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Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


School threat 'pre-recorded bomb threat'

A Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike's Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson, age 59 of Oxford, Ga., daughter of Willard and Martha Lamberson, both deceased, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August ...

August 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Tommie Rand

Tommie Rand, 83 of Covington passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his home. He was born in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Willie ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Oxford woman bids big in Burbank

 Kathy Stone couldn't believe it when she saw her name card flashed in front of the studio.

March 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Future of Newton County History Center becomes clearer

Once architectural drawings for the Newton County History Center are received, the county plans to begin accepting bid proposals with construction slated to begin this June.

March 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Soccer: Eastside, Alcovy split

COVINGTON - The Alcovy High boys soccer team captured more than a 1-0 win Friday night over cross-county rival Eastside.

March 30, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Newton, Alcovy split on the tennis court

COVINGTON - Crosstown rivals Newton and Alcovy High met Wednesday on the green top to settle the score once and for all.

March 28, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Game of the Week

Tonight the Alcovy High boys and girls varsity soccer teams will hope to do something they've yet to accomplish in Region 8-AAAA South action - beat crosstown rival Eastside.

March 28, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


DeAngelo Hall joins long list of potentially good stars

Lately I've been hearing people around Atlanta remark "good riddance" and other negative comments over the departure of former Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who has recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with the Oakland Raiders.

March 28, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Bears claw Jaguars, 8-5

By Rocky Merritt

March 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton Recreation ready for softball

The 2008 Youth Girls Softball program, run by the Newton County Recreation Commission, will begin the season with Opening Day ceremonies Saturday at the Turner Lake Complex.

March 28, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Johnny Lee Brown Sr.

Mr. Johnny Lee "Sugar Bear" Brown Sr. died March 14. The son of the late Mr. Jack H. Brown and Annie Lou Floyd Brown, he was born in 1950 in Newton County. He joined Peek's Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. He married Mrs. Nannette Brown Stanford. Later in life, he rededicated his life to Christ and worked faithfully toward his life long goal of serving on the Deacon Board until his health began to fail.

March 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Vivian Gaither Mitchell

Mrs Vivian "Bea" Gaither Mitchell died March 20. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud (Betty) Gaither, she was born in 1955. Mrs. Mitchell graduated from Newton County High School and joined Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church at an early age. For several years she worked at Food Depot in Covington. Mrs. Mitchell was warm, humorous and a loving spirited person with an infectious smile that will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by husband Mr. Roy Waymond Mitchell.

March 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Ruby Elizabeth Smith

Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Smith died March 20. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James (Martha) Jackson, she was born in Walton County in 1942. She attended school and joined Fellowship Baptist Church at an early age. Mrs. Smith worked at Monroe Mill and in housekeeping and as a cook at many restaurants. Her second family was the Edmondsons of Pot Luck Café where she worked for over 20 years. She was also known as the neighborhood mom. Her loving smile and personality will be deeply missed.

March 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Marijuana mailers' bond set

 The Covington trio arrested and charged in connection with a multi-state marijuana trafficking ring that used a mailing business as a front had bonds set up to a quarter million dollars last Tuesday in Henry County Superior Court.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Marijuana mailers' bond set

 The Covington trio arrested and charged in connection with a multi-state marijuana trafficking ring that used a mailing business as a front had bonds set up to a quarter million dollars last Tuesday in Henry County Superior Court.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Man robs pregnant woman

 An unknown assailant burglarized a Covington residence while the deaf resident was at home on March 20, according to the Covington Police Department public information log.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Teen attacked by large group

 A Covington juvenile was attacked and robbed late Monday evening on his way home by a group of male teens, according to a Covington Police Department report.

March 28, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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