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Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Special Olympics parade kicks off week of games

More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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City officials, police review plug-in patrol unit

 Covington Mayor Kim Carter had a smile on her face as she whizzed around on a three-wheeled "scooter" in the Covington Police Station parking lot.

August 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Walter C. (Cannon Ball) Bennett Sr.

Walter C. (Cannon Ball) Bennett Sr., 75, of Covington, died at his home Aug. 11. The son of the late Willis B. and Jewell E. Bennett, he was of the Baptist faith and worked for Bibb Manufacturing for over 30 years. Mr. Bennett enjoyed going fishing, raising rabbits and chickens and working in his garden. He dearly loved his family and will be missed by all.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Our thoughts: Reasons to vote

Recently we published an article about three meetings held in Covington by members of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign staff. Not to our surprise, the story generated a dialogue through our online comments. It is not our policy to tell anyone to vote for or against a certain person, but rather to inform our readers of the course of action the candidates will likely take if elected.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Olympic-sized responsibility

Every four years, anyone who visits my home on a summer evening could peer into my window and see me glued to the television watching the competitions of the Olympic Games. I love rooting for everyone in red, white and blue. Usually, it's all about who is fastest, makes the least splash or really sticks the landing. But, as I've watched the pre-coverage and coverage of the Beijing games, I've realized they matter much more than simply as a testament to athletic prowess.

August 15, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Guns in churches?

 Dear God,

August 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Great job recreation department

Dear Editor: As a citizen of Newton County and Covington, I want to express my thanks to Tommy Hailey and his staff for the excellent job they do in promoting recreation in our county.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Walter C. (Cannon Ball) Bennett Sr.

Walter C. (Cannon Ball) Bennett Sr., 75, of Covington, died at his home Aug. 11. The son of the late Willis B. and Jewell E. Bennett, he was of the Baptist faith and worked for Bibb Manufacturing for over 30 years. Mr. Bennett enjoyed going fishing, raising rabbits and chickens and working in his garden. He dearly loved his family and will be missed by all.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jack Thomas Boozer

Mr. Jack Thomas Boozer, 71, Conyers, died Aug. 13. The son of the late John Marshall Boozer and Ruby Vanhorn Boozer, he was born in DeKalb County in 1936. He graduated from Avondale High School and proudly served our country in the United States Army and while in the service played football and baseball. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked as a mail carrier. Mr. Boozer was a member of Conyers First Baptist Church. He was a member of the pilots' association and enjoyed flying airplanes. He also loved to play golf, landscaping and ...

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


James Joseph Hayes Jr.

James Joseph Hayes Jr., 42, of Covington, died Aug. 4 at Newton Medical Center. He enjoyed fishing, watching horror movies, loved music and ice cream and collected eagles. He was preceded in death by his father James Joseph Hayes Sr.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Albert Shannon

Albert Shannon, 65, of Covington, died Aug. 13 at Rockdale Medical Center. The son of the late Herschel and Julia Powers Shannon, he lived in Newton County most of his life and recently opened Shannon Trucking Company. Mr. Shannon enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and going to the Music Barn and loved being with his family. A member of Living Waters Baptist Church, he attended Central Community Church. Mr. Shannon was preceded in death by his son-in-law Brent Bates.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Beyond the sanctuary

 Oxford Baptist Church continues to serve the community as a warm, spirit-filled and focused ministry. The mission statement is three-fold: obeying God, building relationships through him that last an eternity and caring for all people.

August 15, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


God's fairness

 In my last few articles I have been addressing the issue of the Christian witness. If what the Bible reveals is true, then the absolute worst thing a believer can do is succumb to the lie that religion is a private issue not to be discussed in proper company. If the Bible is true, then not to witness is, in my opinion, tantamount to criminal neglect. If it is true, there is a life after death; if it is true that we will spend that life in one of two places (heaven or hell) and if it is true that ...

August 15, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Windowsill prayers

 "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father, who is unseen. Then your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you," (Matt 6:6 NIV).

August 15, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Discovery through words

 After years of hard work teaching area adults fundamental reading skills, Newton County READS is within grasping distance of a long-standing goal - to see the county officially recognized as a Certified Literate Community.

August 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Town aims to condemn adjacent lot

Unable to purchase a piece of property adjacent to the Newborn Town Hall, the Newborn City Council has empowered the city attorney to proceed with condemnation of the property in order for the town to acquire it for the expansion of a public parking lot.

August 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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