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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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Matthew F. Boss

Mr. Matthew "Matt" F. Boss, 53, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Dec. 27. The son of the late George F. Boss Jr. and the late Jacqueline Milford Boss Parham, he was born in Fulton County in 1954. Boss was a member of Landmark Baptist Church and had worked for several years for the Newton County Fire Department and more recently at Newton Federal Savings and Loan. His parents and his daughter, Christy Boss, and stepfather, Fonda Parham preceded him in death.

January 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Bloody good time

In Tim Burton's awesomely creepy masterpiece "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Johnny Depp gives his best performance since we were first introduced to Captain Jack Sparrow.

January 01, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

THP Graphics CEO meets with Lt. Governor

At an early December manufacturer's roundtable brought together by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle in Atlanta, the high cost of health care, energy taxes and green energy possibilities all weighed heavy on the minds of Georgia manufactures.

January 01, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

'Bigger' media isn't better

On December 18, the Federal Communications Commission voted by a 3-2 vote to loosen regulations to allow more media consolidation.

January 01, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

General Mills plant manager moves on

Originally from Illinois, Cindy Hultine has lived all over the country working for General Mills.

January 01, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Robert (Bob) Allen Corley Sr.

Robert (Bob) Allen Corley Sr., 70, died Dec. 25 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Herbert (Ruth Allen) Corley, he was born in Newton County. He graduated from Newton County High School, Young Harris College and Georgia Southern College. He was an avid duplicate bridge player and was the owner of Alken Moving and Storage in Savannah for 30 years before he retired.

January 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Kathleen C. Gregg

Mrs. Kathleen C. Gregg, 83, of Covington, died Dec. 28 at Riverside Healthcare Center. The daughter of the late Estil and Hattie Mae Lowe Crist, she was born in West Virginia. Mrs. Gregg was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and traveling to West Virginia. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Mrs. Gregg is preceded in death by husband Clark Gregg; daughter-in-law Sandra Gregg and brothers James Crist and Jack Crist.

January 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Stricter water laws to come?

With the drought foremost on the minds of many government officials and planning experts across the state some individuals, including residents in Newton County, are advocating the adoption of a water conservation plan to guide the area both in times of rain and in times of drought.

January 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

New burger on the block

First-time customers at The Squeeze Inn can't help but widen their eyes the first time they see the restaurant's famous Squeeze With Cheese.

January 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

New year's resolutions

How was your Christmas? Or, perhaps I should ask, how is your Christmas, still? The Christmas marketing season began way back before Thanksgiving this year, and the post-holiday sales and returns are furiously underway even now. By my poor reckoning, that makes fully a quarter of the calendar year - or the fiscal year depending on your point of view - designated in the United States as "the Christmas season."

December 30, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives

STDs stalk older singles as well

Sex without condom use is unsafe at any age, but many seniors haven't gotten the message.

December 30, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives

Common goals

December 30, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

The price of growth

From nine homicides to three life sentences to one drug task force disbanded, 2007 was a record year for law enforcement in Newton County. As the county continued to grow, the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department and the Newton County District Attorney's Office were forced to handle an increased number of major cases while coping with budgetary concerns.

December 30, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

2007 year of change for county schools

Steadily growing by more than a 1,000 students a year for several years, new enrollment in Newton County Schools in 2007 was actually lower than the previous year.

December 30, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Ring in the new year

If you don't want to drive all the way into Atlanta for the annual Peach Drop or other New Year's parties, there are plenty of local low-key, rockin' or religious celebrations for anyone and everyone.

December 30, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

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