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Jazz concert benefits Washington Street Community Center

Richard Shaw and his band Creation will appear at Local Grown Jazz by the River, a fund raiser for the Washington Street Community Center in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Porterdale police and alumni host block parties this summer

The Porterdale Police Department and Porterdale Citizen's Police Academy Alumni will hold block parties throughout the village on Saturdays through July 23.

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


UPDATE: GDOT work scheduled this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Motorcyclist dies in single-vehicle crash

A College Park police officer was killed in a single vehicle crash Memorial Day on Interstate 20, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Celebrate, travel, barbecue … remember

This week has been a busy one for Newton County.

May 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Election 2016 Primary: live results

BOC District 1 - Republican

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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DIXIE BOYS UPDATE: Three teams headed to final day

Before a crowd of stunned team Georgia fans and elated Florida fans, after a 14-6 Sunshine state victory, Florida coach Mike Sollazzo and South Carolina coach Bill DeLavan drew two pieces of paper out of a Dixie Boys World Series baseball cap.

August 07, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Betty Goldman

Betty Goldman, 73, of Covington died Aug. 4. Daughter of the late Joseph and Nettie Wilson Sonnier, she enjoyed writing poetry and loved her family. Betty has a grandson, Jimmy "Bubba" Crowe, waiting in heaven.

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


A breath of fresh air at... O-Zone

 If you're looking for some good, down home music and don't feel like trekking downtown and pay the high price of admission to the Fox Theater or Phillips Arena, O-Zone Bar & Grill in Covington has you covered.

August 07, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Danny Hodges

Danny Hodges, 56, of Covington died Aug. 3 at Heartland Hospice. Mr. Hodges was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He loved his family and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Hodges.

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Ronald (Ronnie) Mayson Sears

Ronald (Ronnie) Mayson Sears, 58, of Covington died Aug. 3 at Piedmont Hospital. Mr. Sears was a life-long resident of Newton County and was preceded in death by parents, Dewey Mason and Erma Mae Kitchens Sears. He had been employed as transportation supervisor for 18 years by the state of Georgia, where he covered Newton, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties. He had been a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church 27 years, where he served as usher for church services and also served as building superintendent. Mr. Sears was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed deer hunting and camping ...

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Runoff results

Banker Kathy Morgan defeated builder Hubert White in the county's primary runoff Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for county chairman, 55.8 percent to 44.2 percent.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald and Michelle Kim | Archives


More than making copies

After 12 years in the printing business, working at Summit Printing Company of Oxford, Audra Eubanks decided the time had come to do something different.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Parent involvement needed for AYP

Sunday's front page story dealing with AYP in the Newton County School District outlined schools in the district that have not met the minimum requirements set forth by the state.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dixie Boys cause for excitement

This has been an exciting sports week for Newton County. Thousands of visitors have flocked to the area to enjoy our hospitality, our shopping and most of all the Dixie Boys World Series.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Sad tradition returns

Of all the political phenomena in Georgia over the last several years, perhaps nothing has been more surprising than the return of our politicians' open disregard for public education and our electorate's acceptance of their attitude and actions.

August 06, 2008 | Bill Ship | Archives


Land with historic building donated to the city of Porterd

The Porterdale city council voted unanimously to enter into a new lease agreement with Lassiter Properties Inc. on the land encompassing the old jail on Ga. Highway 81.

August 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Bonds to fund new civic center

Local elected officials unanimously approved a joint resolution Tuesday to support a measure taking out up to $23 million in bonds to fund the public portion of the county's hotel/civic center project.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Trial begins for October '06 murder

The murder trial of Thomas Francis, for the alleged 2006 shooting of his wife Denise Michele "Shelly" Francis, began Tuesday as jurors heard a chilling call for help to 911 and graphic medical and forensic testimony from experts.

August 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Florida home runs take out Alabama

The All Stars from the Sunshine State kept their composure to come from behind to beat Alabama 7-3 in the fourth day of the Dixie Boys World Series tournament at City Pond Park on Tuesday.

August 06, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


S.C. wins battle of Carolinas

South Carolina's All Stars wasted no time jumping on North Carolina Tuesday. With both teams facing elimination, the Sumter, S.C. All Stars defeated their foe 11-1 in five innings.

August 06, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


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