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Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Newton's citizens committees

Being an elected official is a thankless job. We are promised the moon every election season, and rarely ever see its full glow throughout the ...

August 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Covington Police Dept. announces “Filming the Fuzz” contest, prizes

The annual Fuzz Run is rapidly approaching on Sept. 12 and the Covington Police Department is offering runners and spectators a unique way to get ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Jersey Day kicks off Sept. 5

Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Jail Log: August 26

Jacob Garland Abernathy, 18, Covington, August 25, Court sentenced

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Mayor Johnston to run for re-election

Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

August 28, 2015 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


James ‘Jimmy’ Womack

James "Jimmy" Douglas Womack, 68 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to the late ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tandy Hall

Tandy Annette Haney Hall, 55, of Rutledge, Georgia passed away August 22, 2015. Annette was born in Atlanta to T.A. and Eleanor Haney. Annette ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Mull

Mrs. Mary Mull, age 86, of Covington passed away August 25, 2015. She was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on May 25, 1929 to the ...

August 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Day

Mrs. Sarah Day, age 85, of Covington passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born January 3, 1930 in Lawrenceville, Georgia to the late ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


School threat 'pre-recorded bomb threat'

A Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


$2,560 donated by Jersey Mike’s to the Covington YMCA

During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike's Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Accountability, transparency and leadership

Newton County officials, do you remember the citizens' outrage at a raise in taxes due to an increase in the county's budget?

August 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson

Mary Margret (Peggy) Lamberson, age 59 of Oxford, Ga., daughter of Willard and Martha Lamberson, both deceased, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August ...

August 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Local fire departments to build training facility

The fire departments of Newton County and the city of Covington are collaborating together on a project to construct a joint Fire Training Facility which, once constructed, should result in improved insurance ratings for both departments.

December 28, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Juvenile injured in video store scuffle Wednesday

Two juvenile boys and an adult man were involved in a brawl outside Blockbuster on Turner Lake Road Wednesday afternoon.

December 28, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Friends of Newton Parks now official

Members of Friends of Newton Parks received a welcome holiday gift this December as their application for 501(c)3 non-profit status was accepted by the office of the Georgia Secretary of State.

December 28, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Eastside vs. Forest Park

MCDONOUGH - With every inexperienced team come the inevitable peaks and valleys.

December 28, 2007 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives


Newton vs. Duluth

CARTERSVILLE - The Newton Rams boys basketball team has historically enjoyed great success at the Century Bank Holiday Hoopfest held at Cass High School.

December 28, 2007 | Bill Dolan | Archives


Resolution dos and don'ts

The Christmas presents have all been opened and the eggnog has all been downed, which leaves only one final holiday tradition to get started on - the dreaded New Year's resolution.

December 26, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


No Marietta power coming to Covington

It appears that the city of Covington will not have the opportunity to purchase excess power from Marietta as the other city has rethought its offer to sell some of its reserve capacity.

December 26, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Ghost hunters afoot in Newton County

Ever heard footsteps, turned around and no one was there? Or, sat dozing off on the couch, when suddenly the television started changing channels and the remote was on the coffee table and the cat comfortably curled at your feet?

December 26, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Local woman allegedly assaulted at phone store

An employee at the local Sprint Nextel Store was reportedly viciously attacked Wednesday by her unborn child's father.

December 26, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


The finer things

Selling an assortment of china, jewelry, home furnishings and knickknacks, Fine Things is the place to find items that will bring a little panache to your home.

December 26, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Marshall earmarks $100,000 for local homeless shelter

Mayor Sam Ramsey announced Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon) had phoned him Friday morning to tell him he had successfully earmarked $100,000 for the planned homeless shelter on Turner Lake Circle.

December 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Legacy of leadership

After 37 years of public service Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey is retiring. Well known for his sense of compassion and personal integrity, he has left a lasting impression with all those who have worked with him.

December 23, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


DeKalb Tech adds three vital courses

A feasibility study recently conducted by the DeKalb Technical College Foundation found Newton County had a shortage of skilled workers to meet employers' hiring needs in healthcare, public safety and engineering technology.

December 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Half a century of service

For Sarah Greer Prosser, hard work has always just been a way of life.

December 23, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Tamela Carol (Hyde) Babcock

Mrs. Tamela Carol (Hyde) Babcock, 49, a longtime resident of Covington, died Dec. 19 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Babcock was born in Michigan in 1958 and was adopted by her parents William D. and Margie C. Hyde. She worked for the American Legion Post No. 66 in Avondale as manager for six years. Mrs. Babcock enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by father William David Hyde.

December 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


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