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Advance in-person voting starts today for March 21 special elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls open today for advance in-person voting leading up to the March 21 special ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Newton girls, Alcovy boys kick off track season at East Metro Relays

The track and field season got began in earnest for most schools in the state, including two of Newton County's teams.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Eastside's Matt Malcolm is 2017 Newton County Wrestler of the Year

When looking for top high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia for the 2016-17 season, a Newton County resident wouldn't have to venture ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Letter: Why I support SPLOST

To the editor:

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters


Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Detour coming March 7 for new bridge over Yellow River

Replacing the Yellow River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 requires a one-year detour beginning Tuesday, March 7. Traffic will use SR 162 and SR ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local leadership, support for trees recognized

Oxford was among 19 Georgia cities recognized Feb. 14 for its commitment to caring for and managing its public trees. Oxford was honored during the ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Covington resident claims $9.6 million Jumbo Bucks Lotto prize

Michael Camp, of Covington, recently came forward as the winner of the $9.6 million jackpot prize from the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eastside's bats push Eagles past Newton

Seeking a bounce back from a tough 13-2 loss on Feb. 17 to Walnut Grove, the Eastside Eagles baseball team hosted Newton at Eagle Field ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Freeway patrol service begins in east central Georgia

Motorists in east central Georgia today began experiencing the benefits of a new statewide Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP). This operation is the nation ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


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Volunteers still needed for Century Bike Ride

Volunteers and sponsors are still needed for the upcoming 20th annual Covington Century Bike Ride.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton High drill camp begins Monday

The Newton High Marine Corps Junior ROTC program is currently conducting its annual drill camp beginning Monday through July 18 at the school.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Federer, Nadal serve more to sports besides aces

By Ben Gunby

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


State of the city six months in

Six months into 2008, I am pleased to report your city council and mayor have accomplished much. We continually strive to improve the efficiency of service delivery to you, the shareholders of Covington, and to better position our government for the challenges of the future. This is the first of many planned guest columns to keep the citizens of Covington informed. I, and your council, are proud to be your public servants and welcome every opportunity to involve you in moving our city forward.

July 09, 2008 | Kim Carter | Archives


Ready, fire, aim!

Before the booing and counter-booing begin, let's remember what the gun symbolizes in American culture: More than the bald eagle or the don't-tread-on-me serpent, the firearm to the American male and increasing numbers of females has come to stand for our ideals of independence.

July 09, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Archives


Our thoughts...

Giving back to the community through volunteerism can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Porterdale council chooses architect for gym reconstruction

The Porterdale City Council selected an architect at Monday's monthly meeting to begin preliminary stages for the first phase of the reconstruction of the Porterdale Gym, which burned in 2005. But the decision to choose the architect didn't come easily.

July 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Oxford family hit twice by recent storms

Oxford resident Pamela Wheeler ran the Peachtree Road Race on Friday before her family traveled to Gulf Shores, Ala. to visit her in-laws. On Saturday, the family returned from vacation prematurely to find a large sweet gum tree inside their master bedroom.

July 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Land owners request city annexation

On Monday night, a petition requesting the annexation of 214 acres was brought before the Covington City Council.

July 09, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


DeKalb Technical College to train law enforcement

DeKalb Technical College announced Tuesday it was chosen to participate in a pilot program to train law enforcement while granting college credit, set to begin January 2009, that would turn the Covington campus into a regional law enforcement training center for the metro-Atlanta area.

July 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Ernest Reba Ozburn

Mr. Ernest Reba Ozburn, 77, of Porterdale, died July 5. The son of the late Thomas and Lottie Aaron Hamby Ozburn, he was born in 1931 in Newborn County. Mr. Ozburn was a lifelong resident of Newton County and member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, Porterdale. He worked for Guardian Automotive and Covington Molding and worked as a milkman delivering milk throughout Newton County.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bomb placed in mailbox

Fireworks weren't the only things exploding over the holiday weekend. Early Sunday morning, a bomb blew up in a Newton County mailbox in the third such incident this year, according to the victim.

July 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Doris Rozier

Mrs. Doris Rozier, 86, of Newborn, died July 6. The daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Mary Kelly Pritchard, she was born in 1922 in Jasper County. She was a member of Newborn United Methodist Church where she was a longtime children's Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Rozier was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by husband of 59 years Mr. J. Burnett Rozier.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Buster Shope

Buster Shope, 37, of Newborn, died July 5. Mr. Shope worked in his family-owned business, Midtown Hauling and Equipment, as a heavy equipment operator. He was of the Christian faith, enjoyed fishing and water sports and loved people and his family. Mr. Shope was preceded in death by his mother Robbie Lee Bagwell Shope.

July 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Newton heritage

Every year around this time, as the warm, humid breath of summer fills the lungs and katydids emerge with their droning songs, Suzanne Lindsey picks up a broom and a mop and heads toward her family's "tent" on the historic Salem camp ground.

July 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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