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It’s alive!

After losing their first two Region 2-AAAAAA series against Lakeside and Tucker, it was vital for the Newton Rams baseball team to get a win in game three against Tucker, and not get swept. The sense of urgency was there for the Rams, and with Tucker leaving their game back in DeKalb County, it was a commanding victory for Newton 8-1 against the Tigers. In all actuality it was not a bad week for Newton baseball, though they lost the first two games of the series. Newton lost 4-3 in the first game on March 23, and lost the second ...

March 29, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Out Thoughts

Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a "D" or a "R" behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.

March 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Governor Deal gives cannabis oil green light

Local families living with seizure disorders welcomed Governor Nathan Deal's executive order this week greenlighting cannabis oil medical treatment in Georgia, but emphasized that they remain committed to in-state growing.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log; Mar.26

Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Newton unemployment rate dips in February

As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.

March 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Landfill: Executive Summary from Green Hill

Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia honors Vietnam veterans

Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: Election smearing

There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Columnists

County water issues remain “muddy”

Dear editor,

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Newton County Farm Bureau members attend GFB Day at Capitol

Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

NCFB hosts Chinese delegation

Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CovNews Digital: Summer Camp guide

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

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James Otis Ingram

Mr. James Otis Ingram died April 30. The son of the late Ms. Addie Harris and Mr. John Ingram, he was born in 1937. He was employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company until the 1990s. He was preceded in death by wife Ms. Sarah M. Dyer Ingram.

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Suzy Passarella

Suzy Passarella, 69, of Covington, died May 11. Mrs. Passarella was a beloved mother, daughter, partner and wife. She was an avid Braves fan since they were in Boston. Mrs. Passarella loved antiques and was a self-employed antique salesperson. She was loved by numerous friends and business acquaintances. Mrs. Passarella was preceded in death by parents Harry Edward and Gertrude Gan Wolfe and husband Joseph J. Passarella.

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Susie Gibbs Pitts

Mrs. Susie Gibbs Pitts "Dessie" died May 4 in Rockdale County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Otis (Ollie Bell Harris) Gibbs Sr., she was born in 1946 in Newton County. Mrs. Pitts was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from high school in 1966. She worked as a lab technician for 15 years at NEPCO and later worked at Covington Manor and Riverside Nursing Home. An excellent seamstress, Mrs. Pitts enjoyed sewing, restoring old furnishing and growing flowers. Mrs. Pitts had a sweet, quiet spirit and a wonderful sense of humor. She will be remembered for ...

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Deacon J.L. Sanders

Deacon J.L. Sanders died May 4 in Covington. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Luedella Palmer) Sanders, he was born in 1926 in Marion County. At an early age Mr. Sanders joined First Baptist Church of Junction City. He became an active member serving as deacon. He was raised and educated in Marion County. Although he never learned to read, he was a "written epistle of men" and could quote the Bible. He was an entrepreneur and you could never fool him about money. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in ...

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Robert James (Rob) White

Mr. Robert James (Rob) White died May 4. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tommy (Edna Mae Browning) White, he was born in 1951 in Covington. He joined Bethel Grove Baptist Church at an early age and began his education in the Newton County School system. Mr. White was a free spirit and fun loving person who cared deeply for his family and friends. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his nieces. He was preceded in death by parents, sister Ms. Lisa White and brother Mr. Phillip White.

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Democrats dislike current policies

The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for District 1 commissioner, the Rev. Willie Smith and Mark Patrick, have very different backgrounds, but they do share a dislike for certain county policies.

May 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Leaf Stone residents robbed Sat.

Armed robbers ambushed a group of Newton County residents late Saturday night, threatening them at gunpoint before making off with purses and computer equipment, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Sustainable fuel

About three years ago, Monroe resident Rick Huszagh became frustrated with the amount of money he was pouring in to buying diesel for his farm equipment and the lack of control he had over the prices that he paid for fuel. As a hay farmer, he spent a lot of time on tractors, which burned a lot of diesel.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Gresham hearing set for today

The Newton County Board of Elections met Monday to discuss the candidacy of Horace Don Gresham, who is running for the District 2 Board of Education seat.

May 14, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

BOC candidates criticize county zoning policy

A breakfast to meet the individuals running for the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning quickly turned into a forum for challenger candidates to criticize the county's planning and zoning procedures.

May 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Pair of stabbings reported this week

Heated arguments led to two separate stabbing incidents in Newton County, one involving a love triangle with a former inmate and a corrections officer.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Gresham hearing set for Wednesday

Online Exclusive

May 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Mother's Day storms pass through area

Newton County was spared major damage from the Mother's Day weekend storms that ripped through the state, though many residents were left without power for short periods and several trees were reported blocking roads.

May 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Georgia Pride ready to kick off season

Who said there isn't football in Georgia during the summer?

May 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Best wishes to Newton County's seniors

To quote the words of the great poet Robert Frost, "Nothing gold can stay."

May 11, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives

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