 20, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Carter transfers to Memphis

One's loss is another's gain.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Hensley named new Rams coach

The search is over for the next Newton High baseball head coach.

June 20, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Outlook not so good for the disabled Braves

After a decade of ruling the National League East, the Braves have spent what seems like an eternity watching the postseason from home.

June 20, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Operation Falcon nets more than 100 local arrests

Approximately 100 people were arrested in Newton County last week as part of the fifth annual state-wide sweep, led by the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement agencies, for people wanted for felonies and outstanding warrants.

June 20, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teen found guilty in Ricks murder

After four hours of deliberation on Wednesday evening, a jury unanimously declared a Newton County teen guilty of murder for the 2007 shooting death of Kawasikis Ricks during a botched armed robbery.

June 19, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


A great-grand pair looks ahead

Emily Grace came sweeping into our house in her little pink basket Sunday to inspect her great-grandparents for the first time. She must have given Reny and me high marks. She giggled and smiled during most of the visit. She only made a face and cried when bottle time ticked around.

June 18, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Making a new home

Moving has always been pretty easy for me.

June 18, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives


Chimney park moving along

Dear Editor: Just home from a trip to beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland, I feel a renewed belief in the need for and value of parks and green space in four community and an enthusiastic commitment to seeing Chimney Park funded and built in a timely manner.

June 18, 2008 | Barbara Morgan | Archives


Bear Creek essential for future

Formulating smart plans for the future is an essential duty of local governments.

June 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Anticipation builds for Dixie Boys World Series

The 2008 Little League regular season ended last week at City Pond, with postseason slated for July.

June 18, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Please spare me the agony of the NBA finals

I can't take it anymore.

June 18, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


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