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James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Emily LaRue Hopkins

Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Video: BOC discusses Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to clarify the wording of administrative services regarding the Nelson Heights Community Center's administrative services ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Logan Elane Davis

Logan Elane Davis, 18, of Newborn passed away June 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Judy (Cofield) Breedlove.

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Register before July 1 for one or more of five music and dance programs offered for the 2016 through 2017 year and the Newton County ...

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) charged a 16-year-old Covington youth with murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo of Covington.

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Greg Hickman

Raymond Gregory "Greg" Hickman, 66 of Monroe, died on June 18, 2016. Greg was born in Tifton on June 30, 1949, to the late Marguerite ...

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Colonel Cob corn maze rises again

With the fall season come many annual delights - cooling weather, football season, pumpkins and now, corn mazes.

September 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Eagles pound Jackson County 13-1

Eastside extended its season-long winning streak to eight Tuesday with a 13-1 thumping of Jackson County in four innings.

September 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Literacy Festival returns to the square

The Learning Center and Main Street Covington will co-sponsor the fifth annual Literacy Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 13 on the square.

September 08, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Oxford loses grant, approves hiring grant writer

Oxford will have to wait at least another year to move forward on a state mandate to replace old water lines after being passed over for a state grant, the city council announced Monday.

September 08, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Covington man wins $1 million in lotto

Newton County found itself with a new millionaire when a Covington man won a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Aug. 25.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lady Tigers move to 3-0 in region

The Alcovy softball team had one of their more solid performances Thursday in a five-inning 9-0 run-ruled victory over Region 4-AAAA foe Dutchtown at Tiger Field.

September 07, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Burke-Chambers

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Fuller announce the engagement of their daughter Alanna Marie Burke of Covington to Kenneth Daniel Chambers, son of Mr. Gary Chambers and Mrs. Vicky Savage of Covington.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Justin Levi Adams

Justin and Tiffany Adams of Covington announce the birth of their son Justin Levi Adams July 31 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Andrew Levi Harris

Jennifer Brown and Travis Harris of Covington announce the birth of their son Andrew Levi Harris at Newton Medical Center July 26. He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Metal scavangers caught with stolen storm grates

A Porterdale man was arrested and charged with theft by receiving after he was found with a truck full of storm grates taken from the Porterdale Mill Lofts and other items, according to a Porterdale Police Department report.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Johnny "Smoke" Andrew Johnson

Mr. Johnny "Smoke" Andrew Johnson, 51, died Sept. 2. Son of the late Charlie Maw Johnson Cosby and Rufus Allen, he was born April 25, 1957. He was raised by his loving step-father the late Mr. Willie Scott Cosby. His spiritual guidance was received at the New Hope Baptist Church from a very young age. He attended Newton County Public Schools. In 1977, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1980. A very hard worker, Johnny was employed by Golden State Foods and the Jet Corp until his health declined. In the late 1980's ...

September 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Local wins $1 million in lottery

 Newton County found itself with a new millionaire after a Covington man won a Georgia Lottery scratch-off game.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teen shot in foot, no memory of shooter

Shots rang out in two separate incidents where Newton County residents were suspiciously injured by bullet wounds, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office reports.

September 07, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


New senior planner busy with city work

Michelle Larsen, the city of Covington's new senior planner, has some ambitious goals for the city. Among her goals is finding a way to maintain the city's Southern charm amidst a wave of economic development.

September 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Here be dragons

When I first moved to the area two years ago, one of the first things I did was to attend Dragon*Con, one of the country's largest science fiction and fantasy conventions. This year was my third attending 'the con' and it was the best one yet.

September 07, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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