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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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CEWC hosts fishing event

The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center is hosting a free summer event before children go back to school.

July 16, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Masons' lodge vandalized

The meeting space of the historically-black Masons in Covington was recently vandalized with spray painted religious statements and a racial slur, according to the lodge's leader.

July 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


One killed at home on Kirkland

 Deputies arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting one and injuring two others at a Kirkland Road home Tuesday afternoon.

July 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Primary colors

 Newton County Chairman Aaron Varner managed to avoid a runoff in Tuesday's Republican primary by collecting nearly 54 percent of the vote.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald, Josh Briggs, Michelle Kim | Archives


Runoff for Republican sheriff race

 Sheriff's candidate Ezell Brown won the Democratic nomination by a landslide, while Republican candidates Stacey Cotton and Bill Watterson face a runoff round in August for the Republican nomination.

July 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Incumbent Douglas wins party nom.

 With 84 percent of precincts reporting their results, incumbent John Douglas was the clear leader over Mike Crotts in the Republican primary for Georgia's District 17 senate seat.

July 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Community leader dies

 Non-profit advocate, executive director of Newton County Community Partnership and former Rotary Club president Stuart Taber died Saturday in his home after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

July 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Election 2008 Primary Results

Election results

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


One killed at home on Kirkland

Deputies arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting one and injuring two others at a Kirkland Road home Tuesday afternoon.

July 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Chairman hopefuls raise 116K

With the six candidates for Newton County chairman filing campaign contribution disclosure reports, $115,595 has been raised for this one local race.

July 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Mother and son robbed at gunpoint

Deputies are looking for an armed suspect who robbed a 57-year-old woman and her son at gunpoint in the driveway of their home July 5, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

July 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Free pets to a good home

Meghann Timmins lived with her mother, grandmother, three dogs and two cats in a modest three bedroom home just outside of Covington. But now, Meghann, 16, faces the adult world, alone.

July 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Glory be

The 180th annual Salem Camp Meeting kicked off with a weekend filled with family meals, services, games and plenty of visiting.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


DeBona-Deal

Mr. and Mrs. John M. DeBona of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Michelle DeBona to Grant Quinn Deal, son of Craig G. Deal of Statesboro and Mrs. Karen M. Jackson of Woodstock.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Zayden and Jayden Stone

Shanketa Hammonds and Russell Stone announce the birth of twin sons Zayden Omar Stone (Zach) and Jayden Bernard Stone (Cody) May 28. Zach weighed 4 pounds and 9 ounces and was 17 inches long. Cody weighed 4 pounds 1 ounce and was 16 inches long.

July 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


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