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Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hampton Inn Covington awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

The Hampton Inn Covington has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Senior Services receives new shuttle bus

Newton County Senior Services is the proud recipient of a new shuttle bus that will soon hit the road to transport senior residents to and ...

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Three Newton County deputies graduate from Georgia Public Safety Training Center

The 286th Graduation Class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy held their graduation on June 10 at the Winder Community Center.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Emily LaRue Hopkins

Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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UDPATE: Husband of dead woman wanted for murder

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are taking out a warrant for murder against the estranged husband of a 27-year-old woman found dead Saturday after an autopsy concluded she was killed.

August 25, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Woman found dead in home on Ashley Court

A 27-year-old Newton County mother was found dead in her home on Ashely Court late Saturday night and investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are looking for her estranged husband as a suspect.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Backseat budget

If you thought you were the only one feeling financial strain, think again. The state is in the midst of a budget crisis and in July, Gov. Sonny Perdue asked all state funded agencies to cut 3.5 percent from the 2009 budgets. Since then, that number has jumped to 6 percent across the board with the possibility for more in 2010.

August 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Newton DA seeks death penalty

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a New Jersey man charged with murdering a Newton County resident and one-time corrections officer in March.

August 24, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Separation anxiety

The last week of August always brings an air of finality for me. In the mid-20th Century, many Georgia school systems waited until after Labor Day to begin the academic year. So, for those who remember Ford unveiling the Edsel, the last week of August still represents the true end of summer.

August 24, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Atlanta's shadow over Denver

Unfortunately for their hopefuls, Democrats may be getting ready to party like it's 1988.

August 24, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Give me a say

Dear Editor: Dear Editor: Why does Newton County or the city of Covington need a civic center?

August 24, 2008 | Mrs. C.A. Hodges | Archives


Accessible official

 While campaigning for office, Covington Mayor Kim Carter promised a more inclusive local government policy. By inviting Covington voters to attend a town hall meeting this week, she has followed through on her promise and we commend her for it.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Civic center confusion

Last week our online poll asked participants whether they were happy to see the downtown Covington civic center/hotel project moving forward with the official selection of a private developer and approval of bonds to fund the building's construction. The poll results showed half of the participants felt the building was needed and half did not.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Breaux-White

Paige Breaux of Newnan and Robert Scott White of Covington were married July 12 at Destin, Fla.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Lyonias-Johnston

Mia Joy Lyonias of Madison and Michael Adam Johnston of Covington were married Aug. 16 in Covington with the Rev. Charles (Charlie) F. Brown officiating.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Matthew Albert Gabriel

Kevin and Denise Gabriel of Covington announce the birth of their son Matthew Albert Gabriel on Dec. 26 at Emory Crawford Long Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19 inches long.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Layla Griffyn Frasier

Josh and Jessica Frasier of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Layla Griffyn Frasier on July 21 at Emory Eastside, in Gwinnett County.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Summer Lynn Jacques

Amanda Donaldson-Jacques and Bobby Jacques of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Summer Lynn Jacques at Newton Medical Center March 26. She weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

August 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Health at every size

I turned 40 last Thursday. And I realized that I've wasted half of my life.

August 24, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


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