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Presenting the numbers

In Wednesday's paper we brought out front and center the school system's scores from the last two years, with a combined average.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Search on for missing Newton man

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.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mr. Allen L. Moore

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 ...

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael David Smith

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.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woodland tames Lady Tigers

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.

April 24, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Tigers secure Senior Night win

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.

April 24, 2014 | Phil Manson | Alcovy


Newton soccer splits in region finale

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.

April 23, 2014 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

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.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Search on for missing Newton man

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.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

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.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


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Stuck in a Las Vegas state of mind

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?

October 07, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Sara L. Allen

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.

October 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Willie B. Stapp

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.

October 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newcomer challenges Hamby for Porterdale Mayor's seat

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.

October 07, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Maryland tops Georgia Tech

By Matthew Barakat

October 07, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Portraits of hope

Jane Williams learned she had breast cancer - infiltrating ductile carcinoma - this January.

October 07, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Fire department investigating possible arson

The Covington Fire Department is currently investigating the fire which destroyed most of C. B. Auto Sales' main building early last week.

October 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Juvenile charged with burglarizing Clark's Grove home

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.

October 07, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Locked and loaded

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.

October 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Luella pours it on Rams 33-14

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.

October 07, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


State NAEP scores up but lacking

More than 16,000 fourth and eighth graders participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress this September.

October 05, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Taking aim with Gunnells

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.

October 05, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Local man robbed in work parking lot

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.

October 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Grady Eugene (Bud) Hodges

Grady Eugene (Bud) Hodges, 73, of Mansfield, died peacefully at his home Oct. 3.

October 05, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


All outdoor watering banned

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.

October 05, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


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