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Smoke may be seen in Newton today

Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

NCSS Spelling Bee returns

The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton represented in merger committee

One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Porterdale recognized for Main Street

Porterdale has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and continues to head in an upward climb commercially with the addition of a new restaurant and other businesses on the horizon.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Pacho's, Wing Cafe's scores improve

After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CFD accepting Explorer applicants

The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Theme School accepting applications

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Science Fair winners

Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton Firefighter falls on busy weekend

Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

If it's broke, you should fix it

This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

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Sensory impairments can affect mind, mood

Loss of acuity in hearing and vision is a common accompaniment to aging. This gradual onset of sensory deprivation can have important effects on the brain, including an adverse impact on mind, mood and memory. Sensory impairment adversely impacts everything, including interaction with environment, relationships, activities and feelings of self-worth. It can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation and many other problems.

February 03, 2008 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Mr. and Mrs. William Heath of Rocky Mount, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter Bonnie Jean Heath of Decatur to Robert Jeffrey Lamb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lamb of Fayetteville, Tenn.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Mr. Kevin Petersheim and Mrs. Melodie Ray of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Marie Petersheim of Covington to Samuel David Ozburn of Covington, son of the Honorable and Mrs. Samuel D. Ozburn of Covington.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Ms. Stacy Walden announces the engagement of her daughter Hannah Magness of Oxford to Dustin James, son of Mr. Tony James and Mrs. Christy James.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Hoops: Eastside at Alcovy

COVINGTON - For Eugene Brown, there is no gray area as to what wins championships: It's defense.

February 03, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Building a community

February 03, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Members of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and Board of Education collaborated to coordinate a job shadow day for high school seniors Friday.

February 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

How's that coffee?

Folks, let me just jump right in this morning and get your blood pumping faster even before your first sip of coffee. I want to talk to you about schools and taxes. Ready?

February 03, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Objection to recent column

Objection to recent column

February 03, 2008 | Robin K. Johnson | Archives

Climate of change

Students and faculty of Oxford College joined those of more than 1,500 other colleges and universities in the nation's largest teach-in in United States history on Thursday.

February 03, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Bear Creek Reservoir back on track

After several stops and starts, it appears that the Bear Creek Reservoir project is back on.

February 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

County to decide on senior tax cut

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposal at their next meeting Tuesday night to extend a property tax cut to senior citizens.

February 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Pastor looks to reunite community

Listening to Pastor Carlton Mathis speak, it is easy to tell he is very passionate about every aspect of his life and the lives of those around him.

February 03, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Future uncertain for two key Porterdale city appointments

The positions of Porterdale's city clerk and Better Hometown manager have faced uncertainty since the beginning of the year.

February 03, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Syble Carter

Syble Carter, 89, of Covington, died January 31. A native of Carollton, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a member of Kelly's Chapel Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Garce Carter and daughter Betty Jo Buffington

February 03, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

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