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Oxford Lions celebrate 65 years

The Oxford Lions celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. At recent celebrations, members were joined by past presidents, community members, international, state and district Lion ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


ASO performing at Grand Opening for Porter Performing Arts Center

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is coming to Newton County Sunday, Oct. 2 for a 3 p.m. show presented by the Arts Association of Newton ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Woman arrested for meth at local hotel

A woman was arrested at Homewood Suites in Covington for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Covington Police Department (CPD).

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Woman has gun pointed at her by driver

A woman reported that a driver pointed a gun at her while she was stopped in her car, according to the Newton County Sheriff's ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hood-Robertson

Wade and Kerry Hood of Loganville, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Hood to Taylor Robertson, son of Rodney and ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Engagements


Social Circle police investigate local shooting

A man was shot inside of Sycamore Grill in Social Circle early Sunday morning, according to the Social Circle Police Department.

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Embrace all of Democracy

Winston Churchill once said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others."

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Have you ever thought …

How critical access to transportation can be?

August 28, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Letter: A Muslim in Newton County

My family moved to Newton County in 1994. In the ensuing 22 years, I have been blessed to live that time in my county, as ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Jack Lazenby

Jack Lazenby, 75, of Covington, passed away August 26, 2016. Lazenby attended Harvest Baptist Church. He retired from Air Conditioning Specialists after 37 years of ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


George Robert Burpee

George Robert Burpee, 84, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Visitation will be Monday, August 29, 2016 ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jessie Coe

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Certification awarded to Social Circle’s fire chief

On Saturday, Aug. 13 Chief Ken Zaydel and Deputy Chief James Robinson of the Social Circle Fire Department joined 21 fellow chiefs in receiving the ...

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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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


Full speed ahead

If you ask Alcovy football coach Kirk Hoffman's about the challenges the Tigers face going into a new region he wastes no time with a response.

August 24, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Eastside blanks Elbert County

 The Eastside softball team won its regional opener with a 2-0 shutout against the Elbert County at the Eagles Nest on Thursday.

August 24, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


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