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Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Yarbrough: Recent high-profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Columnists

Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer eight students from the Piedmont Academy FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative license ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession ...

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business

NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

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Newton falls to crosstown rival Rockdale

It just wasn't in the cards for the Newton Lady Rams softball team (10-14 overall, 4-4 Region-2-AAAAA) to end their regular season on a winning note when they faced the Rockdale Lady Bulldogs (9-14-1, 3-6) Region 8B-AAAA) losing by the score of 1-0 at the Earl O ' Neal softball complex Thursday.

October 13, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Newton

The church as the temple of God

The New Testament gives us a variety of images to describe the church: the people of God, the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, the believers, the saints, the elect and the field of God, just to name a few.

October 13, 2008 | the Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Pulpit Notes

Teen shot in back Tuesday

A 19-year-old Newton County teen was shot in the back during a robbery Tuesday night and is now unable to speak after going through surgery according to investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

October 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Local

Stephanie Tyler

Stephanie Tyler, a fourth grade math and reading teacher at Oak Hill Elementary School, knows how to mix together a heap of classroom structure with a pinch of no-nonsense discipline, combine them with a dollop of educational games for her students and end up with a pleasing result.

October 12, 2008 | Carrie Huenke | Education

Man shot near Stewart Church Road

An unidentified man was shot late Tuesday night near Stewart Church Road in Covington and air lifted to Atlanta Medical Center.

October 12, 2008 | Amber Pittman Josh Briggs | Local

Thoughts on 9/11

This could be one of those generational things perhaps, but I think it's more in the way of a universal matter of compassion, awareness and plain shock that transcends any era.

September 14, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

The real deal

Among likely voters, John McCain now leads Barack Obama by 10 percentage points, according to Gallup.

September 14, 2008 | Maggie Gallagher | Archives

Hurricane price gouging

Because Hurricane Ike is sweeping across the Gulf of Mexico, where there are many oil refineries and drilling stations, the oil companies have once again taken an opportunity to gouge the American public at the pump.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Congratulations General Mills

This week Gov. Sonny Perdue visited the Covington General Mills plant to congratulate the company for its efforts to reduce water consumption.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Myspace profile helps crack stabbing case

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were called to a home on Varner Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 11 in reference to a stabbing.

September 14, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Archives

My stance: Keep quiet

Y'all keep asking when I plan to write a column about politics. It's such a hot topic, one that is especially important to families. It only seems natural that I'd chime in with my beliefs, right?

September 14, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Rebecca Shai Holder of Social Circle and James Wayne Skelton of Monticello were married Aug. 22 in Savannah.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Philip and Becky Howard and Delores Howard of Kennesaw announce the engagement of Jennifer Howard of Marietta to Danny Hartman of Covington, son of Don and Sue Hartman of Social Circle.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sequoia Alexis Sanders

Belinda Stanley and Lyle Sanders of Covington, announce the birth of their daughter Sequoia Alexis Sanders Aug. 24 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 18 inches long

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

David Scott Mansfield

David and Mariana Mansfield of Oxford announce the birth of their son David Scott Mansfield Jr. Aug. 25 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. His grandparents reside in Georgia and Mississippi.

September 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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