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H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays

The history of boutonnières and corsages

Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

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P'dale man threatens to shoot children

A Porterdale man was arrested on Tuesday on multiple charges, including cruelty to children, after he reportedly threatened to shoot a group of kids if they came onto his property.

September 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Governor Perdue tours Covington plant

Gov. Sonny Perdue visited Covington on Wednesday to congratulate General Mills and the city on their work together to reduce water consumption - an issue that has received statewide attention due to the ongoing drought.

September 12, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Eight and counting

Eastside extended its season-long winning streak to eight Tuesday with a 13-1 thumping of Jackson County in four innings.

September 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Juveniles on house arrest caught breaking into home

Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to an address on Briscoe Street in response to a burglary in progress on Sept. 6 at roughly 4:27 p.m. While en route, dispatchers advised that the complainants were following the alleged perpetrators and that they were described as three males wearing T-shirts and blue jeans, running west on Gold Street, past OCHO.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Literacy Festival returns to the square

The Learning Center and Main Street Covington will co-sponsor the fifth annual Literacy Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 13 on the square.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Social Circle Theater presents "Stories from the Well"

Social Circle Theater will present "Stories from the Well: Startin' All Over Again," on Sept. 20 and 27 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 21 and 28 at 4 p.m.

September 10, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

Patrick's new place

Patrick's, a general store and a Newton County institution in business for 60 years, celebrated the grand opening of its new store this week.

September 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Oxford loses grant, hires new grant writer at council meeting

Oxford will have to wait at least another year to move forward on a state mandate to replace old water lines after being passed over for a state grant, the City Council announced at its Monday night meeting.

September 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

On the run

What a difference a year makes. After dropping a tough loss to Alcovy to open the 2008 season, Newton responded Saturday night as they picked up their first win of the season with a 22-15 victory over McIntosh at Sharp Stadium.

September 10, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Alcovy stuns Rockdale in final at-bat

The Alcovy softball team (9-3 overall, 3-0 Region-4-AAAA) displayed a gallant come from behind effort to defeat the Rockdale Lady Bulldogs 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader at Tiger Field Saturday.

September 10, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Eastside tops at play date

All three Newton County volleyball teams were in action Saturday at Alcovy for a seven-team play date. Eastside fared the best, winning three matches while Alcovy and Newton each picked up wins.

September 10, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Maedelle Martin Akin

Mrs. Maedelle Martin Akin of Covington died Sept. 5. The daughter of the late James and Mary Alice Smith, she was born in Fulton County. Mrs. Aiken was an active member of Red Oak United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Lady bugs, Recycled Teenagers and the Pulliam Sunday School Class, where she was a proud member of 20 plus years of perfect attendance. Active in numerous civic clubs and organizations and enjoying her service in them, Mrs. Akin was Past Worthy Matron of Lakewood Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 162 and served as ...

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Clara Mae Armistead

Mrs. Clara Mae Armistead, 81, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Sept. 7. The daughter of the late Rufus Malon and Clifford Mae (Swords) Jackson, she was born in 1927. She worked for Covington Mills and later for Lithonia Lighting. Mrs. Armistead was preceded in death by husband Hubert Wayne Armistead Sr.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Nellie Sue Townley Butler

Mrs. Nellie Sue Townley butler, 84, of Oxford, died Sept. 8 at New London health Center, Snellville. Mrs. Butler was the founder and executive director of Rockdale House for men and women in Conyers. She was preceded in death by a sister and grandchild.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Robert "Bob" Phiel

Mr. Robert "Bob" Phiel, 81, of Newborn, died Sept. 8. The son of the late Arthur Louis and Hazel Marie Prentice Phiel, he was born in 1927 in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1945 and served in the United States Navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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