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Presenting the numbers

In Wednesday's paper we brought out front and center the school system's scores from the last two years, with a combined average.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Search on for missing Newton man

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County man, Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Allen L. Moore

Mr. Allen Lee "Dink" Moore, Jr., age 78 of Conyers, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Bragg Moore; sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Susie Moore, all of Conyers, Marty and Ann Moore, Greensboro; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Kristopher Campbell, Loganville; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, David and Brenda Moore, Athens, AL; sister-in-law, Ginger Doster, Covington; multiple nieces and nephews; and special friends Larry and Sandra Hammett and family, Dahlonega. Mr. Moore graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1954 and was a DeKalb County Police Officer. After 35 ...

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael David Smith

Michael (David) Smith, age 58, of 115 McDade Road SW, Eatonton, GA 31024, passed away at his home Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born March 8, 1956 to the late Bennie and Dorothy Smith of Oxford.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woodland tames Lady Tigers

The playoff-bound Alcovy girls soccer team faced the Woodland (Stockbridge) Lady Wolfpack in a non-region match Wednesday and when the dust settled, Woodland defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1 in a hard-fought, physical playoff tune-up on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 24, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Tigers secure Senior Night win

Alcovy senior forward Houston Kent scored two goals in the first half, and goalie Paul Rothe made several key saves in the second half, as the Tigers hung on to defeat the Woodland (Stockbridge) Wolfpack 2-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.

April 24, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Newton soccer splits in region finale

Rockdale's girls soccer had no shot at making the state playoffs Wednesday, but that didn't stop them from closing out the season with a 1-0 (3-1) win in penalty kicks over rival Newton.

April 23, 2014 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Search on for missing Newton man

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


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James Trent Belcher

Mr. James Trent Belcher died Nov. 24 at Newton Medical Center. The son of Mrs. Wylena Belcher and the late Mr. Willie James Belcher, he was born in 1964. He graduated from Newton County High School in 1983 and attended Alabama State College. Mr. Belcher joined Grace United Methodist Church at an early age. He was employed at Stone Containers in Lithonia and later at Mobil Chemical.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Gregory Lynn Durden

Mr. Gregory Lynn Durden died Nov. 22. The son of Mr. Neb Durden Jr. and the late Mrs. Donna Sue Green Durden, he was born in 1962 in Social Circle. Mr. Durden was a graduate of Social Circle High School and worked with Universal Rundle and was currently employed at Alcovy High School.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Ruth Goldman

Ms. Ruth Goldman, 88, of Covington, died at Covington Manor Nursing Home Dec. 2. She was born and raised in Texas and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Ms. Goldman was known for her loving and caring disposition and retired from the nursing profession after 25 years. She worked at a tuberculosis hospital in Houston, Texas, and also a nursing home in Palestine, Texas. Ms. Goldman was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed flower gardening. She loved to bake and was especially known for her pies and biscuits. Ms. Goldman was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Robert Johnson Jr.

Robert Johnson Jr. died Nov. 21. The son of Robert Lee Johnson and Nellie Ruth Johnson, he was born in Atlanta in 1948.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Steven Shepherd

Mr. Steven Shepherd, 53, of Oxford, died Dec. 2. The son of the late George Washington Shepherd and Dorothy Conley Shepherd, he was born in Newton County and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Mr. Shepherd enjoyed photography, gunsmith, reloading, hunting and fishing. A loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


D'Angelo Lamar Whitehead

Mr. D'Angelo Lamar "Dee" Whitehead died Nov. 24. The son of Ms. Demetria Machonne McKenzie and Mr. Lorenzo Fitzgerald Whitehead, he was born in 1984 in Jacksonville Fla. Mr. Whitehead was a graduate of Faith Academy, Stockbridge, and was employed with Bostic Corporation as a machinist warehouseman and fork lift operator.

December 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Learning in the library

Kimberly Ramsey, media specialist at Oak Hill Elementary School, combined the two things she loves most for her career - children and reading.

December 05, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Minister protects church from copper thieves

The Salem United Methodist Church might have received some help from the man upstairs when the minister helped capture two would be thieves.

December 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Automotive dynasties merge

Two long-standing Covington car dealerships have become one with the recent acquisition of Walker Harris Autos by Ginn Motor Company.

December 05, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Covington to spend $3.1 million on 86 acres for airport

The Covington City Council approved spending $3.1 million on the purchase of 86 acres of land to be used for the development of the Covington Municipal Airport at their Monday night meeting.

December 05, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Porterdale City Council members spar over price of holiday cheer

Monday night's Porterdale City Council meeting featured a heated discussion of how much the city has paid for events organized by Porterdale Better Hometown Director Patti Battle, as well as whether some of this weekend's Christmas in the Village festivities should be cancelled.

December 05, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Davis defeats Gaither in Oxford Council Post 1 runoff

Frank Davis defeated incumbent Amma Gaither Tuesday night in a runoff election for the Oxford Council Post 1 seat by a vote of 92 to 32.

December 04, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Oxford falls to Knights, 62-52

OXFORD - The highest hurdle a young team needs to clear in order to take its play to the next level is learning how to put opponents away.

December 02, 2007 | Robert Lougee | Archives


Three arrested in slaying of Taylor

MIAMI - Three suspects charged in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor appeared in court by videoconference Saturday, with authorities and two of their lawyers saying that at least some of them have confessed.

December 02, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


All men hate each other

I've had trouble dealing with evil my whole life. As a child, I never understood it, and it scared me every time I encountered it. The first time I recall running into evil was in the second grade. There was a small group of boys who hung out together and enjoyed picking on other kids. They isolated me one day on the playground at recess, and the leader of the pack started pushing me around until he finally knocked me down. A teacher saw the whole thing and came over and scolded the pack leader.

December 02, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


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