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Renaissance Festival celebrates 30 years

The 30th Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival runs throughout eight weekends from April 18-June 7.

March 05, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Great American Cleanup March 28

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dr. Brown returning for NCSS Spring summit

Back by popular demand, Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that visionary and instructional leader, Dr. Adolph Brown will return to Newton County to headline the school district's Spring Education Summit scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Newton High School.

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

County hears landfill deal

The Board of Commissioners heard Tuesday a proposed set of agreements intended to solve the county's waste management problems, as concerned citizens pressed for more options.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | BOC

County hears landfill deal

The Board of Commissioners heard Tuesday a proposed set of agreements intended to solve the county's waste management problems, as concerned citizens pressed for more options.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Walk to School Day at West Newton

West Newton Elementary School will participate in Georgia Walk to School Day on Wednesday with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting followed by walk/bike to school encouragement activities.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Champion for change

From the base of a rural Georgia court room, Judge Sheri Roberts carries a message across her home state and the nation: we can do a lot better by the young people served by our courts.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Proclamation signed for Youth Art Month

Members of the Arts Program at GFWC Service Guild of Covington gathered at Covington City Hall to have Mayor Ronnie Johnston sign a Proclamation partnering the National Council for Art Education and the National Council for the Arts with Covington and Newton County schools, encouraging public support of quality student art programs.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Donna Rogers

Donna Rogers, 63, of Covington, passed away on February 28, 2015. Donna was born in Eatonton on January 20, 1952 to the late J. D. and Katherine Rogers.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Our thoughts: Proud of our Rams

Courage is inner power to make you fight for your very existence and trying, when you know you may lose. Courage and determination makes a fighter.

March 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Cold bats give Newton its third loss

Even with the winter weather we experienced this past week, spring sports are off and running in full affect. The Newton High School baseball team has already got into the middle of their non-region schedule. Due to several rain-outs, Newton had only played two games until Friday evening where they were looking to get a win over the MLK Lions. Going into the game 0-2, Newton needed this win to kick start the season, but couldn't get it done and fell 8-4 to the Lions.

March 01, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Celebrating Black History

During its 5th Annual Black History Program Covington held a celebration, themed "A Century of Black Life, Culture & History" in the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

February 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Man convicted of 2001 Newton County murder scheduled for execution

Brian Keith Terrell, the man convicted of killing 70-year-old John Watson in his Covington home in 1992 is scheduled to be executed March 10 at 7 p.m., Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Ida Arbeau

Ida M. Arbeau, 83 of Oxford passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Riverside Healthcare. She was born on December 11, 1931 in Clayton. to the late Cecil and Clara Mae Thompson. Ms. Arbeau loved the Lord and was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She sewed for the church, the school system and even made costumes for the show "In the Heat of The Night". Ms. Arbeau also lovingly cared for many children in her home. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Canaan Baptist Church for over 35 years. Everyone knew her by "Aunt Ida" or ...

February 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Pasta Salad Makes Weeknight Dinner Quick and Healthy

(Family Features) Now is the time for diners to transition palates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

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Helping out the mouse

Heather Murry of Social Circle first visited Disney World in 1971 for the park's grand opening; she was two years old.

February 10, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Chasing the evangelical voting block

Watching the "Super-Tuesday" returns come in, I heard a broadcaster comment that the black vote had not all gone to Obama; nor had all the women voted for Clinton. The commentator sounded pleased, as if to say, see, these two groups can think for themselves. I would like to add a P.S. to this, "and not all the evangelicals voted for Huckabee."

February 08, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives

Christianity & politics

As I type the words for this article, my mind is on the future of this nation in general and the democratic process in general, specifically the upcoming elections.

February 08, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

God's Superbowl

This is Superbowl week and almost 90 million people were glued to their televisions watching the battle on the gridiron between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, as they played Superbowl 42.

February 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

The Great Amen

2 Peter 1:16-21

February 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

A friendship adventure

 Heard-Mixon Elementary School students had a special visit from Ronald McDonald Wednesday morning when the McDonald's mascot discussed tolerance, bullying and friendship with children at the school in a music and magic filled performance.

February 08, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Charles (Buddy) Bruce

Charles (Buddy) Bruce, 65, of Covington, died Feb. 4. The son of the late James and Allie Ruth Polk Bruce, he was a life-long resident of Newton County and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Bruce was employed by Tom Bruce Grading and enjoyed cutting wood and working on lawnmowers, trucks and cars. He enjoyed driving, loved animals and dearly loved his family. Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by sister Nellie Furguson and brothers Virlyn Bruce, Jimmy Bruce and Tim Bruce.

February 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Doris Key

Doris Key, 79, of Covington, died Feb. 6 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Thomas and Masouri Lester, she was born in Heard County. A homemaker, Mrs. Key was a member of County Line Baptist Church where she was in the Ladies Senior Sunday School Class. Mrs. Key enjoyed cooking and cleaning, singing, playing dominos and other games and dearly loved her family.

February 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Denise B. Vining

Mrs. Denise B. Vining, 53, of Martinez, loving wife of H. Hampton Vining Jr. entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Trinity Hospice of Augusta.

February 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

NHS students allegedly assault teacher

Three female Newton High School students were arrested on Jan. 24 after they reportedly assaulted several staff members and a Newton County Sheriff's deputy.

February 08, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Man beaten unconscious with baseball bat

A man was reportedly beaten unconscious with a baseball bat Tuesday at the Magnolia Heights apartments.

February 08, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Will senior tax exemption hurt schools?

Tuesday night an overwhelming 87 percent of Newton County's voters chose to give senior citizens an increased double homestead exemption on their school property taxes.

February 08, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives

A neighborhood divided

What was once a tranquil neighborhood has become embroiled in a controversy over the recent establishment of a group home in the subdivision.

February 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Laster not running for re-election

District 5 Commissioner Monty Laster has announced he will not run for re-election this year.

February 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

BOC tax referendum slated for election

Senior citizens in Newton County could be on the receiving end of additional homestead tax exemptions.

February 08, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

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