In Wednesday's paper we brought out front and center the school system's scores from the last two years, with a combined average.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County man, Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.
Mr. Allen Lee "Dink" Moore, Jr., age 78 of Conyers, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Bragg Moore; sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Susie Moore, all of Conyers, Marty and Ann Moore, Greensboro; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Kristopher Campbell, Loganville; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, David and Brenda Moore, Athens, AL; sister-in-law, Ginger Doster, Covington; multiple nieces and nephews; and special friends Larry and Sandra Hammett and family, Dahlonega. Mr. Moore graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1954 and was a DeKalb County Police Officer. After 35 ...
Michael (David) Smith, age 58, of 115 McDade Road SW, Eatonton, GA 31024, passed away at his home Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born March 8, 1956 to the late Bennie and Dorothy Smith of Oxford.
The playoff-bound Alcovy girls soccer team faced the Woodland (Stockbridge) Lady Wolfpack in a non-region match Wednesday and when the dust settled, Woodland defeated the Lady Tigers 2-1 in a hard-fought, physical playoff tune-up on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Alcovy senior forward Houston Kent scored two goals in the first half, and goalie Paul Rothe made several key saves in the second half, as the Tigers hung on to defeat the Woodland (Stockbridge) Wolfpack 2-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night at Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Rockdale's girls soccer had no shot at making the state playoffs Wednesday, but that didn't stop them from closing out the season with a 1-0 (3-1) win in penalty kicks over rival Newton.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.
Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.
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.
A juvenile was arrested Friday morning after reportedly sneaking into a house through an open window and stealing more than $100 in change and a cell phone from a home in Clark's Grove.
Despite falling to Madison County 6-1 in region action Thursday afternoon at Tiger Field, the Alcovy (16-10 overall, 5-7 Region 8B-AAAA) varsity softball team still has plenty to play for this season.
LOCUST GROVE - The struggles continued for Newton on Friday in region action when Luella used a late surge to win decisively 33-14 at the Lions Den.
More than 16,000 fourth and eighth graders participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress this September.
If there was any doubt as to how good Alcovy would be on the gridiron this year, those thoughts were eliminated last week after a 20-6 win over Rockdale County.
An unlucky man was robbed at gunpoint while at work Thursday morning, but thanks to some quick police work, the suspect was in custody later that afternoon.
Grady Eugene (Bud) Hodges, 73, of Mansfield, died peacefully at his home Oct. 3.
Newton County Water Resources Director Karl Kelley reported the declaration of an outdoor watering ban to the Newton County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday night's meeting.