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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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Put your rebate to work

 You may not be familiar with its formal name - the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 - but you're almost certainly aware of its key outcome: a tax rebate.

April 30, 2008 | Rick Rogers | Archives


Renaissance woman of Rocky Plains

 Natalie Ochs is a renaissance woman of sorts. As a fifth grade teacher and grade chair at Rocky Plains Elementary School, Ochs possesses a doctorate in curriculum development, has taught in three diversely different environments and has traveled all over the world.

April 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


An evening of art by the Yellow River

 It's time to get out those picnic baskets and brush up those dance moves as the Arts Association in Newton County holds "An Evening of Art on the River" from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

April 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Seasonal sound on the square

 This Thursday afternoon begins a beloved Covington summertime tradition - the Arts Association in Newton County's Concerts on the Square program.

April 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Carl Benjamin Dozier Jr.

Carl Benjamin Dozier Jr., 59, of Covington, died April 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta. The son of the late Carl B. Dozier Sr., he was a self-employed roof repairer for 30 years, during which time he subcontracted with Reliable Roofing of Atlanta for 20 years. Mr. Dozier was a member of Family Worship Center and enjoyed fishing. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a very special son-in-law.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


James T. "Jim" O'Neal

Mr. James T. "Jim" O'Neal, 85, of Jackson, died April 24 at Westbury Medical Care Home, Jackson. The son of the late John Rueben O'Neal and the late Marilu Ingram O'Neal, he was born in 1922 in Butts County. Mr. O'Neal was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He returned to Butts County and purchased land adjacent to his parents in the Tussahaw community. He operated a commercial egg production facility and a sheep and cattle business. He owned and operated the O'Neal Trailer Park. Mr. O'Neal was a vocational instructor ...

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Theresa Lynn Vaughn

Mrs. Theresa Lynn Vaughn, of Covington, died April 26. The daughter of the late William Clifford and Opel Dyer Goddard, she was born in Fulton County in 1962. Mrs. Vaughn was a longtime resident of Covington and enjoyed spending time with her family.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Florence Parker

Florence Parker, 91, of Covington died April 23. The daughter of the late Perry W. and Susan A. Campbell, she was born in Muscogee County and retired from Covington Molding. Mrs. Parker enjoyed sewing, cooking, flowers, word search puzzles and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Elwood Parker.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Where first responders fit in the autism puzzle

 Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series examining autism and law enforcement.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


State representative not running again

Citing a desire to spend more time with his law practice, State Rep. Robert Mumford (R-Conyers) announced last Thursday that he will not run for re-election for District 95.

April 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Support for soldiers

 American soldiers don't have the luxury of heading down to the corner convenience store to buy shaving cream or a snack when they're in the middle of the desert, over 7,000 miles away from home.

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sixth homicide victim of 2008 named by NCSO

 The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently released the name of the victim in Saturday's homicide, the sixth in Newton County for 2008.

April 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Qualifying begins for local, state elections

 The race for Newton County chairman became a little more interesting this week with a third candidate definitely throwing her hat into the ring and a fourth candidate rumored to be considering it.

April 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Newton High principal announced

 Newton High School has a new principal. The Board of Education announced Tuesday that Roderick Sams will replace outgoing principal Joe Gheesling for the 2008-2009 school year.

April 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Eastside High evacuated because of bomb threat

 Eastside High School was evacuated Monday morning after unknown persons left bomb threats via e-mail and voice messages to the principal, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

April 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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