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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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Defending champs fall in first game

The 2007 defending Dixie Boys World Series champion South Carolina went down in a hard fought battle Saturday, dropping a 8-7 decision to Texas at City Pond Park.

August 03, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Impact looking for players, sponsors

Just because the highly coveted Dixie World Series is going on doesn't mean there aren't any other special teams in Newton County.

August 03, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


AYP results in school changes

Understanding Adequate Yearly Progress and what determines it isn't easy. In the years that have followed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, each state has devised its own testing system and guidelines for holding school districts accountable for student performance.

August 03, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Meeting set to discuss civic center

On Tuesday, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the Covington City Council will vote on a number of issues concerning the hotel/civic center project, among them officially selecting a private developer for the project and the increasing of hotel/motel taxes to pay for the project.

August 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Dozens obtain liquor pouring permits in July

Since the Covington City Council approved a new alcohol ordinance in June requiring restaurant/bar managers and bartenders to submit to background checks in order to serve alcohol, approximately 80 individuals have received their permits.

August 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Trial begins this week for man accused of murdering his wife on Halloween

Jury selection for the trial of Thomas Marlin Francis Sr., for the 2006 alleged murder of his wife in their Social Circle home begins Monday in Newton County Superior Court.

August 03, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teens arrested for stealing jewelry

Three Covington teenagers were arrested in connection with a string of Porterdale burglaries after being caught with stolen women's jewelry, rubber gloves and a loaded gun, according to a Porterdale Police Department report.

August 03, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Lightning burns local homes

Lightning struck at least three houses in Newton County near Ga. Highway 81 sparking two fires within an hour of each other, keeping firefighters hopping Thursday afternoon, according to the Newton County Fire Department.

August 03, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Social Circle approves new zoning ordinance

Social Circle's city council voted Tuesday to adopt a new version of the town's planning and zoning ordinance, which City Attorney Joe Reitman said will help ensure property values along commercial corridors are maintained and that the design of new developments are "harmonious" with the appearance of existing historical architecture.

August 03, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Kiwanis Club to be honored by PAGE

The Kiwanis Club of Covington, chartered in 1927, first held meetings in the old courthouse with 58 original members. Over that time, officers have come and gone and the surrounding community has grown exponentially.

August 03, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


FBI makes drug arrest on Kirkland Road

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a man from a Kirkland Road residence for drug charges out of Michigan and Kentucky with the assistance of Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday morning.

August 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Inauguration a sight to behold

Cathy Cox wanted to be governor, but ended up as president.

August 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives


Newton County All Stars ready for World Series

Play ball!

August 01, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Top Achievers proves to be yet another success

By Johnnie Hardy

August 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Piedmont Area junior tennis takes second at state championships

The Piedmont Area Tennis Association (PATA) 14 and under beginner squad placed second Sunday during the state tournament in Macon.

August 01, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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