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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Our Thoughts: Forum points to importance of election, for all

This election season is a vital one - not only for our country, but for our county.

April 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

County Special Olympics set to open May 2

Over 500 athletes will gather Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. The week ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women's Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Births

Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby ...

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

15-year-old missing person believed to be in Atlanta

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has received "multiple viable tips" that missing 15-year-old Tamarjai Kendrick is in the Atlanta area.

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Cornish Creek to undergo expansion

 The Newton County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $12 million bid to Choate Construction Company for the expansion of the Cornish Creek Water Treatment Facility.

June 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

BOC Dist. 3 GOPers talk issues

A farmer and an information technologies professional, both in their first campaign race, are vying for the Republican nomination for the Board of Commissioners District 3 seat.

June 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Fan drive heating up for summer

Summertime means higher temperatures, and with highs already approaching the 90s many locals are in need of relief.

June 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Local German billionaire dies in lake accident

A German billionaire who was heir to a coffee empire and one of the largest individual landowners in Newton County died after a boat struck him while he was swimming in Lake Rabun Saturday.

June 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Our thoughts...

This weekend we will have thousands visitors from all over the state and country who will be participating in the annual B.R.A.G.

June 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Mysteries of life

I started in the newspaper industry when I was 14 years old, working my way up from walking the publisher's dog to owning a community newspaper in Southern California.

June 04, 2008 | T. Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Enough original excuses for a lifetime

Legend has it that the late, great James Brown, after leading police on a high-speed, two-state car chase that ended at a friend's residence, explained his behavior to police with the following gem: "I'm sorry. I didn't see y'all. I was just going to my friend's house."

June 04, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Angel in the infield

 On May 28, the Rangers of the Newton County Recreation Dixie Boys league took to the field.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Tigers seeing improvements on the gridiron

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

PATA hosts first Spring Fling

 On Saturday, Oxford College hosted the firs-ever PATA Spring Fling Junior Tennis Tournament. Having 42 local juniors ages 18 and under, the Piedmont Area Tennis Association looked to get their first tennis tournament of the year off with a bang.

June 04, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Rangers pounce on Rockies early and often

 The Rockies and Rangers met in a Minor Division clash on Saturday at City Pond with the Rockies taking a 9-1 whipping from the Rangers, who improved their record to 10-3 with the strength of their bats and the domination of Jared Jones and Connor Hewell on the mound.

June 04, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Rodeos with a reason

 Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to saddle up. This weekend promises to be action packed as two rodeos roll into town.

June 04, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

The Donut King rules for sweet-tooths

 The Donut King, famous locally for its delicious donut holes, is under new ownership and has added several new items to its menu, including peach fritters.

June 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Sex and the theater

After a four-year hiatus the girls (if you can still call them that) of the popular HBO series "Sex and the City" are back for their silver screen farewell.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Covington extends drinking hours

The Covington City Council voted to extend last call hours to 1 a.m. at their Monday meeting but held off voting on the requirements that would prohibit convicted felons from working at bars/restaurants.

June 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

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