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If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


National Weather Service needs volunteers

The National Weather Service is looking for help in building a climate database and predicting floods.

January 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Pacho's, Wing Cafe receive failing scores

The follow up inspection on Pacho's Mexican Grill saw its already-failing score lower five points after tallying a 51 on its Jan. 9 inspection.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Turner murder conviction upheld

According to pickensprogressonline.com, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction of Quanitta Yvette Turner, a mother who was charged in the death of her infant daughter, Malay Chandler. Turner was sentenced to life in prison for holding her hand over her the 5-week-old baby girl's nose and mouth and smothering her to death.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington offers commercial license opportunities

COVINGTON, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2015) – Larry Baines took advantage of a program now open to all City of Covington employees, and is commercially licensed driver.

January 20, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Reps.receive committees

The 2015-16 Legislative Term committee assignments were handed out in the Georgia legislature last week, and Newton County's representatives are in key positions.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton man, gay porn star, arrested

An Oxford man and male porn star whose company recently offered Justin Bieber $2 million to star in a porn movie with him was arrested in December for allegedly choking and assaulting his girlfriend in Rockdale.

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Keeping up with your smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Bill Calder of Newton County Farm Bureau and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Newton County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


HB1

Dear editor,

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Mr. Tommy Craig

Dear editor,

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our thoughts: Taking charge

Last week in our editorial about the reappointment for a year of county Attorney Tommy Craig we said that none of the commissioners gave a reason for voting for Craig.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our thoughts: Congratulations Chamber

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual year-end banquet this past week.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Restaurant health inspection scores

Taco Bell, 6151 Highway 278, Covington, Jan 12, 92 A

January 17, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dorothy Ellen KcKnight Blackshear

Our beloved Dorothy Ellen Mcknight Blackshear was born July 29, 1935 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, Sr. She was one of nine children and was preceded in death by four brothers (Arbie, Carlton, Jr., Charlie and Arthur Mcknight) and two sisters (Gennie Munford and Pearlie Adams).

January 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Covington native has a role in a major film

 Although she has had roles in several big Hollywood movies, Covington native Ellia English's recent turn as the nurse and confidante of a family dealing with some ethically questionable medical practices in "My Sister's Keeper" was a first for her.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Martha Ann Green

Martha Ann Green, 72, of Covington, died April 12 at Abbey Hospice. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by parents John Oliver and Ruby Pearson Harper. She was a multi-faceted member of Shiloh United Methodist Church for 64 years and taught Sunday school for 60 years. Mrs. Green worked for 25 years as an insurance agent with Frank Malcom and Associates. She lived a life of exemplary giving and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

April 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dedicated to change

 For Newton County residents who want to do more to affect climate change than simply changing their own lifestyles have several places where they can go to find like-minded individuals.

April 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Covington approves strategic plan

In a special called meeting Monday evening, a quorum of the Covington City Council unanimously approved a series of strategic objectives that they will give priority to.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


The cookie crumbles

Anyone old enough to remember Herman Talmadge and Lester Maddox and who attended any college in Georgia probably recollects taking a course called Western Civilization. Most likely a goodly part of the assigned reading had something to do with Edward Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." If you came from a small town, as did I, you may remember being a little intimidated by a textbook that looked as thick and weighed as much as that staple of every college kid's dorm room in those pre-computer dark ages: Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

April 13, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Keep it in the car

On a gorgeous weekend morning, I should be pruning my hedges and attending to my rose bushes - but instead I have to clean up the many items people throw into my yard as they speed past my home.

April 13, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Events for all ages planned for National Library Week

Today marks the beginning of the National Library Week and the Newton County Library plans a week full of activities. After a successful week last year, this year's efforts promise to deliver.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Rembrandt of recycling

 When you approach Gwendolyn Maggitt's front door, you can't help but notice two potted autumn joy sedum's framing the bottom step. Perfect for the current conditions in Georgia, the hearty plants require very little water and enjoy basking in full sun.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Maybe simplifying is the real way to make progress

 I received a typical message from my friend Cheryl at 8:07 one morning.

April 13, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Oxford dances

 The first performance of Oxford College Dance Company's annual spring recital was equal parts a rejoicing of the human form and all the movement it is capable of and a student pep rally.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Local organic food topic for voters' meeting

A local farmer and beekeeper will speak about the benefits of organic locally-grown foods at the Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters' Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man arrested with marijuana, Ecstacy

 Two men found with marijuana, ecstasy and neatly sorted cash were arrested March 6, despite attempting to claim the clothes that contained the drugs were not theirs, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

April 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Climate change: how big a problem?

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Wednesday's edition of the News will feature part two of the series exploring solutions to the problem.

April 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Tennis: GPC at Oxford College

OXFORD - If you're looking to compare SAT scores between the two local colleges, there isn't much of a contest.

April 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Newton produces more than its share of pollutants

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Wednesday's edition of the News will feature part two of the series exploring solutions to the problem.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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