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Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm ...

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man robs Chevron gas station in Covington

An armed robbery occurred at the Almon Road Chevron Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

August 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Newton County

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Lloyd Kerr, Newton County Manager.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Phil Johnson, seller’s agent

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Philip Johnson, agent to Neely Farms Family.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 39, Covington, August 14, aggravated assault

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and ...

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Hwy. 162 property contract

Dear Editor,

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Ben Masdon

Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. "Ben the Barber on the Square", as he was affectionately known, was a master barber ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Louise Kelley Boss

Louise Kelley Boss, 89, of Covington, passed away August 13, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927, in Molena to the late Floyd and Gaudie ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Partners in Education

Dear Editor,

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


Newton County Jail Log: August 10

James Robert Aldridge, 54, Garden City, August 9, back for court

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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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


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


Matter of time

Newton joined the party Saturday night as they picked up their first win of the season with a 22-15 victory over McIntosh at Sharp Stadium.

September 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Two up, two down

Eastside came into Friday night's game against Alcovy looking to pick up its first win against a county opponent while improving to 2-0 on the season. Mission accomplished.

September 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Harvests at home and abroad

When the Rev. Richard Culpepper accepted the position as senior pastor to Harvest Baptist Church in May 2002 there were only a handful of worshipers present for Sunday morning service. Today, attendance averages 250. Through Impact Discipleship, the church began to grow exponentially as they mentored people one at a time and in small groups.

September 05, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


The proper way to vote

Let's get political. Now that introduction probably piqued either your interest or your ire. What in the world does politics have to do with a religious column? The Bible answers that question when it records, "Doing what is right makes a nation great, but sin will bring disgrace to any people" (Proverbs 14:34, NCV).

September 05, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Accountable Stewardship

A steward is a responsible, trusted person who manages or oversees that which belongs to someone else. Spiritually speaking, each of us is called to be responsible stewards.

September 05, 2008 | the Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives


God offers comfort to all

"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ" 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NLT).

September 05, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


NCSO employees head to hurricane-ravaged area

Four local deputies headed off to Louisiana yesterday for a mutual aid stint of up to two weeks to help fellow law enforcement officers with post-hurricane support.

September 05, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Eliza Mae Coleman Turk

Eliza Mae Coleman Turk

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Rash of school crimes reported

 A month into the school year and students seem to have had plenty of time to nurse grudges and get into other kinds of trouble, as manifested by a string of recent fights, altercations and criminal activity on school grounds throughout Newton County.

September 05, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Connecting with nature

Congressman Jim Marshall dropped by Covington Tuesday to give a booster speech to the Friends of Newton Parks, which is raising funds for Chimney Park, a handicapped-accessible park to be built behind the Newton County Library.

September 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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