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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


Oxford College emergency practice set for March 21

On the morning of Tuesday, March 21, local citizens may see emergency personnel and vehicles or hear sirens on the Oxford College campus. However, this ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Peachtree Academy spring sports off to fast start

Peachtree Academy has come out of the gates strong in regards to its spring sports teams.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Peachtree Academy


Gloria Jean Mock

Gloria Jean Mock arrived in her heavenly home on March 11, 2017. Known by Jean, she was born in Atlanta at Crawford Long on Oct ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford

Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford, of McDonough, passed away March 17, 2017, at the age of 73. Even though Mrs. Lunsford was unable to attend church ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Riding on success

Despite oppressive August heat, more than 1,100 cyclist joined the ranks of the Covington Century Bike Ride on Aug. 2.

August 14, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Our thoughts: Protect responsible home buyers

 Last Sunday we ran a front page story on foreclosures. If you drive through many of the newer communities in Newton County and Social Circle, you can see evidence of those foreclosures plainly in the unkempt yards and in some cases broken windows caused by vandals.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Computers writing letters

 There ought to be a law against computers writing letters to people.

August 13, 2008 | Lewis Grizzard | Archives


No lobbyist? Grab your wallet

It's time to keep one eye on your bank account and another on our friends at the state Capitol.

August 13, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Justice served

Dear Editor:

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Thanks for the hospitality

Dear Editor:

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Frances Smith Bentley

Mrs. Frances Smith Bentley died Aug. 6. The daughter of the late Mr. Willie Nye Smith and Mrs. Nora Lillian Tuggle Smith, she was born in 1927 in Covington. She graduated from Washington Street School and taught public school for several years. Mrs. Bentley was an avid believer in education and encouraged everyone she met to stay in school. She was a fantastic homemaker and stay-at-home mother for many years. She was very resourceful and enjoyed sewing for her family. Mrs. Bentley reentered the workforce when her children were older, first at Bibb Manufacturing and later at Hercules Inc. She ...

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jimmie Nell Crim

Jimmie Nell Crim, 88, of Social Circle, died Aug. 10 at Rockdale Medical Center. The daughter of the late James Asa and Minnie Pearl White Marston, she was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. Crim was a pianist, enjoyed playing Scrabble, crocheting and crossword puzzles and had excellent penmanship. She dearly loved her family and will be missed by all. Mrs. Crim was preceded in death by husband Marion Rubin Crim.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Mattie Belle Lackey Jeffries

Mrs. Mattie Belle lackey Jeffries died Aug. 6. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard (Maggie) Lackey in 1936 in Covington. She attended Leguin School and graduated from R. L. Cousins School in 1955. She joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and loved going to church. After marrying Mr. Thurman Wade Jeffries, she moved to Detroit. Returning to Covington after 25 years, she joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the Mother Board until her health failed. Mrs. Jeffries was preceded in death by her husband, sister Ms. Mary Lackey Terrell and brothers Ulysses, Eugene ...

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Clifford Key

Clifford Key, 85, of Covington, died Aug. 9 at Newton Medical Center. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church and loved to fish and work in the garden. Mr. Key will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Lester key.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Kathleen Smith Moore

Mrs. Kathleen Smith Moore, 79, of Covington, died Aug. 12. the daughter of the late William A. Smith and Robbie Wilson Smith, she was born in 1929 in Rockdale County. Mrs. Moore was a member of Zion Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and oil painting and loved her family. At age 65 she helped her son pour 12 yards of concrete for a greenhouse. She and her husband owned Moore's Greenhouse where they worked until they retired. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Mr. William Amos Moore who passed away in May of this ...

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shirley Ann Smith

Shirley Ann Smith, 60, of Covington, died Aug. 8. She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Loyal to NCSS

Working in the same profession for 25 years is almost unheard of these days. Driving to the same work place for 20 years is too becoming a rarity. For first grade teacher Perri Walden, it's par for the course.

August 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Georgia to Georgia

For members of the Covington armory's National Guard unit, who recently returned from a three-week training stint in Georgia, Russia's full-on attack of the small Eastern European nation on Friday, has taken them completely aback.

August 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Oxford man drowns in Morgan Co.

A young man from Oxford drowned at Hard Labor Creek State Park after venturing past the swimming area Sunday afternoon despite not knowing how to swim, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

August 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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