After losing their first two Region 2-AAAAAA series against Lakeside and Tucker, it was vital for the Newton Rams baseball team to get a win in game three against Tucker, and not get swept. The sense of urgency was there for the Rams, and with Tucker leaving their game back in DeKalb County, it was a commanding victory for Newton 8-1 against the Tigers. In all actuality it was not a bad week for Newton baseball, though they lost the first two games of the series. Newton lost 4-3 in the first game on March 23, and lost the second ...
Last week we ran on these pages an editorial that encouraged voters not to just vote for a candidate because they had a "D" or a "R" behind their name or to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.
Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...
Local families living with seizure disorders welcomed Governor Nathan Deal's executive order this week greenlighting cannabis oil medical treatment in Georgia, but emphasized that they remain committed to in-state growing.
Vision Marie Archuleta, 24, Norcross, Mar 20, Driving While License Suspended
As metro Atlanta unemployment dropped, so has Newton County's.
Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.
Newton County - East Georgia Settlement and Newton County - Green Hill P3, LLLPLandfill Lease and Operating Agreement
Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.
Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.
There has begun a stirring of potential political candidates for the 2016 election, we know this because already there is already a sense of mud being mixed in order to smear folks.
Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 19 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Representatives Pam Dickerson and Dave Belton. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included: Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Chuck Berry, Julius Hays, Lori McCart, and Kevin Mitcham.
Newton County Farm Bureau hosted a delegation of Chinese feed producers on Jan. 29 attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. NCFB President Brent Galloway welcomed the group to the NCFB office, telling the group about agriculture in the county and Farm Bureau.
Local law enforcement has recently been cracking down on drugs in the county making several arrests for a variety of drug related offences.
Approximately 200 people ignored the dire warnings of inclement weather to attend the first in a series of community meetings to address county growth issues at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex Saturday morning.
Most of the time, if a customer needs assistance in a Home Depot store a friendly sales associate is more than happy to assist a customer find something.
Brad and Kristi Williams of Covington announce the birth of Hayden Michael Williams on Dec. 15 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 18 inches long.
The Newton County School System needs more experienced leaders according to central office administrators.
The scene: A track met at a school in Wrightsville, Georgia, about 100 miles south of Athens, and sixty miles east of Macon. The scorching Georgia sun blazed the field; runners were poised for the one-mile race. The gun was fired, and they were on their way. One of them was a black boy, a sixth-grader, who dreamed of being an athlete - perhaps a basketball player or a track star, like his two older brothers. But a timidity kept him from making the first step. Now, at last, he had his chance.
Not long ago I couldn't help but notice some additions to the downtown Covington area. Near the town square, at corners featuring pedestrian crosswalks but lacking traffic signals, spiffy new signs have sprouted in the middle of the street. These signs are rectangular in shape, appear as little columns in the center of the street, are bright yellow and white and feature a miniature STOP sign near the top of the column.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pittman of Bryan-College Station, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Elizabeth Pittman to Adam Scott Anthony of Bryan-College Station, son of Mrs. Lisa Anthony of Bryan, Texas.
Katy and Dean Terrell of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Cheyenne Elizabeth on Dec. 20 at Rockdale Birth Center. She weighed 7 pounds 3.4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Most students don't think math is a very exciting subject - but when Mike Byster works a problem, kids laugh and shout.
Morris A. Fincher, 60, of Covington, died Jan. 17 at heartland Hospice. The son of the late Morris B. Fincher, he loved to garden and do yard work.
Both State Sen. John Douglas (R-District 17) and State Rep. Doug Holt (R-District 112) will be running for re-election.
Despite an order by the Newton County Superior Court to cease its operation, a scrap metal yard on Roseberry Road appears to still be in business.
A 9-year-old boy was struck by a school bus on Plum Orchard Drive while on his way to school early Friday morning.
The Democratic Party has its first candidate for Newton County Sheriff after Lt. Ezell Brown officially announced his intentions to run for the soon to be vacated position.