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Our Thoughts: Respect

A mosque and cemetery have been announced for Newton County, igniting a firestorm in our community this week.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm ...

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Man robs Chevron gas station in Covington

An armed robbery occurred at the Almon Road Chevron Saturday morning, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

August 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Newton County

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Lloyd Kerr, Newton County Manager.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


How it happened – Phil Johnson, seller’s agent

Editor's note: The following is a statement from Philip Johnson, agent to Neely Farms Family.

August 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 17

Felicia Monique Adamson, 39, Covington, August 14, aggravated assault

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Teddy Piper

Teddy Piper, 61, of Douglasville, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born in Covington on September 12, 1954. Teddy was employed with ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Norman Bennett

Norman Bennett, 89, of Covington, passed away August 15, 2016.. He was born to the late Willis and Jewell Bennett in Conyers. Bennett owned and ...

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Letter: Hwy. 162 property contract

Dear Editor,

August 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Ben Masdon

Ben Masdon of Covingto, 82, passed away August 13, 2016. "Ben the Barber on the Square", as he was affectionately known, was a master barber ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Louise Kelley Boss

Louise Kelley Boss, 89, of Covington, passed away August 13, 2016. She was born June 5, 1927, in Molena to the late Floyd and Gaudie ...

August 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Our Thoughts: A new season

This summer has been a difficult one for Newton County. Crime has increased, temperatures have been high and taxes were raised.

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: Partners in Education

Dear Editor,

August 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


Newton County Jail Log: August 10

James Robert Aldridge, 54, Garden City, August 9, back for court

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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Man sings himself out of depression

Look out Miley Cyrus - the Silver Fox Crooner is making his way up a Myspace music chart raising awareness for mastocytosis and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

June 01, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Charting a new course

 Newton County will usher in two new schools this fall. Many residents may know about South Salem Elementary, which is set to open in July. Maybe less known, the Challenge Charter Academy opens for business in August at the former campus of R.L. Cousins High School.

June 01, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Pint-sized bikers

Newton County is preparing for plenty of two-wheel action this week as the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia kicks off on June 8 in Oxford at Oxford College.

June 01, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Georgia effect at convention

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend the Libertarian National Convention in Denver both as a delegate and credentialed member of the press. This is where the Libertarian Party elects new party officers, modifies its platform and selects its nominee for president and vice president.

May 30, 2008 | Jason Pye | Archives


Opinion with fact is more prudent

While I fully believe that all individuals are entitled to their own opinions, when you are given a newspaper column with which to disseminate those opinions to the reading public, I feel you owe it to your readers to do a little research beforehand to make sure that you aren't writing something that is a complete falsehood.

May 30, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Our thoughts...

We live in a society where every word you speak is open to personal and public scrutiny.

May 30, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


First Baptist chooses young leader from Alabama

 The good news of the Rev. Jason Dees' arrival as pastor of First Baptist Church in Covington already has drawn crowds to their 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services.

May 30, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


Preach what we practice?

 "So you must obey them (the teachers of the law and the Pharisees) and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach" (Matt 23: 3).

May 30, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives


Driving through orange barrels

 The scenery on my daily route to work is colored with an endless sea of orange barrels.

May 30, 2008 | Colleen Jackson | Archives


Newton Mentor Inc. set to hit NCSS

 A new nonprofit organization hopes to make a difference in the lives of Newton County students when Newton Mentoring Inc. makes its way into the schools this fall.

May 30, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


William A. "Bill" Moore

Mr. William A. "Bill" Moore, 90, of Covington, formerly of Conyers, died May 25. The son of the late John Hamilton and Bell Hambrick Moore, he was born in 1917 in DeKalb County. Mr. Moore served in the United States Navy during World War II, he was a member of Zion Baptist Church, he loved to read and was an avid gardener, formerly owning Moore's Greenhouses in Conyers.

May 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Casey at the bat

It's official: Alcovy High's Casey Bates was named the varsity baseball coach Thursday, replacing Joe Mobley of two years.

May 30, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Eastside football clicking on all cylinders

Confidence is running sky high during Eastside High's grueling football summer workouts with the coaches and players.

May 30, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Democratic sheriff's candidates discuss issues

 The two candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the sheriff's race currently work together on the Newton County Sheriff's Office sex offender registry task force.

May 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


More test positive for TB bacterium

 The East Metro Health District confirmed two additional people tested positive for contagious tuberculosis, bringing the total to five people infected by a Newton County man with tuberculosis.

May 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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