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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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Janice Hazel Thomas

Mrs. Janice Hazel Thomas, 65, of Conyers, died Dec. 16 at DeKalb Medical Center. The daughter of the late James Alexander Costley and Gladys Cover Costley, she was born in 1941 in Porterdale. Mrs. Thomas was the plant manager for Cellofoam where she worked for 40 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith, loved life and was an inspiration to many people. Mrs. Thomas especially loved her dog Sammy Sammy. She was preceded in death by husband Randell Eugene Thomas.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Civic center to be a Hilton DoubleTree

The city council, short two members Monday night: Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams and Councilman Roger Tingler, unanimously gave its support to the execution of a document by Newton County Chairman Aaron Varner authorizing Riley to spend $242,500 on architect fees and contract fees for the project's schematic design and drawings.

December 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


City council approves six-month budget

 The Covington City Council approved the city's first and only six-month budget at their Monday night city council meeting.

December 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Three kidnapped in alleged home invasion

Newton County Sheriff's investigators are on the lookout for a man who reportedly kidnapped two women and a small child last Tuesday.

December 19, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


More teachers nationally board certified

Earlier this month, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced the largest one-year gain of educators achieving National Board Certification since its inception.

December 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


More teachers nationally board certified

Earlier this month, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced the largest one-year gain of educators achieving National Board Certification since its inception.

December 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Newton at Union Grove

MCDONOUGH - The 15-point lead dwindled until it disappeared. Union Grove couldn't miss. The gym was rocking.

December 16, 2007 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives


Jeanne Evans

Jeanne Evans, 67, of Covington, died Dec. 13 at Abbey Hospice. She was a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist church, loved sewing and crafts and was an avid reader. Mrs. Evans was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by parents James Lewis Alexander Sr., and Inez Kitchens Norton and great-granddaughter Angelina Snow.

December 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Petrino is off to yet another glorified pigsty

Bobby Petrino is a sellout.

December 16, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


John S. Wright

Major John Sharpe Wright, USAF (Ret.), 85, of Oxford, died Nov. 28. The son of the late Felix H. Wright Sr. and Verda Crawford Wright, he was born in 1924 in Newton County. He was preceded in death by wife of 53 years Barbara Dahl Wright.

December 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Dacula able to cage Eagles on the hardwood

DACULA - On Friday, the Eastside boys and girls basketball teams were swept by host Dacula in region action.

December 16, 2007 | Ryan Zontek | Archives


First phase of Stanton Springs parkway nearing completion

The first phase of construction of the parkway leading into Stanton Springs is nearing completion. With its completion, officials say they are being contacted by an increasing number of prospects interested in locating to the industrial park.

December 16, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Another thing about funerals

When I was young, funerals were somber occasions which affected me only sporadically. I guess that was a normal thing, for young folks don't lose too many friends if nature runs her normal course.

December 16, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Another thing about funerals

When I was young, funerals were somber occasions which affected me only sporadically. I guess that was a normal thing, for young folks don't lose too many friends if nature runs her normal course.

December 16, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Loganville at Alcovy

The undefeated Loganville Red Devils arrived at Alcovy High School on Friday night looking to extend their perfect season one more game.

December 16, 2007 | Brian Harper | Archives


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