The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team traveled to Morgan County Monday night for a rematch against the Morgan County Bulldogs.
The Newton Rams varsity baseball team earned its first region win of the season on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Newton High, defeating Lovejoy 6-3.
In today's paper – and on our website since Friday – is the full list of folks who have qualified to run for local, state and federal political seats for 2014, representing Newton County.
A very eager, but inexperienced, Eastside Eagles boys soccer team hung with a bigger, faster more technically sound Lumpkin County Indians program well into the second half of Friday's region opener, but, in the end, the Indians wore down the Eagles and defeated Eastside 3-1 at Sharp Stadium.
Missing four starters, and playing six freshmen, the Eastside Eagles girls soccer team was at a disadvantage from the opening whistle Friday night against visiting Lumpkin County.
One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
On Wednesday, the weather was supposed to be gray with a threat of sleet. Instead, the sun shone through and the sky was a beautiful blue, with plenty of wispy white clouds speeding by.
The Eastside Eagles evened their record at 3-3 Wednesday night after hosting the Morgan County Bulldogs (5-3) in a 16-0 run-rule affair.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
Willie B. Stapp, 42, of Mansfield, died Oct. 5. He was employed with the city of Mansfield and attended the Church of Covington. Mr. Stapp loved working in the yard, model cars, fishing, working on lawn mowers and anything that pertained to the outdoors. Mr. Stapp was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Johnson Stapp.
Charles "Dick" Schwinne, 76, of Covington, died Oct. 7. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years of service and from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary after 11 years of Service. Mr. Schwinne enjoyed traveling and meeting people and loved Ohio State and following the Atlanta Braves. Most important, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by parents Charles Albert and Mary Minerva Wiener Schwinne and wife Angela Mary Parrish Schwinne.
Round one: Eastside.
By Tim Dahlberg
Although it was a bye week for the Eagles, the time off still didn't stop them from working.
In this surprising calm since the 2006 election I am amazed at how many times I have heard what it will take for the Republicans to return to power. Since I do not count myself as a Republican OR Democrat, perhaps I am confused as to what happened on Election Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Threadgill of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Brooke to Mr. Gary Todd Chambers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Howell of Covington and Mr. Gary Chambers.
One of the biggest challenges the mayor and council have faced in recent years is dealing with the huge increase in energy costs, both electric and gas. They spiked up in 2001 and have not come down since. I have seen a large portion of our citizens struggle to pay the high costs of this energy, especially those on fixed incomes.
LAS VEGAS - Every once in a while events tumble together and things get so dim that I wonder if I'll ever see the light at the end of the tunnel. Can you relate?
Sara L. Allen, 73, of Covington, died Oct. 4. The daughter of the late Earnest and Jinnie Lou Willard, she was born in Newton County and was a homemaker. Mrs. Allen was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
Willie B. Stapp, 42, of Mansfield, died Oct. 5. He was employed with the city of Mansfield and attended the Church of Covington. Mr. Allen loved working in the yard, model cars, fishing, working on lawn mowers and anything that pertained to the outdoors. Mr. Stapp was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Johnson Stapp.
Incumbent Bobby Hamby, a longtime fixture in Porterdale government, faces James Himes, a relative newcomer to the city but a forceful candidate, in the Porterdale mayoral elections on Nov. 6.
By Matthew Barakat
Jane Williams learned she had breast cancer - infiltrating ductile carcinoma - this January.
The Covington Fire Department is currently investigating the fire which destroyed most of C. B. Auto Sales' main building early last week.