The Lady Rams varsity soccer team took on Woodland Tuesday evening for Newton's Senior Night, with the Lady Wolfpack just edged out Newton 1-0 in non-region play.
The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.
There were two crime briefs that were in Wednesday's edition of the paper that deserve mention.
Monday is the voter registration deadline for anyone who wants to vote in May 20 Primary Election.
The Eastside baseball team (11-11, 6-6 Region 8-AAAA) was swept by the Lumpkin County Indians on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling even in region play
Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.
Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
An important primary election is coming up on May 20.
Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.
Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.
Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.
A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.
Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.
A Newton County school bus driver found Wednesday morning that her school bus had been vandalized.
Evelyn Mae Cooley Hahn, 84, of Conyers, died Sept. 3. The daughter of the late Clifford D. and Mildred C. Wells Cooley, she was born in 1923 in Lucas County, Ohio. Mrs. Hahn is preceded in death by husband Marvin R. Hahn.
College students love nothing more than free stuff, and that's what attracted Oxford College of Emory University students to Wednesday's College Business Expo.
Mr. Ernest Lamar (Pete) Hurst died Aug. 30. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Son) Hurst, he was born in 1934 in Newton County. Mr. Hurst was a hard working man and loved to go fishing until his health failed. He was preceded in death by wife Mrs. Ruth Woods Hurst and two sons.
The defense for accused murderer Cobey Lakemper failed in their attempts to force Judge Samuel Ozburn from the capital case Wednesday.
Deacon Ulysee Norman Sr. died Aug. 30. The son of the late Mr. Marshall Norman Sr. and Mrs. Ella Mae Logan, he was born in 1934 in Newton County. He was preceded in death by brothers Mr. Rosezell Norman, Mr. Eugene Norman and Mr. Robert Norman. Mr. Norman joined Bethel Bara Missionary Baptist church at an early age and was ordained as a deacon in 1960. He was also a Mason in Friendship Lodge No. 20. Mr. Norman was a devoted husband and father.
A new state tax proposal which would replace all Georgia ad valorem taxes with a wider sales tax is not going over well with county and city officials who fear it could jeopardize local services.
At a "State of the County Breakfast" sponsored by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning, local officials were largely optimistic when speaking about the county's progress and plans for future growth.
Over the Labor Day long weekend county residents once again piled up household garbage outside of the gates of the McGiboney Road Recycling Center.
Each week high school coaches gather to review their Friday night game on video. It gives them a good evaluation and points out weaknesses in certain areas needing to be addressed.
For just the second time in school history, both Newton and Alcovy will matchup against each other tonight at Sharp Stadium.
By Paul Newberry
The Covington Police 24th annual "Fuzz Run" begins Saturday at the Covington Police Department.
When my sister and I were young, our mother routinely signed us up for all kinds of summer camps and activities, whether we liked it or not. Mostly not.
Since we last met up here, I've had occasion to compile a résumé-like document. I won't go into why, because it's a story that, as Grandpa Simpson says, isn't so much interesting as it is long.