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CPD accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


First Day of School

The First Day of School started Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha McLendon

Martha Delia McLendon, age 103, Rutledge, died on July 22, 2015. She was born in Thomson on April 11, 1912, to the late Annie Kate ...

July 30, 2015 | Meadows Funeral Home | OBITS


Newton County Jail Log: July 29

Sharon Deloris Banks, 59, Covington, July 22, probation violation

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Sam Ramsey: Salem Camp Meeting

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Colleen Capes Jackson: Return to the Simple Ways, to the Simple Truths

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts: Inexcusable

Once again Newton County has found itself in an embarrassing situation, and once again its leadership needs to be called into question.

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

July 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING


NEGRC elects officers

Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO earns re-certification

During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Josh McKelvey: About the response ...

Dear Editor,

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters


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Three injured in auto accident

 A two-car collision on Dixie Road and County Road 213 on Monday afternoon left one vehicle overturned, three people with minor injuries and one person requiring an airlift transport for medical treatment.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


County hires firm to renovate, restore R.L. Cousins gym

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an architectural agreement with Richard Wittschiebe Hand for the rehabilitation and renovation of the old R.L. Cousins High School gymnasium at their Tuesday night meeting.

February 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Teacher accused of assault resigns

A Middle Ridge Elementary school teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting a student has tendered his resignation, according to the Newton County School System.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


FUMC hosting organ concert

Bill Callaway, a Covington native, will perform at the final concert of the First United Methodist Church Organ Inaugural Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday.

February 22, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Frankie James Bridges

Frankie James Bridges, 37, of Covington, died Feb. 18. The son of the late Jesse James and Cora Lee Pinson Bridges, he worked as a framer in the construction business. Mr. Bridges attended gospel Mission Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing and wrestling.

February 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jessie Edwards Thomas

Mrs. Jessie Edwards Thomas, 90, of Covington, died Feb. 20 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Clarence Edwards and Annie Sue Wheelis Edwards, she was born in 1917 in Union Point. She worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper for H.M. Patterson & Son at Spring Street and Oglethrope Hill. She was the secretary-treasurer for Thomas Brothers Hydro Inc. for 13 years. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Rainbow Park Baptist Church, Decatur. She is preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. Hoke Smith Thomas Sr.

February 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Georgia Perimeter rallies to beat Pirates, 12-10

COVINGTON - After getting off to a slow start Tuesday, the Georgia Perimeter Jaguars rallied to beat the Pirates of Chattahoche Valley Community College, 12-10.

February 22, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Wrestling: Best of the best

The wrestling season concludes this weekend as 27 of the area's best wrestlers compete at the 2008 GHSA State Traditional/Individual Wrestling Championships in Duluth.

February 22, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Like home:Jurrjens gets chance with favorite team

By Paul Newberry

February 22, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Get a taste of West Indian culture

Seeing a need for a general store to cater to Newton County's growing West Indian population, Gary and Kenya Cliff decided to open the Old Harbour Bay Fish Market.

February 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Musical excellence

During the spring of 2006, a trio of musicians formed at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and named themselves ETA-3.

February 20, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


A magical romp

Though not as memorable or as magical as other children's book-to-film adaptations, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" is a well-crafted and well-acted family movie worth seeing.

February 20, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Trivializing life is costly

I've often wondered what goes through the mind of someone who is about to commit murder.

February 20, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Concerned about growth in county

Dear Editor: Several years ago my daughter moved with her husband and two children to Newton County. I came down to visit her, and when it came time to return to my home, I could not bear to leave. Like so many who sojourn to this place of stately homes, rolling fields and gracious people I have come under its spell.

February 20, 2008 | Stella Johnson | Archives


Oxford's Hixon named NJCAA Co-Player of the Week

Chad Hixon (Berkmar High School; Snellville) of Oxford College of Emory University was named Co-Player of the Week for the NJCAA Men's Division III for the week ending Feb. 10.

February 20, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


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