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Learning some tips from Hollywood

Local officials traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., to learn about the film industry out west in preparation for Three Ring Studios breaking ground locally.

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Our Thoughts: Graduates share a learning experience

We have thousands of high school seniors graduating from local high schools this weekend – public schools, private schools, homeschools, etc. This is a time of ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Kayla's Korner: Keeping an eye on Covington

Welcome, this is the segment where I will be sharing with you all my fun experiences here in Newton County and giving you the scoop ...

May 28, 2017 | Kayla Leasure | Living

Newton County Jail Log: May 24

Gayla Dalyn Atkins, 47, Oxford, May 22, theft by receiving stolen property

May 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late ...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Piedmont Academy students present ‘The Shaggy Raggy’

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy's K-3 class has been very busy. Teacher, Mrs. Mary Ramsdell and the students have been working together to design and ...

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Piedmont Academy celebrates graduating kindergartners

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy held its Kindergarten commencement ceremony at the Cougar Gymnasium May 16.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in ...

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College

Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

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May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

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Ronald (Ronnie) Mayson Sears

Ronald (Ronnie) Mayson Sears, 58, of Covington died Aug. 3 at Piedmont Hospital. Mr. Sears was a life-long resident of Newton County and was preceded in death by parents, Dewey Mason and Erma Mae Kitchens Sears. He had been employed as transportation supervisor for 18 years by the state of Georgia, where he covered Newton, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties. He had been a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church 27 years, where he served as usher for church services and also served as building superintendent. Mr. Sears was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed deer hunting and camping ...

August 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Runoff results

Banker Kathy Morgan defeated builder Hubert White in the county's primary runoff Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for county chairman, 55.8 percent to 44.2 percent.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald and Michelle Kim | Archives

More than making copies

After 12 years in the printing business, working at Summit Printing Company of Oxford, Audra Eubanks decided the time had come to do something different.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Parent involvement needed for AYP

Sunday's front page story dealing with AYP in the Newton County School District outlined schools in the district that have not met the minimum requirements set forth by the state.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Dixie Boys cause for excitement

This has been an exciting sports week for Newton County. Thousands of visitors have flocked to the area to enjoy our hospitality, our shopping and most of all the Dixie Boys World Series.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Sad tradition returns

Of all the political phenomena in Georgia over the last several years, perhaps nothing has been more surprising than the return of our politicians' open disregard for public education and our electorate's acceptance of their attitude and actions.

August 06, 2008 | Bill Ship | Archives

Land with historic building donated to the city of Porterd

The Porterdale city council voted unanimously to enter into a new lease agreement with Lassiter Properties Inc. on the land encompassing the old jail on Ga. Highway 81.

August 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Bonds to fund new civic center

Local elected officials unanimously approved a joint resolution Tuesday to support a measure taking out up to $23 million in bonds to fund the public portion of the county's hotel/civic center project.

August 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Trial begins for October '06 murder

The murder trial of Thomas Francis, for the alleged 2006 shooting of his wife Denise Michele "Shelly" Francis, began Tuesday as jurors heard a chilling call for help to 911 and graphic medical and forensic testimony from experts.

August 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Florida home runs take out Alabama

The All Stars from the Sunshine State kept their composure to come from behind to beat Alabama 7-3 in the fourth day of the Dixie Boys World Series tournament at City Pond Park on Tuesday.

August 06, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

S.C. wins battle of Carolinas

South Carolina's All Stars wasted no time jumping on North Carolina Tuesday. With both teams facing elimination, the Sumter, S.C. All Stars defeated their foe 11-1 in five innings.

August 06, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Newton All Stars fall to Virginia in extra innings

Newton County exited the 2008 Dixie Boys World Series on Sunday after an extra-innings loss to Virginia.

August 06, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Home run derby

In Tuesday night's quarterfinal game, both undefeated Louisiana and Georgia met to settle the score with Georgia coming out to on top 16-3.

August 06, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

Game recaps from day two and three of tournament

Day Two

August 06, 2008 | Robby Byrd, Brian Harper and Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Bill Watterson


August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

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