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Our Thoughts: When is enough, enough?

This week two Newton County young people lost their lives and another took a life, leaving a cloud of sadness over an otherwise sunny time.

June 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving


June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Update: Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Emily LaRue Hopkins

Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Video: BOC discusses Nelson Heights

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a motion to clarify the wording of administrative services regarding the Nelson Heights Community Center's administrative services ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Logan Elane Davis

Logan Elane Davis, 18, of Newborn passed away June 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Judy (Cofield) Breedlove.

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Registration for Newton County Art Association dance and music programs is open

Register before July 1 for one or more of five music and dance programs offered for the 2016 through 2017 year and the Newton County ...

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Youth charged with murder of Covington man found on Lower River Road

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) charged a 16-year-old Covington youth with murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo of Covington.

June 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Mom-and-pop stores on the decline

In recent years mom-and-pop businesses, long a staple of Newton County's retail sector, have gradually declined in numbers, giving way to big-box stores and national chains.

May 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Project ReNeWal talks to DA

Representatives from Newton County and a domestic violence victim's assistance program met last week for the first time since the program threatened to file litigation against the county for a portion of funds collected for victim assistance.

May 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Our thoughts...

When you see the word BRAG it might make you think of the military as in Fort Bragg, which is located in North Carolina.

May 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Politicial season heating up

As we move into this year's Newton County election, it is important for the voters of this county to begin thinking about the biggest issues that face our county and the candidates that are best equipped to take on those issues.

May 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

A question of moral turpitude

Not long ago I read, with some degree of astonishment, that an ex-convict had qualified to run for an elected office right here in our county. Having learned at least a little something in my 57 years as an American citizen, and as a Georgian, I was amazed for two reasons.

May 18, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives

Meet Eastside High School's top 2008 seniors

Newton County high school commencement ceremonies are less than a week away. For two extraordinary Eastside High School students, the journey is just beginning.

May 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Letters to the editor

May 18, 2008 | Horace D. Gresham | Archives

Unattended children

A mother was arrested for leaving four young children locked in a car for more than half an hour Thursday morning, according to a Covington Police Department report.

May 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

N.J. man denied bond in murder trial

A New Jersey man charged with murdering a Newton County resident in the county's fifth homicide was denied bond in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.

May 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

The great outdoors

The Georgia Department of National Resources along with the National Wild Turkey Federation held the 12th annual Outdoor Festival and J.A.K.E.S. Day Saturday at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield.

May 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Woman with town ties becomes a dean at Harvard

One woman with close family ties to Newton County is proof that no matter an individual's humble beginnings, with enough hard work and determination, it's possible to achieve great things.

May 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Teaching children manners is difficult in today's society

 "Eli, please chew with your mouth closed," I nagged my kindergartner for the thousandth time during dinner. Apparently, he was as tired of hearing it as I was of saying it.

May 18, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives

Can your preacher pick you?

There has been a lot written lately about people and their preachers, particularly folks who want to be president of the United States.

May 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Graduation is a time to remember

This time of year, it is always so nice to see all of the smiling faces of the soon-to-be graduates - so pure, so ready to face life.

May 16, 2008 | Pat Cavanaugh | Archives

Cleaning the air

Dear Editor: I was taught to believe that whatever is in writing is the truth and that the information has been verified as the truth. A writer can selectively choose what information to include in a story, hoping to gain a selective audience. In my opinion, a writer should include all the information, so that readers may form a non-biased conclusion.

May 16, 2008 | Charles Wayne Johnson | Archives

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