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Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for ...

March 26, 2017 | Rev. E. Chip Owens | Religion


H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Covington Rotary club receives prestigious honor

The Rotary Club of Covington reached a milestone achievement Tuesday when it became part of just 14 percent of clubs worldwide to have 100 percent ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Controversial homerun call dogs Eastside in loss

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Wednesday evening the Eastside Eagles traveled to College Park to face the Woodward Academy War Eagles for game two of their three ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays


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Robert James (Rob) White

Mr. Robert James (Rob) White died May 4. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tommy (Edna Mae Browning) White, he was born in 1951 in Covington. He joined Bethel Grove Baptist Church at an early age and began his education in the Newton County School system. Mr. White was a free spirit and fun loving person who cared deeply for his family and friends. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his nieces. He was preceded in death by parents, sister Ms. Lisa White and brother Mr. Phillip White.

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Democrats dislike current policies

The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for District 1 commissioner, the Rev. Willie Smith and Mark Patrick, have very different backgrounds, but they do share a dislike for certain county policies.

May 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Leaf Stone residents robbed Sat.

Armed robbers ambushed a group of Newton County residents late Saturday night, threatening them at gunpoint before making off with purses and computer equipment, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Sustainable fuel

About three years ago, Monroe resident Rick Huszagh became frustrated with the amount of money he was pouring in to buying diesel for his farm equipment and the lack of control he had over the prices that he paid for fuel. As a hay farmer, he spent a lot of time on tractors, which burned a lot of diesel.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Gresham hearing set for today

The Newton County Board of Elections met Monday to discuss the candidacy of Horace Don Gresham, who is running for the District 2 Board of Education seat.

May 14, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


BOC candidates criticize county zoning policy

A breakfast to meet the individuals running for the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning quickly turned into a forum for challenger candidates to criticize the county's planning and zoning procedures.

May 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Pair of stabbings reported this week

Heated arguments led to two separate stabbing incidents in Newton County, one involving a love triangle with a former inmate and a corrections officer.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Gresham hearing set for Wednesday

Online Exclusive

May 12, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Mother's Day storms pass through area

Newton County was spared major damage from the Mother's Day weekend storms that ripped through the state, though many residents were left without power for short periods and several trees were reported blocking roads.

May 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Georgia Pride ready to kick off season

Who said there isn't football in Georgia during the summer?

May 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Best wishes to Newton County's seniors

To quote the words of the great poet Robert Frost, "Nothing gold can stay."

May 11, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Lady Eagles continue to roll on the court at Nationals

TUCSON, Ariz. - In the busiest day of the Women's NJCAA National Tennis Tournament, the Oxford Lady Eagles ended the day among the tournament leaders.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Surplus needed in economic crunch

The Newton County Board of Commissioners and other county employees should be commended for their budgetary stewardship during the past year and encouraged to continue the even more difficult task of achieving a fund balance in the current fiscal year. In an economic environment where funds are scarce for many local governments, Newton County has again achieved a fund balance for fiscal year 2007.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Porderdale headed in right direction

We salute the city council of Porterdale for their decision in appointing Sandy Fowler to the position of downtown manager. We believe that Fowler will bring the energy and enthusiasm to insure that Porterdale soon becomes a Better hometown Community.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


UBOK versus UBOK

Since the dawn of this new century my basic day job has been to serve as a tower area coordinator for a major airline based in Atlanta. Stationed in one of the concourse towers at the world's busiest airport, I attempt to coordinate ground servicing for flights arriving into, and departing from, the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Every last detail for each flight in the zone to which I'm assigned is my responsibility. My customers include the traveling public, albeit indirectly, as I deal behind the scenes with gate agents, ramp agents, crew members and all other agents associated ...

May 11, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


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