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Covington fire fighter leaving for higher calling

If you were to ask a room of firefighters why they chose their dangerous profession, the majority would give you the same answer: They were ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Sharon Degonia: Give John Douglas a second chance

Dear editor,

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Q&A with Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey

What are you looking forward to most for the 2015-16 school year?

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Larry McSwain: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear editor,

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club of Covington recently made a donation to the Community Food Bank Pantry serving citizens of Newton County, presenting Rev. Billy Wade with a ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

FFA-FCCLA Center hosts 3rd Annual Udder Mud Run

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center will host the Udder Mud Run on Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Expressing God's word in writing about struggles

 Marion Bond West and Julie Garmon are inspirational Christian authors who have come face-to-face with life's toughest problems. Mother and daughter willingly unveil the most intimate details of their lives for one common purpose - to glorify God and to show their readers there is peace, hope and healing through God's word in any difficulty.

June 06, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

Safety of the shepherd

 "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all ...

June 06, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Art camps hit the square

 School's out for the summer and children are full of energy. Summer camps are in full swing and activities around Covington are heating up with the weather.

June 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Streaker arrested at Sellars Motors

 A Covington native was arrested May 30 and charged with four counts of terroristic threats, according to a Newton County Sheriff's incident report.

June 06, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Sam Cofer

Sam Cofer, 88, of Covington, died June 4 at Rockdale health Care. The son of the late Albert and Lila Moss Cover he was born un Butts County. Mr. Cofer was a member of Porterdale Baptist church and worked for Bibb Manufacturing until 1955 when he became a building contractor. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and going to Bojanles. Mr. Cofer dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert Cofer, Roy Cofer and James Cofer.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

A place to play

June 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Cornish Creek to undergo expansion

 The Newton County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $12 million bid to Choate Construction Company for the expansion of the Cornish Creek Water Treatment Facility.

June 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

BOC Dist. 3 GOPers talk issues

A farmer and an information technologies professional, both in their first campaign race, are vying for the Republican nomination for the Board of Commissioners District 3 seat.

June 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Fan drive heating up for summer

Summertime means higher temperatures, and with highs already approaching the 90s many locals are in need of relief.

June 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Local German billionaire dies in lake accident

A German billionaire who was heir to a coffee empire and one of the largest individual landowners in Newton County died after a boat struck him while he was swimming in Lake Rabun Saturday.

June 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Our thoughts...

This weekend we will have thousands visitors from all over the state and country who will be participating in the annual B.R.A.G.

June 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Mysteries of life

I started in the newspaper industry when I was 14 years old, working my way up from walking the publisher's dog to owning a community newspaper in Southern California.

June 04, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Enough original excuses for a lifetime

Legend has it that the late, great James Brown, after leading police on a high-speed, two-state car chase that ended at a friend's residence, explained his behavior to police with the following gem: "I'm sorry. I didn't see y'all. I was just going to my friend's house."

June 04, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Angel in the infield

 On May 28, the Rangers of the Newton County Recreation Dixie Boys league took to the field.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Tigers seeing improvements on the gridiron

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

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